Archive | April, 2010

Splendour In The Grass Sideshows

30 Apr

Get ready for a host of Splendour sideshows!


Big Top, Sydney – July 29th

Palias, Melbourne – August 3rd

Goldfrapp – A&E

LCD Soundsystem / Hot Chip

Hordern Pavillion, Sydney – July 26th

Festival Hall, Melbourne – July 29th

LCD Soundsystem – Time To Get Away

Hot Chip – Over & Over

The Fratellis

Capitol, Perth – July 21st

The Hi-Fi, Meblourne – August 4th & 5th

Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 6th

The Fratellis – Chelsea Dagger


Metro Theatre, Sydney – July 31st

Prince Bandroom, Melbourne – August 2nd

Capitol, Perth – August 4th

Midlake – Acts Of Man


Festival Hall, Melbourne – July 23rd

Hordern Pavillion, Sydney – July 24th

The Riverstage, Brisbane – July 25th

Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide – July 28th

Metro City, Perth – July 30th

Kasabian – Where Did All The Love Go?


30 Apr

Get ready for the Californian garage-rock three piece  to grace our shores with their presence this July. The release of Beat The Devil’s Tatoo earlier this year has successfully wet our appetites for what is sure to be a high energy show.

After turning heads at SXSW in March, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club scored themselves a place on the massive lineup for Byron Bay Festival, Splendour in the Grass, they have also confirmed a side tour of five shows, for all you fans who can’t get tickets to Splendour.

Fowler’s Live, Adelaide – July 27th MOSHTIX

Billboard, Melbourne – July 28th TICKETEK

Metro Theatre, Sydney – August 1st TICKETEK

Metropolis Fremantle, Perth – August 3rd TICKETEK

BRMC – Conscience Killer

Sunday Afternoon Delight

25 Apr

Some new music to enjoy on Sunday afternoon as you recover from the night before….and prepare for the night ahead.

M.I.A. – Born Free **highly recommended

Just released from the upcoming album available in June

Marina and the Diamonds – I Am Not A Robot (The Shoes Remix) **highly recommended

Golden Silvers – Arrows of Eros (The Shoes Remix)

Little Boots – New In Town (Golden  Filter) **highly recommended

Kamei – Planetary

Tanlines – Real Life (Memory Tapes Remix) **highly recommended

A Place To Bury Strangers – Ego Death (Figo Remix)

Ratatat – Mirando

Saul Williams – List of Demands

20 Apr

We are long overdue for a post on indie-electronic duo from The Bronx, Tanlines, but better late than never. Eric Cohen and Eric Emm formed the band in 2008, and since then have become a looming presence in the indie scene, even catching the eye of prominent French electronica label, Kitsune.

Both Cohen and Emm followed on from well respected bands to form Tanlines, where together, their creative geniuses have released their first EP, Settings, earlier this year. The 6 track EP is a blend of modern electronica, mesmerizing vocals and exotic percussions, working together for that overall nostalgic and dreamy sound that is starting to grow in underground and mainstream music scenes all over the world. But after a few listens, you’ll realise that these guys are a step above the rest, as you start to love their tracks more and more with every listen.

Tanlines – Real Life **highly recommended

Tanlines – Z

Tanlines – New Flowers

Tanlines – Bejan **highly recommended

TTA – A New Chance (Tanlines Remix)


20 Apr

In line with M.I.A.’s extravagant style, the daughter of Sri Lanken political activists has released information for the release of her third album via a blimp to promote during Jay-Z’s Coachelle performance.

As well promoting tour around the US, the blimp read; “New Album 6.29.10”. Diplo has already described the forthcoming album as “Gucci mane meets Animal Collective” and with Blaqstarr producing, the new album is set to be maybe a little more crazy than the last, with M.I.A. focusing more on singing than rapping like we’d expect…and a “punk thing”…

Sounds likes this will be a little all over the place, digging for inspiration for many unexpected places, creating many unfamiliar and unexpected sounds…but isn’t this what’s to be expected from M.I.A.? It’s certainly one thing to be loved about M.I.A. as she creates music for herself, not her fans, that is, in turn, loved by her fans. We can’t wait for a taste!

M.I.A. – Bamboo Banger

M.I.A. – There’s Space For Ol Dat I See

M.I.A. – XR2

Splendour 2010

16 Apr

It would be an understatement to say that this year’s Splendour In The Grass lineup is amazing. Held July28th – August 2nd and tickets starting at $350 (on sale May 6th), this is sure to sell out quickly.

Lineup highlights include: The Strokes, Florence, Ting Tings, Goldfrapp, Miike Snow, LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip, Two Door Cinema Club, Midnight Juggernauts, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Little Red, Yeasayer, Delphic, We Are Scientists, Foals, Space Invadas, Philadelphia Grand Jury, Band Of Skulls, Miami Horror, Van She Tech and loads more!  See the full line up here.

The Strokes – Heart In A Cage

Florence and the Machine – Dog Days Are Over (Breakage Remix)

Yeasayer – Ambling Alp

Dragonette – Pick Up The Phone (Arithmatix! Van She Tech Remix) **highly recommended

Miike Snow – Cult Logic **highly recommended

Hot Chip – Take It In

Two Door Cinema Club – I Can Talk (French Horn Rebellion) **highly recommended

Midnight Juggernauts – Vital Signs

LCD Soundsystem Update

16 Apr

We finally have a name for the new LCD Soundsystem album, This Is Happening, which will hit the streets on May 18th, available for pre-order through Insound for USD13.99.

If you can’t wait until mid-may for a taste, it’s being streamed at his website here.


Dance Yrself Clean

Drunk Girls**highly recommended

Just One Touch

All I Want

I Can Change

You Wanted A Hit

Pow Pow

Somebody’s Calling Me



LCD Soundsystem – Time To get Away (Gucci Soundsystem Remix)**highly recommended

LCD Soundsystem – Losing My Edge**highly recommended

LCD Soundsystem – Daft Punk is Playing At My House (Soulwax Shibuya Remix)**highly recommended

Magic Arms – Daft Punk Is Playing At My House (LCD Soundsystem Cover)