We sat down for a chat with James and Yuuki of The Shins backstage at Fairgrounds Festival 2017 in Berry, NSW. They talked about touring Heartworms throughout 2017, their forthcoming album The Worms Heart, the ever-changing definition of ‘indie,’ their favorite Australian band, tour bus albums and songs for the end of the world.
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Fairgrounds Festival returned this weekend in Berry, NSW. The stacked line up included Sydney’s formidable Gang Of Youths – who played through a rainstorm on Friday night, U.S indie-pop extraordinaires The Shins, Baltimore synth heroes Future Islands and Melbourne electro-pop revivalists Client Liaison. Also gracing the stage was iconic Sydney rockers You Am I and introspective Chicago emcee Noname. Check out
Synth-pop trio Future Islands headlined the Enmore Theatre last night, in the lead-up to their impending festival hat-trick this December. Along with their appearances at Perth’s Fidelity Festival, the Fairgrounds Festival in Berry and Meredith Music Festival, the band will also hit stages for standalone shows in Brisbane and Melbourne during their whirlwind visit. Check
A marked improvement on last year A first year festival always has some teething problems, and the 2016 installation of Spilt Milk was no different. This time round, the festival ran much more smoothly, gates opened on time (rather than at the time the first band was supposed to finish up), and for the most
Hobbling onto stage whilst overlooking the brilliant Sydney Harbour, a crutch-bearing Jack Johnson nonchalantly greeted the audience with some clearly evident news. “So, I’ve screwed up my knee pretty good” he says. However, he reassured the audience that all would prevail, adding “but I don’t play guitar with my knee.” His calm and worry-free demeanour
On the back of releasing their fresh new LP, ‘Sketches of Brunswick East,’ King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard bring their chaotic mini-fest Gizzfest back to Sydney’s iconic Luna Park for the 2017 edition… Check out all the photos by Josh Groom including – KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD KIKAGAKU MOYO (Japan) LA LUZ
This year’s Desert Daze Festival featured a jam-packed lineup featuring SPIRITUALIZED, COURTNEY BARNETT, KURT VILE, SLEEP, UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA, TY SEGALL, JOHN CALE, BADBADNOTGOOD, the incomparable IGGY POP & many, many more… check the full festival website here. We sent our brave photographer, Jackson Gallagher, out into the desert for one day to capture
All the photos from the massive 2017 lineup… including At The Drive In, Illy, Dune Rats, Northlane, SAFIA, The Preatures, Bad//Dreems, A.B. Original, Alex Lahey, Ali Barter, AJJ, City Calm Down, Confidence Man, HOLY HOLY, Le Butcherettes, Montaigne, Northeast Party House, The Orwells, Trophy Eyes, Bec Sandridge, Cash Savage And The Last Drinks, Ivan Ooze,
THE ROCK AND ROLL ROAD TEST, 2017. At the start of the year, we ran a little competition asking who would want to hit the road with Hockey Dad on our Mercedes-Benz Rock ‘n’ Roll Road Test. On the 15th February, competition winner Jo and Tour Manager for the day Lindsay Mcdougall drove out to
The final show of her sold-out tour reached glorious heights.