The wait is over. The 2013 Splendour in the Grass lineup has finally been announced. I have to say that I'm not sure some of these names have sunk in yet, but first impressions are that it is pretty massive. The SITG crew released the lineup via a videolink this morning. Our favourite acts that have been announced are The National, TV On The Radio, Klaxons, Babyshambles (WTF!), Passion Pit, James Blake, Darwin Deez, Haim, Everything Everything, Cloud Control, Jake Bugg, Palma Violets, Little Green Cars, Villagers, Jagwar Ma and Portugal, The Man. [...]
I love it when The Griswolds come to town. Their shows are always guaranteed to be a loose time, full of heaps of dancing, shouting, impressive percussion and crowd sing-alongs. We saw them last Friday at the X&Y bar, supported by Oceanics. Oceanics were impressive. The lead singer had an awesome stage presence and his chameleon-like voice kept everyone engaged; it was very so impressive. From Casablancas, to Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig, his voice was incredibly flexible and showed off his diversity. Check out some tracks from their bandpage here: http://www.facebook.com/Oceani cs.music/app_178091127385 . [...]
Japandroids absolutely blew our socks off on their Australian debut tour at Laneway festival earlier this year. Following up on promises made on stage, these Canadian rock wizards have announced a return to our shores at the end of August, landing at the Zoo in Brisbane on September 1. For fans of Japandroids and last year's scintillating Celebration Rock , this tour is a can't miss. Tickets on sale now! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =TRVCtbfuDqw August 26 - The Rosemount Hotel, PERTH August 27 - The [...]
Tambourine records has screwed over Swedish rock group The Hives by using money from The Cardigans to pay for studio production and other costs without telling them. "There are no loan agreements, no signed documents, no agreements on interest rates" state The Hives. However, they still lost the court case, and are expected to pay 18.5 million kroner ($2.9 million) to The Cardigans. Looks like they'll have to cut back on all those expensive suits and top hats for a while.
There's an abundance of acts across the musicsphere in this modern age. Kodaline are one of them, and for me they taking a leaf out of the book "on how to make it". Their formula is quite simple. Deliver tracks to the masses that are articulate, well constructed, and are the stuck in your head kind. Their debut album, ' In a Perfect World ' is dropping in June and we were lucky enough to chat to them amongst their hectic schedule to find out some answer to our insightful questions. Topics ranging from their biggest influences, their [...]
Artist: Big Scary Title: Luck Now (Not Art LP | 2013) File Name: SoundCloud Genre: Alternative-Pop
Ahead of the release of their 5th studio album Trouble Will Find Me, The National have released two new singles. They are titled "Demons", a dark track in which they make 7/8 time seem effortless and "Don't Swallow The Cap", an upbeat number which somewhat evens out the first release to keep the fans guessing as to what vibe TWFM will have. Trouble Will Find Me will be released on Tuesday, 21st May.
For those that have followed scenewave.com for the last few years will be aware of the attention we devote to our beloved Foals. They've been a favourite of the website since its inception and we've loved every little gem this Oxford five-piece has produced. So when I received a call from Secret Service last week, offering for us to conduct an interview with bass player Walter Gervers, I nearly dropped the phone. After I came to my senses and picked the phone back up, I of course immediately accepted. The following transpired, have a read [...]
Ever wished someone would bring back oldschool badass blues rock? Well Bon Iver's Justin Vernon is doing just that with his side project The Shouting Matches . Teaming up with Phil Cook (Megafaun, DeYarmond Edison) and Brian Moen (Peter Wolf Crier), Vernon has channeled his country side to produce the debut album Grownass man. The sexy slow black keys-esque songs are very different to Bon Iver, but well worth a listen. Official release is April 16th but a free stream is available now from: http://www.npr.org/2013/04/07/ 176144654/first-listen-the-sho uting-matches-grownass-man#pla ylist
Now that's a title I never thought I'd have to write. Jesus H. Christ. To those that haven't heard, after speaking with triple j, Daft Punk has confirmed that they'll be launching their new album Random Access Memories at the Wee Waa show on May 17. Now the internet's been riddled with Daft Punk trolls for the last three years, but unless triple j is the victim of one of the most ridiculous and best executed pranks in music's history (I assume French accents are harder to impersonate than the royal family's... too soon?), it looks [...]
Sydney electro duo, sometimes trio, Jagwar Ma is made up of Jono Ma and Gab Winterfield, and they're one of the many Aussie acts recently generating mass amounts of buzz overseas. You would've heard their latest single "The Throw", which has locked itself down as the #1 most played track on triple j recently. After massive buzz from NME and Pitchfork, they've established an amazing platform for the release of their debut LP, which will come out sometime in May. We were fortunate enough to catch their set at Big Day Out on the [...]
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- MIAuk - BRING THE NOIZE
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