Splendour In The Grass hits Byron Bay this July, and some of our favourite artists have just announced side-shows!
Topping the BBC’s Sound Of 2013 and conquering SXSW, Californian siblings Haim – Este, Danielle and Alana (joined by drummer Dash Hutton on stage) – have serious buzz. You’ve already swooned to their Californian folk-meets-R&B blend on ‘Falling‘ and the title tune from EP Forever ; now their highly anticipated winter album, sees the girls teaming up with producers Paul Epworth (Adele) and James Ford (Arctic Monkeys). Whether supporting Mumford & Sons or Florence + The Machine, Haim’s astonishinglive shows are a must-see!
Wed 24 July – The Hi-Fi, Sydney
Thu 25 July – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
We first fell for New York duo MS MR via the glam-yet-gloomy ‘Hurricane‘ , 2012’s Candy Bar Creep Show EP, and Chet Faker’s remix of ‘Dark Doo Wop‘ . Lizzy Plapinger and Max Hershenow won over Aussies hearts during their February trek on Laneway; May will see the release of Secondhand Rapture, the indie-popster’s scorching debut LP. MS MR just wrapped a US tour with Jessie Ware, while HBO used their track ‘Bones‘ for the Season Three trailer for “Game Of Thrones”. Can they get any cooler?
Fri 26 July – The Metro, Sydney
Mon 29 July – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
Released at the tail-end of 2012 from the Manchester quartet’s second album, Arc, ‘Cough Cough‘ snuck into triple j’s Hottest 100 in the nick of time. The eclectic sound of Everything Everything is complex pop candy – witness sublime sparks like ‘Duet‘ , or ‘Kemosabe‘ . With sold-out gigs back home and support for Two Door Cinema Club and Muse, Everything Everything have gone straight from cult favourites to the big time. Said the NME of a recent show, “Britain’s poppiest smart band become Britain’s smartest pop band.”
Fri 26 July – The Corner, Melbourne
Sat 27 July – The Metro, Sydney
Signed to seminal label 4AD, London trio Daughter unleashed one of 2013’s most hypnotic debuts in If You Leave . Originally a solo project of singer/guitarist Elena Tonra, Daughter make introspective, emotional pop – songs of heartbreak and hope, like smouldering singles ‘Smother‘ and ‘Still‘. Recorded by Rodaidh McDonald (the xx), If You Leave follows two acclaimed EPs – and now the trio make their first trip to Australia on the back of a sold-out UK tour run, with supports for Sigur Rós planned, plus Glastonbury, Fuji Rock and Primavera.
Tues 23 July – The Corner, Melbourne
Wed 24 July – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney
All tickets on sale 9am, Monday 13 May.