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Splendour Sideshows ANNOUNCED

 

WE HAVE ALL THE INFO YOU NEED FOR SPLENDOUR SIDESHOWS!

 

Missed out on Splendour in the Grass tickets? Turn that frown upside down! Secret Sounds has you covered with a bunch of official Splendour in the Grass sideshows from this years’ star-studded line up. Icelandic dreamers Sigur Rós, everyone’s favourite sisters Haim, Ireland’s Two Door Cinema Club, the perfect English gentleman George Ezra, Swedish export Tove Lo, winner of the 2017 Critic Award at the Brit Awards Rag‘N’Bone Man, Pharrell Williams’ number one Maggie Rogers, English born but LA based singer-songwriter and poet Bishop Briggs and reppin’ the East and West Coasts consecutively, dreamboats LANY and baroque rockers The Lemon Twigs.
Head over to secretsounds.com/sideshows/splendour to sign up for the Secret Sounds exclusive pre-sale.

 

HAIM

Presented by Secret Sounds

 

HAIM are sisters Este, Danielle, and Alana Haim, hailing from Los Angeles, CA. The band released their critically acclaimed début album, “Days Are Gone,” in 2013, which earned them a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist.  Renowned for their engaging high-energy live performances, HAIM toured the world playing headline shows and festival stages in support of their debut album. HAIM are currently in the studio in Los Angeles finalizing recording on their sophomore album. Excitement around the Summer release of HAIM’s next album has been building with everyone from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Pitchfork, Billboard, Pigeons and Planes, Spin, In Style, Consequence of Sound and more listing HAIM as one of their “most anticipated albums of 2017.”

 

Thu 20 Jul – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Watch ‘The Wire’ here.

 

TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB

WITH SPECIAL GUESTS LAST DINOSAURS & THE CREASES

Presented by Secret Sounds and The Music

 

Today, Two Door Cinema Club announce 3 special shows in Australia to coincide with their appearance at Splendour In The Grass festival.

 

This headline tour follows the release of the band’s third studio album ‘Gameshow’, released via Parlophone late last year.

 

The three school mates have a solid love affair with Australia that has continued to amplify with the release of their new awesome album. Back with an all new vigor, swagger and confidence, fans will be treated to their signature electro-tinged indie-pop tunes in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth this July.

 

Recorded in Topanga Canyon, California with renowned producer Jacknife Lee (REM, U2, Bloc Party), ‘Gameshow’ sees the band challenge themselves to indulge in a wide and varied range of styles and influences, stretching way beyond the traditional Two Door sound to take in the likes of Prince, Chic, Krautrock, Neo Soul and modernist pop. Bringing forth the singles ‘Are We Ready? (Wreck)’, ‘Bad Decisions’ and ‘Lavender’, the new album exhibits the sound of a band back in their stride, with a creative fire in their loins and a whole new centred sense of purpose.

 

triple j darlings, Last Dinosaurs will take on main support duties with their shimmering slices of indie-guitar pop, sunset solos & promises of some brand new material in the set.

 

Having toured extensively through Europe, Asia and Africa, playing to sold-out crowds in Australia and performing blistering sets at Splendour in the Grass and Falls Festival,

they are guaranteed to have you tearing up the dance floor.

 

Fellow Brisvegas kids, The Creases, will also be joining the massive bill. From recording songs in their basement to support slots for Franz Ferdinand and PEACE to playing some of the UK’s biggest festivals including Liverpool Sound City, Live at Leeds and The Great Escape, The Creases will be bringing their infectious flair, and buzzed-out rock vibes straight to the stage.

 

Wed 19 Jul – Metro City, Perth

Fri 21 Jul – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

Tue 25 Jul – Festival Hall, Melbourne

Watch ‘Bad Decisions’ here

 

GEORGE EZRA

Presented by Secret Sounds

 

After a sell-out debut Australian tour in 2015 and sunset performances at Falls Festival and Southbound, acclaimed 23 year-old English singer-songwriter George Ezra will be making a much-awaited return to our shores this July, this time wooing larger crowds in Sydney and Melbourne!

 

Off the back of performances at some of the biggest international festivals in June, including Isle of Wight Festival, Parklife Festival and Glastonbury, George Ezra will be hitting the stage with global successes ‘Budapest, which achieved platinum status in both the UK and the US, and ‘Blame It On Me’, UK top 10 single, from his debut album Wanted On Voyage.

 

Selling a total of 3 million albums worldwide, Wanted On Voyage was the third best-selling album of 2014, and the 10th best-selling album in 2015 in the UK. George Ezra has been nominated for 4 Brit Awards, MTV Music Awards, Q Awards and the Ivor Novello Awards.

 

Tue 18 Jul – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Wed 19 Jul – Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Watch ‘Budapest’ here.

 

TOVE LO

Presented by Secret Sounds

 

Known for her free spirit and incendiary live performances, Swedish song bird Tove Lo has made a name for herself as a critically acclaimed, Grammy nominated multi-platinum artist. Surpassing 1 billion streams and 1 million album sales in the US she has been deftly penning hit tracks for herself and others top artists for more than a decade. Her latest album Lady Wood, featuring the impossibly catchy hit single ‘Cool Girl’, is perhaps the strongest statement to grace an album title in a long time. Candidly singing about desire, love, sex and a strong demand for equality, Tove Lo is unapologetic, rebellious and raw….proudly rewriting the rules of pop-star engagement.

 

Not only is she an established star in her own right, she has also featured on a stack of chart-topping hits; ‘Close’ with Nick Jonas, Flume’s ‘Say It’, ‘Desire’ with Years & Years, Alesso’s ‘Heroes’, Broods’ ‘Freak of Nature’ and Coldplay’s ‘Fun’.

 

Wed 26 Jul – Metro Theatre, Sydney

Fri 28 Jul – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne

Watch ‘Cool Girl’ here.

 

 

RAG’N’BONE MAN

Presented by Secret Sounds

 

The prodigiously talented Rory Graham, better known as Rag‘n’Bone Man, has injected an exciting new twist into the blues music he grew up with in East Sussex. Combining it with the beats and production methods of contemporary hip hop, Rag’n’Bone Man resurrects age-old themes of loss and romantic pain with a voice so immediate, raw and expressive that it transfixes anyone in earshot with its sheer size and elemental power.

 

He makes his Australian debut at Splendour this year, and with the velocity that his single ‘Human’ took over the radio waves (his album sharing the same name is also out now), we expect tickets to his Sydney and Melbourne shows to sell out in no time.

 

Fri 21 Jul – Metro Theatre, Sydney NSW

Mon 24 Jul – 170 Russell, Melbourne VIC

Watch ‘Human’ here.

 

MAGGIE ROGERS

Presented by Secret Sounds and triple J

 

Maggie Rogers has announced her first ever headlining shows in Australia with performances in Sydney and Melbourne. The 22-year-old producer, songwriter, and performer from Brooklyn left Pharrell Williams visibly stunned during a master class at NYU last year. Since that moment, Maggie Rogers has released her debut EP Now That The Light is Fading featuring the breakout track “Alaska”, which has over 31 million streams on Spotify. With sold out tours across the US, U.K., and Europe this Spring, Maggie has established a strong global presence as a live performer. Rogers has also been featured on a number of 2017 Watch Lists and has performed live on the BBC, Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon, and The Late Late Show with James Cordon.

 

Rogers has been developing her musical style and sound over many years. Time spent clubbing through Europe influenced her to mix more electronic sounds, synth based tracks, and gentle R&B undertones with her previous folk music influences. Blending sounds of nature with studio instruments, Rogers showcases her wide range of interests in her debut EP, a truly wonderful glimpse at an emerging young artist with many great things to come.

 

Sun 23 Jul – Corner Hotel, Melbourne

Tue 25 Jul – Factory Theatre (all ages)
Watch ‘Alaska’ here.

 

BISHOP BRIGGS

Presented by Secret Sounds and Live Nation

LA based singer/songwriter Bishop Briggs is a buzz artist impossible to ignore. Not many new artists can say they’ve scored over 40 million Spotify plays without dropping an album, but it’s thanks to her wholly unique sound on hit singles ‘River’, ‘Wild Horses’ and more recently ‘The Way I Do’ which The FADER calls “a mix of trap-indebted drums and vocals burning with the fire of Dusty Springfield”.

 

Bishop Briggs’ rise to success may seem to have happened overnight, but the rising star has been perfecting her singing and songwriting since she was old enough to carry a tune. Her voice has grit and heft, putting her in the lineage of female vocalists such as Janis Joplin, Florence Welch, Aretha Franklin, and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard.

 

Thu 20 July – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Fri 21 July – Howler, Melbourne

Watch ‘River’ here.

 

 

 

 

 

THE LEMON TWIGS

Presented by Secret Sounds and The Music
Once or twice every generation, Long Island introduces the world to artists of such singular originality that they change the very nature of their art: Lou Reed; Jim Brown; Robert Mapplethorpe; Andy Kaufman. With their debut album, Do Hollywood, The Lemon Twigs have earned themselves a spot on that list. Fusing tightly constructed pop, sophisticated orchestration, and British invasion melodies into a ten-song masterpiece, the D’Addario brothers— Brian (20) and Michael (18)—are whipping fans and critics alike into an utter frenzy. Having just taken out the coveted Grulke Prize for Developing US Act at this year’s SXSW, and being hailed by NME as “the future of rock ‘n’ roll”, The Lemon Twigs will be stamping their flamboyant sound on Australian audiences for the first time, coming off the back of playing some of the world’s largest festivals including Coachella and Glastonbury. This is your chance to see one of 2017’s most exciting acts, playing Australia for the first time.

 

Sat 22 Jul – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

Tue 25 Jul – The Curtin, Melbourne
Watch ‘These Words’ here

 

LANY

Presented by Secret Sounds

 

When the LA-based trio LANY first came together in 2014, their only aim was to work on a couple of tracks, demo them, and have fun in the process. What they didn’t realise was that they were about to enter that elusive dream state of being discovered! They wrote and recorded two songs, put them online, six days later the band found themselves fielding emails from major-label suitors. Their single ILYSB exploded online, and the band have not looked back. Writing beautiful songs with swashes of synth, spare percussion, echoes of prime 1980s FM pop, early-1990s R&B, and new-wave electronica. Combining melody and lyrics to put down roots in your head, and capture your heart. LANY make music that aims an arrow at your heart.

 

Fri 21 July – Max Watts – Melbourne

Sat 22 July – Metro Theatre – Sydney (all ages)

Watch ‘ILYSB’ here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please see below for details on our other sideshows below:

FATHER JOHN MISTY

Presented by Secret Sounds

 

Father John Misty AKA Josh Tillman comes to Australia armed with his newest record, ‘Pure Comedy’. Set for release on April 7, the album sees Tillman at the height of his powers: as a lyricist and cultural observer. ‘Pure Comedy’ is the follow up to Tillman’s critically acclaimed second LP ‘I Love You Honeybear’. With slots at the likes of Coachella and Glastonbury to his name and nods from big players like Rolling Stone, NME and Pitchfork, ‘I love You Honey Bear’ catapulted FJM to new heights.

 

A master of empathetic irony coupled with a heavenly set of pipes and a mischievous and charismatic presence, Father John Misty has cultivated a rare space for himself in the musical landscape – the enigma.

 

Tickets to his last Australian shows sold out fast and with more intimate venues planned this time around, tickets won’t last long!

 

Sun 23 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney

Mon 24 July – Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne

 

OH WONDER

Presented by Secret Sounds

 

London-based alt-pop duo of Josephine Vander Gucht and Anthony West released ‘Ultralife’ last week – the new title track from their forthcoming sophomore record, which is out June 16 via Dew Process/UMA. The single has already racked up over 1.5 million streams in less than a week!

 

The duo last toured Australia in 2015/16 for the Falls Festivals, where they also supported Halsey and played two of their own sold out sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. They’re returning for what is expected to be one of the standout sets of Splendour, and these all-but-guaranteed to sell out run of sideshows.

 

Mon 24 July – Metro Theatre – Sydney

Wed 26 July – 170 Russell – Melbourne

Listen to ‘Ultralife’ here

 

 

CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN
Presented by Secret Sounds & XIII Touring

Heralded as the most exciting new guitar band to break through in the UK this decade, Catfish And The Bottlemen are back with the highly anticipated follow up to their certified platinum debut album ‘The Balcony’. Featuring hit singles ‘Soundcheck’ and ‘7’, the critically acclaimed UK Number 1 album ‘The Ride’ sold an incredible 40,000 copies in its first week alone – now claiming gold status in the UK.

Australia’s fascination with the 2016 Breakthrough Brit Award winners is undeniable, arriving in a swarm of local press, ‘The Ride’ debuted at #6 on the ARIA charts here in Australia as well as scoring triple j feature album and three entries into the Hottest 100. After incredible sets at Falls Festival that left everyone wanting more, the boys are back!

 

Fri 21 July – Festival Hall, Melbourne

Sun 23 July – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

 

 

ASGEIR
Presented by Secret Sounds & Handsome Touring

Following the announcement of his long-awaited return to Australia for Splendour in the Grass, Icelandic singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and collaborator Ásgeir today announces sideshows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth this July.  This time, he comes armed with brand new material from his highly anticipated second album Afterglow due for release May 5 on Pod via Inertia.

 

Fri 21 July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Mon 24 July – Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Tue 25 July – Astor Theatre, Perth

 

 

BAG RAIDERS
Presented by Secret Sounds & UNDR Ctrl

 

“We write music that makes us feel good,” says one half of Bag Raiders, Chris Stracey. Seven years after their ARIA chart topping, J Award nominated debut album, the pair’s mentality hasn’t wavered. In 2008, the Bag Raiders struck a hit with their very first original track “Fun Punch”. Eventually making their way to Los Angeles, the boys got to work on new material resulting in four. In 2017 Shooting Stars exploded back into the charts worldwide riding the wave of a series of internet memes, a Jimmy Kimmel feature and extensive worldwide press. Sydney duo Polographia will bring their nostalgic beats to support.

 

 

 

 

Fri 14 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney

Sat 15 July – Fat Controller, Adelaide

Sun 16 July – 170 Russell, Melbourne

Thu 20 July – Villa, Perth

 

 

LIL YACHTY
Presented by Secret Sounds & Live Nation

 

LIL YACHTY, hip-hop’s new favourite son, lands this July playing Splendour In The Grass plus his debut headline shows in Australia. Wrapping up a sold out North America tour, Lil Yachty is taking the party on the road to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Lil Yachty hit the Billboard charts with his 2015 singles ‘Minnesota’ and ‘1 Night’ before his ‘Summer Songs 2’ mixtape debuted at #3 on iTunes. Renowned XXL Magazine declaring him ‘rap’s next big thing’. With the release of his debut album ‘Teenage Emotions’ imminent, expect the hype to follow Lil Yachty all the way down under.


Thu 20 July – Big Top, Sydney

Sat 22 July – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne

Sun 23 July – Metro City, Perth

Tue 25 July – Powerstation, Auckland

 

 

 

Visit secretsounds.com/sideshows/splendour for details

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