How bout that splendour lineup?

Splendour in the grass? more like splendour in your arse… 

I had lady boners from here (manly) to bloody byron bay. The ones I have bolded AND italicised are the ones I wanna see… alas, my days of weekend festivals are well and truly over, I will have to fan girl over these fucking incredible babes and hope and pray for sideshows…

Splendour In The Grass 2017 Lineup: 

THE XX

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
ROYAL BLOOD
HAIM

SIGUR RÓS
SCHOOLBOY Q (ONLY AUS SHOW)
VANCE JOY
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
PEKING DUK
RL GRIME
BONOBO

TASH SULTANA – EW 😦 😦 😦
CATFISH AND THE BOTTLEMEN
PAUL KELLY
STORMZY
KING GIZZARD AND THE LIZARD WIZARD
GEORGE EZRA
FUTURE ISLANDS (ONLY AUS SHOW)
BANKS
BERNARD FANNING
DUNE RATS
CUT COPY
ÁSGEIR
ALLDAY
MEG MAC
RAG’N’BONE MAN
THUNDAMENTALS
LIL YACHTY
SAN CISCO
CLIENT LIAISON
REAL ESTATE
DAN SULTAN
VALLIS ALPS
D.D DUMBO
MAGGIE ROGERS
TOVE LO
POND
THE SMITH STREET BAND
BIG SCARY

OH WONDER
A.B. ORIGINAL
DOPE LEMON
THE KITE STRING TANGLE

YOUNG FRANCO
JULIA JACKLIN
KINGSWOOD
AMY SHARK

LUCA BRASI
THE LEMON TWIGS
VERA BLUE
SLUMBERJACK
BAD//DREEMS
BAG RAIDERS
TOPAZ JONES
MIDDLE KIDS
OCEAN GROVE
CONFIDENCE MAN
BISHOP BRIGGS
LATE NITE TUFF GUY
JULIEN BAKER
KILTER
LANY
HOCKEY DAD
KIRIN J CALLINAN
AIRLING

COSMO’S MIDNIGHT
GRETTA RAY
MOONBASE
THE PEEP TEMPEL
TORNADO WALLACE
THE MURLOCS
MALLRAT
LUKE MILLION
THE WILSON PICKERS
ROMARE
JARROW
GOOD BOY
KUREN
ONEMAN
WINSTON SURFSHIRT

SET MO
HWLS
HARVEY SUTHERLAND AND BERMUDA
CC:DISCO!
ENSCHWAY
DJHMC
NITE FLEIT
ALICE IVY
WILLOW BEATS
WILLARIS. K
MOOKHI
SWINDAIL
DENA AMY
ANDY GARVEY
PLANÈTE
SAM WESTON
SUPER CRUEL
CHRISTOPHER PORT
LEWIS CANCUT
KINDER
Read more at http://musicfeeds.com.au/news/2017-splendour-grass-lineup-announced/#QpJpgA9lWJUKeWqB.99

Does this last?

Boo Seeka – Ben Gumbleton (L) & Sam Croft (R) 

Yes it does.

Meet me at the place where we can be our own creator. …Why does this only last for so long? Write a new chapter, doesn’t need to be clean. …Could I be wrong? Should I be asking myself while I’m high? Releasing our minds from the cynic and the hater. …Why does this only last for so long?

Hailing from the coastal shipping town, Newcastle in the Upper Hunter, these babes formed a band less than two years ago. The self professed “hip-hop-psych-soul/dream-tronica” sounding band are not to be missed – OHHHH the melodies! I liken their music to drum-heavy, chillwave-esque sounding melodies with fucking delicious harmonies. In one sound, “hnnnng”

Some may say that experience is key, these two beg to differ. As much as we hate to compare bands, you really gotta hand it to the boys – they’re a perfect mix of Alt-J with sprinklings of the angsty strains of Safia, all whilst weaving their own sorta groove-filled drum heavy beats.

With both European and American tours under their belts, Boo Seeka are setting themselves up to be one of those Australian bands on everybody’s lips. They’re certainly on mine.

With a jam-packed Australian tour kicking off at Sydney University’s Manning Bar this month (7th April), this band are sure to be on everybody’s radar soon.

Check them out over at Triple J Unearthed from when they first started out!

https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/boo-seeka 

Give them a listen. Bliss out. Catch one of their shows!

Father John Misty, you’ve taken my heart

Apologies for the crickets around these parts. I’ve just wrapped up my ward nursing career (for the foreseeable future) and started my job as a staffing co-ordinator which I’m loving. I have also started my masters in clinical nurse education which I’m sure you could imagine is pretty time consuming.

Been listening to some pretty great tunes in the meantime but I just wanted to do a little exposé on one of my favourite people of the moment… J. Tillman (AKA Father John Misty)

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Anyone who knows me and my writing knows how much of a die-hard fan of Fleet Foxes I am and as J. Tillman was their former drummer, it’s almost a given that I would adore him just as much. He is an ultimate beardy mountain man even if I have one myself.

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I don’t know what it is – maybe the extreme romanticism in his lyrics, or maybe it’s the way his voice sounds with those more-often-than-not sexy lyrics. Whatever the case, you gotta listen to some of his tunes.

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Here are my top 5:

1.  (My favourite) Chateau Lobby #4

You left a note in your perfect script,
“stay as long as you want,”

and I haven’t left your bed yet

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(The actual letter Emma left him)

2. Real Love Baby

Our hearts are free
So tell me what’s wrong with the feeling
I’m a flower, you’re my bee
It’s much older than you and me
I’m in love, I’m alive
I belong to the stars and sky
Let’s forget who we are for one night
We’re not animals baby
It’s the people who lie

3. I Love You, Honeybear

Don’t ever doubt this, my steadfast conviction
You’re the one I wanna watch the ship go down with

4.When You’re Smiling and Astride Me (quite possibly one of the most deliciously sexy songs I’ve ever heard)

There’s no need to fear me
Darling, I love you as you are when you’re alone
I’ll never try to change you
As if I could, and if I were to, what’s the part that I’d miss most?
When you’re smiling and astride me
I can hardly believe I’ve found you and I’m terrified by that

5.  Nancy From Now On

Oh pour me another drink
And punch me in the face
You can call me Nancy
Every man wears a symbol
And I know I have mine
I’ve got my right hand stamped
In the concentration camp where my organs scream “slow down, man!”

There are so many great tunes to choose from and I’m dying to see his live show (by the looks of things, they’re pretty amazing – maybe I should take a coat with me next time?). Let me know your thoughts below…

Enjoy, until next time,
e
x

You’re not just the flavour of the month

As I am working on a few stories that aren’t *quite* there yet, I thought I’d share a few jams that have been on high rotation on my spotify at the moment.

I am going back several years with some of the tunes, RIP the Middle East and Snakadaktal (don’t even get me started) and a lot of these bands are from our talented shores but you know what? That’s one of the greatest charms – so much talent in our big backyard! Some of these film clips are on youtube. Check ’em out if you have time.