Presented by triple j, Channel [V], Groupie, Drum Media, Beat
Taking a hiatus from his duties as front man of unearthly Icelandic quartet SIGUR RÓS, singer JÓNSI returns to Australia this winter to deliver songs from his gorgeously warm, tenderly passionate debut solo album, GO.
Monday Aug 2 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Wednesday Aug 4 – Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Presented by triple j, Groupie, and Street Press Australia
Florida band Surfer Blood bring their catchy, summery indie tunes Down Under…it’s enough to melt the coldest indie heart!
“’Astro Coast’ is the luscious debut from Surfer Blood. Overflowing with sunbathed, anthemic and reverb soaked indie gems; this album's so much fun we want to pack up our longboards and live inside it.” triple j
Friday July 30 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tuesday Aug 3 – Manning Bar, Sydney
|3rd.Aug.10||SURFER BLOOD at The Manning Bar, Sydney||NSW|
Special Guests BOY & BEAR and JOHNNY FLYNN
Presented by triple j, Street Press Australia
When Marling speaks, audiences listen. When this young songstress sings, she holds the room captive with her pure, bright voice and amazing ability to tell narrative through song. Better get in quick, all of her last tours here have sold out straight away.
Monday Aug 2 – Metro, Sydney
Wednesday Aug 4 – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
Saturday Aug 7 – The Gov, Adelaide
Sunday Aug 8 – Capitol, Perth
|4th.Aug.10||LAURA MARLING at The Hi Fi, Melbourne||VIC|
Presented by triple j, Channel [V], Pedestrian, Brag, and Beat
With their new singles flooding airwaves, the anticipated release of new album “Total Life Forever” will bring relief to fans who have been craving more since 2008’s “Antidotes”. Theirs has largely been a word of mouth uprising -- Be sure you’re amongst those proud few to catch their Australian live debut on an intimate stage.
Tuesday July 27 – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
Wednesday July 28 – Manning Bar, Sydney
|27th.Jul.10||FOALS at The Hi Fi, Melbourne||VIC|
BAND OF SKULLS
Presented by Groupie, Brag and Beat
This Southampton power-trio’s killer tune ‘Friends’ is featured on The Twilight Saga: New Moon soundtrack. iTunes gave them a coveted international single of the week with the next single ‘I Know What I Want’. Don’t let the quick rise to international recognition fool you, Band Of Skulls know how to bring it.
Tuesday Aug 3 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Wednesday Aug 4 – East Brunswick Club, Melbourne
Presented by FasterLouder.com.au and Street Press Australia
They’re rumoured to be the band that Splendour aficionados will be talking about after; be sure to catch them up close and personal beforehand! They’re also supporting Mumford & Sons in Adelaide and Melbourne. Get the album download for dirt cheap with ticket purchase, limited time only.
Saturday July 24 – Annandale Hotel, Sydney
Tuesday July 27 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
Presented by Pedestrian
‘Something Good Can Work’… it can, it will, and it is definitely working when it comes to this Irish trio. They are undeniably pop, undeniably hip and undeniably the new darlings of the underground. This winter, the band will land on Australian soil to give fans a taste of their celebrated tunes in the flesh.
Thursday July 29 – UniBar, Adelaide
Monday Aug 2 – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tuesday Aug 3 – East Brunswick Club, Melbourne
WE ARE SCIENTISTS & ASH
Special Guests Last Dinosaurs
Presented by Street Press Australia and FasterLouder.com.au
Two sideshows in one! Music lovers in will be treated to a double-header featuring, iconic Irish indie pop outfit Ash, as well as American college darlings We Are Scientists. Both have new albums to share with lucky Sydney & Melbourne fans!
Tuesday Aug 3 – Metro, Sydney
Wednesday Aug 4 – Billboard, Melbourne
Chugg Entertainment, XIII Touring, Faster Louder and Beat
Having won over audiences with their exceptional energetic live shows earlier this year at Laneway Festival. Frightened Rabbit return to play Splendour In The Grass and headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne.
Scotland's Frightened Rabbit new album, The Winter Of Mixed Drinks. Produced by Peter Katis (The National, Interpol, Spoon), follows the slow-burn classic, The Midnight Organ Fight, which emerged as a critical favourite in 2008 and made numerous 'best of' lists including Pitchfork, NME, Magnet, Drowned In Sound and Australia's own Music Network to name a few! A visceral and heartbreaking pop oeuvre, The Winter Of Mixed Drinks showcases a more fully realised Frightened Rabbit sound than ever before, and boasts stunning string arrangements from Fatcat Records Hauschka.
TIX ONSALE WEDNESDAY 12TH MAY
Monday 2nd August – The Hi-Fi, Melbourne
Tuesday 3rd August – The Factory Theatre, Sydney
|03.Aug.10||FRIGHTENED RABBIT at The Hi Fi, Melbourne||VIC|
Presented by triple j, Groupie, Drum Media, Beat
It’s been three years since this riot grrrl shot up the charts with her whip-smart song Foundations. With her no-frills lyrics loaded with savage wit, Made of Bricks fast became one of the most unique debuts. Kate’s back with a show that will no doubt impress, especially if reviews from last week’s tour dates are anything to go by! Download her new CD at a special price with ticket purchase, limited time only.
Wednesday August 4 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Thursday August 5 – Metro, Sydney
THE MAGIC NUMBERS
Presented by Brag and Inpress
Indie kids and pop lovers rejoice! Since their debut in 2005, Australians have enjoyed a love affair with The Magic Numbers. As a live act, they've got a reputation for inspiring awed silence, squeals of joy, and Cheshire cat grins, you can’t help but sing along with them. New album is out next month!
Wednesday July 28 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Friday July 30 – Metro, Sydney
THE STROKES – SOLD OUT
Presented by Secret Sounds, Frontier Touring Co. in assoc with William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Supported by triple j
Thursday July 29 – Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Friday July 30 – Festival Hall, Melbourne
MUMFORD & SONS – SOLD OUT
Presented by triple j
Thursday July 22 – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Special Guests Alberta Cross and Boy & Bear
Wednesday & Thursday July 28 & 29 – Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Special Guests Alberta Cross and Boy & Bear
Tuesday & Wednesday Aug 3 & 4 – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Special Guests Fanfarlo and Matt Corby