News: Splendour in the Grass and the side shows

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Splendour in the Grass sold out in record time this year, selling out on its first day. But don’t get that fear of missing out, snap up some tickets to the hottest side shows bought to you by the  gang at Secret Sounds.

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

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.

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