Posted by KB on February 3, 2011
That festival that had such small beginnings has not only blown up in Australia (covering five Aussie cities at last count) but now has plans to take over the US.
Ahead of the first Australian shows (which kick off in Brisbane tomorrow), the folk at Laneway have announced they’ll be hosting a party at every music buff’s favourite festival, SXSW.
To be held on March 16, the party kicks off at noon and includes music from Cloud Control, Cloud Nothings, Foster The People, Givers, Hanni El Khatib, Huw Stephens (DJ set), Noah & The Whale, Royal Bangs, The Holidays, Twin Shadow and a special guest performer.
For more info, hit up the Laneway website.
Posted by AndyRyan on April 21, 2010
With a name that’s a nod to both The Vaselines and Iggy Pop, Dum Dum Girls are a solo-project turned all-conquering girl-group and we can guarantee you ‘Will Be’ hearing a lot more of them. We got the dirt on the Dum Dum Girls from their evasive front woman Dee Dee.
Covered: Songwriting, singles, Slumberland and SxSW
Andy Ryan: When you started writing and recording at home did you ever think you’d end up being signed to a label as esteemed as Sub Pop?
Dee Dee: Never in my wildest dreams; it was just something to do to keep me busy.
AR: What does it feel like to finally have your debut album out?
DD: Very strange and very fulfilling.
AR: Is the finished album close to how you imagined it would be?
DD: I had recorded the majority of the songs before Richard Gottehrer was on board to produce and mix, so in that sense, it came out much better than I thought possible.More...