Sep 26, 2012

Laneway Lineup 2013

Here it is folks. The 2013 St Jerome's Laneway Festival lineup was released this morning. It's certainly a very fresh and 'new' lineup with plenty of acts that are receiving high acclaim at the moment and ones that will demand your attention.

St Jeromes' Laneway Festival Lineup
Alt J**
Bat For Lashes
Chet Faker
Cloud Nothings
Divine Fits
Henry Wagons & The Unwelcome Company
High Highs*
Holy Other
Jessie Ware
Julia Holter
Kings Of Convenience
The Men
Ms Mr
The Neighborhood
Nicolas Jaar***
Nite Jewel
Of Monsters And Men*
Perfume Genius
Real Estate**
The Rubens

*East Coast Only
**Exclusive to Laneway / no sideshow
***No sideshow in Melbourne

General Public tickets on sale 9am Friday 5 October.

Sep 23, 2012

Wuthering Heights Trailer

Today was a pretty exciting day at the cinema. Firstly we saw Beasts of the Southern Wild, which was a stunning achievement in every way. An absolute delight! Before the film we saw two trailers that made me very excited. First there was The Master. Paul Thomas Anderson. Say no more. Then there was Wuthering Heights. A new adaptation by Andrea Arnold. It looked mysterious, moving and incredibly interesting. Two films I look forward to immensely!

Sep 19, 2012

Titus Andronicus Do The Business

As mentioned previously Titus Andronicus have a new album due out soon. Now we can reveal the album's cover art. "Local Business" will be released on October 22 on XL.

Sep 18, 2012

Animal Collective Announce Australian Dates

There is no doubt in my mind that Animal Collective are one of the most important bands of the last decade. They make music that is challenging, exciting and always evolving. "Sung Tongs", "Feels", "Strawberry Jam" and Merriweather Post Pavilion" are all seminal albums. This year they returned with "Centipede Hz", an album that I believe needs a thousand listens to delve into its mysteries. It's not as immediate as previous records, but I believe in time it will stand up as another important album to add to their collection of works. I was therefore very excited to see that the Baltimore four were going to part of Big Day Out 2013. Incidentally I think it's easily the best lineup this festival has had in years. Now we have today two sideshows to announce. Happy days!

Animal Collective Tour Dates
16 January 2013-Enmore Theatre, Sydney
23 January 2013-Palace Theatre, Melbourne

Tickets go on sale this Friday 

Sep 14, 2012

Moonrise Kingdom

For the time being, probably until The Master opens, Moonrise Kingdom is my favourite film of 2012. I can't say it's Wes Anderson's best film, still probably The Royal Tenenbaums, but it's damn close. In this scene Sam and Suzy have run away together on New Penzance Island. This scene encapsulates the beauty of Anderson films. The rich colours, the exquisite framing, the deadpan humour. The other thing that I absolutely love about Wes Anderson films is the deep veins of humanity, sadness and reality. In his uber real settings I think that sometimes gets lost. Which is a shame.

Go see Moonrise Kingdom. You will love the production design, the humour, the colours. But most of all I think you will be deeply touched.

Sep 12, 2012

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Announce Australian Tour Dates

A little while I was excited to write about the upcoming ATP Festival in Melbourne in February. The most exciting part of that weekend was the inclusion of the legendary Godspeed You! Black Emperor. At the time I wasn't really sure if there would be any sideshows.
Now there are!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor Tour Dates
February 13-Tivoli, Brisbane
February 14-Enmore Theatre, Sydney
February 15-Forum Theatre, Melbourne

Tickets on Sale Thursday September 13

Sep 6, 2012

I'm Not The Phoenix Yet-Moonface

One of my favourite songs of 2012!

Sep 2, 2012

The Master Final Theatrical Trailer

The Master
The genius of Paul Thomas Anderson
November 8
Can't wait!!!!!