The Wombats – Be Your Shadow
“THIS IS SO PROBLEMATIC BUT I LOVE THEM SO MUCH!!” I screech at the pub, one pint deep and five years too late to be saved from this band.
Halsey – Colors
Badlands oozes with bad bitch attitude and ‘Colours’ is the haunting chink in the armour. A chunky verse melts into a magnetic chorus that sucker-punches one’s emotions.
Gang Of Youths – All My Friends (LCD Soundsystem cover)
I haven’t actually heard the original, so I can currently ignore my boyfriend’s rude comparisons and instead shed a quiet tear to Dave Le’aupepe’s vocals and prematurely enter my mid-twenties.*
Courtney Barnett – Anonymous Club
Low on the fi and high on the soothing vibes, this song feels like being wrapped up in sleep after a really beautiful party.
Ainslie Wills – Sorry My Love
Simple and sweet, this song highlights how beautiful Wills’ voice can be.
*He forced me to listen and I don’t like it.
SOAK. – Blud
SOAK. wins many-a-prize for being a generally awesome human, what’s better is that she makes killer tunes too. Certainly an act I’ve already highlighted on my Falls timetable.
Foals – Birch Tree
Definitely scores the ‘best track on the album’ award. Foals’ return this year made more than a few people rather pleased, and their appearance on the Falls lineup even moreso.
Tiger Choir – Interstate
A little shattered these guys aren’t playing Lorne, too. This tune is an excellent pop track for the summer and one can only imagine how suitable Tiger Choir would be to an outdoor stage at Falls.
Holy Holy – History
This band can do no wrong, kicking butt all over Europe and before heading off on their own headline tour in January, they’re joining the Lorne lineup. They’re a rather special band live.
The Wombats – Do You Remember (Jarryd James cover)
This is a ‘two birds with one stone’ type choice. Both of these artists are brilliant in their own right, and this cover gets everything right.
The Bennies – Party Machine
This band gives literally no fucks and that, ladies and gentlemen, is why they are the best.
Wavves – Way Too Much
4 year ago I picked up Post Acid – the debut from Wavves. It was lo-fi and raw, but I loved the honesty to the lyrics. While their latest release is not as DIY sounding as before, it still shares that same authentic vibe.
Disclosure – Magnets ft. Lorde
Yeah but real talk, WHO WILL GUEST ON STAGE AT DISCLOSURE’S SET?
City Calm Down – Son
An absolute Melbourne musical treasure, their debut album (which was 3 years in the making) was one of the best releases of the year in my book.
The Maccabees – Something Like Happiness
I’m so looking forward to seeing this track live. There’s going to be goosebumps, tears, or both.