Okay, so it’s not really fine print is it?
The title just sounded good. Here at CBB we love alliteration. Now that we’ve got that clarified, we wanted to shine a light on 5 acts playing Splendour In The Grass who should absolutely have your attention. They’re not the headliners here in 2019, but who’s to say they won’t be in years to come?
The Brooklyn band are making their maiden voyage to Australia and I for one couldn’t be more stoked. With a new album out in early May, there’s going to be a whole heap of brand new power-pop on offer in their live show. Get excited.
I’ll level with you, I have technically already ‘seen’ Moaning Lisa. But only in the sense that I was in the building when they were playing. The building in question was so bloody packed. Squished into the corner behind a brick column, I could only listen to how huge their set was. Thank the Splendour lords that I may now see them where their indie/punk anthems deserve to be heard: a huge outdoor festival setting with thousands of people to yell ‘Carrie (I Want A Girl)’ alongside me.
“Have you seen A. Swayze yet?” NO! But boy oh boy, do I want to. The buzz around this band is so strong it might as well have been the second man to walk on the moon. Their explosive single ‘Suddenly’ crawled into ears all across the nation. Urgent, catchy, punchy punk rock with a (by all accounts) thunderous live show to boot, we cannot wait to see these guys tear it up.
Sam Fender is blowing up. His set on the Splendour stage isn’t something to miss. The UK musician sadly had to pull out of his appearance at Falls Festival earlier this year – but it looks like the second time is going to be the charm. Pro-tip, have a listen to the Dead Boys EP, it’ll hit you right in the feels.
Sparkly, feel-good shoegaze pop? Yes, please! I just get the feeling it’s going to be a cloudy day and then as soon as Hatchie starts playing her song ‘Sure’ the clouds will part and the sun will shine down on all of us as we sway around in each others arms sipping from each other’s rose cups and everything will be fine and the real world won’t exist for a little while. Ain’t that what Splendour is all about?