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FLIGHT FACILITIES LIVE / TKAY MAIDZA / ELLIPHANT / VALIS ALPS / L.K MCKAY
Brisbane @ The Triffid
THE DANDY WARHOLS / LAST DINOSAURS / DUNE RATS / CIRCA WAVES
Thursday 23 July, Byron Bay & Brisbane
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Just when you thought the Splendour In The Grass weekend couldn’t get any bigger, Secret Sounds are back to announce the Official Splendour Pre Parties, this year taking place in both Byron Bay and Brisbane!
So whether you’re on ground in Byron and ready to kick off a massive weekend of music or holding the fort back in Brissie, you can still get in on the festival action with two awesome lineups featuring a bunch of Splendour 2015’s finest!
After the surprise release of their debut album Down To Earth, Flight Facilities show no sign of slowing down. The album catapulted to #1 on the iTunes Australia chart, Number One and Two on the US and UK iTunes electronic charts respectively and Number Three on the ARIA chart.
Soon after, they set off on a Sold Out headline Australian theatre tour followed by a quick US and EU tour and a bus tour around America. With only a quick break at home to rework their live set, they’ll play Splendour and the Byron Pay Official Pre Party before hitting the European Summer festival circuit for a couple of months.
OUR VERY OWN TKAY MAIDZA
Armed with fast flow, bossy beats and hella high shoes Adelaide emcee Tkay Maidza continues to stomp her way to the top of the rap-game.
Selling out club shows faster than she slays her rhymes, it’s little wonder fans across the country have snapped up the chance to hear the creator of the self-confessed ‘brat-rap’ that has been the soundtrack to summer following the release of her latest single ‘M.O.B’ and her internet-crashing mixtape ‘Switch Tape’.
As Tone Deaf declared “2015 is Tkay’s year – we’re just living in it”. Witness the fitness.
Swedish reggae-pop maverick Elliphant’s “Look Like You Love It” EP featured the likes of Diplo, Skrillex, TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek and more. Her second EP is a musical patchwork that’s as warm as it is wild. The intoxicating, yet intricate title track “One More” (featuring MØ) became the “#1 Most Tweeted Song on Twitter” on release and got a lot of summer love from triple j.
Equal parts crazy club girl, hip-hop gangster, R&B baller and hippie spirit, Elliphant has a new album coming this year and you can sample the new tracks when she plays Splendour and the Byron Bay Official Pre Party!
Canberra/Seattle-based electronic duo Vallis Alps’ music blends down-tempo, piano-driven melodies and acoustic guitar with 80’s pop synths and gritty trap beats to compliment their half-nostalgic, half-foretelling lyrics.
Since releasing their independent self-titled debut EP in Jan 2015, the pair’s mesmerizing tunes have clocked millions of SoundCloud plays and peaked at #1 on Hype Machine upon release. They continued to make their mark on the Aus iTunes Electronic Album and Singles Chart for ‘Young’ at #2 and #23 respectively, debuting in the Top 100 ARIA singles chart – a great feat for a new act!
OUR VERY OWN L.K. MCKAY
You might not have heard his name yet, but you’ve definitely heard the bouncy, technicolor beats of L.K. McKay across airwaves and festival stages in the past 12 months! The Adelaide producer has been one of the driving forces behind hip hop starlet Tkay Maidza, producing her monster radio hits ‘U-Huh’ and ‘M.O.B’, and serving as her tour DJ since 2013.
THE DANDY WARHOLS
Swagger. The Dandy Warhols have it in spades. Although they’d already had some success with their first release ‘The Dandy Warhols Come Down’ in 1997, it was their 2001 album ‘Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia” that captured the zeitgeist and catapulted them to international fame.
They have released a total of eight albums. They’ve been the subjects of an award winning documentary, Dig!. Think of a festival, they’ve played it. Just when you thought there wasn’t enough nakedness, fucking, craziness, motorcycle rides, cult like behaviour shenanigans at Splendour In The Grass, here comes Courtney Taylor-Taylor, Peter Holmström, Zia McCabe and Brent DeBoer …The Dandy Warhols! Get ready Brisbane!
OUR VERY OWN LAST DINOSAURS
They’ve sold out countless shows and played to packed stages around the world and now Last Dinosaurs are back on home turf. The celebrated Brisbane four-piece has been working hard on a new album set to drop later this year. Expect tropical vibes and infectious pop hooks with driven indie rock sounds and sensibilities.
Having shared the stage with some of the best local and international acts around and with a new single out in time for Splendour… we can’t wait to see what these guys pull out of the bag on stage.
Their recent massive tour of Europe made it clear that the wider world is finally waking up to the joys of Australia’s best-kept secret!
No-frills is pretty much Dune Rats’ motto (actually, they’d probably drop another word starting with c in there too). This is punk-rock at its most instantly disarming and infectiously high-spirited. A ‘skateboarding in the daytime, drinking through the night’ kinda soundtrack.
OUR VERY OWN CIRCA WAVES
Hot on the heels of the release of their highly anticipated debut LP “Young Chasers”, which debuted at #7 on the British charts, the boys will bring a hit-after-hit set list including ‘T-Shirt Weather’, triple j’s current spin ‘Fossils’ and festival favourites ‘So Long’, ‘Get Away’, ‘Stuck in My Teeth’ and ‘Young Chasers’.
The Liverpool four-piece were crowned ‘Best Band at Glastonbury 2015’ by NME readers, following their incredible set on the John Peel stage on the Friday, and are fast becoming one of THE bands of the summer with other major festiv
al appearances coming up including T in the Park and Reading/Leeds.