With this year's Splendour in the Grass just around the corner, we thought we'd get in the swing of things with a lil 'ol playlist to highlight some of each day's performers.
Lastlings is the artistic output of sibling duo Amy and Josh Dowdle. Self-taught musically, the Japanese-Australian pair have devoted the better part of five years to their craft, fine tuning their song writing and production from their home in the hinterlands of Southern Queensland.
Santigold is a genre-defying musician, style renegade, and visionary artist across multiple platforms celebrated for her fearless ability to fuse unexpected elements into bold new work.
TAME IMPALA 10:45pm
Tame Impala is Kevin Parker. His last album ‘Currents’ was released in 2015, debuting #1 on the ARIA Album Chart and earning him a second GRAMMY nomination and a Brit Award for Best International Band. The album received 5 ARIA Awards including ARIA Album of The Year and world-wide critical acclaim.
THANDI PHOENIX 12:15pm
At just 25, Thandi Phoenix has been touted as one of Australia’s most promising up and comers, with songs that blend pop with electronica and raw, honest storytelling. Thandi’s work flourishes from her South African roots where she effortlessly ties a hint of UK Garage, soul and Drum-and-bass in previous singles ‘My Way’ produced by Rudimental, ‘Standing Too Close’ and ‘Tell Me Where The Lovers Have Gone’.
OCEAN ALLEY 7:30pm
Hailing from Sydney’s Northern Beaches, six-piece Ocean Alley have solidified their position as one of Australia’s most exciting bands both at home and abroad. With two albums under their belt, Lost Tropics (2016) and the critically acclaimed Chiaroscuro (2018) which peaked at #11 on the ARIA Chart and spawned the triple j Hottest 100 #1 and ARIA Top 10 Platinum- certified single ‘Confidence’, the band have captivated audiences worldwide with their infectious blend of psychedelic surf-rock, selling out slews of shows wherever they play.
CHILDISH GAMBINO 10:45pm
Seriously. Is there anything Childish Gambino doesn't do well? The 35 year old American has done everything from acting, writing, producing and (in his latest iteration) launched a highly successful career as a singer/songwriter/rapper/DJ.
PHONY PPL 1:45pm
Comprised of the cream of Brooklyn’s young musician crop, each member of Phony PPL is a product of musical parents who gifted their children exposure to the greatest, from Mandrill to Bossa Nova, and, most importantly, wings for exploration and self-discovery. The result is a collective (whose current album is ‘mo-za-ik’) that is as limitless as its music; one that has received praise from the likes of Tyler The Creator and Childish Gambino, performed with Erykah Badu, Fetty Wap and The Roots, and killed festivals (Camp Flog Gnaw), late night television (Jimmy Kimmel) and their own residency at New York City’s legendary Blue Note.
JAMES BLAKE 7:45pm
Following his three critically acclaimed albums, 2010’s ‘James Blake’, 2013’s Mercury Prize winning ‘Overgrown’ and 2016’s ‘The Colour in Anything’, James Blake has established himself as one of the worlds most talented and influential musicians. He’s won a Novello award, received a Grammy nomination and played sold out live shows in some of the most prestigious venues in the world including The Sydney Opera House, Radio City Music Hall and Glastonbury Festival.
Five-time Grammy Award nominee SZA, entered the music scene in 2012 with her first critically-acclaimed EP ‘See.SZA.Run.’ consecutively followed by ‘Sand Z’ to rave reviews. In 2017, SZA released her major label debut album ‘CTRL’ (certified RIAA PLATINUM) which was immediately revered for its raw and honest lyricism. The record deservingly landed #1 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart, #2 on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and # 3 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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