So this is what I mean when I say I’ve gotta play some catch up. Surf City are from Aukland. I know, not Australian, but the guys use to play here a bit and, well…they hold a pretty special place in this blog’s life, having made my top 10 of 2010 with their last album Kudos (before this here blog became exclusively about Australian music).
Surf City are also just a fucking great band. So, when I finally read that these guys were releasing a new album entitled We Knew It Was Not Going To Be Like This in August, I got pretty darn excited. The first taste off the new album is ‘It’s A Common Life’, a jam that is full of the fuzzed out guitar that only a New Zealand band can pull off. It also has a freakin’ killer chorus that you have to sing along to.
ok. so Golden Plains festival down here in Victoria will be in it’s fifth year next year. It always manages to draw an interesting and diverse lineup and next years ain’t no exception.
Something Golden Plains do manage to do is to rake in a few old bands who haven’t played in a while. Last year they got Pavement and Dinosaur Jnr. This year they got NZ band The Clean, who were a killer punk shoegaze kinda band from the late 70s. (To be honest, I actually didn’t know of them before this morning…but listening to their MySpace, i’m rather impressed.)
But yes, the full lineup! I think I might try and get along to this fest. Although there are a few bands I don’t know, there’s enough there that I do know! Totes lookin forward to Best Coast, Architecture In Helsinki, Wavves, The Clean, Mount Kimbie, Jamie Lidell, The Middle East, and World’s End Press.
Wanna go? It’s at the Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Meredith, Victoria, Australia, March 12 – 14, 2011
2011 Golden Plains Lineup.
THE HOLD STEADY
ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI
PULLED APART BY HORSES
THE MIDDLE EAST
BOY & BEAR
THE BESNARD LAKES
JUSTIN TOWNES EARLE
J-WOW FEAT. MC KALAF
WILDBIRDS & PEACEDRUMS
BAMBOO MUSIK DJS
WORLD’S END PRESS
To finish off with, a few tracks from some of the killer bands on the lineup!