Five Tracks To Listen Out For At Mountain Sounds Festival
Mountain Sounds Festival is scheduled to take place on the Central Coast of NSW next month, with a 100% local line up consisting of SNAKADAKDAL, THE HOLIDAYS, COSMO’S MIDNIGHT, WORLD’S END PRESS, WORDLIFE (Live), CANYONS (DJ Set), YOLANDA BE COOL, BALL PARK MUSIC, MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS (DJ Set), STICKY FINGERS, YACHT CLUB DJs and many more…
To get everyone in the mood we decided to put together some tracks we think people will be letting loose to throughout the event which will make its debut at the beautiful Mt Penang Gardens on Saturday 15th March.
WORLD’S END PRESS ‘Someone’s Daddy’
Ever since their debut album was released last year, I’ve felt it hasn’t been praised as much as it should have been. Thankfully, people are starting to realise how great WORLD’S END PRESS are, especially Australia’s concert promoters. Last year the band supported HOT CHIP on their Falls Festival sideshows and since then they’ve been announced to warm up for PHOENIX at 5000+ capacity venues in Sydney and Melbourne and for ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI on their East Coast tour.
‘Someone’s Daddy’ is one of those tracks which allows you to get lost in the music on a dance floor. It’s ridiculously catchy and as you will be able to see in the video above, WORLD’S END PRESS perform it with absolute passion, infecting the audience with a dancing frenzy.
THE HOLIDAYS ‘Moonlight Hours’
This particular track definitely fits appropriately under the classification of “oldie but a goodie”. It had me addicted the first time I ever heard it. After a brief hiatus THE HOLIDAYS are now back with a new album titled ‘Real Feel’ dropping later this month. Old and new music will no doubt be apart of their set list at Mountain Sounds, creating the perfect soundtrack to the remainder of everyone’s summer.
SNAKADAKTAL ‘Hung On Tight’
This was one of my favourite tracks and videos of last year. Having said that, I am ashamed to say that despite the opportunities I’ve had, I still haven’t witnessed SNAKADAKTAL live! With a bit of luck the program for the day will allow a sunset time slot for these talented young Melbournites. On an unrelated topic, is it just me or does the video remind people of the old Skins episodes with Tony, Sid, Michelle and Cassie?
WORDLIFE ‘Club Strobe’
I saw WORDLIFE play at a warehouse party in Sydney for the first time recently and they blew me away! The duo sure know how to start a party so if you’re into your electronic music, make sure you check them out. Released officially just last week, ‘Club Strobe’ is definitely a track you don’t want to miss in a festival environment with your best mates. Also keep an ear out for their new remix of ‘Goodbye Future’ by THE PRESETS, which will hopefully get a play on the day as well.
COSMO’S MIDNIGHT ‘Moshi’
Late last year COSMO’S MIDNIGHT released two original tracks, ‘Moshi’ and ‘Goodnight’, which features their friends POLOGRAPHIA. If either of these two get a play at Mountain Sounds, there is bound to be some incredibly happy people on the dance floor!
One of the great things about this line up is that while there are the big draw cards like the acts we just mentioned, the organisers have also made the effort to include some artists who most people wouldn’t have heard of yet. Everyone loves new music so here are a couple of songs to educate yourselves on by a couple of the lesser known bands playing:
BUZZ KULL ‘Remote Dreams’
TROPICAL ZOMBIE ‘Reckless Youth’
First release tickets are currently on sale here at a bargain price of $79, but if you’re wanting to save some dosh be quick because apparently there aren’t too many left before they merge into second release. For more information check out www.mountainsoundsfestival.com.au.
Words by Tony Kingston