Our Splendour In The Grass 2015 Picks + Win Tickets To The Festival
Splendour In The Grass’ 2015 lineup is one of the largest this country has seen and we can’t wait to get rowdy to some late night Blur.
To mark another massive festival announcement Splendour has teamed up with Smirnoff to offer a ticket giveaway with us (see more below). And considering that the lineup has expanded, we’ve seen heaps of lesser-known talent deep in the bill. We’re here to offer up a list of our list of the underground electronic acts not miss at Splendour this July.
ARA KOUFAX (AH-RA CO-FAX) have been running the traps for a while now. You may better know them as Naysayer & Gilsun, but this new project of their’s is sultry beyond belief. They’ve taken a new path, and have since had their music appear on Cut Copy‘s ‘Oceans Apart’ Mixtape, as well as releasing some killer singles. Their music feels mature, and in most cases, feels like there’s an intricate process behind it.
Melbourne based three-piece I’LLS have made waves recently with their eclectic insight into music. The outcome of their production methods are nothing short of lush, expansive and somewhat frightening in how easy it is to feel lost inside the sounds. I can’t even begin to imagine what their live set will be like, let alone how they would go about pulling off this kind of sound. But that’s what makes their sound so intriguing.
EVES THE BEHAVIOR
She’s on a mission in 2015, and Splendour In The Grass is just another thing to tick off her list. EVES THE BEHAVIOR is her name, and her haunting brand of pop paired with some crafty percussion has seen her garner quite a bit of local attention this past year.
We dubbed them as one of our artists to watch this year, and already, they’re doing huge things. GL have coined their own brand of funk-meets-electronica revival, and it’s the musically dynamic relationship between the pair that has seen this glitter-soaked, sunny sound begin to reach the masses. Their sound is a cosmic whim like no other, and we’re super stoked to see them on the bill.
He’s made an image of himself through his technical approach to production. HARVEY SUTHERLAND is not your average producer. He makes incredible 808-meets-disco-clap-meets-lo-fi-electronica, and if that’s not a great tag for you, then I don’t know what is. He’s all about keeping it real live, so expect to see his Juno-60 along for this one.
His love for old disco goes unnoticed, particularly in his sound. YOUNG FRANCO has really picked up his own pace over the last year or so, garnering some massive attention from all around. He’s remixed the likes of KLP, Safia, Luke Million and heaps of other notable names, but his infectious brand of smart dance with hints of disco, funk and even more so sticking it to the classics is why he’s become so notable.
Nick and Stu of SET MO began the year with a bang, dropping a remix of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool‘s ‘Dance The Way I Feel’. They released their debut EP last year, and have since been on a whirlwind of music, collabs and travel. Splendour will be SET MO‘s first festival set, and we’re super stoked to catch them.
He’s the king of remixes, particularly as of late, but it’s not just this that defines him. AKOUO‘s music is centered by a classic sense of style, flair and ultimately, a sensibility that comes across as smooth, crisp and extremely well seasoned. We’re keen to see him bring his fluid sound to the stage.
He’s currently touring with Tkay Maidza, but UV BOI has been making waves of his own recently. The Brisbane based producer has gone from strength to strength with his smart and innovative brand of dance. He’s got a knack for pairing killer percussion with some neat little sampled touches and heavy synths.
NANCY WHANG (BONUS INTERNATIONAL)
She’s best known for her part in the LCD Soundsystem and The Juan MacLean projects, but NANCY WHANG is a woman of many, many feats. She’s been instrumental in solidifying LCD Soundsystem‘s place in history as one of the most exciting live and recording acts. She’s an incredibly sought after vocalist with her roots set within the dance scene. How could we not be excited for such a prominent figure?
Considering that the festival SOLD OUT as soon as it went on sale – the following is an amazing opportunity – and is sure to be one hell of a party. Splendour have teamed up with Smirnoff to throw us 2 GA tickets PLUS Camping to give away to Splendour In The Grass 2015.
For your chance to WIN, email us [email protected] and tell us in 25 words or less, which Splendour artist you want to see and why.
Terms & Conditions apply, click here. Only open to Australian residents 18+. Only 1 entry per person permitted. Entries close 11:59pm AEST on 16/6/15.
Words by Caitlin Medcalf