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Cloud Control Interview

I recently had a chat with Heidi from Australian expat band Cloud Control, who has been announced as one of the ambassadors for the prestigious Australian Music Prize for 2011. We talked about the prize itself, setting fire to Arcade Fire’s stage, chatting with Win Butler, Cloud Control’s relocation to the UK, Tame Impala’s A-list celebrity fanbase, plans for a new Cloud Control album, and of course that legendary Splendour stampede.

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Splendour In The Grass Day Three Review

The final day of Splendour In The Grass is always bittersweet. But the Day Three timetable provided the prefect antidote to our premature feelings of loss, especially since it necessitated constantly moving between the three stages and deciding on a whole range of clashes. This was easily the busiest day of the festival for me, and even looking back now the amount of quality music I witnessed seems almost absurd.

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Acoustic The Jezabels Is Pretty Much Amazing

The Jezabels are my favourite Australian band at the moment, and while their studio music is nothing short of stunning, like all great artists the band really shine when playing live. Up until now I had only ever seen them play with a full compliment of instruments and electronics, however the band recently sat down with the always excellent Off Guard Gigs to perform an acoustic version of their amazing song ‘Hurt Me’.

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This Is What Yo Mama Said

Fishing give the track a bit of a psychedelic touch, and it suits the sound of Cloud Control really well. Nothing not to like here.

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Fishing, aka Sydney-based duo Russell Fitzgibbon and Doug Wright will be supporting Cloud Control for their upcoming ‘My Fear’ tour.

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Laneway Review

Yesterday, my favourite Australian one-day music festival, Laneway, returned to Melbourne. With a lineup boasting a wide variety of big international acts as well as a few nice surprises, and considering that the festival remained at the same excellent venue as last year (the Footscray Community Arts Centre), Laneway this year looked to be as close to a sure thing as you could possibly get.

And perhaps this is part of the reason why, looking back on my day, I am ever so slightly disappointed. However it’s probably only natural that the festival didn’t meet my lofty expectations after the absurdly good day I had last year, and all in all I still had a great day that was well worth the money, albeit scattered with a few let-downs.

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