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Gig Review: Portugal. The Man And Givers @ The Corner Hotel, 9th February

It’s pretty rare that you can see three fantastic bands at the one gig for one very low price, but that’s exactly what those who visited the Corner Hotel last Thursday enjoyed. The double-headline bill of old indie favourites Portugal. The Man and new kids on the block Givers was a brilliant combination albeit a bit of an odd one, and chuck in opening act Guineafowl and you really do have an incredible gig for a Thursday night. It was lovely to get a bit of a taste of Laneway, and all the bands involved definitely delivered.

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Laneway Sideshows Announced

Today has brought with it the announcement of a ton of Laneway sideshows. Chillwavers, get ready to spend a lot of money. Here are all the details for Melbourne.

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Givers Do Daytrotter

Givers, who have just been announced as a part of the Laneway lineup, recently recorded a Daytrotter session. Although they didn’t play their biggest songs, their upbeat and energetic sound still transferred really well to the Daytrotter studio.

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Laneway 2012 Lineup

This morning the Laneway lineup for next year was announced, and it’s the perfect antidote for the mediocre and risk-adverse Big Day Out lineup. Check it.

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Givers’ ‘Up Up Up’ Gets A Video

Givers’ summer jam ‘Up Up Up’ has finally got a video clip.

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Album Review: Givers ‘In Light’

You could be forgiven for dismissing Louisiana band Givers’ debut album as just another 2k-something indie pop effort that imitates and falls well short of the likes of Vampire Weekend and Passion Pit. After all it mostly consists of upbeat songs driven by a combination of electronic elements, handclaps, and glockenspiels, infused with a healthy dose of tropical beats and absurdly catchy hooks. But the real strength of this record and indeed this band is in their ability to rise above their influences and craft a sound all of their own.

Sure ‘In Light’ sounds a bit like Vampire Weekend at times, but it also sounds a bit like Animal Collective, a bit like Local Natives, and a bit like Ra Ra Riot. It’s unmistakably a result of the hyper-diluted indie market of the last five years, but it also transcends its context to become an amazing album all in its own right.

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