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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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Active Child ‘Diamond Heart’

Active Child is the moniker of LA electronic musician Pat Grossi, but then if you don’t already know that then you probably don’t listen to a lot of Australian radio, because his debut album ‘You Are All I See’ has been played like crazy lately. Local label Spunk have recently announced that they will be re-releasing the album as a deluxe edition, featuring some new bonus tracks, one of which is the rather stunning ‘Diamond Heart’, which personally I find as good or even better than most of the album itself, which is a high compliment indeed.

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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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Gig Review: Local Natives @ The Corner Hotel, 8th January

“This is out first ever headline show in Australia, and you guys have been everything we could have possibly hoped for.”

Last night, LA band Local Natives played one of their two Australian headline Laneway sideshows this tour, at The Corner Hotel. They played a set full of harmonies, hyper-active drumming and plenty of charm, consisting of the entirety of their brilliant debut album ‘Gorilla Manor’.

There was absolutely nothing not to like about this show, and it only further demonstrated that Local Natives are here to stay, and have a live show to back up their infectiously fun studio material.

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