With Splendour less than a week away, you may be faced with the toughest question yet; who will you see? With the likes of Lorde, Vampire Weekend and Kendrick Lamar headlining the festival, the amount of talent on display is crazy. You may have an idea of who you’ll catch but we’re sure you’ll squeeze in the following artists.
Hailing from the same label that looks after CC:Disco and Willaris.K, this perplexing curator of beats will hook you with his throwback electronics. Already a regular on the Triple J rotation, you undoubtedly would have come across a few of his tracks, including “Silk Mirage”. This track is a nostalgic hit of classic synth, lo-fi and clean drum beats, perfect to gear you up for the bigger sets of the festival. LD is playing Splendour on Friday at the Mix-Up stage, with a few chances to check him out.
If you remember the early Aussie indie pioneer Snakadaktal, then you’ll be pleased that two of the former members will appear at Splendour as Two People. Their atmospheric electronica will be recognisable to anyone who is a fan of The XX or Beach House. Give “If We Have Time” a listen to hear minimalistic music done right. Playing against the backdrop of Saturday afternoon, you’d be foolish to miss Two People in a setting that was made for them.
Appearing on tracks with Set Mo and Cosmo’s Midnight, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you’re already familiar with the distinct vocals of Woodes. Praised for her songwriting and smart layering of samples, she has found her way onto numerous watchlists includes Pilerats’ Australian Artists of 2017. If you need further convincing, drop “Dots” into your pre Splendour playlist and prepare the dance along to her infectious hits on Saturday afternoon.
Prepare to sweat under the techno savagery that is Made In Paris. Already a favourite of techno heavyweight Deadmau5, Made In Paris has proven she can deliver pulsing bassline that will appeal to your inner sesh gremlin. With a few EPs under her belt, the best place to start is with “Lost Perception” for textbook techno goodness. She’ll be kicking it at the Tiny Dancer stage on Sunday night, right before you dart over to see Kung-Fu Kenny.
Winners of the Triple J Unearthed comp, Byron’s own Seaside are a refreshing dose of disco-pop tied with indie rock. They’ve already shared the stage with the likes of Alex Lahey and The Jungles Giants (both are also playing this year’s Splendour), and are slowing building a reputation for their energetic live performance. Give “Golden Girl” a listen and be sure to squeeze this band into you Splendour planner.
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