With a mammoth line up for Splendour in the Grass for 2014, Secrets Sounds have announced all their sideshows today with all tickets going on sale at 9am AEST, Friday 9 May. For tickets go to: secret-sounds.com.au
FOSTER THE PEOPLE
These charming Californians have been on one hell of a ride; their album Torches sold nearly 2 million copies worldwide, reaching #1 on the ARIA charts along with their 6 x platinum song of the year Pumped Up Kicks. Their much-anticipated second release, the triple j Album of the Week awarded Supermodel just dropped with Coming of Age and infectious new track Best Friend in high radio rotation and set to be among the songs of 2014.
Monday 28 July – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tuesday 29 July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
BEN HOWARD with NICK MULVEY
This young eclectic troubadour amassed a secret society of fans via the world’s fiercely loyal surfing community following his platinum-selling debut album, Every Kingdom. He returns to our shores ahead of the release of his upcoming sophomore album and following countless sell out shows around the world, these tickets won’t last long!
Friday 25 July – Astor Theatre, Perth
Wednesday 30 July – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Thursday 31 July – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 2 August – Studio, Auckland SOLD OUT
Sunday 3 August – Studio, Auckland SOLD OUT
London Grammar bring their spellbinding sound back to Australia after playing a string of the world’s greatest festivals including Glastonbury and Bestival. With three coveted spots in the triple j Hottest 100 including a top 10 placement for Strong, Australia’s love affair with London Grammar is only growing. Their maiden Australian voyage culminated in a host of rave reviews and sold out three headline shows in just a few hours so be quick to witness one of the world’s most enchanting acts.
Tuesday 22 July – Festival Hall, Melbourne (Licensed All Ages)
Thursday 24 July – Horden Pavilion, Sydney (Licensed All Ages)
GROUPLOVE with MIKHAEL PASKALEV
GROUPLOVE Rapidly becoming one of the best live bands of their generation, their raucous live show has entertained surging crowds on back-to-back headlining tours. Their second album Spreading Rumours has already delivered awesome hits Ways To Go and Shark Attack, with more to come. Get your group together and feel the love for Grouplove!
MIKHAEL PASKALEV The charming young Norwegian/ Bulgarian captured our hearts with the super catchy ARIA charting single I Spy and backed it up with Jive Babe. With a dynamic live set, circus-like energy and all-round great vibes, Mikhael Paskalev returns after a sell out national tour in March. As any one who attended those shows would tell you, you don’t want to miss this!
Friday 25 July – 170 Russell, Melbourne
Saturday 26 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney (Licensed All Ages)
The 1975 make pop music, but not as you know it. Critics have been bemused and thrilled by the Manchester four-piece and their amorphous drifts between brooding rock, crisp electronica, dance floor R&B, and 80s gloss pop. An army of loyal fans saw their January headline shows sell out so don’t delay when these go on sale.
Thursday 24 July – Capitol, Perth
Sunday 27 July – The HiFi, Melbourne (Matinee: All Ages)
Monday 28 July – The HiFi, Melbourne (8pm, 18+)
Wednesday 30 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney (Licensed All Ages)
After spending most of 2013 on ‘ones to watch’ lists Sky Ferreira’s debut album Night Time, My Time more than delivered on the hype. One of the hottest names in music right now, she blew away fans at a special Sydney show in March that sold out in a flash and these shows are sure to follow suit!
Wednesday 23 July – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne
Friday 25 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney (Licensed All Ages)
PHANTOGRAM with MAS YSA
PHANTOGRAM With live performances as captivating as their film clips, The New York duo behind the entrancing hit Fall in love from their critically acclaimed album Voices bring their elegant electronic pop to Australia. You’ll instantly fall for it.
MAS YSA Witness nomadic composer Thomas Arsenault bring his unique blend of triumphant, danceable, melancholy folk music to Australia for the first time. With no public songs or marketing, Mas Ysa had already shared the stage with Deerhunter, Purity Ring and Delorean. With his newly released EP Worth gaining critical praise, in the words of Pitchfork, “You find yourself asking why it took him so long to release something in the first place”.
Thursday 24 July – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Friday 25 July – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne
Evoking early-’90s grunge, British three-piece, Darlia has lured fans and industry alike; landing Zane Lowe’s Next Hype Record on BBC Radio 1 and full rotation on triple j. Their debut EP Candyman dropped in April with the title track causing quite a stir online, also named Hottest Record in the World on BBC Radio 1. Catch Darlia play to Aussie audiences for the first time this July.
Thursday 24 July – Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Saturday 26 July –Northcote Social Club, Melbourne