Feel Presents are pleased to present three fantastic acts at this years ever expanding Splendour In The Grass festival.
For the first time in Australia the sultry duo of Isobel Campbell (ex-Belle & Sebastian) and Mark Lanegan (ex-Screaming Trees, QOTSA) will be engaging Splendour audiences with their dirty desert blues and “sultry, sizzling duets”. Backed by a five-piece band, their set will no doubt feature tracks from their critically acclaimed third album, Hawk and their Mercury Prize-nominated Ballads Of The Broken Seas.
Stars of Sydney Festival 2010 Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears return and this time they’re bringing vintage soul vocal combo The Relatives with them. That makes for thirteen (13) people on stage! If you were lucky enough to see Black Joe & co blow the roof off any one of their three Sydney Festival dates you’ll know what an explosive live show they’re capable of. There’s a new album, Scandalous, available too. Buy it locally or via the bands own website: http://www.blackjoelewis.com/scandalous/
And finally, an all time Feel favourite, Mogwai, will be performing their one and only Australian show for 2011 at Splendour in the Grass. General consensus is that Mogwai destroyed Splendour in 2006 so scrape your pennies together and get in line for tickets – on sale Thursday 5th May @ 9am sharp. But before you do that check out their latest masterpiece Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will out now via local chaps Spunk!
“…it was Mogwai in the GQ McLennan tent that built a skyscraper into the interstellar universe and convered with alien life forms in riot gear. It was an intense conversation on the sonic hemisphere, the vocoder getting a working through three of their songs, leaving one punter to exclaim: “That was the best show I have ever witnessed!” – FasterLouder.com (Splendour In The Grass 2006)