Our Falls Festival 2017 sideshows are calling you
Melbourne electro pioneers The Avalanches will be making their highly anticipated comeback this January, with headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide for the first time in over a decade! If their Splendour in the Grass 2016 and pre-party performances are anything to go by, with a live show that effortlessly combines both albums, guest musicians like Jonathon Donahue from Mercury Rev and Spank Rock, not to mention a few other surprises, these shows are the perfect way to start your 2017!
Tue 3 Jan – Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne with special guest Grandmaster Flash – SOLD OUT
Thu 5 Jan – Enmore Theatre, Sydney with special guest Grandmaster Flash
Sat 7 Jan – Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide with special guests Bad//Dreems
Supported by Beat
In the two years since pop alchemists AlunaGeorge – aka singer and lyricist Aluna Francis and producer George Reid – released their critically praised debut album, Body Music, they’ve barely stopped. From world tours to festivals, to Katy Perry support slots, collaborations (2015’s ‘To Ü’ with Skrillex & Diplo) and chart-slaying remixes (DJ Snake’s version of ‘You Know You Like It’- one of the most streamed songs of all time), their world has expanded immeasurably from the tiny London studio they started working in back in 2010.
Somehow, in amongst the madness, they’ve managed to find the time to write and record a follow-up album, I Remember, which is out on 16th September. The album confidently maintains their unique sonic palette – a soulful, pop-leaning take on down-tempo dance and experimental R&B – but also takes it forward into bolder territories. Lead by the dancehall-tinged, ludicrously catchy banger ‘I’m In Control’, featuring Jamaican rapper Popcaan, it’s an album that channels their experiences into a delicious mélange of pop styles.
Fri 6 Jan – The Corner, Melbourne
Jamie T, a five-time NME award winner, has established himself as one of the UK’s most unique songwriters, merging his punk, folk, ska and reggae influences. He has released four critically acclaimed albums to date which have all charted top 5 in the UK. His 2007 debut Panic Prevention earned him a Mercury Music Prize nomination, and his follow up 2009’s Kings & Queens shot to No 2 in the UK chart. After a five-year hiatus, Jamie returned in 2014 with Carry On The Grudge, which was hailed by Sunday Times Culture as ‘a third album of such unanswerable brilliance’.
Wed 4 Jan – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Thu 5 Jan – Croxton Bandroom, Melbourne – SOLD OUT
Australia’s very own RY X is thrilled to announce he’ll be returning to home soil in January 2017, lighting up stages in both Sydney and Melbourne off the back of his performances at all Falls Festivals over the New Year.
Fri 6 Jan – Newtown Social Club, Sydney
Sat 7 Jan – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Scandinavia’s finest electro-pop badass MØ is heading back to Australian shores this summer! With dates already locked in at all Falls Festivals and Field Day, she’ll be jumping onstage in Sydney (all ages) and Melbourne for two intimate headline shows in January. All tickets for her last Australian tour, supported by Elliphant, sold out super fast! Fresh from the likes of Coachella and Glastonbury and armed with a new collab, Cold Water with Justin Bieber and Major Lazer, don’t miss MØ when she hits the road in January.
Tue 3 Jan – Metro Theatre – All Ages
Thur 5 Jan – 170 Russell
HÆLOS are Arthur Delaney (vocals), Dom Goldsmith (vocals, production) and Lotti Benardout (vocals); the trio brings a multitude of ominous and enchanting sounds that blend seamlessly together. After a massive year touring their debut album Full Circle all over the US and Europe, they played some of the world’s biggest festival stages (Leeds, Reading, Coachella and Lollapalooza), and went on to perform a staggering 11 shows at SXSW, including an amazing performance at our Secret Sounds showcase party!
With support from some of Australia’s most exciting electro-innovators Yeo and Christopher Port, HÆLOS debut Australian shows are certainly an early contender for the party of 2017.
Wed Jan – Howler – Melbourne
Fri Jan 6 – Oxford Art Factory – Sydney
Formed in the summer of 2010, Lemaitre is a Norwegian indie-electronic duo consisting of members Ketil Jansen and Ulrik Denizou Lund, who create raging disco beats, mixed with soft synthphrases and gripping melodies. When playing live they combine live instruments, not so live instruments and good old live vocals.
Both Jansen and Lund love hip-hop and rock, but the core of their fandom was cool electronic music, like Chemical Brothers and Basment Jaxx. Lund says they were both huge Daft Punk fans when they connected.
Wed Jan 4 – Oxford Art Factiry – Sydney
Thur Jan 5 – Howler – Melbourne
Catfish And The Bottlemen
UK’s freshest and most exciting live acts Catfish And The Bottlemen are back with the highly anticipated follow up to their debut album The Balcony. When asked about the new album Van recently told Q Magazine that “The last album was the support act. This one is the headliner!” Having recently picked up a 2016 BRIT nomination as UK’s Best breakthrough act… looks like Catfish And The Bottlemen are about take over the globe.
Tue Jan 3 – 170 Russel – Melbourne SOLD OUT
Wed Jan 4 – 170 Russel – Melbourne SOLD OUT
Fri Jan 6 – Enmore Theatre – Sydney SOLD OUT
Modern Baseball were in the country earlier this year on their first ever Australian tour selling out all shows. Having recently being announced on Falls Festival the band are excited to announce Falls side-shows with special guests Camp Cope.
Wed Jan 4 – Metre Theatre (all ages) – Sydney
Fri Jan 6 – 170 Russel – Melbourne