CHVRCHES Lead Huge Laneway Fest Sideshows Announcement

Break out the gig diary and clear the credit cards – Laneway Festival have announced a ridiculous amount of must-see sideshows this morning.

If this list of gigs doesn’t have you doing some serious February frothin’, we don’t know what will. Try this on for size:

Celebrate CHVRCHES‘ flipping amazing second album Every Open Eye in its live glory when the Scottish trio perform at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Thursday 4 February and Melbourne’s Forum Theatre on Tuesday 9 February. Update – second Melb show announced! Tuesday sold out, new date announced: the Forum on Wednesday 10 February.

Twenty-year-old Las Vegas prodigy Shamir brings his unique spin on soul, R&B, house, disco, rap and pop to Melbourne’s Howler on Thursday 4 February and Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Thursday 11 February.

Canadian minimalist pop duo Majical Cloudz, with acclaimed third album Are You Alone? in tow, play a single Sydney headline show at the Newtown Social Club on Monday 8 February.

Witness Toronto trio Metz‘s notoriously brutal live show at Sydney’s Oxford Art Factory on Wednesday 10 February and Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Friday 12 February. It will be LOUD.

After dropping two albums of their patented glittering dream pop in the past two months – Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars – Baltimore’s Beach House will make Melbourne fans swoon at 170 Russell on Wednesday 10 February.

Brooklyn’s DIIV bring their hazy guitar jams to Australia for the first time, hitting up Sydney’s Factory Theatre on Tuesday 9 February and Melbourne’s Corner Hotel on Thursday 11 February.

Bring on February!

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