It’s that time of the year again when all of your favourite artists, local and international, decide to head bush. It’s called Groovin’ The Moo and it’s kicking-off real soon, taking some of our smallest and biggest artists ie. Alison Wonderland, The Rubens and Illy to the biggest, of the smallest nooks in regional Oz. It’s a killer lineup but you need to plan your day accordingly, here’s our top picks of bands not to be missed!
Alt rockers The Rubens are a massive name on the line up this year and their live shows are not to be missed. Since winning triple j’s hottest 100, with their banger ‘Hoops‘, the band have been riding the success of their 2015 album of the same name and have recently been hardout gigging across the US. If you really need more convincing, GTM will prove an amazing chance to see a preview of the five piece’s (sure to be incredible) show before they embark on their national ‘Hold Me Back’ tour.
Brissy duo, DZ Deathrays, have already carved a mega successful 2016, and it’s only April. The boys have hit up the US and slayed at renowned festival and conference SXSW. They even managed to enlist funny man, Arj Barker as Satan in their video for latest single release ‘Blood On My Leather.’ As well as playing GTM, the guys will be heating up the pit for Violent Soho‘s sold out WACO tour in May. Wild.
Multi-talented Sydney lady, Emma Louise, always has us wondering what can’t she do. On top of releasing her fierce new single, ‘Talk Baby Talk’, which features a fully loaded video to complement – her live shows are not to be missed. She’s even hinted that she’s been working hard on designing costumes for her set. Can. Not. Wait.
Hip-hop-psych-soul/Dream-tronica. Basically covers it. This reckless duo, Boo Seeka, who have previously described some of their music as dripping sexual foreplay and even picked up 50th spot in triple j’s hottest 100, are a stage show not worth skipping. They’ve just finished touring Europe and released their new release ‘Oh My‘, but now they’re back, ready to go, and will be hitting up a GTM near you.
Freshly signed to Liberation, Sydney-based artist Gordi (a.k.a. Sophie Payten) has been making waves with her independently released plethora of intoxicating singles which have earned the songstress chart positions locally and internationally. You may even get some sneak peek previews of her debut EP dropping a couple weeks after her GTM performance.
* Gordi will only be appearing at the Canberra leg of Groovin’ The Moo
Tiny Little Houses
If discovering new indie tunes is your jam, then Melbourne newcomers, Tiny Little Houses will provide the toast. They’ll be hitting up Groovin’ The Moo Bendigo on the final leg of their single release, ‘Milo Tin’ tour. With their woozy riffs, mesmerizing lyrics and their tongue in cheek lyrics, these youngsters are worth highlighting on that timetable.
* Tiny Little Houses will only be appearing at the Bendigo leg of Groovin’ The Moo
If their music videos are anything to go by, New York based duo, MS MR, will provide the energy and then some. With their crazy outfits, killer light show and out pop antics, they’ll deliver a vibe like no other. The band have been touring hard, with their 2015 album, How Does It Feel, and have popped up playing shows in the states and Europe. They’ll be hitting up GTM all over the country and have even announced some limited sideshows.
Melbourne’s own Indie Rock collective, British India, are no new kids to the scene, actually they’ll be celebrating their 10th birthday next year. The four piece have been a bit quiet on the releasing new tunes front, but have been working hard playing to some small regional towns across Australia warming up for GTM. You know their songs, you know the band, you maybe took a wrong turn trying to get to their gig in Windsor, but here’s your chance to see one of Australia’s most popular indie rock bands. Don’t take a wrong turn to their stage.
Find all your info and tickets here.
Saturday, 23rd April 2016
Maitland Showground, Maitland NSW
Sunday, 24th April 2016
University of Canberra, Canberra ACT
Monday, 25th April 2016
Oakbank Racecourse, Oakbank SA (ANZAC Day)
Saturday, 30th April 2016
Bendigo’s Prince Of Wales Showground, Bendigo VIC
Sunday, 1st May 2016
Townsville Cricket Grounds, Townsville QLD (QLD Long Weekend Monday Public Holiday)
Saturday, 7th May 2016
Hay Park, Bunbury WA