The countdown to St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2015 is on and we can’t count fast enough. It all kicks off in just under two weeks time and although the line-up is nothing less than impressive here are five acts you would be silly to miss:
Jillian Banks’ voice is raw, husky and enigmatic. Watch yourself fall into a daze as she entraps you in one of her enchanted melodies. Relatively new to the scene, Banks brings a dark edge to R&B and is set to take 2015 by storm, so don’t miss the opportunity to see this young budding artist live.
2. JON HOPKINS
For electronic fans and non, Jon Hopkins is a must see. With more than 15 years experience under his belt, his latest EP Asleep Versions shines light on the depth and detail he takes in producing. Even Coldplay saw something special in him, asking him to open for them on their world tour back in 2008. What’s even more special, he’s one of five artists exclusive to Laneway and not doing any sideshows!
3. FLIGHT FACILITIES
If there’s one local act not to miss, it’s Flight Facilities. They’ve made their mark with songs like Crave You, Foreign Language and Clair de Lune – all tunes that you’ve undoubtedly heard. The Aussie duo have been going hard since 2009 and continue to impress, just have a listen to their latest track Two Bodies ft. Emma Louise.
4. ST VINCENT
Annie Clark is St Vincent. She’s as quirky and diverse as the tunes she sings and we’ve heard she is incredible live. She’s no rookie to the indie rock scene and we’re hoping that we’ll be privy to a few of her striking guitar solos on the Laneway stage. Like Jon, she’s not doing any sideshows, so it’s an absolute must-see.
5. ROYAL BLOOD
The beauty of Laneway Festival is diversity. Enjoy a variety of genres on the day, from indie to electronic to ballads and alternative rock. Does that last genre sound good to you?Then we’ll see you standing front and centre for Royal Blood. One of our absolute favourite new acts from last year, the UK duo will get those heads bangin’ and those feet stomping from start to finish. This is your only opportunity to see them in Australia anytime soon, so get on it.