Good Boy’s Top Picks Of Laneway 2016

Brisbane band Good Boy received some very good news indeed last year, when they found out they had won the triple J Unearthed comp to open their hometown leg of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival for 2016.

They’ve already supported the likes of Viet Cong and Brisbane stalwarts Velociraptor, and have been quickly accruing a loyal fan base around their city thanks to their true blue alternative guitar pop – so it only makes sense that they won and are ready for this next step up in their sure and steady rise to success.

Ahead of the festival, we asked the fellas which acts they were keen to see at the festival. Delivering a list that features DIIV, Thundercat and Battles amongst others, Good Boy show they have even better taste. Check out their top picks below (complete with an accompanying playlist for your convenience) and be sure to check them out from 11:50am on the Good Better Best Stage this Saturday, February 6 at the Brisbane Showgrounds. Get on the remaining few tickets here.

Royal Headache
With two insanely great albums under their belt and a high energy, fast paced live set, Royal Headache are by far the band I am most looking forward to seeing. They all seem like they don’t really care about anything but the music, and thats what i look for in a band. Apparently Shogun is a real showman on stage so it should be a ripper.

Blank Realm
I’ve seen Blank Realm around 6 or 7 times and no matter the circumstance or situation they are always incredible. Their chaotic sound and their songwriting is near perfect and since their latest 2 albums, they’ve just gotten better and better every time.

I sort of missed the bandwagon with these guys when they brought out their debut album in 2012. But I’ve been all over every one of their latest singles leading up to their next big release. DIIV are sure to captivate audiences across the Laneway circuit with their spacious indie dream pop. P.S. Take note of the bass line in this track.

I discovered Thundercat through his incredible work on the Flying Lotus albums. That’s right, this guy is the mad genius behind the bass playing in most of the Flying Lotus tracks/albums. That fact alone should be enough reason to save a spot for Thundercat in your laneway schedule.

Methyl Ethel
I first heard of these guys when i saw them at Bigsound this year and have loved their tunes since then. Rogues is a #banger and has been my go-to jam while I’m work. I can’t wait to see these dudes again!

Icecream is one of the catchiest songs out there with a bloody insane drum line and I’m dying to seeing the intro drum fill at 0.56 seconds. How good?!

Japanese Wallpaper
I was pretty late to the party with this guy only just having a good listen to his tracks late last year, but this guy is crazy talented for his age, dropping hit after hit at only 17 or something? I can’t wait to see this dude’s live show. A must see on every punters’ laminated laneway schedule!

Read our top picks for Laneway 2016 here