So if you are wondering what to do in the lead up to New Years celebrations, why not pay a visit to the Falls Festivals in Lorne and Marion Bay, or SouthboundFestival over in WA.
The initial line-up announcement of just 8 bands, is merely a teaser for the other 75 yet to be announced. Headlining are the indie darlings Beach House who will come to Australia with a fresh bunch of tunes following their latest release, ‘Bloom’. Also coming are The Flaming Lips and Best Coast, who along with British rockers The Vaccines return to the country having only been here just under a year ago for Harvest and Big Day Out Festivals. Coolio and SBTRKT are the two new faces on the block, whilst Australia’s favourite indie folk act Boy and Bear and visual DJ extraordinaire Sampology head the local contingent of artists set to play the Festivals.
Keep a look out for the next lot of line-up announcements
The Flaming Lips
Boy & Bear
Sampology Presents a Falls Anniversary AV Show
Falls Festival Dates:
December 28th – January 1st, Lorne
December29th – January 1st, Marion Bay
The Fabergettes are a Sydney four-piece consisting of three girls with three letter names in Kat, Nat and Bec with drummer Marty thrown in for some testosterone.
The band describe their sound as “The Shangri-Las meets Best Coast with a dash of The Runaways thrown in for good measure”, and the is some truth to the statement. The Fabergettes are heavier than the ‘Shangri-Las’, not as rock driven as ‘The Runaways’, or as indie as ‘Best Coast’, but the band definitely show influences from all, and their amalgamation of these sounds works brilliantly.
The Fabergettes combine driving rock beats, sweet Doo-Wop voices and some catchy guitar work to create an upbeat and fun listen. In their track ‘Ding Dong’, which has received some Triple J airplay, the band also incorporates some hand clapping to cleverly kick the song off, before finishing with a climax of drums, synth, guitars and timely lyric “ding dong”. Its a killer track, with the instrumentation, vocals and back-ups mixing beautifully to create a catchy as anything pop song.
Their other track released is ‘I Cry’ and as the title suggests is much more emotional than ‘Ding Dong’. It allows The Fabergettes to show their versatility with the vocals of Nat Martin conveying the emotion of the track brilliantly and instrumentally mixing it up with the use of some reverb guitar. ‘I Cry’ is another awesome listen, and you can download it and ‘Ding Dong’ from their unearthed page.
Lucky for us, the band plans to release their debut EP in March and you can actually attend the launch at Sydney’s Good God Small Club on March 9th. I personally, am looking forward to hearing some new tracks from this up and coming pop ensemble, and I am sure their EP won’t disappoint.