Splendour 2012 Day 3
Splendour 2012 Day 2 Wrap Up: we talked to Miike Snow, Ball Park Music & Tame Impala. more here.
Splendour 2012 Day 1 Wrap Up: we talked to Pond, Ben Howard, Bertie Blackman & Gypsy & the Cat, more here.
Day three is always a tough one at Splendour because you know, everyone has gone really hard the last two nights and there's deffs a bit of a burn out factor on the cards. BUT luckily, we were all fine because we were there to work, not to get loose :)
Day three we spoke to Last Dinosaurs, Missy Higgins and Django Django
- what a way to finish up!
Now because we were at the house we missed a few of the earlier bands but when it was all quiet on set, we could actually hear some of the bands! This is where I (Reegan) sat whilst listening to the Ball Park Music set... life's tough.
Clearly not as nice as the other view of the beach but it's not all bad because while I was chilling to Ball Park Music, Ella was chatting to Missy Higgins - you know she shot her latest music video on a beach just near by?
Have a listen to this:
This is the new video for "Everyone's Waiting" she's talking about,
Then we had the boys from Last Dinosaurs come to our Radar house and because they'd played the day before, they were free to relax a bit and had a beer with us and just a bit of a catch up ya know. This is the interview for TV sans beer where the boys talk about writing new songs and shutting Reegan down. CAN YOU BELIEVE THEY DON'T REMEMBER ONE OF THE BEST SCENES FROM FORREST GUMP?
Now this is the only time that team Radar split up because we had the boys from Django Django were coming in but not until 7pm and we were like do we hang around or go in... Zoe and I (Reegan) did the runner (we'd already missed so many good bands in the early time slots, c'mon!)
We got there in time for the tail end of Metric - and boy-o-boy I wish that we got there earlier. They sounded SO GOOD and then Wolfmother played aaaannnddd I'm pretty sure it was the same set that they did 5 years ago, and then again 2 years ago. Don't get me wrong, the songs are good but I've just heard it all before. That's when I went for a beer (and sung in an unnecessarily high pitched voice to "Joker & the Theif" whilst consuming it)
Now, while the 2 of us were inside, Ella was talking to Django Django - apparently good rockers come from art school? Kanye would concur.
Now, The Kooks. The kiwi blokes that stayed next to us were ripping into us about liking The Kooks because they're 'girly rock' well here it is... I'm laying my masculinity on the line and standing by my love for the Kooks. Towards the end of their set, they went from 'Junk of the Heart' straight in to 'Naive' wow. My two fave Kooks songs and they were back to back. Absolutely fantastic.
Zoe shot them recently at a festival in Sweden if you want to see some pics... click here
. Does anyone know if Luke was rocking the same tights (I think they're pants actually... just very tight ones.)
Then Billy happened and you wouldn't believe it, for one of the most unpredictable men in the music game, they came on early.
Yep, EARLY. WHEN DOES THAT HAPPEN?????
He dropped this little unheard number very early in the set, it's called 'Bullet with Butterly Wings'
AND then, check out the crowd leave the ground when that classic first riff of "Today" chimes in... epic.
Their sound took me straight back to the 90's when extended guitar solos - showboating each instrumentalists talent in general was just a done thing. They were seriously tight. You know also that their new drummer Mike Byrne (the youngster) was hand picked by Corgan almost instantly after he first heard him - you only have to see him shred it ti understand why; awesome.
So that's it for another year, what a downer.
Before you head to Office Works to purchase some razor blades, come hang and have a beer with us at our Splendour pad with some of the coolest artists on this year's bill...
I think this is one of the last things I saw... needless to say, the 'dad joke' is burned in my memory... oh crap that was another dad joke.