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LANEWAY ACTS YOU SHOULD CATCH

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival is set to hit the country next month, bringing together some of the most exciting international and local acts together for stops in all major capital cities. We’ve taken a hard look at the lineup to pick some of our favourite up and comers making their way around the country with Laneway. 

TOKiMONSTA

With her surreal soundscapes, layers upon layers of unique instrumentals and incredible collabs with the likes of Anderson .Paak, Joey Purp, MNDR and more, TOKiMONSTA promises a glitchy, vibey set built just for dancing. 

BILLIE EILISH

She was just here on a whirlwind club tour, but pint sized teen pop wonder Billie Eilish wasn’t made for intimate club venues, with her dulce de leche vocals and sultry, synthy melodies. Look out for Bellyache and Ocean Eyes, but if we’re honest, the whole album is pop genius.  


 

MISS BLANKS

This girl isn’t shooting blanks – the hype is real around the unapologetic, almost violently honest Brisbane rapper who has earned unbelievable acclaim since her first ever release this year. Her debut EP Diary Of A Thotaholic is the confident, fearless magnum opus of flow we’ve been waiting for, and we expect nothing less from her in the flesh. 


 

DREAM WIFE

With Laneway falling just weeks after the release of UK/Icelandic trio Dream Wife’s debut album they are going to have more than enough material to show off on their very first Australian appearance. They’ve shown off their punk stylings, referencing the Spice Girls, in FUU but more groovy vibe in Fire so we know they’re ready to go off this Jan/Feb.

LOYLE CARNER

Another R&B crooner who’s graced our club stages, but really needs no introduction given the hype he’s been cultivating across the pond. Always chiller than thou, with gospel interludes and gently powerful flow, look out for the Brit’s confessional hip hop.

SYLVAN ESSO

The North Carolina duo’s minimalist electronica that creeps up on you with strong dancefloor beats has something of a cult following, but they’ve yet to approach critical mass here. We can’t get enough of uninhibited dance pop, with an undeniable folk tinge, and their sophomore effort What Now, created in the three long years after their critically acclaimed self titled debut. 


 

Michelle He

Live music enthusiast. Always at gigs with my camera.