Laneway 2017

Hanging at the forefront of my brain for most of this year’s Laneway was a single thought, it was there in the first five minutes after entering, it was there as I wandered between sets, it was there on my way out.

Why hasn’t Laneway ALWAYS been in Albert Park?

Because holy shit, that was the perfect venue for a festival like Laneway. Shade everywhere, stages rising in front of a picturesque backdrop of trees and cityscape, SPACE oh man so much s p a c e. My only complaint is that Princes street was too crowded and seemed like it could’ve been solved by spreading things out a little bit more but that’s a tiny thing that was pretty easily avoidable. Besides there was the stunning beer garden / always pretty empty portaloos / food vendors up the other end of the park anyway so it wasn’t like you HAD to go down Princes all that much

It was a beautiful day in a beautiful setting with a tonne of beautiful music. I didn’t see everything I had planned on seeing but everything I did see was fantastic. I’m not going to write about everything I saw, but I’ve picked some highlights and surprises and written about them through here: Continue reading “Laneway 2017”

Guestlist: Hospital Sports

I’ve been a fan of Auckland band Hospital Sports for a few years now, their 2013 self-titled album is to this day one of my favourite local releases and every time I’ve seen them live they’ve put on a fantastic show. Danny, Nick and Morgan picked out ten tracks they’ve been jamming a lot lately and wrote about what it is they like about each track. This playlist is below (and half of it is up on spotify here.)

Hospital Sports are playing a few shows around the country in support of their second album Take Care which is out today. They’re great live so if they’re playing near you make sure you head along:

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