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Can you solve the Vivid LIVElineup clues?

As reported by FasterLouder late last year, Modular Recordings big boss man Steve Pavlovic is picking up from previous curators Brian Eno and Lou Reed to program the 2011 Vivid LIVE festival in Sydney, promising to bring the Modular touch to Sydney’s iconic Opera House.

Now the fun has started with Pav dropping some clues as to which artists will be drawn out to Australia for the festival. The little teasers come in an interview with Pav posted on the Modular People website, with the big cheese laying out some particularly cagey descriptions of some of the artists lined up to play – see below.

Vivid LIVE runs from Friday 27th May to Sunday 5th June and neatly fits in with the Melbourne Jazz Festival schedule, which runs from Saturday 4th – Monday 13th June; so we feel safe in predicting that the festivals are likely to share a few headliners. The jazz festival has already announced Gorillaz collaborators Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, krautrock legends Faust, and tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins.

One act making an Australian debut at the jazz festival – Sun Ra Arkesta – seems to be a perfect fit for the clue: “If this is what space sounds like please take me there. Floating through a cloud of angelic squawk on a bed of heartbreak, no one does beautiful noise like this.”

For three very good reasons Architecture In Helsinki is another very likely starter for the lineup – they’re signed to Modular, they’ve just released a new album and their May tour dates curiously skip Sydney.

Other rumours floating about include Hercules & Love Affair, Robyn, Animal Collective, Daft Punk, Death From Above 1979, Bat for Lashes, and of course Modular acts including Cut Copy, Tame Impala and The Avalanches.

Can you solve the Vivid LIVE clues?

1)
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“As classic as they come in our books, it’s going to be a true one-off.” Daft Punk?

2)
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“Has created some of the most mind melting visuals ever and his work is virtually a signpost of this generation. Truly ground-breaking and always surprising.” Aphex Twin?

3)
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“Always moving forwards, sideways, upside down, any which way but backwards, always an entertaining live outfit. They are amassing a fantastic catalogue and know how to bring it to the stage.” Odd Future?

4)
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“An institution of sorts, a weekly night of the gay persuasion that’s been earning devotees for its extra jovial atmosphere and deep excavations into the history of dance music. These guys mix up an extraordinary blend of retro and modern disco, pop anthems and camp classics with more fun than you can poke your dick at.” ??

5)
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“If this is what space sounds like please take me there. Floating through a cloud of angelic squawk on a bed of heartbreak, no one does beautiful noise like this.” Sun Ra Arkesta?

6)
???? ??? ???
“Electrifying and invigorating as hell, when it was discovered that they create enough energy between them in one show to power the Opera House for a decade we knew we had to get them down to capture that power. This is destined to be something very special.” ??

7)
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“A modern day diva. She spins the kind of enchanting webs that are a joy to get stuck in. Expect a wondrous, sweeping performance.” Bat for Lashes?

8)
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“It’s so punk rock. I love it!” Death From Above 1979?

9)
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“This mystic forest pop outfit have crafted their own world of kaleidoscopic pop since coming to our attention. Gorgeous harmonies, rugged guitar explorations and pristine wandering instrumentals make up their arsenal and it’s an explosive brew.” Animal Collective?

10)
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“Sounding like a combination of New York ‘79, Chicago in ‘86 and the world in the future, this sizzling update of classic house and electro pop is unbeatable in the discotheque and in your dreams, one of the most exciting new directions in dance music is here.” Hercules & Love Affair?

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sarahanne

sarahanne said on the 23rd Mar, 2011

%u201CSounding like a combination of New York %u201879, Chicago in %u201886 and the world in the future" THIS is AIH me thinks

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 23rd Mar, 2011

this whole "hints about the lineup" thing that people do for fests nowadays shits me to tears. either tell us who's playing, or shut the fuck up.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 23rd Mar, 2011



At least it isn't Soundwave.

They'd be announcing one hint a week and they'd all be terrible hints.

shazie

shazie said on the 23rd Mar, 2011

At least it isn't Soundwave.

They'd be announcing one hint a week and they'd all be terrible hints.

Clue: This band PLAYED at a festival in the past YEAR. GET EXCITED!


Reveal after much hyping: why it's the foghorn dandy's! Aren't you excited?

psulli12

psulli12 said on the 23rd Mar, 2011

hopefully fuck buttons will be playing

iNegro

iNegro said on the 23rd Mar, 2011

Daft Punk, Aphex Twin, Architecture in Helsinki, Van She, La Roux, DFA1979 all seem to be pretty high bids.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 23rd Mar, 2011

Daft Punk seems like way too big of a get.

knate

knate said on the 23rd Mar, 2011

thank god, when will people stop giving virtual wristies to two guys in robot suits who produced nothing decent but camp french filtered house

SUN RA ARKESTRA - get fuking excited

scottyk82

scottyk82 said on the 23rd Mar, 2011

DFA1979 Do It! Farkin laugh out loud @ gumbouy and knate. Hammer - Nail. Golden

humanracin

humanracin said on the 23rd Mar, 2011

Thought I was the only one who thought Daft Punk were just an over-rated novelty act?

Do any of the Vivid acts play other states or all exclusive to Sydney? Just realised how little money I have to spend on concerts now planning an overseas trip :/ so please no Portishead...

grattan

grattan said on the 23rd Mar, 2011

Really want to believe that these clues = Matthew Barney and Bjork.

“Has created some of the most mind melting visuals ever and his work is virtually a signpost of this generation. Truly ground-breaking and always surprising.”

“A modern day diva. She spins the kind of enchanting webs that are a joy to get stuck in. Expect a wondrous, sweeping performance.”

lukey26

lukey26 said on the 23rd Mar, 2011

Really want to believe that these clues = Matthew Barney and Bjork.

“Has created some of the most mind melting visuals ever and his work is virtually a signpost of this generation. Truly ground-breaking and always surprising.”

“A modern day diva. She spins the kind of enchanting webs that are a joy to get stuck in. Expect a wondrous, sweeping performance.”

David Bowie and Rebecca Black.

mvdg24

mvdg24 said on the 24th Mar, 2011

#2 = aphex twin or cornelius?

grattan

grattan said on the 24th Mar, 2011

Really hope the ??? marks don't mean anything, just saw that La Roux fits this clue and ??? marks.

?? ????
“A modern day diva. She spins the kind of enchanting webs that are a joy to get stuck in. Expect a wondrous, sweeping performance.”

The Great Monkey War

The Great Monkey War said on the 24th Mar, 2011

^ apparently Bat for Lashes did a cover of Lullabye by The Cure. Which referers to Spider Man in the lyrics. Spider Man -> WEBS!

SOLVED.

grattan

grattan said on the 27th Mar, 2011

According today's SMH: "the program is rumoured to include Odd future, Spritualized and Chris Cunningham".

grattan

grattan said on the 28th Mar, 2011

Latest tweet from Modular: "Swag Mr. Pavlovic, swag"

Whatever could that mean....

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 28th Mar, 2011

Lineup includes!

Wu Lyf
OFWGKTA
Azari & III
The Crystal Ark
Yo Gabba Gabba (not sure if this is part of Vivid)
Tame Impala
Club Night - Avalanches
Club Night - 2manydjs
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
Spiritualized

That's all I've got!

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 28th Mar, 2011

[URL="https://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/tickets/reserve.aspx?performanceNumber=62173"]Yep, there's the Avalanches. Niiiiice.

They BETTER be fucking playing live.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 28th Mar, 2011

^ that's how I got my lineup.

jhf92

jhf92 said on the 28th Mar, 2011

from a M+N forum:
27 May - Spiritualized at Opera Theatre
27 May - Club Night #1 Modular at Studio
28 May - Spiritualized at Opera Theatre
28 May - Crystal Ark at Studio
28 May - Club Night #2 Mad Racket at Studio
29 May - Architecture in Helsinki at Opera Theatre
29 May - Cut Copy at Concert Hall
29 May - Club Night #3 Sneaky Sundays at Studio
30/31 May - Wu Lyf at Studio
1 June - Tame Impala at Opera Theatre
1/2 June - OFWGKTA at Studio
2 June - Sonny Rollins at Opera Theatre
3 June - Club Night #4 Avalanches at Studio
3 June - Bat For Lashes at Concert Hall
4 June - Bat For Lashes at Concert Hall
4 June - Yo Gabba Gabba at Concert Hall (3 shows)
4 June - Club Night #5 2manyDJs
4 June - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble at Opera Theatre
5 June - Yo Gabba Gabba (more again)
5 June - Azari & III at Studio
5 June - Chris Cunningham at Opera Theatre
6 June - Club Night #6 Club Kooky
18 June - Gilbert and Sullivan at Concert Hall

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 28th Mar, 2011

I'm going to put it out there that the Gilbert and Sullivan show 12 days after everything else isn't part of Vivid Live.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 28th Mar, 2011

Sweeeet. Odd Future, Yo Gabba Gabba and B4L here I come!

jhf92

jhf92 said on the 28th Mar, 2011



correct. the schedule is up here and finishes on the 5th.

Daft Punks Lip Sweat

Daft Punks Lip Sweat said on the 28th Mar, 2011

Avalanches & Bat For Lashes is sublime.

The Great Monkey War

The Great Monkey War said on the 28th Mar, 2011

I shotgun going to Odd Future, Bat for Lashes and Spiritualized. :D

untoldanimals

untoldanimals said on the 28th Mar, 2011

"%u201chas created some of the most mind melting visuals ever and his work is virtually a signpost of this generation. truly ground-breaking and always surprising.%u201d aphex twin?" - - - hahaha. c'mon. as far as i'm aware, aphex twin hasn't created any visuals. nongs!

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 28th Mar, 2011




http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_RwS39mXEpEs/RhPjImE6AKI/AAAAAAAAAFA/yVAPWoAs0KY/s400/windowlicker.jpg

Go on.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 28th Mar, 2011



wow, are you serious?

lanesra23

lanesra23 said on the 28th Mar, 2011

Odd Future, Avalanches and Bat for Lashes may be viable options for me. I should probably sort out accommodation this time. The benches outside Sydney Airport are not that comfortable.

untoldanimals

untoldanimals said on the 28th Mar, 2011

yeah, dudes. aphex twin's visuals are created by chris cunningham.

untoldanimals

untoldanimals said on the 28th Mar, 2011

well, those ones were, anyway.

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 28th Mar, 2011

well, next time Chris Cunningham tours, they can use that tagline for him too, but i think its safe to say most people associate those visuals with Aphex Twin.

untoldanimals

untoldanimals said on the 28th Mar, 2011

did you not notice he's appearing at vivid live?

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 28th Mar, 2011

i didn't notice much. i'm pretty drunk.