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Bloc Party, Sleigh Bells, TingTings for Splendour?

It looks as though Bloc Party could be returning to Australia very soon with the band’s guitarist Russell Lissack casually announcing on Twitter last night that he “Can’t stop listening to @lastdinosaurs album, check it out. Best guitar work i’ve heard in a long time Looking fwd to crossing paths soon ;)”

Last Dinosaurs are signed to Splendour in the Grass boss Paul Piticco’s Dew Process label and provide the soundtrack to the hype reel for this year’s festival, so it would be incredibly odd if they weren’t on the Splendour lineup for 2012.

Bloc Party are also a much loved member of the Splendour family having played at the festival in 2005, 2007 and 2009. They’ve also been represented at the festival in the last two years with guitarist Russell Lissack joining the lineup of Ash at the festival in 2010 and frontman Kele playing a set last year.

So will Bloc Party and Last Dinosaurs be “crossing paths” at Splendour this July?



In other possible tips for the Splendour in the Grass 2012 lineup news the duos Sleigh Bells and The Ting Tings have also leaked the news that they’ll be making their way to Australia twice to promote their new albums Reign of Terror and Sounds from Nowheresville ; once for a festival and once for their own headline tour.

The Ting Tings owe Splendour a show after bailing on the festival in 2010 and told Radar Music “We’re coming down, once we set off in March we won’t come back [home] for a year and a half. We’ve got everything booked in I can’t give you the dates; I don’t have the diary in front of me. This year we’re actually coming down twice. I just can’t remember what the dates are and what the festivals are. I know we plan on doing our own circuit down there, which I’m looking forward to. We nearly did that last year but we pulled out I don’t think we’ve done that down there; we’ve always played festivals.”

Sleigh Bells front man Derek Miller has also leaked tour details, telling triple j that their new record is also going to bring to them Australia twice. “We absolutely are [touring],” Miller revealed “We’re coming over there twice at least on this record. So you guys will be seeing us; we’re coming.”



Finally, London newcomers Zulu Winter, who just happen to be managed by the same team behind past Splendour acts The Vaccines, Kaiser Chiefs and White Lies, will arrive here in April to play two shows promoting their debut album Language.

The band has been compared to Coldplay, Wild Beasts, and Friendly Fires and will play two shows presented by Splendour promoters Secret Sounds with support from Melbourne’s City Calm Down. Could it be a Splendour warm up tour like the Foster the People tour early last year?

Zulu Winter shows:
Monday 16th April -Northcote Social Club, Melbourne
Wednesday 18th April – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

On sale Monday 27th February

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redman300_bulldogs

redman300_bulldogs said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Let's hope Bloc Party dont play. Get someone new that hasnt played before

hellboy1975

hellboy1975 said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Those rumours make Kanye West and Coldplay sound appealing

cozza147

cozza147 said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Big Bloc Party fan
but surely not Splendour again.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

yeah not alot to get excited about yet...
Bloc Party are good live but Splendour needs some talent that doesn't come to our shores so often, a few surprises would be nice!

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

last Bloc Party tour was 2009 wasn't it? compared to other British indie faves that hardly constitutes 'always being here'.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Did that Bloc Party DJ tour where they were all going to DJ ever happen?

Hinee

Hinee said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

yeah they played the monastery/oh hello in brisbane

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 23rd Feb, 2012



yeah, splendour should concentrate on signing all those super-huge, super-popular bands that have never toured here before!

Like, um, y'know, and whatsisface, the guy with the thing, and dont forget those guys!

conditionals

conditionals said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

sleigh bells sideshow plz.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

I don't know why anyone would be upset at Bloc Party being on the Splendour lineup again.

They haven't played there for three years nor in Australia during that time and are a band that fits with Splendour perfectly. Plus they're an excellent live band.

Outside of bands that never tour, three years is longer than most bands have between Australian tours these days.

I wonder what percentage of Splendour's 2012 crowd would have even been at Splendour in 2009.

Blasted

Blasted said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

i'd be happy to see them again

themhumm

themhumm said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Oh great! They clearly listened to the survey they asked us all to fill out. How many times is this they have played it! Anything after weekend sucks anyway!

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Have you seen everyone's answers to the survey?

Aidan1234567

Aidan1234567 said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Bloc Party would make my year

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

pretty depressing year for you then

The Great Monkey War

The Great Monkey War said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

I'd like to see Bloc Party again, and The Shins for the first time.

There was a time when I was obsessed with those two bands.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

I remember seeing Bloc Party on their first tour and it being awesome yet I have no desire to see them again. I will chalk it up as mediocre record making since then.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Dear Nap solo,

All of your avs are sick, keep on rocking

Jose

01seb

01seb said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

@TheJ_Russ
Can't stop listening to @lastdinosaurs album, check it out. Best guitar work i've heard in a long time Looking fwd to crossing paths soon ;)

@01seb
@TheJ_Russ Are you looking forward to seeing @lastdinosaurs at Splendour in the Grass?

@TheJ_Russ
@01seb nice try ;)

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

I will personally be pretty shocked if Bloc Party play Splendour.

But they will surely have to play extensive sideshows (yes, that means another Riverstage show).

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Play a bunch of sideshows like the 09 splendour tour

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Hopefully not!

Their show at the Riverstage in 2008 still ranks as top 3 performances I've ever seen.

Quicky

Quicky said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Bloc Party was my first concert ever. I saw them 26 November 2008 at the Hordern Pavilion and it was such an amazing experience to watch so I'm eagerly awaiting a Splendour sideshow in Sydney if they do come back. I'd like to see Sigur Ros, Sleigh Bells and Ting Tings at sideshows as well but I'll probably leave Sleigh Bells and Ting Tings to when they come back again.

Only fail of all this: TRIAL HSC :(

Aidan1234567

Aidan1234567 said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Screw HSC, go to a gig every night you have an exam

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

I went to a gig the night before one of my HSC exams. Did the test whilst hungover. Ended up getting a Band 6 for that subject.

shazie

shazie said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

I went the Harvest last year the day after one of my uni finals and the day before another of my uni finals, passed both just fine. You'll be right :P

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

I saw Pearl Jam twice during my HSC.

therat

therat said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

I stayed home and studied the night before my HSC.

The Ting Tings are still around? Was sure they'd never be heard of again, good on them.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

If you want to do well you'll probably study more than just the night before...

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Unemployed AND studying like every other fucker at UNSW!

batdan

batdan said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

I think I chose subjects without exams for my final year.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Did they even have exams when you were in high school?

batdan

batdan said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Who went to high school?

Piko

Piko said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

I didn't even bother getting my HSC. That solves that connundrum.

It's true, they will let anyone write for FL = P

Oh hang on, I do have a uni degree. However I was too poor then to go see Bloc Party or Pearl Jam.

Piko

Piko said on the 23rd Feb, 2012

Less Wombats fans at Splendour please

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 24th Feb, 2012

I've never understood studying, you've been learning it all year, i mean what are you? simple?

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 24th Feb, 2012

there's usually a lot of it, and they don't tend to give it to you all at once...

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 24th Feb, 2012

sounds like an excuse to me.

therat

therat said on the 24th Feb, 2012



Gynaecology is more a hands on test though gregg

Scooter mcgavin

Scooter mcgavin said on the 24th Feb, 2012

Splendour 09 was my favourate Splendour, Bloc Party fuck yes

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 24th Feb, 2012

I remember seeing Happy Mondays instead of Bloc Party at splendour 09....it was awesome

RustyinBondi

RustyinBondi said on the 24th Feb, 2012

The Silent Alarms gig at the northern was unbelievable. I backed it up seeing them the next night at Splendour but having less than 500 people in an intimate gig was amazing.

Pity that the splendour warm up gigs won't be happening again, but if that is the price you pay for a 3 day festival I can handle it.

Ting Tings, Bloc Party and Sleigh Bells sounds awesome.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 24th Feb, 2012

But arent bloc party fronted by a negro? How do you handle it?

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 24th Feb, 2012

it's a bit crazy, a bit out there, but they could have the Splendour warmup gig on the Thursday night.

RustyinBondi

RustyinBondi said on the 26th Feb, 2012



As long as Kanye stays the fuck away from splendour from now on, I'll be fine with your malicious stereotyping and fear mongering as always lak lak.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 26th Feb, 2012

Hey Rusty, have you heard? Kanye is the new lead singer for Bloc Party!

batdan

batdan said on the 26th Feb, 2012

And I thought I was the only one who called Jose "lak lak". I feel less than special now.

RustyinBondi

RustyinBondi said on the 26th Feb, 2012



Kele is a legend

Kanye is a gayfish

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 26th Feb, 2012

his old username was lak lak. Rusty is obviously an ancient troll in new skin.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 26th Feb, 2012



So you should. Lak lak is old school. I still get it off a few people which is nice though

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 26th Feb, 2012

Kele is a legend

Kanye is a gayfish

Rusty is a moron.

aliago

aliago said on the 26th Feb, 2012

http://h.images.memegenerator.net/instances/400x/15243255.jpg

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 26th Feb, 2012

Okay, seriously guys, it may be 4:45am and I may be delirious, but consider this:

Last year's headliner was Kanye, right? Now let's consider for a moment that they can afford at least ONE Kanye/Coldplay-sized headliner this time around, instead of the stated zero. Remember: they did get Arctic Monkeys the year when they headlined Glastonbury, so it's plausible.

Another festival that had Kanye as a headliner last year is Sweden's Way Out West Fest, which has also shared a more than few acts with Splendour in the past.

Who is headlining Way Out West this year? Oh, nobody. Just Refused, The Black Keys and Blur.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 26th Feb, 2012

I really need to make it to this way out west thing sometime.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 26th Feb, 2012

Blur would be backed. Great warm-up for that Best Of British gig.

therat

therat said on the 26th Feb, 2012




It's brilliant, the rain don't fall and you can get a job with a company drilling for oil.

scottyk82

scottyk82 said on the 27th Feb, 2012

fuck it... I'll see bloc party in germany for a fraction of the price, less FL hipster douches there too

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 27th Feb, 2012

You could also save money by only buying a one way ticket to Germany.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 27th Feb, 2012

With any luck, he might get killed by grammar Nazis.

scottyk82

scottyk82 said on the 27th Feb, 2012

fortunately your taxes are paying for my ticket.... eat a dick

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 27th Feb, 2012

Once upon a time, that would have been labelled a "sick burn" by me. Then, I finished third grade.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 27th Feb, 2012



http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lt11tjUriU1qa2tpwo1_400.gif

scottyk82

scottyk82 said on the 27th Feb, 2012



and become addicted to the taste of dick. Burn fail

BundyandCola

BundyandCola said on the 27th Feb, 2012

Good thread

Flaming on the internet is like running in the special olympics. It does not matter if you win, you are still retarded.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 27th Feb, 2012

Good thread

Flaming on the internet is like running in the special olympics. It does not matter if you win, you are still retarded.

Nice internetting, did you just discover that one? Why not post a funny picture of a cat or ask somebody if they're mad?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 27th Feb, 2012

Good thread

Flaming on the internet is like running in the special olympics. It does not matter if you win, you are still retarded.

And fucking rad at running?

BundyandCola

BundyandCola said on the 27th Feb, 2012

Sorry but we all arent as learned as you MAB

btw it was directed at all

you just took the bait and proved what a retard you really are

im starting to think this forum is not for me

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 27th Feb, 2012

Well you're a fiftysomething bogan with a horrible username and nothing interesting to say, so take that into consideration.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 27th Feb, 2012



That would be a mutually agreeable decision.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 27th Feb, 2012

i'd say there's a high chance death cab will come back for this sucker, if bloc party, sigur ros, the shins and death cab are on board it'll be like the best of splendour and unlike bdo it won't suck.

scottyk82

scottyk82 said on the 27th Feb, 2012

Wow MAB, I wish I was from Wollongong so I could give that comment 3 thumbs down. You bitch titted poser

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 27th Feb, 2012

homophobia is frowned upon in most societies

Fake Plastic Android

Fake Plastic Android said on the 27th Feb, 2012



3 thumbs? No wonder you're getting our tax dollars.

p1owz0r

p1owz0r said on the 27th Feb, 2012



I don't know about 'death cab' and 'won't suck' in the same sentence.

scottyk82

scottyk82 said on the 28th Feb, 2012

MAB explained:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/it-just-makes-me-happy-when-i-can-make-someone-angry-a-special-investigation-into-the-dark-world-of-trolling/story-e6frfro0-1226278282934

My money is your the heavy looking one on the right.

Right?

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 28th Feb, 2012

http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m037epqr7Y1qz9wquo1_400.jpg

monokhrome_nite

monokhrome_nite said on the 28th Feb, 2012

MAB explained:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/it-just-makes-me-happy-when-i-can-make-someone-angry-a-special-investigation-into-the-dark-world-of-trolling/story-e6frfro0-1226278282934

My money is your the heavy looking one on the right.

Right?

you're 30 years old

Aidan1234567

Aidan1234567 said on the 28th Feb, 2012

I'm quite liking the fl forum specific memes popping up lately

scottyk82

scottyk82 said on the 28th Feb, 2012




You're from New Zealand. I win.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 28th Feb, 2012

congratulations you've won the lifetime douchebag award.

you should be proud, it takes a special kind of fuckwit to win a douchey.

ThatDude123

ThatDude123 said on the 28th Feb, 2012

FROM THE GOOGLES!

Definition for fatphobia:
Web definitions:
The systematic oppression and devaluing of people based on weight, body size, and fatness

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 29th Feb, 2012

http://images.longc.at/local/longcat.jpg

scottyk82

scottyk82 said on the 29th Feb, 2012

Although I think fatphobia is a made up condition by people with "glandular" problems to feel better about themselves. I admit. I have a phobia of fat. It scares me, haunting me in places such as the lines at KFC, long haul flights and yes even concerts. Just Tuesday night I was enjoying a nice evening with Unwritten Law at the Hi-Fi in Brissy when I felt a massive round object nearly push me over. Was it a beachball? Was a stuffed animal? No it was a single breast. I observed it to be approx 15-20 kgs in size. Now I'm a bit of a boob man, but this was nor ordinary boob. No apology for the breast bounce from whom it belonged to. Just a swipe to get to the front from a "lady" who wanted to get a closer look at Russo busting his somewhat sexy moves. While I do not blame the "big boned" woman, it scared me. She was close to 160kgs and cleared throught that crowd like godzilla in Manhattan. I did not sleep easy that night. So yes Fatties - I have a phobia of them. They raise concerns for our fragile economy, our already struggling health system and I believe they are contributing to the eventual world dominance of Colonel Sanders.

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 29th Feb, 2012

The worst troll in all of the lands.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 29th Feb, 2012

Hey Scotty, would another long cat ease your pain?

scottyk82

scottyk82 said on the 29th Feb, 2012

More of a dog person, but if you've got one spare....?

grattan

grattan said on the 1st Mar, 2012

Ouch - Ting Tings savaged on Pitchfork with a 1.8.

The Ting Tings' sophomore record is titled Sounds From Nowheresville, and the Nowheresville invoked might as well be ad-land itself. The restless genre-hopping vibe makes this feel less like an album and more like a series of tracks written to briefs. They flit from noir-electro ("Silence"), cod reggae ("Soul Killing"), and bratty guitar riffs ("Hang It Up"). The only common thread is how uniformly bad everything is. I suppose on that level it works: Sounds From Nowheresville makes me want to buy chocolate, try on clothes, take a holiday-- anything but listen to this record... It almost feels like folly to try and engage with discussing this thing musically-- it's so cold and random. Most of the time, Sounds From Nowheresville evokes the same sensation as being Rickrolled for the 40th time

grattan

grattan said on the 9th Mar, 2012

According to the Rolling Stone magazine I was flicking through at the airport the Sleigh Bells tour will be in June.