The Buro 24/7 gig guide: Winter edition
Didn't score a ticket to Splendour? Fear not; we've rounded up the hottest musical tickets in town to get your ears humming and your heart singing this Winter
Whether you are rocking out to Regurgitator at a nostalgic 90s house party or reading a book to the dulcet tones of Bach: music has an undeniable effect on your emotional state.
Various scientific studies have proven the profound impact of music on the brain. It's been shown to increase dopamine levels, reduce the stress hormone cortisol, increase antibodies linked to immunity and fire up the brain's limbic system, making us feel less alone and more hopeful about the future.
Turns out, Plato was on the money back in 300BC when he said: 'Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life and to everything.' It's a life force, a potent cocktail of spiritual healing and one of those intangible mysteries of the universe for which words often fail.
With this in mind, you'd be a darn fool not to soak up some of that soul-soothing goodness hitting Australian shores over the next two months, thanks to swathe of Splendour sideshows traipsing their way around the continent. Read on to discover the best of the bunch.
Renowned for his ability to make even the largest of venues feel intimate, Ásgeir's forthcoming album Afterglow leaves behind the folk-tinged acoustics of his debut, The Silence. Diving head first into melancholic, melodic electronica in its purest form, first single Unbound is a stunning, yearning piece of music. The second single, the ambitious electro-pop Stardust follows on from the tradition of his breakout 2013 track King and Cross which saw him instantly added to radio playlists across the country.
Friday 21 July, Enmore Theatre, Sydney. Tickets here.
Monday 24 July, The Forum Theatre, Melbourne. Tickets here.
LCD Sound System
Formed by New York DJ/musician James Murphy back in 2002, the dancefloor icons will perform two unmissable headline shows this winter: Sydney's Hordern Pavilion on Monday 24 July, followed by Melbourne's Margaret Court Arena on Wednesday 26 July. Their cathartic, sublime dance-punk - highlighted in tracks such as 'Daft Punk Is Playing at My House', 'Drunk Girls', 'I Can Change', 'Losing My Edge' - defined the Noughties, creating a legacy felt to today.
Wednesday 26 July, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne. Tickets here.
Reykjavik's Sigur Rós are back to grace Australia with their ethereal presence, their 2012 headline tour saw sold out shows across the country. Sonically peerless, thanks to their unique blend of minimalist rock, Jónsi Birgisson's bowing guitar tones, melancholy bass and classical manners, the now three piece will play many of their best-loved songs, drawing form their extensive back catalogue, as well as new and unreleased material, currently being written towards a forthcoming eighth studio album. They are playing on
Tuesday 25 July, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney. Tickets here.
Thursday 27 July, Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne. Tickets here.
LA-based British musician, producer and DJ Bonobo added brings his electronic oeuvre to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth this July, this time with his full band to celebrate his latest release "Migration". It's 17 years since Bonobo's first release Animal Magic and he's getting some of the strongest reviews of his career to date with Pitchfork calling his sixth album Migration "the most sophisticated record of his career" and reviewers of the live show equally impressed. The album features his recent collaboration 'No Reason' with Aussie favourite Nick Murphy (fka Chet Faker).
Friday 21 July, The Forum, Melbourne. Tickets here.
Saturday 22 July, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney. Tickets here.
Two Door Cinema Club
The three school mates have a solid love affair with Australia that has continued to amplify with the release of their new awesome album. Back with an all new vigor, swagger and confidence, fans will be treated to their signature electro-tinged indie-pop tunes this July. Recorded in California with renowned producer Jacknife Lee (REM, U2, Bloc Party), 'Gameshow' sees the band challenge themselves to indulge in a wide and varied range of styles and influences, stretching way beyond the traditional Two Door sound to take in the likes of Prince, Chic, Krautrock, Neo Soul and modernist pop.
Sunday 23 July, Hordern Pavilion, Sydney. Tickets here.
Buro 24/7 Selection
Buro 24/7 Selection