This post should have been up a couple weeks ago, but we’re procrastinators like that so it’s only coming out now.
So, on 26 Jan 2013, we went for St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2013. For those of you who don’t know what Laneway is: it’s an australian music festival that comes to Singapore once a year and features some pretty big indie bands in the world.
Kings of Convenience opened the festival and we definitely agree it was a good start to the day. I mean, c'mon, what better way to open the show than with some mellow music?
Poliça came on next and we fell in love with her instantaneously! We loved that she used double the bass power in her music and that it felt dance-y-ish.
We tried giving Cloud Nothing a chance, we really did, but OMG! It was a unanimous agreement that they sucked big time. Whoever thought that putting a Metal band in an indie music festival would be a good idea was obviously an idiot. Really.
Because we could tolerate them no longer, we left the festival for a while to get some food before running back in time for Of Monsters and Men. Boy, did we have the time of our lives singing along with the crowd!
We left the festival again for the next 2 hours (because the sun was already melting our skins off our bodies) before coming back again for Kimbra We liked her, but I don’t think we fell head over heals in love with her like we did Poliça. Interesting sound, and we admit it was fun listening to her, but I think that’s about it.
Real Estate played next and we honestly really liked their music! We did say we were going to buy their stuff off iTunes, but we have yet to do that. #lifeofaprocrastinator
After the long wait throughout the day of good music, we finally got to see Alt-J play! Sure, they had a little technical issue for about 5 minutes (someone must’ve gotten fired for that), but we loved them nonetheless.
The crowd numbers had exploded by that time because it was already after dinner and people were there ‘early’ because Gotye was the closing act, so we left the festival early.
We regret nothing though, despite forgetting to bring sunblock and getting terrible sunburns after that day. A day filled with the best music in the world is always a good day.
Photos of the festival are up on our Facebook page!
We’ll see you guys soon!