5 Must Sees at Southbound with Oakland

5 Must Sees at Southbound with Oakland

Our Stagebound entrants give you 5 acts to catch

Southbound has enlisted the help of ten WA-based media outlets to nominate a band to fill the final spot on their incredible lineup. Our choice is a band we’ve been vibing on hard this year, Fremantle indie-rock outfit Oakland. The boys have had a stellar 2015, releasing their debut EP, Into The Sea, and playing in support of some huge bands, including Gang of Youths. We asked the lads to give us five acts their hanging out to see at next year's Southbound.

If you want to see Oakland on the stage to (and trust us, you will) make sure you head to the Stagebound page and vote.

KOI CHILD

Insane musicians and every time I see them live it’s always so cool and natural and makes me feel cooler. I know the album is on the way, so for the time being just watching the Black Panda clip a million times. It’s definitely worth heading down on the Friday to lose your marbles to these guys.

GANG OF YOUTHS

This band is important to a lot of people right now, because they’re awesome. For sure an important band for us. Have always loved their songs through headphones, but we were lucky enough to support them earlier in the year and their live performance was equally off-chops.


COURTNEY BARNETT

Really excited for this. Such a clever songwriter. The songs are sad and there’s humour there, but it never sounds sentimental or cute. Always sounds loose, but never messy. Don’t know how she does it, but it’s killer.

HIATUS KAIYOTE

Also, I don’t know how this band even exists. There’s so much to explore in their music, weird grooves and polyrhythms and generally just stuff that’s totally beyond me but it sounds so so good.

TA-KU

There’s something about the soul and the sadness in some of his tunes that’s had a big impact on the way we’re writing music. He’s made a lot of really special things and can’t wait to see it live.

Head to the Southbound WEBSITE for more info/tickets.

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