Vance Joy Pulls Out Of This Weekend's Meredith Music Festival
Vance Joy is on vocal rest.
Chic feat. Nile Rodgers, The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Deerhunter, Melvins, Spiderbait, Clairy Browne & The Bangin' Rackettes, Beasts Of Bourbon, Derrick May, Mac DeMarco, Vance Joy, The Bamboos, Joey Bada$$, Dick Diver, Hermitude, Helmet, Jon Hopkins, Silence Wedge, Tim Sweeney, World's End Press, Oliver Tank, Roland Tings, Le1f, Beaches, Stonefield, The Smith Street Band, City Of Ballarat Municipal Brass Band, Courtney Barnett, The UV Race, Master Song Tai Chi, Andee Frost, Baptism Of Uzi, The Davidson Brothers, Warped, The Town Bikes, Tranter
Vance Joy is on vocal rest.
He'll now perform at the OAF
The festival is just a few weeks away
They'll play more than just Meredith that month
He'll perform in Sydney and Melbourne again
No more tickets left!
His first trip to Oz is set to be a memorable one
They'll perform a run of shows on top of their Meredith Festival set
This is one amazing lineup!
These will indeed be good times.
Is it that time of year already?
"There’s no way I can spend every day listening to somebody else’s ideas. It’s why I play music and not collect it in that way."
"It’s a developing thing. It’s not a static situation – our ages, the band – so it’s not the same as it used to be. We’re more mature now. There aren’t the same jitters there."
"I think Rick Ross is the only one that’s gotten away with being such a character that’s not what he actually is."
"You keep on listening more, and as time goes on you think: ‘Ahh, maybe it’s not that good’."
"We arrived in Heathrow and got picked up by a guy we didn’t know who just whisked us off to Wales straight away – it was pretty surreal after the 24-hour flight to be heading into the unknown with this stranger, it was really cool.”
“There’s certainly no game plan about what we do; we might have an idea or two, but not much else."
"Of course you never thought that far ahead. But I don’t see why we can’t keep doing it - as long as we’re all still alive, and sort of well."
"It’s literally all I care about. I like my girlfriend and I like music, that’s all I’ve got."
"During the incident, while he was, like, bleeding on the footpath, he yelled out, ‘Don’t fuck with our dreams’ to the guy that was... ah... hurting him. And that quickly became a mantra for the rest of the tour."
"We had our sights set on what we wanted it to do - which was to notch us up another level - but I guess it just came as a shock when it actually happened."
"I don’t know if I’d consider myself to be in the same league as the Flumes and the Chet Fakers. Maybe in their infancy I was."
"Sometimes the way people write about us makes it seem like it’s 1970s Sydney, and we’re all cruising around in Kingswoods like we’re in some kind of Puberty Blues for adults, girls out for summertime good times all the time."
"We’ve actually been doing each song at a time, which has also been something different. We hadn’t really done that before but we’ve had a bit more time for this recording, and it’s just so much fun to do, song by song."
“I was listening to Jeff Buckley, Last Goodbye, and it’s funny, you can listen to that song and if you’re in a different frame of mind it can change every time.”
“I just want to go ahead and make a whole album, I can’t be bothered doing the next EP.”
“It was heaps of fun to make, and listening to it now – we got the test pressing back yesterday – reminds me of recording it, because that was heaps of fun."
I’m going to keep making records forever, as long as I feel enthusiastic about it, which I can’t really see that I won’t.”
“Tim Rogers is Tim Rogers, and he comes in and he owns it and he makes it himself. That’s what I look for in any vocalist."
“It’s weird for me to go back and try to forensically sort of analyse why that is, I mean that was a song that wasn’t even intended to be on the album at all, and was written at the eleventh hour.”
“Maybe we’ll fly to some exotic island somewhere and set up a hut and drink cocktails and make a new record.”
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