Top Fives: Mountain Sounds Festival 2015
This weekend we’ll be witnessing the return of Mountain Sounds Festival, which successfully debuted last year on the Central Coast in New South Wales.
With the line up securing nine spots in the Triple J Hottest 100 this year, it’s certainly safe to say the organisers did another wonderful job at booking some of the most worshipped artists in the country at the moment.
The bill on this occasion includes ALISON WONDERLAND, who will be performing her live show for the very first time, ARIA Award winners DZ DEATHRAYS, THE KITE STRING TANGLE, NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE, SAFIA, TOUCH SENSITIVE, KILTER, THE JUNGLE GIANTS, HATCH and many more. Here are our top five picks to see at Mountain Sounds Festival:
What to expect: Creating a flawless rock show of a brutal intensity, this band are a highlight of almost every festival they play.
Similar artists: Royal Blood, The Black Keys, Death From Above 1979
Key tracks: The Mess Up, Gina Works At Hearts, Sandstorm (Darude Cover)
NORTHEAST PARTY HOUSE
What to expect: An extremely energetic performance made up of catchy electronic punk by one of Australia’s most underrated live acts.
Similar artists: Bloc Party, Friendly Fires, Foals
Key tracks: Sick Boy, You and I, Covered In Chrome (Violent Soho Cover)
What to expect: A feel good disco set which will feature a combination of his original productions, remixes and edits.
Similar artists: The Swiss, Aeroplane, Miami Horror
Key tracks: Midnight, Light and Sound, his edit of Mark Ronson’s ‘Uptown Funk’
What to expect: Plenty of epic bass guitar jamming and a memorable hands in the air moment during his track ‘Pizza Guy’.
Similar artists: Tensnake, Fred Falke, Classixx
Key tracks: Pizza Guy, Teen Idols, Real Talk
THE KITE STRING TANGLE
What to expect: An artist who appears to be improving his live show following every performance, TKST will provide us with crystal clear vocals over smooth electronic beats in the lush setting of Mt Penang Parklands.
Similar artists: Active Child, Toro Y Moi, Chet Faker
Key tracks: Given The Chance, Commotion, Stone Cold
Using this as a guide, it’s time to map out your day, for the set times have just been released! We’re too excited.
Words by Tony Kingston