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Our Picks – Splendour – Part 2

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Part two of our picks for Splendour in the Grass for what is set to be an unforgettable weekend come the end of the month. Here are our top FIVE!

5: Tim & Jean

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Having given fantastic festival shows at all of Australia’s headlining festivals, including Goodvibrations, Future Music, Parklife and Splendour in the Grass, native boys Tim Ayre and Jean Capotorto are sure not to disappoint at this years Splendour. Although often being compared to the amazingness of U.S. group, Passion Pit for their similar music styles, Tim & Jean are sure to give an energetic and spirited performance that could see them turn into Splendour veterans in the coming years.

4: Young the Giant

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I would probably go as far to say that Young the Giant are better live than they are recorded. The band that formed in California, this eclectic five-piece brought out their eponymous first album last year and are sure to make you swoon with the way they play and sing you into bliss.

3: James Blake

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Other than making people melt, James Blake has the admirable ability of evoking strong emotions when his music is played (or at least this is the case for me). Having such a different style that has not been duplicated successfully makes him a unique act full of symphonic electronic compositions. This young British composer is not to be missed this Splendour.

2: The Kills

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Fried My Little Brains, a killer single from The Kills. The Kills, made up of 1 x British boy and 1 x American girl, are an art-rock duo that loves to break the rules. Their anti-music industry attitude adds to their appeal and is sure to make for a killer show upon their visit to Woodfordia at the end of the month.

1: Modest Mouse

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Modest Mouse. What more needs to be said. But to entice you a little a will share my experiences with Modest Mouse. I first fell in love in 2003 when I heard a snippet of Modest Mouse one day. My love for the British band was then reinforced when I heard them on the hit television show, The O.C. My number one pick for Splendour 2011!

So get listening for your favourite acts, make a playlist for the road-trip down to Woodfordia and be sure to make the most of all there is to experience at Splendour in the Grass by jam packing your favourite acts into your schedule and checking out some acts you may have never heard of, you may just be pleasantly surprised.

Get your disposables ready. Clean out those eardrums and be brace yourself for an unforgettable Splendour experience.

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