Six more names added to Falls Festival 2011


Falls Festival have release a further 6 bands that will grace the stages at Falls Festival this New Years. Although all allocated tickets to the Lorne festival have sold out, there are still tickets avaliable for the Marion Bay festival.  Get your tickets here

The 6 fresh bands added to the mix:

CSS, John Butler Trio, Kimbra, Scratch Perverts, An Horse and The Head & The Heart.


HOMETOWN: São Paulo, Brazil

CSS have a reputation as one of the world’s most exciting party bands. These cuter-than-thou South Americans peddle a brand of infectious indie-dance music that makes it impossible not to nod your head. Their single “Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above” was a monster hit, taken from their debut album Cansei de Ser Sexy. The album title, in English, translates to Tired of Being Sexy. Maybe so, but with their latest album La Liberación in tow, CSS will no doubt gulp down a strong cup of coffee and be ready to party with us this summer.


John Butler Trio

HOMETOWN: Fremantle, Australia

After a quiet year, Australia’s roots king is back. You can forgive him for taking a little time off though – especially when you consider the fact that John Butler has spent the last decade or so carving his niche as one the most successful and influential roots musicians this country has ever seen. His last album, April Uprising, went straight in at number 1 on the ARIA charts – going on to  become Butler’s first ever Top 50 album on the American Billboard Charts. His discography, personality and aura speak for themselves – now it’s time to see what John and his trio have cooked up for us this time around.


HOMETOWN: Hamilton, New Zealand

A rare and beatific talent, Kimbra is one of those artists that appears to arrive fully formed. Her single, “Settle Down” of earlier this year was a warning shot fired across Australian radio that a new face had arrived to join the likes of Sarah Blasko and Washington as one of our finest female talents. Her follow up single “Cameo Lover” won her the coveted Vanda & Young Songwriting Prize and she has also recently duetted with indie king Gotye on his hugely successful track “Somebody That I Used To Know”. The foundation has been laid then, for her debut album Vows to establish Kimbra as one of the country’s rarest and brightest new diamonds.

Scratch Perverts

HOMETOWN: London, England

Resident DJ’s and kings of London’s world famous Fabric club nights, Scratch Perverts are a collective that have become synonymous with Hip Hop and battle DJ’ing ever since their formation in 1996. The team of DJ Primecuts, Tony Vegas and Plus One have a huge reputation as one of the world’s premier progressive DJ formations. They’ve collected countless DJ titles (including two consecutive World DMC Team crowns) and have taken their show to countless locations all over the planet. Known as unparalleled party starters, Scratch Perverts will be a rare treat this summer.

An Horse

HOMETOWN: Brisbane, Australia

Once an unassuming indie duo from Brisbane, An Horse have quietly become world beaters over the last few years. The enigmatic, stripped back stylings of Kate Cooper (singer/guitarist) and Damon Cox (drummer/singer) have propelled them into the public eye and onto stages around the world with the likes of Tegan & Sara, Death Cab for Cutie, Cage the Elephant, Silversun Pickups and The Big Pink. Their latest effort is Walls – a blissful record produced in Vancouver which proves that sometimes all you need in this topsy turvy musical world is a swag of brilliant songs and a good friend.

The Head & The Heart

HOMETOWN: Seattle, United States

Placing their roots firmly at the feet of their forefathers of American song, it’s hard to believe that Seattle’s The Head & the Heart came together only 2 years ago. Hard to believe mostly because it sounds like they’ve been together forever. Their debut self-titled album is typified by resplendent torch songs like “Lost In My Mind” and “Down In The Valley” – songs so organic and joyous sounding they almost become timeless.  Opening for Vampire Weekend, The Decemberists, Iron & Wine and Death Cab for Cutie over the past year, they keep good company. Their fertile breeding ground has produced many great bands in the past and there is little doubt that The Head and the Heart will be joining them sooner rather than later.