EMA is coming to Australia and New Zealand as part of the awesome St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. The lineup is fucking insane (Austra, Cults, Chairlift, Fiest, Horrors, M83, Twin Shadow, GIRLS etc, etc, etc). I think it will probably be at least as exciting as this thrilling scene from one of my favorite childhood movies The Man From Snowy River (AU). Wild horses! Cute cowboys! Dramatic and dangerous equestrian stunts! I’m sure we can find all that and more at this festival, don’t you think?
We are also doing some sideshows with the kool kool YUCK and playing a headlining show in Melbourne.
Just to get us both pumped, here are a few more of my favorite things from “Down Under”:
Once Were Warriors (book and film)
Super creepy great song by Split Enz…“I don’t know why sometimes I get frightened…”
Picnic At Hanging Rock
Micro-tonal instrument builder and composer Kraig Grady. I used to perform with his Shadow Theatre of Anaphoria back when he lived in LA. He now lives in Australia. His music and performances are some of the most beautiful and hypnotic things I have ever seen. If you get a chance to experience it, you must go!!!
Heavenly Creatures - Kate Winslet’s first movie about 2 girls who commit murder. Loved this when I was a teenager…
Performance artist/noise musician Justice Yeldham-warning it ends in blood.
What am I missing? What AU/NZ books do I need to be reading? Which Flying Nun bands should make up my plane-ride playlist? Do I really need to read and download “The Thorn Birds”???