It’s been a hard year for the wallet, what with the Australian launch of Zara. But get ready for your savings-resolve to fly out the window with this irresistible array of gigs.
Here’s our round-up of the best bands hitting Australian shores soon:
TV on the Radio
The Brooklyn-based experimental rockers have just announced Sydney and Melbourne sideshows on top of their Harvest festival appearance. Their first Australian shows in three years will showcase the new album Nine Types of Light.
15 Nov, The Metro, Sydney
16 Nov, The Palace, Melbourne
The mesmerising acoustic sound of Bon Iver will be flooding the Opera House as part of next year’s Sydney Festival. Kudos to the folk band for bringing back the full beard and lumberjack flannel.
11, 12, 13 March, Sydney Opera House
These charming boys from Seattle have cemented their folk-rock status with new album Helplessness Blues. Their quasi-psychedelia and well-mannered indie will be on display at Sydney Festival.
2, 3 Jan, Sydney Opera House
New album The Rip Tide adds influences from Mexican funeral songs and French chanson to Beirut’s worldly folk sound. Prepare for Zac Condon’s spine-melting croon, glockenspiels and ukuleles.
5 Jan, Sydney Opera House
Let England Shake is the tenth studio album from the Mercury award winner, but like the noblest of vintages, this songstress only improves with age. Far from mellowing, her live performances promise to be as powerful and confrontational as ever.