Lou Barlow played a secret set. Photo: Shaina Kaye
The car was stacked with gear, the convoy was arranged and the slabs of canned beer had been bought – for the second time this festival season.
Golden Plains, only in its fourth year, is the little sister of Meredith, the BYO music festival in country Victoria. Although it’s little in size, with less tickets being released than for Meredith, it makes up for it with the class acts to perform. Continue reading
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Kitty (16), Daisy (21) and Lewis (19) Durham are three siblings from London who don’t look like your average teens. Dressed in rockabilly vintage, the multiinstrumentalists treat us to thigh slapping country bluesish rock ‘n’ roll. Continuing the vintage theme, Lewis built a recording studio at the family home and kitted it out with 1940’s and 50’s recording equipment, pictured in the Going Up The Country film clip, which at times gives me a distict Andrews Sisters vibe. They don’t use any computers or digital equipment during the recording process.
The trio’s following is steadily growing, possibly aided by supporting Coldplay on their American Viva La Vida tour. The siblings also played Galstonbury music festival in 2007 and 2008. When they play live, it is often a family affair with their parents joining them on stage playing guitar and double bass for a rollicking performance (as captured on YouTube). The Durhams will be venturing to Melbourne to play at The Corner Hotel on 11th December, and Meredith Music Festival the same weekend.
PS. Look out for the smashing harmonica solo that appears in most of their songs.