Brisbane Laneway Wrap

Brisbane Laneway, the first of the festival's Australian dates, opened to bright, relentless sunshine, the kind of weather the city hadn't seen in some time. With the few tickets left on the door quickly selling out, the big crowd was treated to a long, hot day of sublime sounds from the Laneway line-up, including great sets from locals Violent Soho, Triple J Unearthed winners Inland Sea, Hungry Kids of Hungary and The John Steel Singers, and standout sets from Warpaint, !!!, Holy Fuck and Les Savy Fav.   

FasterLouder called the Brisbane event 'a triumph of music and a damn good day indeed', citing Yeasayer, Beach House and Holy Fuck as the festival's highlights. 

The Brisbane Times meanwhile, were, like so many others, left in awe of the force that is Les Savy Fav, calling the New Yorkers the festival's 'blue-riband highlight..."must be seen to be believed" barely describes it.'

Andrew McMillen, reviewing the festival for The Vine, put it this way: 'Even as it happens, it feels like one of those performances that you'll be telling people about for years to come. Harrington redefines the boundaries of what's possible and acceptable onstage. Les Savy Fav are a revelation.' Amen.

Check out all our photos from Brisbane below.

Photos by Daniel Boud.


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