Flume & Polica added to Auckland Laneway line-up
This week, because you have been so well behaved, you are allowed to open two of the metaphorical cardboard squares on our Laneway Advent calendar – each revealing another artist added to the Laneway Auckland line-up for 2013.
These two cardboard squares represent the forward-thinking and exciting new acts that we have been hearing lots about – and can't wait to bring them to NZ for the first time:
New York Times is saying he is an artist to watch and many are saying this is the biggest thing Australian dance music has ever seen. Harley Streten aka FLUME has had an impressive rise considering the 21-year-old beatmaker and production whiz only played his first show one year ago. Since then, he has built up a huge fanbase by releasing a succession of assured singles ('Sleepless', 'Holdin On') and accomplished remixes (most notably Hermitude's 'Hyperparadise') and a stand-out appearance at Splendour In The Grass.
His debut album positioned itself at #2 on the ARIA Charts in its first week of release – and made its presence felt in the NZ Top 40 too.
Minnesota’s POLICA know how to make Auto-tune sound truly soulful. Founded in 2011 by singer Channy Leaneagh, and Ryan Olson (Gayngs), Polica immediately won over hearts everywhere, thanks to the band’s dense-yet-tender electronic fields, distorted bass and austere vocals. On tracks like ‘Lay Your Cards Out’ (feat. Mike Noyce)’, Polica (Polish for ‘policy’) make the kind of moody music that seeps into your blood: rich and warm. Polica's debut album is out now.
Flume and Polica will join the following artists in the spectacular setting of Auckland’s Wynyard Quarter on Monday 28th January (Auckland Anniversary Day):