Support acts announced for Jessie Ware sideshows
We're excited to announce the artists supporting Jessie Ware at her Laneway sideshows in Melbourne and Sydney: Collarbones and Elizabeth Rose will be holding down the support slots in Melbourne on 30 January, while in Sydney it'll be Collarbones and Bad Ezzy on 6 February.
You might have already seen it announced but we'd like to remind you that the always exciting Kirin J Callinan will open for Bat For Lashes at both her Sydney (30 January) and Melbourne (5 February) sideshows.
Since the release of Iconography, Adelaide's Travis Cook and Sydney's Marcus Whale have spent more time (physically) together than usual, supporting and playing with a slew of international and local outfits. Collarbones explored their sound and the dynamics of physical closeness over the past year, supporting Neon Indian and Daedelus and touring with label mates Oscar + Martin as well as Naysayer and Gilsun, World's End Press, Ghoul, Donny Benet and The Paper Scissors.
The duo were handpicked to play Melbourne Music Week, OutsideIn Festival, Brisbane Music Week, triple j Unearthed's Parklife slot, the inaugural Sugar Mountain Festival in Melbourne, and FBi's Sydney Sounds Like, all tightly curated affairs. Their live shows and the release of Iconography and Die Young has seen them nominated for a Sydney Music, Art & Culture (SMAC) Award as well as an AIR Award (Australian Independent Record Labels Association).
Bad Ezzy is Sydney’s original bad gal. After making a name for herself as one-third of Australia’s most highly recognized and respected female DJ crew Hoops, Ezzy has made a habit of murdering dance floors on the regular.
A constant fixture in the underground bass scene, Bad Ezzy has supported the likes of Blawan, Pariah, Kingdom, Ben UFO and Sound Pellegrino Thermal team. She has also warmed up for hip hop royalty such as Salt n Pepa, Kelis, Dizzee Rascal and Snoop Dogg. Her sets draw on a huge variety of influences from underground house, bass, garage, 2 step, dancehall, and hip hop. Ezzy has a knack for mixing effortlessly between any of these genres and more in a typical set.
In 2011 Ezzy turned her hand to production alongside her Hoops crew, with their first official remix of Katy B’s Broken Record released through Sony Australia. As host of FBi 94.5FM’s Sunset, Ezzy has a strong, loyal following and is highly respected in the local dance music.
Rising Sydney artist Elizabeth Rose returns with 'Again (ft. Sinden)', the killer follow-up to her debut track 'Ready'. The young electronic star has been hell-busy for the past few months, collaborating with Flight Facilities and Frames and touring with the likes of Rufus and Chairlift. Elizabeth has just completed an official remix with the latter: keep an eye out for an exciting video collaboration between Chairlift and Elizabeth soon.
KIRIN J CALLINAN
Kirin J Callinan is a guitarist, singer, songwriter & solo performer born in Australia in the latter half of the 1980's. He is best known for his confronting live performances, haunting compositions, wild guitar playing, charming presence & charisma, and (even if it's a little creepy) on-stage banter.
He continues to contribute, or has contributed, his time & self to records or live performances by artists & bands such as Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, Lost Animal, Craig Nichols (The Vines), Mercy Arms, Jonti, Tri-‐Force, F.L.R.L., Lost Valentinos, Erik Omen & The Midnight Juggernauts. Kirin's video for 'WIIW' just picked up the J Award for Music Video of the Year.