On the bright side artists - 2011
Britpop icons Jarvis Cocker and his Pulp band mates burst into prominence in the mid nineties. Their 1995 release Different Class reached number 1 in the UK charts with iconic tracks such as “Common People” and “Sorted for E’s & Wizz”. In 2001 they entered into an extended hiatus. Fast forward to 2011, with 10 million record sales behind them, Pulp are hitting the stage again with one off shows at a number of the festivals across the globe, including ON THE BRIGHT SIDE.
Those dapper gentlemen from Sweden, be-suited in black and white, beholden of sheer rock’n’roll brilliance. The Hives have slipped into bed with ON THE BRIGHT SIDE for a sexy little winter hook up!
With their rock swagger, they carved out a niche from back in the early naughties with tracks like “Walk Idiot Walk” and “Hate To Say I Told You So” to the recent mega hit “Tick Tick Boom”. They are now staples on indie dance floors across the world and they are coming to visit you Perth!
Modest Mouse is one of the few bands capable of treading the narrow path where massive popularity is possible without sacrificing their long time fans. Their 2004 breakthrough album, Good News For People Who Love Bad News included the hit "Float On” and sold over 1.5 million copies. They released We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank, on March 20, 2007 and immediately entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at #1. Catch them live at ON THE BRIGHT SIDE 2011.
Despite their name, the rise of these Perth locals has been anything but tame. From humble beginnings this band has grown into one of Australia’s most loved outfits and taken their unique 60s inspired music to the world stage. Their ethos is simple - make psychedelic hypno-groove melodies designed to make you move. Their debut album “Innerspeaker” won them masses of fans with the hits Solitude is Bliss, Lucidity and Expectation and won the prestigious J Award for Australian Album of the Year 2010. We can’t wait to see what these local lads will pull out of the bag at ON THE BRIGHT SIDE!
British guitarist Jamie Hince and American singer Alison Mosshard – aka The Kills - first met when Mosshart heard Hince practising in the hotel room above hers. The duo started a long distance song writing partnership, eventually resulting in The Kills. They have gathered much praise for their three previous albums Keep On Your Mean Side (2003), No Wow (2005) and Midnight Boom (2008). They released their fourth album Blood Pressures on April 4 of this year and they’re on their way to Perth!
After relocating to the Big Apple for 18 months, The Grates return to Australia revitalized and renewed. With two ARIA Top Ten albums under their belt, a plethora of award nominations for ARIA, the J Award and The Amp, and a massive live following, The Grates return from their overseas jaunt with a fresh palette of rugged new tunes. The Grates’ highly-anticipated third album is due to drop in mid June. You can take in new tracks and your old faves at ON THE BRIGHT SIDE.
Foster The People
In early 2010 Mark Foster, Cubbie Fink and Mark Pontius released “Pumped Up Kicks” under the guise of Foster The People. The band put the unknowingly, transmittable song on the internet and emailed it to a few friends. A year later - and with over 1.4 million streams, inclusion on Triple J’s Hottest 100 and a song that every DJ from California to Australia can’t stop playing - the band are heading your way Perth!
So who is this wunderkind? After coming to prominence just a few years ago, James Blake is considered a pioneer of the post-dubstep movement. Since releasing his debut 12" vinyl, Air & Lack Thereof in the UK during July 2009, Blake has literally catapulted onto the world stage with his tracks being picked up first by BBC Radio 1 and then DJ’s around the world. He’s so hot right now and he’s on his way WA!
Los Angeles four-piece Warpaint weave intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals and driving post-punk rhythms into gorgeous, sprawling songs that skirt the line between the sound scapes of psychedelia and intimacy. Onstage, their disarmingly authentic performances can shake a room into a dance frenzy. They’ve opened for the likes of The Slits and Band of Horses and with the buzz growing, Warpaint is beginning to stir the masses with praise coming in from around the globe.
Tim & Jean
Anyone can be a bedroom producer these days, but very rarely do the results sound as assured, elaborate and downright infectious as those from Tim & Jean. The Aussie electro twosome has gained a cult following with their fusion of funk, soul and rock mixed with infectious falsetto harmonies. The boys have completed their own successful headlining tour and also scored high profile support slots for Franz Ferdinand, Moby, La Roux and Goldfrapp.