Indie ‘supergroup’ confirm January tour – Laneway 2013?

An indie “supergroup” featuring members of Spoon, Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs and New Bomb Turks have all but confirmed an Australian tour in January, strongly suggesting an appearance at Laneway Festival.

Speaking to FL yesterday, Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs leader Dan Boeckner revealed that Divine Fits, who just released their debut album A Thing Called Divine Fits, would indeed be heading our way very soon. “We will be coming to Australia in January,” he told FL. “Unlike Wolf Parade we won’t be cancelling it.” (Wolf Parade broke up before they could fulfill a promise to tour Australian in 2011.)

Featuring Boeckner, Spoon’s Britt Daniel, New Bomb Turks drummer Sam Brown and keyboardist Alex Fischel, Divine Fits’ new album was recorded with producer Nick Launay (Grinderman, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Supergrass). Considering the album features a cover of the Boys Next Door’s classic ‘Shivers’, an Australian tour was always a solid bet.

Other acts strongly rumoured for Laneway include Yeasayer (“Our plan is to be there in January”) and Japandroids (“From what I understand we’re coming in February”).

Laneway festival announced last month that they’ve “been busy working on what we think might just be the most amazing line-up we’ve ever pulled together… The line-up is frighteningly good and like all good things, the wait will be well worth it”.

The lineup for this year’s Laneway festival wasn’t announced until October last year, but with the bills for other summer festivals such as Falls and Big Day Out already released, we could see an early announce.