Laneway 2013 rumours: Yeasayer, Japandroids

The fine folks down at St Jerome’s Laneway festival announced on Twitter 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…” Now, there are a few hints starting to surface about the bands we could be seeing on that “frighteningly good” lineup.

Laneway festival 2011 allumi Yeasayer look to be a solid bet to be part of the 2013 bill with the festival tweeting “Anyone heard the new Yeasayer… Def an early contender for album of the year…” and the band’s vocalist Chris Keating telling triple j he and his band mates have an Australian tour in their sights: “Our plan is to be there in January.”

Japandroids are also a strong tip for the lineup. In an interview with Polaroids of Androids Brian King, the band’s guitarist and lead “bro-calist”, revealed that “From what I understand we’re coming in February. Don’t quote me on that quite yet but it’s already in the works for February. It’s been a long, long time over due. For a number of reasons we couldn’t make it there on the first record touring, but we’re not making that mistake again. So, February it is.”

The lineup for this year’s Laneway festival wasn’t announced until October last year, but with the lineups for other summer festivals such as Falls and Big Day Out already released we could see Laneway dropping their bill earlier than usual this year.