!!!, The Whip, Bonde do Role shows

As the June long weekend approaches, a handful of indie-dance acts from the We Love Sounds tour – !!!, The Whip, Bonde do Role and Grand National – have announced more intimate sideshows. This is of course in addition to New York kids The Bravery, whose dates have been previously announced.

First off the bat are !!! (otherwise known as –  “Chk Chk Chk’), one of the finest (and craziest) acts to emerge out of New York recently who bring as certain brand of controlled chaos to their live shows – check out the our interview for more info – and they’ll be doing sideshows in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. Next up is The Whip who are one of the rising stars of the indie/dance scene, who’ve just released their debut album X Marks Destination which they put together with a little bit of help from uber-producer Jim Abbiss, who’s also worked with the likes of The Arctic Monkeys and The Editors. Have a listen to our audio interview for more info, and they’ll be playing extra shows in Brisbane and Sydney.

The other member of the indie/dance We Love Sounds clique who’ve just announced sideshows are Grand National – boasting a beautifully layered electronic rock sound that was showcased to perfection on their two albums Kicking the National Habit and A Drink and a Quick Decision, keep an eye out for the upcoming interview on FL and so far they’ve announced an additional Sydney show.

The last announcement comes from Bonde Do Role, flying in direct from Cuba after unfortunately missing a slew of Australian gigs over the New Year period – because the lead vocalist Marina Vello unceremoniously quit the band. Since then they’ve acquired two fresh MCs in the form of Ana Bernardino and Laura Taylor, and so far we’ve heard news of sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne.

Catch !!! at the following sideshows...

31st May: Bakery Artrage Complex, Perth

3rd Jun: Zoo, Brisbane

5th Jun: Rocket Bar, Adelaide

6th Jun: Prince Bandroom, Melbourne

9th Jun: Metro, Sydney

Catch The Whip at the following sideshows...

Saturday 31st May: Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney

Friday 6th June: The Empire, Brisbane

Catch Grand National at their Sydney sideshow...

Friday 6 June – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney

And Bonde Do Role are so far confirmed to play a sideshow in Sydney...

Friday 6th June – The Forum, Sydney

Sunday 8th June – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne