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GROOVIN THE MOO SIDESHOWS Supergrass, Clairo lead charge

Unlike most festivals that hit WA, Groovin the Moo always dishes up its share of tasty sideshows and 2020 is no exception. Supergrass (pictured above), Clairo, AJ Tracey and YBN CORDAE are all confirmed to play metro shows, as well as hitting the Moo at Bunbury’s Hay Park on Sunday, April 26.

Now we’ve just got our fingers crossed for The Sugarhill Gang delighting rappers with a sideshow too.

Britpop legends Supergrass’ headline show at Metropolis Fremantle on Monday, April 27 will be among their first here in 12 years. It follows the band’s announcement in September 2019 that they were reforming after a 10-year split to tour the UK, Europe and North America in celebration of their legendary debut album I Should Coco’s 25th anniversary. Just moments before the band’s surprise reunion show at Glastonbury’s Pilton Party in September 2019, frontman Gaz Coombes said: “We’ve had an intense week of rehearsing to get back into the swing and it’s sounding pretty amazing. We just plugged in and started playing, and you just feel those moves that we all play together. It’s like our legs are tied with rope. It’s quite bizarre, but I guess that chemistry never goes away.”

Lo-fi pop prodigy Clairo’s unique brand of dream-pop hits Freo.Social on Tuesday 28 April. Since first experiencing viral fame she has toured Laneway and released last year’s debut album, Immunity. Co-produced by Clairo and Rostam Batmanglij (formerly of Vampire Weekend), the record married her DIY roots with sophisticated production that took in trip-hop, indie rock and hymns – punctuated by her now-trademark diaristic lyricism. Moved by the Australian bushfire crisis, Clairo will donate all proceeds from her headline dates to bushfire relief charities.

Emerging from the UK grime scene back in 2015, London-born AJ Tracey has continuously pushed the boundaries of UK rap and will play a headline show at the Rosemount Hotel on Wednesday, April 29.

Last but not least, catch fast-rising YBN CORDAE on his The Lost Boy Tour at Freo.Social on Monday, April 27. The 22-year-old is being acclaimed as one of rap music’s most nimble, fresh and acrobatic storytellers.

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