With all the love from International Women’s Day still going strong, here’s a line up celebrating some amazing Australian women.
New festival REVERB 2018, taking place at G.O Park, Burswood from April 13 to 15 has announced its Day One line up and it’s an absolute cracker. The Jezabels and The Preatures are set to headline the festival within a festival on Friday, April 13, with Cloud Control, E^ST, Maddy Jane, Sloan Peterson (on her debut Perth visit) and DJ Nicole Filev rounding out the bill.
Set to take place in the glorious Autumn month of April, REVERB celebrates WA’s love of the great outdoors with three days of music, food fair, beverages, open skies and community vibes… all presented in the picturesque cityside parklands of G.O Edwards Park. Already announced for the Sunday portion of the line up is Xavier Rudd, Sola Rosa (full seven-piece band), The Beautiful Girls, Ainslie Wills, Little Quirks, The Hunting Birds and DJ General Justice. Get ready for Saturday’s line up, announced next week.
Here’s a closer look at the newly announced Friday line up:
Following the release of new single The Others, the first track the band has released since 2016’s critically acclaimed Synthia, The Jezabels are experiencing a return to form that cannot be denied. “We’re revisiting our romantic roots in this new song, though with a newfound directness,” they’ve said. With 2018 festival performances at Melbourne’s St Kilda Festival and Sydney’s Twilight at Taronga, The Jezabels return to Perth as Friday opening night headliner.
Sydney rockers The Preatures require no introduction to WA, with performances at 2017 Groovin The Moo, Rottnest’s Castaway, and numerous headline shows since their formation in 2010. Following the release of their critically acclaimed second album in 2017, first single and title track to the record Girlhood has taken fans by storm. The follow up track Yanada paid respect to the local Indigenous community in Sydney and has swiftly become a crowd favourite. Having performed at many of the world’s most respected music festivals including Coachella, Glastonbury, Bonarroo, Splendour In The Grass and Pentaport in Korea, The Preatures make a welcome return to Perth to join an all-star cast for REVERB.
Cloud Control’s third, and first self-produced album, Zone, is their most cohesive, complex and personal release to date, full of colour, space and undeniable tunes. The new single Panopticon from Zone follows previous radio hit singles Rainbow City and Treetops. To celebrate the single they also released an espionage thriller video to Panopticon and will play a run of East Coast shows in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, before heading west for REVERB.
In support of her excellent single Life Goes On, Australian teenager, songwriter and nonconformist E^ST is heading to Perth and we’re excited. In addition to her scheduled Perth performance, E^ST has also shared a remix EP which features new interpretations of Life Goes On, put together by KC Lights, Twilo, and her pal Alice Ivy.
It’s been a massive 12 months for Maddy Jane with break out singles Thank You and Sorry, No Other Way and Drown It Out getting high rotation on national broadcaster Triple J. Coming off the back of a string of supports around Australia with the likes of Tash Sultana, Polish Club, Kingswood, Luca Brasi and Harry Styles, and festival appearances at Festival of The Sun, Falls Festival (Marion Bay), New Years on The Hill and Hyperfest (WA), Maddy Jane keeps the jet setting going when she returns to Perth for REVERB.
Sloan Peterson; a love child of 50s guitar pop and modern garage rock, bursting with a warmth that’s inseparable from her private identity. Influenced by everything from Elvis, to Wanda Jackson or the fashion statements of Nancy Sinatra and Bowie – Sloan Peterson is the sum of these influences but adds up to so much more. Following performances at Sounds of the Suburbs, Lost Paradise, The Plot and Bigsound, and east coast tours with Alex Lahey and Holy Holy, Sloan Peterson cruises across the Nullarbor this April for her WA DEBUT to perform at REVERB.
DJ NICOLE FILEV (Late Night Valentine)
Nicole Filev is a well-respected DJ in the Perth music community, well known for her tasteful selection of underground boogie, effervescent presence and delivery of eclectic sounds to take listeners on an exhilarating journey unlike any. RTRFM presenter, one third of the Din Daa Daa Collective, half of live music duo Intercontinental Sounds and the creative mind behind fashion/event label Gala Apparel, Nicole Filev is a busy girl indeed, and now she is bringing her awesome Late Night Valentine party vibes to REVERB.
REVERB 2018 takes place at G.O Park, Burswood from April 13 to 15. Tickets on sale now from www.reverb2018.com.au.