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Issue 1635

Words by Gloria Brancatisano

Editor’s Note

Splendour In The Grass is so close I can practically taste it, and while I know we’re all pretty bloody stoked about the festival bringing Kendrick and Lorde back to our shores, for me the true beauty lies with the acts sitting around the middle and bottom of the lineup; whether you’re familiar with their names yet, it’s definitely worth a deep dive – if for nothing else than the fact that you can claim to be an original fan “before they blew up”.

Last week it was Northern England rebel Yungblud, and this week it’s all about eight-piece international collective Superorganism. There’s a reason why the transatlantic group are one of the mostly hotly-tipped breakout acts of the year – all it takes is a spin of their self-titled debut to start understanding. I, for one, can’t wait to see what they bring with their audiovisual live show.

We’re not done there. We’ve also got a rundown of Melbourne Guitar Show and a chat with wunderkind Charlie Bedford who’ll be performing there, Lewis Capaldi gets us ready for his trip Down Under, as does Unknown Mortal Orchestra, and Primo! prep us for the launch of their new album.