Win Tickets To Youth Lagoon Splendour Side Shows

Last year we fell in love with The Year Of Hibernation the debut album by Youth Lagoon aka 23 year old musician/producer prodigy Trevor Powers. He blew us away with his first Australian visit last December, and we can’t wait to see his return performance as part of the Splendour In The Grass bill in under a fortnight!

If you can’t catch Youth Lagoon at Splendour, Powers’ has two side shows planned for Sydney and Melbourne and, thanks to our mates at Secret Sounds we have 1 x double pass to give away for each show. To win just hit the comment section and tell us which city you want to see Youth Lagoon play. Winners will be drawn at random.

Youth Lagoon Side Shows:
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Trevor put together a playlist of tunes he loves, from Radiohead to T. Rex. Get an insight into his inspiration and take a listen below…

Radiohead – Pyramid Song
“This is one of those songs that is truly endless. What I mean is my mind doesn’t turn off when the song does. It is so simplistic but with so much mystery. I remember first getting into Radiohead when I was in high school, and they changed and shaped a huge portion of how I viewed music.”

A.R. Kane – A Love from Outer Space
“I’ve always been a sucker for dance jams. And this is one of those. To top it off, this A.R. Kane record (“i”) came out the year I was born. I figured that was a special enough fact to share.”

Boards of Canada – In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country
“Boards of Canada were another band I was first introduced to early in high school. And this song was my first encounter with them. I’m usually the type of person who grows really attached to the first experience I have with a band. It’s all about the time and place in your life that you’re in when you first hear a song. I used to stay up late and just think with BOC playing on repeat.”

The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize
“Very rarely can a song combine sadness with hope in a perfect fashion. It’s fascinating because the song is so straight forward, but The Flaming Lips aren’t scared to experiment with textures. It’s not songwriting that makes a song something, but how a song is dressed.”

T. Rex – Metal Guru
“Marc Bolan was a master at his craft. T. Rex is a band I never get tired of listening to. I’ve never been the type of person to listen to a record, throw it to the side, and find another record. I always try to let music sink with me, even if I don’t even enjoy it on the first listen. I always want to figure out what that artist is about or what they are trying to say. And Marc Bolan had a lot to say.”

Blaze Foley – Clay Pigeons
“Blaze was a real storyteller, and that’s an art form that is so rare nowadays. Something about this song just gets me. Blaze Foley quote of the day: “Pot’s not cheap, but it is nice stuff. It is a flower.”

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