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Splendour in the Grass: Top 5s

Words by Scenewave Australia - Published on July 25, 2013

We’re so frothin for this year’s Splendour in the Grass that we couldn’t help celebrating in the only way possible… by making bawse playlists. Here are our top 5 songs to see at SITG 2013.


“Let Her Go” – Jagwar Ma

It’s fucked on the record, it’s bound to be fucked live. This Aussie trio have enjoyed plenty of wins overseas, let’s show them some home support this weekend. On at 2pm Saturday at MixUp.

“Dojo Rising” – Cloud Control

Song of the year and has been the soundtrack to my 2013. Bike rides along Brissy river, epic road trips, pretty much anything cool with a view, can only be eclipsed by seeing this gem live.

“Don’t Save Me” – Haim

I wish they all could be California girls. I also wish that upon meeting me they won’t put me on the SOR.

“Evil Friends” – Portugal. The Man

Been rockin this album for the last month and it’s pure fun.

“Step Up For The Cool Cats” – Palma Violets

Let’s storm the castle for this one. On at 1.20pm?! Well they’ve clearly been jibbed, but they are a must see at Supertop this Saturday.


“Halfway Home” – TV On The Radio

Everything about this is mega. Don’t miss TV on the Dizzle. Simple.

“Crave You” – Flight Facilities

This track reeks of SITG vibe. Friday night at the Mix Up perfec for this Aussie two piece who drop horny goat weed tracks!

“Saint John” – Cold War Kids

Splendour veterans. CWK are a known SITG act to bring the ruckus.

“Don’t Try” – Everything Everything

Possibly my favourite album of the year. EE are flawless live and will be one of acts of SITG2013.

“Hobo Playa” – Deap Vally

A two piece female get up that’ll bring some bashing hard rock and greasy blues riffs to SITG13. Get dirty in the pit.


“No Waves” – FIDLAR

Fuck It Dog, Life’s A Risk. If you’re a fan of songs about beer and drugs then get around these guys on Sunday afternoon.

“Shark Fin Blues” – The Drones 

Shark Fin Blues was voted the best Australian song of all time by a panel of 70 Aussie songwriters. That’s a good enough reason for you to skip Alt-J’s set to catch this absolute epic in the flesh.

“Demon Dance” – Surfer Blood

Surfer Blood has a new album and they haven’t lost their touch for infectious guitar driven pop-rock hooks. Not a bad way at all to spend a Sunday afternoon.

“Delivery” – Babyshambles

Doherty and his mates are back with a vengeance. Look out Splendour.

“Mr November” – The National

There’s plenty of contenders for the National’s best tune but if this number doesn’t get your juices flowing then you’d better check your pulse.

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