Can everyone get the fuck over Splendour in the Grass? Besides Parquet Courts, Danny Brown, DZ Deathrays, Violent Soho, Courtney Barnett, Future Islands, Skaters, The Preatures and Interpol, there’s not a whole lot going on in the lineup.
That’s where SPLINTER comes in. Originally titled SPLINTER IN YOUR ARSE, it’s the perfect remedy for mediocrity. And instead of forking over $500 bucks for 10 good bands, you can splash out the extravagant price of $15 for 11 AMAZING BANDS! And it’s at the Chippendale Hotel, a place with 100% more carpet that smells like piss and beer than Splendour.
Bands-wise, you couldn’t ask for a better lineup of ball-tearing, mind-wrecking brutality and intrigue. There’s Dead China Doll headlining, who will guaranteed fuck your ears up. There’s Yes, I’m Leaving, who have time and time again blown my ear drums and my mind. Cull and Roku Music (Brissy) are here to represent the shoegaze element, bringing a smorgasbord of pedals and feedback to ensure you won’t hear right. Narrow Lands will brutally destroy your will to listen to any other band again, and Bone (Melbs) are going to infatuate you with punishing guitars.
The legendary Bare Grillz and Scul Hazzards are drifting from their homes of Newy and Melbourne, respectively, to ensure you’re given the biggest punk fix of your entire goddamn life. And relative newcomers Thorax, Lovely Head and Tanned Christ will lob off any expectations that you bring into the small Chippendale Hotel.
Priced at the drop-dead ridiculous price of $15, all these bands could be yours. If you like music weird, heavy, fucked up and glorious, do everything in your power to ensure you’re at SPLINTER!