Anna Calvi.
Anna Calvi.

Hipster-matic at Laneway

AS ONE festival leaves, another follows in its wake and this week it's time for the hipster crowd to get their musical fix.

St Jerome's Laneway Festival started out in 2004 in St Jerome's Bar in Melbourne before the event outgrew the venue and was forced to move outside into the laneway.

It soon expanded throughout the capital cities and has now crossed the seas to Auckland and Singapore.

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The aim of the festival is to bring "new and revered seminal music" to punters, but not necessarily in a lane anymore.

The Brisbane site is Alexandria St, Fortitude Valley (the RNA Showgrounds) which allows for four stages of glorious music.

The line-up drips with indie goodness including Active Child, Anna Calvi, Austra, Chairlift, Cults, The Drums, Feist, Jonti, Laura Marling, SBTRKT and so, so many more.

But if you're not quite in the loop here's our tips on who you shouldn't miss at Laneway on Saturday.

Anna Calvi
ONLY days ago Calvi was nominated for breakthrough artist at the Brit Awards putting her up against Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sande, Jessie J and The Vaccines. C

alvi released her debut, self-titled album last year which earned her plaudits including being shortlisted for the Mercury Prize and garnering her praise from Brian Eno, who says she's the best thing since Patti Smith.

He may be biased though, as he did sing backing vocals on two tracks on her debut.

Eat Your Own Ears and Young Turks Stage, 5.10pm

Laura Marling
CHANCES are you've already heard of Marling's timeless folk music.

But in case you missed her albums Alas, I Cannot Swim and I Speak Because I Can, she was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize for both albums and picked up the best female solo artist award at last year's Brit Awards after releasing A Creature I Don't Know in September.

The Windish Agency Stage, 3.50pm

WE'VE reviewed the band's latest album this week and it's just in time really.

If you can't pick up on just how great Hurry Up. We're Dreaming is, then you best have a listen to it yourself.

Pulse is in no doubt as to where you should be at the end of the night.

Expect to feel a sense of euphoria without the need for any substance other than cordial.

These epic tunes will fill your chest with love.

The Windish Agency Stage, 9pm

WILDFIRE featuring Little Dragon was one of our favourite smooth grooves of last year.

The London producer's self-titled album is fresh, clean and at the same time gritty.

Can't wait to see it live.

Eat Your Own Ears and Young Turks Stage, 8.55pm

St Jerome's Laneway Festival kicks off on Saturday, 11am in Fortitude Valley. For more info head to www.lanewayfestival Tickets $115.


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