Attention music lovers! Get ready for a jam-packed October as Secret Sounds is thrilled to reveal the official Harvest Rock sideshows featuring the cream of the crop from the festival’s lineup, ripe and ready for picking this Spring. From genre-defying visionaries and masters of funk to power pop prodigies, you’ll be spending October 2023 with … Sparks, Santigold, Chromeo, and The Lemon Twigs
For the first time since 2001, legendary pop pioneers Sparks bring their singularly spectacular live show to Australia. Ron and Russell Mael have had many incarnations over their incredible 26 albums, from art rock, glam, electro-disco and new wave to synthpop, influencing generations of artists from Duran Duran and Depeche Mode to Bjork, Beck and beyond. And just like their 50+ year history, their fan base spans generations, with new fans discovering their 2021 cult documentary, The Sparks Brothers, or their musical collaborations with Todd Rundgren, Tony Visconti, Franz Ferdinand, Giorgio Morode rand Faith No More. With albums Hippopotamus (2017), A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip (2020) and The Girl Is Crying in Her Latte (2023) all reaching No.7 in the UK, Sparks have never been more relevant. To coincide with the release of their recent album, Sparks have embarked a world tour, with shows at Royal Albert Hall, Primavera Sound, Hollywood Bowl and Glastonbury, where Cate Blanchett danced on stage, reprising her role in the duo’s iconic ‘The Girl Is Crying In Her Latte’ video.
Santigold is a genre-defying musician, style renegade, and visionary artist across multiple platforms celebrated for her fearless ability to fuse unexpected elements into bold new work. An artist whose perseverance relies on invention, her singular aesthetic has made her a major muse watched by the inspired world. In the fifteen years since her classic debut, Santigold has solidified her position as one of the most important artists of her generation. The songwriter, producer, performer and style renegade has collaborated with Jay Z, Karen O and Nick Zinner of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beastie Boys, David Byrne, Mark Ronson, Pharrell, Lykke Li and Basement Jaxx, just to name a few. Her songs have been sampled by the likes of Drake, Lil Wayne, Future and more. She’s had a #1 record on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic chart, won an ASCAP Pop Music Award (Vanguard Award) and has been nominated for a Q Award, MTV Europe Music Award and BRIT Award. Santigold’s infamous live performance is a showcase of her many talents, with every aspect from the visuals, choreography and costumes co-created by her. She released her highly anticipated album Spirituals in 2022. Catch it live when Santigold takes to stages in Sydney and Melbourne in October!
Nearly twenty years into their celebrated career, Montreal natives Dave 1 and P-Thugg have morphed an inseparable childhood friendship into critically acclaimed, world-renowned marquee band Chromeo. Known for their analog synth sonics, catchy hooks and iconic visuals, Chromeo are often credited for pioneering the 80s tinged electrofunk sounds that can be heard across radio airwaves today. The relentlessly touring act have sold out international shows and appear regularly at some of the biggest festivals in the world. 2023 marked their fifth Coachella performance and seventh annual headline show at Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, they’ve played Lollapalooza and Bonnaroo four times and now they’re making their way to Australia. Get ready to groove when Chromeo hit Sydney and Melbourne!
New York locals The Lemon Twigs bounded onto the scene with their precocious 2016 debut Do Hollywood at the tail end of their teenage years, the Long Island brothers each playing multiple instruments including guitar, keyboards, drums, horns and strings. Their follow up Go to School threw caution to the wind, while their third record Songs for the General Public (2020) saw them pull influence from a range of multigenerational inspirations, darting from twee chamber pop to full on glam punk. The Lemon Twigs released their fourth album Everything Harmony in May 2023, showcasing an emotional depth and musical sophistication far beyond their years as a band. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the album live when The Lemon Twigs bring their healthy love of musical theatre and over-the-top performance to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane in October!
That’s one bountiful crop! Now, it’s time to gather your nearest and dearest and get ready to dance your way through October. Presale kicks off from 9am local Thursday 24 August. General on sale starts from 9am local Friday 25 August. You reap what you sow, so get in quick!
Secret Sounds presents Harvest Rock 2023 Official Sideshows
Presale available from 9am local Thursday 24 August
Tickets on sale to the general public from 9am local Friday 25 August
Friday 27 October 2023 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Saturday 28 October 2023 – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne
Thursday 26 October 2023 – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Sunday 29 October 2023 – 170 Russell, Melbourne
THE LEMON TWIGS
Thursday 26 October 2023 – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday 28 October 2023 – Manning Bar, Sydney
Tuesday 31 October 2023 – The Outpost, Brisbane
Thursday 26 October 2023 – Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Tuesday 31 October 2023 – Sydney Opera House, Sydney
Thursday 2 November – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane