It’s July, so that can only mean one thing – Splendour in the Grass and its official sideshows are happening THIS MONTH, so we thought it was about time we gave you some support news!

Joining At The Drive-In’s sold out tour will be one of the most exciting guitar acts in Australia, Bad//Dreems. The fellas just got off the road supporting punk-rock royalty The Living End around the country, playing tracks off their 2015 critically-acclaimed debut record Dogs At Bay, including the classic anthems ‘Dumb Idea’, ‘Cuffed & Collared’ and their latest ‘Bogan Pride’. The band appeared on triple j’s Like A Version, putting an incredible punk-rock spin on The Weeknd’s ‘I Can’t Feel My Face’ featuring backing vocals from The Preatures’ leading lady Isabella Manfredi… check it out.

Jake Bugg’s Perth show will be supported by local wordsmith Peter Bibby. Described as ‘a naughty bastard with a heart of gold and a voice of rotting grapes’ as well as ‘a sweet cup of sauce’, Bibby will be strumming tracks from his debut album Butcher/Hairstylist/Beautician, which the West Australian proclaimed as a “triumph and one of the year’s best albums, from Australia or anywhere. Bibby didn’t just give us a terrific album; he threatened to become a great Australian lyricist to rival the likes of Nick Cave and Paul Kelly.

Supporting the legendary Mark Lanegan in Sydney is one of the city’s best live bands, The Laurels. The Laurels have carved a world wide reputation for their blend of warm shoegaze bliss and dangerous psychedelic rock after the release of their debut EP Mesozoic and critically-acclaimed LP Plains. The band have since been supported and praised from the who’s who of psych rock around the world and have been invited to share stages and tours with Tame Impala, The Black Angels, Swervedriver, Pond, Wooden Shjips, Lee Ranaldo and Dead Meadow, to name a few. The Laurels have been writing and recording new material and are getting ready to release their second album in the later half of 2016, which means Sydney you may be in for a taste for some brand new Laurels goodness!

Mike Noga & Band will be supporting Mark Lanegan’s sold out Melbourne show. After recently wrapping up a European and Australian tour with legendary Minnesota band Low, Mike Noga has returned to Melbourne with a new band, a new album, and a fresh sound. The former Drones drummer will be releasing his third solo album, KING on August 26th via Cooking Vinyl Australia. Described as a “dark, psychedelic” concept album based on German dramatist Georg Büchner’s 19th century play Woyzeck, KING was produced by Paul Dempsey and features narration from Game Of Thrones and Almost Famous actor Noah Taylor. The first single from the project is single ‘Nobody Leads Me To Flames’.

On support duties for Spring King and Beach Slang’s huge double headline debut shows in Australia will be Sydney garage quartet Food Court. The band have had a huge year with singles ‘14 Years Young’ and ‘On The River’ added to rotation on triple j, FBi and national community radio, not to mention their own East Coast headline tour off the back of supporting Courtney Barnett, UK’s Peace, and Northeast Party House. Their recent single is ‘For The Morning’ and is the first taste of their debut album, which is slated for release later this year.

It was announced last week that the legendary Mark Pritchard will be joining James Blake for his Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide sideshows.

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