Kurt Vile & the Violators announce sideshow

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Yes!! Kurt Vile & the Violators have announced Melbourne and Sydney shows, hot on the heels of Kurt Vile’s glorious new album b’lieve i’m goin down… , out now on Matador / Remote Control. Kurt Vile & the Violators play the majestic surrounds of Melbourne’s Forum Theatre and the Sydney Opera House.

For their Melbourne headline show at The Forum, Kurt Vile & the Violators will be joined by Kurt Vile’s own handpicked Melbourne supports, local legends Twerps and Scott & Charlene’s Wedding.

On top of that KV is heading here for Falls Music & Arts Festival as well as Southbound!

Watch his performance on Conan last week here.

Kurt Vile shares video for Life Like This


Woohoo! Kurt Vile has followed up his opening single ‘Pretty Pimpin’ with the downbeat yet stunning ‘Life Like This’. This track sees the Philadelphia native behind the piano in contemplative mood.

Kurt also stars in the accompanying Adam Avilla-directed video, where he is slowly transported to a dream-like animated world populated by drumming gorillas. Have a watch!

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His forthcoming LP ‘b’lieve i’m goin down…’ is out September 25. Have a read of some interviews Kurt did while recording the album, to get a sense where he’s coming from: ROLLING STONE, SPIN


Were you thinkin’ of hitting the clubs or maybe staying out all night on your BMX this Saturday night?

We have a better idea! Watch Kurt Vile guest programme rage this Saturday!

Kurt’s takeover includes videos from the Beastie Boys, Rowland S Howard and Prince.

You can watch a snippet of the selection Saturday morning from 10.30 – 11am and the full programme Saturday night from 11.40pm til the early morning on ABC1.


Remote Control received some top rankings in this year’s readers poll for Faster Louder

#46 The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer
#42 Sigur Rós – Kveikur
#41 Savages – Silence Yourself
#39 King Krule – 6 Feet Beneath The Moon
#34 Atoms For Peace – Amok
#31 King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Float Along – Fill Your Lungs
#20 Kurt Vile – Wakin On A Pretty Daze
#7 Vampire Weekend – Modern Vampires Of The City
#5 The National – Trouble Will Find Me
#2 Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork

Read the full list here