5 bands not to miss at this year’s Groovin’ The Moo festival

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With Groovin’ The Moo just around the corner we thought we’d take a look at the ‘must see’ artists on this year’s bill.

Choosing which bands to see on a festival line up as good as this year’s Groovin The Moo can be a tough decision. So we’ve complied a list of the acts we think are the ‘must see’ artists of the festival..

1 – The Gooch Palms

Despite only using one guitar, two drums and their vocal chords, Novocastiran band, The Gooch Palms certainly make the most of what they have. They have earned themselves quite the reputation here in Australia as one of the must-see live acts in the country. Nudity, blood and violence served right alongside genuine and elated enthusiasm is what audiences have come to expect from these two. We love their punk and raucous sound and can’t wait to see it on the festival stage. If you can’t make it to GTM, we highly suggest checking them out at The Cambridge Hotel on the 29th of March.

2 – Disclosure

Disclosure are an English electronic music duo, consisting of brothers Guy (born 25 May 1991) and Howard (born 11 May 1994) Lawrence. In 2013, Disclosure embarked on a worldwide tour of more than 40 European, American and Canadian cities including high-profile music festivals such as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Lollapalooza Music Festival in Chicago and Sasquatch Festival in Washington State.So they’ve been working on their festival chops, and we can’t wait to see how it plays out at this year’s GTM.

3 – The Patriots

Newcastle indie rockers, The Patriots have scored the coveted local’s slot at next months Groovin’ The Moo festival.The Patriots have achieved quite a lot in a relatively shot space of time. As grand finalists in the 2012 Youth Rockin’ the Black Dog band competition the band went on to appear on the “Red Bull Bedroom Jam” in 2013. Lead singer, Joey Geyer, also won the APRA Young Songwriter of the Year award for The Patriots’ song “The Indie Song (Rescue Her)”. We love their guitar sound. It’s layered, funky and interesting.

4 – Vance Joy

They guy took out the Triple J Hottest 100. Enough said. We’re really looking forward to seeing him entertain a festival crowd.

5 – Thundamentals

In the time since they first started work on beats and rhymes in their hometown of the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, the three guys – MCs Tuka and Jeswon and DJ Morgs, all now based in inner-city Newtown – have been about pushing themselves; using their hip-hop roots to see where notes, space, rhythm, technology, well-honed organic skills and the impact of electricity on air can take them. And it’s already taken them further than they ever dreamed. One thing is for sure… they really know how to bring the party, which is why they round out our list.

So What are your tips? What acts are your ‘must see’ artists at the festival? Let us know in the comments below.

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