Farmer & The Owl Festival 2020 2nd Line Up Announce – Across The Ocean

Farmer & The Owl Festival 2020 2nd Line Up Announce

Listen up music luvahs, your favourite tastemakers at Farmer and the Owl have just announced a handful of fresh genius for their festival this March.

Alex Cameron || Mom Jeans || The Murlocs || Hand Habits || Jack Ladder & The Farmlanders || Press Club || EGOISM || Shady Nasty
Hot Chip || Uncle Acid and The Deadbeats || Sleaford Mods || Weyes Blood || Fat White Family || Drab Majesty || Miss June || Body Type || Rebel Yell
+ more to be announced

Each month between now and February there will be a cluster of new acts announced to this gathering of musical discovery. Check out the playlist here.

Australian singer song writer Alex Cameron is best known for his solo career, a high-concept act in which Cameron initially adopted the persona of a failed entertainer. Releasing his debut, Jumping the Shark, for free via his website in 2013, he has toured extensively with Mac DeMarco, Kevin Morby, Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Angel Olsen. Narrative and character have remained central within work since his 2017 record Forced Witness, and that remains on show in his latest LP, Miami Memory, however this time, with more of a personal touch, it is a love letter to his partner, showcasing vulnerability, tenderness and lust throughout.

Mom Jeans are an effortlessly likeable group of friends who proudly embrace their love for sad punk and emo. The quartet is lauded for stream-of-consciousness lyrics and energetic performances that prompt audiences to shred their worries and simply bounce along. By trading the sappy for heartfelt and the melodramic for truthful, Mom Jeans. have created a brand of emo that’s self-aware but not self-indulgent.

The Murlocs share members across King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Crepes, ORB and Baked Beans, ‘Uncle Murl’ as they’ve been affectionately dubbed, set themselves apart for their signature blend of old-world rhythm, blues and psychedelia, bolstered by the unmistakable vocals and harmonica breakdowns of Kenny-Smith. Forged in their homelands of Victoria’s Surf Coast near Geelong in 2011, across the course of two EPs, four albums, and a dynamic presence on the live circuit, The Murlocs have established themselves as a much-loved staple of the international psych and garage scene.

The Hand Habits project emerged after Meg Duffy moved from Up State New York to Los Angeles; it started as a private songwriting outlet but soon evolved into a fully-fledged band with Meg at the helm. Hand Habits’ debut album, Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void), was released by Woodsist Records in 2017. The LP was entirely self-produced and recorded in Meg’s home during spare moments when they weren’t touring. Wildly Idle (Humble Before The Void) is a lush, homespun collection of folk songs that found Meg in an exploratory state as an artist moving out on their own for the first time. While placeholder inspires a sense of ease, simple questions rarely beget easy answers and Meg honors the indescribable joy and profound sorrow that comes with figuring things out, one step at a time.

Jack Ladder has long been regarded as one of Australia’s most distinctive performers, he is one of those rare artists that marries a finely-honed songwriting craft with an ever-widening sonic palette. Since 2005 Jack Ladder has released four albums: Not Worth Waiting For, Love is Gone, HURTSVILLE and Playmates. Backed by his band, The Dreamlanders (Laurence Pike, Donny Benet and Kirin J. Callinan), Playmates was his most acclaimed and adventurous album to date, somehow combining bristling rock, ominous synth pop and even warped country.

From conception in a garage in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick, Press Club is the fuzz-addled, kicked-in speaker bass of Iain MacRae, the razor sharp guitar tones of Greg Rietwyk, the merciless drumming of Frank Lees, not to forget the emotionally charged vocal deliverance of Natalie Foster. August 2019 saw the four-piece release their second album, Wasted Energy, which landed at #4 in the AIR album chart and #15 on the ARIA Australian Album chart and saw the band embark on their second assault of the UK and Europe for 2019 including performances at Reading and Leeds Festivals as well as Reeperbahn Festival.

EGOISM is an indie pop duo from Sydney’s inner west, formed from the teenage connection of Scout Eastment and Olive Rush, when their heated discussions about music became a drive to create something together. Their introspective lyrics, pristine pop melodies and shoegaze influence quickly became a distinctive sound as the duo cut their teeth and assembled a band in Sydney’s thriving inner-west scene.

Shady Nasty are a Sydney-based trio that formed in 2015. Their art is a dynamic experiment that draws from alternative forms of punk and hip-hop. The trio have recently finished their debut LP which is anticipated for a mid-2019 release. It offers vignettes of their young adulthood unfolding in the diversity of Sydney; modding cars, Chinese heritage, making ends meet, menace and love. Coupled with a raucous live show and a bold aesthetic, Shady Nasty embody a fresh and compelling ethos.

Stay tuned for more acts to be announced in the coming months!

Saturday February 29th, 2020 MacCabe Park Wollongong

General tickets on sale now from Moshtix ||