Day2 – Making the long trek in from our campsite, feeling dusty, and sorry for ourselves, we trooped on and headed in to catch one of our favourite bands Bootleg Rascal. Never have these boys disappointed and listening to their smooth transformed hip-hop and infectious melodies was the perfect way to kick off day 2 of Falls Fest.
Meg Mac graced us with her presence at the Forrest Stage, along with thousands of others we made our way over to see just how brilliant this lady is. After having such a successful year, selling out tours with only an E.P and singles under her belt, it really shows how much of an effect Meg has on her audiences. Belting out huge notes with her sister as her backup singer, it made everyone feel so warm within the crowd, singing along to killer tracks Never Be and Grandma's Hands. This just made us even more excited to hear the full album from Meg expected in 2016!
Next up were King gizzard and the lizard wizard, well every time I see this band I’m constantly blown away. First of all they have 2 drummers, which is epic, copious amounts of flute playing and the energy is endless. The band just finished up a national tour with swedish psych rock gods, Goat. After selling out loads of their shows, the crowd that congregated for their afternoon set was impressive. Only together as a band for 5 years, and creating over 7 albums with the latest under their own record label, the tracks they played were definitely a lucky dip but we were glad they played Hot Wax earlier on during their performance. Near after we heard songs like Trapdoor, God is in the Rhythm. Once again putting on an amazing show as per usual from the King Gizz boys, with their quirky psych sound. King Gizz were definitely our favourite for the day.
Courtney Barnett kicked off in the afternoon sun at the Valley stage. Her music was perfect for this time of day, lazy guitars and plenty of all round aussie goodness. After being nominated for Grammy's and winning Aria's this lady still has a level head and definitely has remained the down to earth Melbourne girl we love. Plenty of tracks were pumped out off her ‘Sometimes I sit and think and sometimes I just sit', Pickles from the jar, Dead Fox, Elevator Operator and Depreston.
After having a crazy 2015, alternative electronic group RÜFÜS, made up of Sydney trio - Tyrone, Jon, and James, brought much excitement for falls goers, all keen to get buck wild. Releasing massive singles You were right and Like an Animal, off their yet to be released album 'Wild Summer' went off through the crowd. I don’t think one person was standing still or didn’t know the words to their kick ass tunes. We and much of the crowd were in absolute awe at James Hunt killing it on his electronic drum kit.
The last act for the night was Bloc Party, now as a major fan of the band I had been waiting for this all day. The excitement had been building and I felt like a kid on Christmas day, well maybe not that extreme but we were definitely keen bean's!
After we boogied to Rufus we took a seat on the grass and prepared ourselves for a killer set from the boy's, as they took the stage smoke built behind them and purple rays lit up the crowd as they opened with Hunting for Witches off their 2007 album, 'A Weekend in the City'. Unfortunately they sounded better on CD which is never what you want. Rufus was loud, vibrant, clear, then it went quiet. After Bloc Party we wrapped up the night in the Tee Pee tent’s and mellow yellowed out on a mattress listening to music and relaxing after one hell of a day!