Epic failure, disappointment, discontent, embarrassing and just plain lame; oh, hai! just talking about the first Big Day Out announcement. What was once a festival with some massive acts in the 90’s has become a festival of lame indie bands.
Artists play Big Day Out 2012 are; Soundgarden, Kanye West, Kasabian, Best Coast, Foster The People, Cage the Elephant, The Getaway Plan, Girl Talk, Frenzal Rhomb, Odd Future, The Jezabels, Battles, Architecture in Helsinki, Mariachi El Bronx, Parkway Drive, Boy & Bear, Hilltop Hoods, Röyksopp, The Living End and My Chemical Romance.
Now don’t get me wrong Parkway Drive are awesome and I don’t think they belong on the BDO line-up alongside the other wannabe indie bands with no talent like Best Coast. Looks like next years BDO is going to disappoint a lot of people except 18 year old girls who haven’t developed taste in music yet and late 30 something bogans draped in Australian flags and southern cross tattoo’s on their arms screaming “fuck yeah Frenzal Rhomb! we love you cunts!”
And PS. Girl Talk is not a band, or an artist. The guy steals other bands music and remixes it, in the process profiting from it. Last time I checked that was called copyright infringement and is punishable by law.