Wed 9 Feb 2011

Following the announcement that the 2011 Laneway Festival has sold out in both Sydney and Melbourne in record time, we are pleased to announce that Portland heroes Menomena will be playing sideshows in both cities next February.

If there is any justice in Rock, Menomena (pronunciation tip: emphasis on the ‘nom’) may well be the most important band of the next decade. Arriving in Australia for the first time in their four album career, the band will air tracks from their exceptional new album Mines. Prepare yourself. Their previous effort, the almost-classic Friend and Foe, was much adored in indie circles but Mines steps it up, particularly in the melody stakes. Rolling piano lines, dirty guitar sounds and inventive percussion with sometimes stressed, sometimes delicate and sometimes soaring vocals coming together in perfect balance. It’s an achievement made all the more impressive by the fact it was composed largely over email.

Wednesday 9 February
East Brunswick Club, Melbourne or 03 9388 9794