Video: Massive Attack performing Safe From Harm Live @ Melt Festival 2010
My favourite era of Massive Attack has now passed (1994) but damn it if I don’t think they are still amazing to see live. Even without use of the vocal trickery of Shara Nelson, Sinead O’Connor, Tracey Thorn and ahem, Tricky!
They are fabulous live which I really did not expect having previously been mildly disappointed by a number of live electronic acts over the years. Massive Attack not only brought along some of their famous vocalists on tour (Horace Andy!), but they provided an engaging electronic show beyond the ‘customary electronica light show’.
This was thought provoking. It may have improved my feelings towards humankind.
Massive Attack have been announced as headliners to the 2013 Harvest Festival at Werribee Park (yes, next to the Werribee Shit Farm!).
I encourage you to attend and have your little mind blown away with a ton of subliminal messages and pleasing music to the ears.
Important Safety Message: Bring a gas mask in case the wind turns.
Harvest 2013 Line-Up (Note: The 2013 Harvest Festival was cancelled in late September):
- Massive Attack – obviously headlining, don’t you read the papers anymore?
- Franz Ferdinand– those dancey blokes with a historic love of WWI
- Primus – Les Claypool and co are back to get off on bass
- Goldfrapp – an electronic duo often ignored by the masses
- Eels – will Mark Oliver come out after the Festival to do his standard after-show encore? Should be at Werribee Train Station methinks…
- Neutral Milk Hotel – Reforming since 1998 and first visit to Australia
- Desaparecidos – After Conor Oberst went solo emo he started a punk rock band
- CSS – Brazil’s all girl band
- The Drones – Melbourne’s own pub rock gods are not to be missed!
- Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – you will remember them for their 50’s style
- Mutemath – Garage rock sans their old guitarist
- M Ward – Likes to hang out on records with Zooey Deschanel
- Superchunk – Reformed 90’s low-fi rock
- The Wallflowers – Robert Zimmerman’s son is still strumming
- Walk Off The Earth – crowd sourcing their video clips to stardom!
Harvest 2013 Festival Dates:
- Sunday 10 November: Melbourne, Werribee Park
- Saturday 16 November: Sydney, The Domain
- Sunday 17 November: Brisbane, City Botanic Gardens
Tickets On Sale:
- Foundation Members pre-sale tickets onsale from 9am, Wednesday 10 July
- Harvest Members pre-sale tickets onsale from 9am, Thursday 11 July (sign-up online @ Harvest Festival)
- General Public tickets go on sale 9am, Friday 12 July
Previously on Sampling Station:
- Chet Faker – Melbourne’s own electronic inspired soul
- Bat for Lashes – Natasha Khan has an amazing set of pipes
- Emily Wells – friend of Dan the Automator!