St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival has always been primed to be one of the top notch festivals around and on 27th September, they released the names of the 32 bands that would be featuring for the coming year’s 7-leg tour. Yes yes, we are probably a whole month delayed on this post but as they say, good things come to those who wait! While only 14 (11 from the Aussie leg, 3 exclusive to Singapore only!) of these bands would be making their way here, we decided to give you this comprehensive guide so you don’t have to google them all. Rekindle old flames, discover new tastes and most importantly enjoy fine indie music. So sit back, relax, and let the songs do the talking:

Alpine
Origin: Melbourne,Australia
Members: Phoebe, Lou, Phil, Christian, Ryan, Tim.
Genre(s): Indie/Pop
Listen if you like: Warpaint, Blonde Redhead, Cardigans, Fox.

*Alt-J∆
Origin: Leeds, England
Members: Joe Newman, Gwil Sainsbury, Thom Green, Gus Unger-Hamilton
Genre(s): Indie/pop, Alt Rock
Listen if you like: Foals, Fairport Convention, Wild Beasts.

*Bat For Lashes
Origin: Brighton, England
Members: Natasha Khan
Genre(s): Indie/Pop, Dreamy Pop.
Listen if you like: Niki & The Dove, Bjork, Lykke Li

Chet Faker
Origin: Melbourne, Australia
Members: Chet Faker
Genre(s): Future Beat, Electronica, Down-tempo, Soul
Listen if you like: Supreme Cuts, The-Drum, Daughn Gibson

*Cloud Nothings
Origin: Cleveland, Ohio, United States
Members: Dylan Baldi, Joe Boyer, TJ Duke, Jayson Gerycz
Genre(s): Indie rock, Power Pop
Listen if you like: Yuck, Male Bonding, Japandroids

*Divine Fits
Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States
Members: Dan Boeckner, Sam Brown, Britt Daniel, Alex Fischel.
Genre(s): Indie rock
Listen if you like: Spoon, Dedicate Steve, Poor Moon, Wild Belle

El-P
Origin: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Members: Jaime Meline
Genre(s): Hip Hop
Listen if you like: Aesop Rock, Company Flow, Cage

Flume
Origin: Sydney, Australia
Members: Harley Streten
Genre(s): Electronic, Instrumental Hip Hop
Listen if you like: Diamond Messages, NIVA, Mo Kolours

Henry Wagons & The Unwelcome Company
Origin: Melbourne, Australia
Members: Henry Wagons, Mark Dawson, Si the Philanthropist, Chad Mason , Matty Hassett, Richard Blaze
Genre(s): Americana Outlaw Country Rock
Listen if you like:  Nick Cave, Johnny Cash, Paul Westerberg, Elvis Presley

High Highs
Origin: New York, United States
Members: Jack Milas, Oli Chang, Zachary Lipkins
Genre(s): Indie/Pop, Folk
Listen if you like:  We Are Trees, Low Roar, Gem Club

Holy Other
Origin: Manchester, United Kingdom
Members: ?
Genre(s): 2-step, Down-tempo,  Witch House
Listen if you like:  Balam Acab, Weeknd, How to Dress Well, James Blake.

*Japandroids
Origin: Vancouver, Canada
Members: Brian King, David Prowse
Genre(s): Indie, Garage Rock
Listen if you like:  Cloud Nothings, Fang Island, DIIV

Jessie Ware
Origin: South London, England
Members: Jessie Lois Ware
Genre(s): Soul, R&B, Indie/Pop
Listen if you like:  Nicki & The Dove, Adele, SBTRKT, Sade

Julia Holter
Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States
Members: Julia Shammas Holter
Genre(s): Indie/Pop, Ambient, Experimental
Listen if you like:  Nite Jewel, Frankie Rose, Mirrorring

*Kings Of Convenience
Origin: Bergen, Norway
Members: Erlend Oye, Eirik Glambek Boe
Genre(s): Indie Rock, Folk
Listen if you like: Phoenix, Feist, The Whitest Boy Alive

The Men
Origin: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Members: ?
Genre(s): Garage Rock, Live Punk
Listen if you like: Ty Seagall & White Fence, Black Keys, Merchandise

Ms Mr
Origin: New York, United States
Members: Ms, Mr
Genre(s): Indie, Dream Pop, Tumblr Glitch Pop, Soul Fuzz, Electroshock
Listen if you like: Lana Del Rey, Alpines, Smoke & Jackal

The Neighbourhood
Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States
Members: Jesse Rutherford
Genre(s): Indie Rock, Indie/Pop
Listen if you like: Yuck, Cheers Elephant, Ghost Beach

*Nicolas Jaar
Origin: New York, United States
Members: Nicolas Jaar
Genre(s): House, Deep House
Listen if you like: M83, Gotye, Mogwai

Nite Jewel
Origin: Los Angeles, California, United States
Members: Ramona Gonzalez
Genre(s): Lo-Fi, Alternative Dance, Indie, Avant-garde
Listen if you like: Julia Holter, Light Asylum, Maria Minerva

*Of Monsters And Men
Origin: Garour, Iceland
Members: Ragnar Þórhallsson, Brynjar Leifsson, Arnar Rósenkranz Hilmarsson,
Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir, Kristján Páll Kristjánsson, Árni Guðjónsson
Genre(s): Indie/Pop, Indie Rock, Folk
Listen if you like: Mumford & Sons, Young the Giant, Imagine Dragons, Edwarde Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros

Perfume Genius
Origin: Seattle, Washington, United States
Members: Mike Hadreas
Genre(s): Indie/Pop
Listen if you like: Youth Lagoon, How to Dress Well, Porcelain Raft

*POLIÇA
Origin: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Members: Channy Leaneagh, Chris Bierden, Ben Ivascu, Drew Christopherson, Ryan Olson
Genre(s): Indie Rock, Electronica, R&B
Listen if you like: Purity Ring, Gayngs, Frankie Rose, Alt-J

Pond
Origin: Perth, Western Australia
Members: Kevin Parker, Nick Allbrook, Jay Watson, Joseph Ryan, Jamie Terry, Cam Avery
Genre(s): Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock
Listen if you like: Melody’s Echo Chamber, Tame Impala, Mink Mussel Creek

*Real Estate
Origin: Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States
Members: Alex Bleeker, Matt Mondanile, Martin Courtney, Jackson Pollis, Jonah Mauer
Genre(s): Indie Rock, Surf Rock
Listen if you like: Deerhunter, Beach Fossils, Wild Nothing

The Rubens
Origin: Ridgewood, New Jersey, United States
Members: Zaac Margin, Elliott Margin, Sam Margin, Scott Baldwin
Genre(s): Blues/Soul, Indie Rock
Listen if you like: Loon Lake, Kingswood, Winter People, Buchanan

Shlohmo
 
Origin: Los Angeles, United States
Members: Henry Laufer
Genre(s): Lo-fi, Glitch-hop, Electronic
Listen if you like: Lapalux, M83, Teebs, The Weeknd

Snakadaktal
Origin: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Members: Sean Kelly, Phoebe Cockburn, Joseph Clough, Jarrah Mccarty-Smith, Barna Nemeth
Genre(s): Indie/Pop, Dream Pop
Listen if you like: Owl Eyes, Loon Lake, The Grisworlds

Twerps
Origin: Melbourne, Australia
Members: Marty Frawley, Rick Milovanovic, Julia MacFarlane, Patrick O’Neill
Genre(s): Indie Rock
Listen if you like: Total Control, Woolen Kits, Boomgates

*Yeasayer
Origin: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Members: Chris Keating, Ira Wolf Tuton, Anand Wilder, Jason Trammell, Ahmed Gallab
Genre(s): Indie Rock, Psychedelic Pop
Listen if you like: Passion Pit, Twin Shadow, Purity Ring

*Bands asterisked are part of the SINGAPORE leg of the tour

Look out for our article on the SINGAPORE Line-up shortly for more details!

Meanwhile, head over here; for a pleasant surprise by the folks from Spunk Records: http://singapore.lanewayfestival.com.au/news/laneway-2013-sampler-curated-by-spunk-records/