The War On Drugs
Gosh we love THE WAR ON DRUGS. The Philadelphia-based 6-piece, led by frontman Adam Granduciel, have been on the Laneway wish-list since the release of their debut Slave Ambient in 2011 and their landmark album Living on a Dream in 2014 only renewed our eagerness. The War on Drugs released their fourth record, A Deeper Understanding last month and it’s a bonafide masterpiece, sure to top this year’s Best Of lists and go down in history as the most important rock record of recent times. The album is a fully immersive experience from start to finish, layering chugging guitars, synthetic strings, vintage keyboard sounds and impressionistic lyrics delivered in Granduciel’s gravelly voice. Capable of mesmerising a festival crowd of thousands, we’re so happy to finally welcome them to close Laneway in 2018.