Splendour in the Grass 2013: Five Local Artists Crossing Over the International Music Scene (Videos)

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It's Splendour in the Grass this week. Aussies and music fans from the other side of the world will have their pilgrimage at Byron Bay this weekend to celebrate the biggest winter music festival in Australia.

Splendour 2013, which happens from July 26th to 28th, Friday to Sunday, will feature more than 80 bands in three stages.

You can check out and download the set schedules on your Apple and Android mobile phones.

Most fans are surely excited to see the international acts coming over to perform at this year's Splendour, which includes Mumford & Sons, TV On The Radio, Laura Marling, Frank Ocean and more.

Meanwhile, local bands are also a sight during the music festival. Check out these Aussie bands who are making a buzz in the international music scene and collecting fans worldwide.

1. Empire of the Sun

Probably the most popular Australian musicians in the international music scene right now, Empire of the Sun is an electric music duo Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore. Their 2008 debut album Walking on a Dream became double platinum in Australia, and eventually gold in the U.S.

The band is currently being managed by EMI Australia and Virgin UK. Their new album Ice on the Dune was released on June 14, 2013. They appeared in Jimmy Kimmel Live, their first U.S. television appearance, to promote their latest album.

2. Architecture in Helsinki

Australian indie-pop darlings Architecture in Helsinki was formed in Albury, New South Wales in late 1990s. The band has already released four studio albums since 2003 but their biggest hit came from their fourth album, 2011's Moment Bends with the songs That Beep and Contact High.

The band is said to perform new materials at Splendour including their latest single 'In The Future'.

3. Yolanda Be Cool

This three-piece band might be really cool judging from its name inspired by Tarantino's Pulp Fiction. Yolanda Be Cool made waves in the international music scene with their 2010 hit single, We No Speak Americano. Aside from Australia, it also charted in the U.S. and Europe.

Their last album was 2012's Ladies and Mentalmen.

4. Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma is currently impressing indie fans with their latest album Holwin'. Ex-Oasis member Noel Gallagher has stated that 'he's too busy talkiing about the band than to reform Oasis.'

Vocalist Gabriel Winterfiel in return said that Gallagher was his hero growing up and that it's ridiculous.

 

5. The Presets

The Presets is an electronic music duo composed of Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes. They are known to do remixes of other musicians' songs such as Kings of Leon's Closer, Architecture in Helsinki's "Heart It Races", Lenny Kravit's "Breath" and Silverchair's "Straight Lines" among others.