2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Pukkelpop x Disco Naïveté


Thursday, March 17
9:00PM - 9:40PM

The Sidewinder Outside
715 Red River St


Listen to Frail Love


This summer, a new artist announced herself in no uncertain terms. The Melbourne-raised Kaity Dunstan, who sings under the name CLOVES, released an EP that had fans of the vocal greats of yesteryear dusting down the superlatives and pinching themselves in disbelief. Not yet 20, CLOVES already has the voice of a veteran. A voice that stops you in your tracks, that gets under the skin of a lyric, and inhabits every syllable of a song. We probably used to react like that to singers more often than we do today. Ella, Etta, Billie, Aretha, Dionne. Dusty, Joni, Amy, Adele, Lana. Latterly, the list has looked thinner. In her songs, feelings are hinted at rather than shouted from the rooftops, but you can hear the hurt in every bar.

CLOVES wrote her first song when she was 11 – and, no, she isn’t about to let anyone hear it. “My mum saw a poster for a song competition on the wall at school, and she asked me if I wanted to enter...

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