Saturday Jan 14
$15 Mainstage / Doors at 6:00
It's often said that the most subversive pop music - from the Shangri Las to Rihanna - is that which wraps sinister tales within a sugar-coated shell. If so, then it's hard to imagine a band pushing that manifesto further than Cults. On the surface they could be sickly sweet - a smitten duo called Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin who spin gorgeous melodies across their girl group-inspired bedroom pop. But dig deeper and a whole new world opens up, one that contains songs about apprehension, substance abuse and the pain of moving from adolescence into adulthood. Oh, and those inspirational, moving speeches that appear, ghost-like, behind the music? They're from a selection of notorious cult leaders...