1. The American band Portugal. The Man have done the old school grind and build over their 8 year career. Their latest album has been produced by Danger Mouse. They toured Australia last year for the first time and impressed the Splendour team enough to bring them back for a prime 6pm slot on the GW McLennan stage.Opening song: Their latest single Purple Yellow Red And BlueFirst big singalong: Evil FriendsOther hits: So American, Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)Highlight: The closer Sleep Forever off their 2011 ‘In the Mountain in the Cloud’ album. It brought the power and their love of The Beatles out. Onstage  banter: ZeroVerdict: A solid, workmanlike performance where the band let their growing catalogue do all the work

    The American band Portugal. The Man have done the old school grind and build over their 8 year career. Their latest album has been produced by Danger Mouse. They toured Australia last year for the first time and impressed the Splendour team enough to bring them back for a prime 6pm slot on the GW McLennan stage.

    Opening song: Their latest single Purple Yellow Red And Blue

    First big singalong: Evil Friends

    Other hits: So American, Got It All (This Can’t Be Living Now)

    Highlight: The closer Sleep Forever off their 2011 ‘In the Mountain in the Cloud’ album. It brought the power and their love of The Beatles out.

    Onstage  banter: Zero

    Verdict: A solid, workmanlike performance where the band let their growing catalogue do all the work

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