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Old 09-06-2017, 11:14 AM   #2
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Did Nick save Larry from these guys?

I'll listen to them, but I'm disappointed that they're just a five year old band and not a band of five year olds. That would be something.
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I would have checked them out, but not after that thread title.
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I nearly asked about this band in the Aussie music thread a while back, because a record club I belong to was really hyping them.
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Anyone who likes The National will like them. They're a heady mix of The National, Springsteen, U2, a bit of The War on Drugs and contain the swagger of INXS.
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They've been promoted to death on JJJ but I can't say anything of theirs has particularly impressed me enough to listen to the album.
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I checked them out live at laneway last year and they were an unexpected highlight. Magnolia is massive live. Very INXS-like feel to the performance.

Still haven't been swayed to investigate them further but a new album presents a new opportunity to.

I was supposed to interview the band but it never really eventuated properly because the singer had been drinking like a fish and was super rowdy.
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I know like one Gang of Youths song, and... yeah, I gotta admit, they did catch my attention. This was a couple of years ago now, to be clear.
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Sorry, Cobbs, I gave them a shot but they didn't do it for me. I couldn't get through the new album and "Magnolia" doesn't excite me either. Too National-y, and he sings in a vocal style I find pretty bland.

But new threads by people getting excited by bands are always a good idea.
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I know like one Gang of Youths song, and... yeah, I gotta admit, they did catch my attention. This was a couple of years ago now, to be clear.
Wow, that's big for you to say..!

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I was supposed to interview the band but it never really eventuated properly because the singer had been drinking like a fish and was super rowdy.
Please explain?!?!?!?!?!

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Sorry, Cobbs, I gave them a shot but they didn't do it for me. I couldn't get through the new album and "Magnolia" doesn't excite me either. Too National-y, and he sings in a vocal style I find pretty bland.

But new threads by people getting excited by bands are always a good idea.
Fair call, I knew going into this thread that you wouldn't like them much, haha. You will probably grow to hate them, as the album hit #1, so they're gonna be biiiiig.

Still on a high from the show.
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Why is there an Australian Music Appreciation thread and then like several other dedicated threads for local musicians?


All of Australia's "Artists" HERE
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Why is there an Australian Music Appreciation thread and then like several other dedicated threads for local musicians?


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Don't tempt me. Timothius and I once took over the entire first page of PEUP with threads about Kiwi sport.
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Here's my thoughts. The life-affirming joy of Gang of Youths might just change the world
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I would urge more people to ignore my idiocy as a person and give these blokes a shot. Imperor will kill me for saying this, but he had a listen and dug them. Go Farther in Lightness, the new one, is duking it out with American Dream for my AOTY so far this year. Ridiculous amount of great tracks: Fear and Trembling, What Can I Do if the Fire Goes Out? Atlas Drowned, Keep Me in the Open, Do Not Let Your Spirit Wane, Go Farther in Lightness, Persevere, Le Symbolique, Let Me Down Easy, Heart is a Muscle, Deepest Sighs/Frankest Shadows, Say Yes to Life, which is 12/16. And none of them are as good as Magnolia, from the first album.

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