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Most recent release, This is All Yours (2014)
Other indierock bands
An indierock band with a special gift for catchy oddball tunes. (Neile)
Recommended first album:
Gus Unger-Hamilton, Joe Newman, Gwil Sainsbury, Thom Sonny Green
Kristy Mangan—string arrangements; violin (2, 13)
From the moment I heard it, I found their track "Tessellate" irresistible. In some ways they're kind of over the top, but in so many others just delightful. Best of all is that they seem to ahve a sense of humour about themselves. Besides "Tessellate" I also adore "Estocado," "Matilda," "Ms," "Fitzpleasure," "Bloodflood," and "Taro." Overall a charming release that got a ton of listens from me. Friends have been less enamoured than I, so I am willing to admit this may be an acquired taste, but wow I enjoy this album a lot. (Neile)
Joe Newman, Gus Under-Hamilton, Thom Green
Kirsty Mangan—violin, viola (2, 3, 9, 12)
This one didn't grab me with the immediate hooks that An Awesome Wave did, but I really enjoy it every time I play it. The songs continue to be quirky in every way and I still find that unpredictability charming and entertaining to listen to. (Neile)
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