Adventures of a University Finalist

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Aussie Pop Rocks



The Lucksmiths - T-Shirt Weather

Well, here's my first proper post in the blog's new format. And isn't that a magnificent picture to start the day with! Some gurning Aussie battlers. Can't beat them no matter how much you physically want to. Trust me - better people than I have tried.
The Lucksmiths are an Aussie trio who specialise in love songs in the second person (if only there were more) that are wonderfully based in the banal niceties of everyday life and in turn elevate said life that little bit higher upon hearing their tunes. They've released far too much superb material to list here but my fave has to be the Happy Secret album due to the appearance of the magnificently titled "Edward, Sandwich Hands" and my girlfriend's fave "A Great Parker" (because she doesn't think she is).
I thought that this song was appropriate as up here at Uni it is anything but "t-shirt weather" with some rather nasty grey clouds blocking out the happy lil' sun. This song, however, acoustic indie-pop at its finest (pah, I spit upon you Belle & Sebastien) makes you feel like it is. Kicking off like an acoustic shamble through "Wake Up Boo" it breaks into a canter that I feel mirrors a song with which I am currently enamoured "Fire Brigade" by The Move. Sadly though, it doesn't replicate the amusing sound effects although I'm sure the boys would have if they had had good reason.
Hmmm, you know reader(s) I think this is the start of a beautiful blog. Or a better than mediocre one at least. Now all I have to do is find a way to get rid of the dots...

Buy - The Lucksmiths - Where Were We? (which this particular cut has been taken off of)
Visit - The guys can be found at the awesome Candle Records website