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"Local Natives are one of those rare bands whose music really comes to life in a live setting."
"Instead of being a rich Tim Tam of flavour and experience... all the band seem to come up with are soggy biscuits."
Just take our money...
"Alt-pop noise spraying across the void."
Tonight prove that few can rival their ability to make an hour seem like a few minutes with a set full of raw power and emotional dexterity.
Local Natives are great because they know what they’re good at and they do it very well indeed.
The only downfall of this album may be its inability to stand out from the well-established indie-rock bands that inspire them.
It’s a remarkable record in its subtlety and one that reveals itself steadily to become utterly beautiful the more spins you give it.
"It would have felt really dishonest to just try and recreate that album because we’ve grown so much as a band and, you know, we just wanted to push ourselves to do something new and interesting."
There’s resonance and pathos in their songwriting that fills up the crevices in your head and heart, and weighs you down with a sweet sort of lead in your belly that feels both rare and important somehow.