SOUTH DOWN UNDER
THE ART GALLERY
-great Kiwi band!!
Well produced easy listening pop with horns n classical guitar and sweet female vox..Sort of Smiths attitude mixed with Sundays mellowness n Bacharachian arrangements..Nice
NEW ZEALAND MUSIC
New Zealand has always boasted a per capita rock band ingenuity few countries can rival. Instead of the usual departure points—Beatles, Stones, Beach Boys—paragons of the NZ scene lifted off from the next generation. The Velvets, Modern Lovers and Television inspired these musicians, all living together in one small corner of the world, who, over the past thirty years, have gone on to create some of the greatest music to be heard. Enter: The Brunettes. The Brunettes are a revelation simply by doing everything right. A sincere love of rock’s history of emotional directness tremors through every measure, and their male-female vocals, chugging guitars, playful keyboards, and glorious harmonies manage to combine numerous elements into simple, straightforward, actual songs. The charismatic fun of a tune pulls you in, while below the bubbly surface sits the song’s innovations. Or rather, the cosmetics may grab you straight off, but the depth of structure reveals itself more with every listen.