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Reviewed by Steph Hughes Steph Hughes

26 Aug 2010

Triple J
30

There is something very cinematic about the way you folks take on indy pop. Consistently sunny, and great to listen to if youre having a shitty day. Love the trumpet line and the 'writing on the wall' bit.

There is something very cinematic about the way you folks take on indy pop. Consistently sunny, and great to listen to if youre having a shitty day. Love the trumpet line and the 'writing on the wall' bit.

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Rosie Beaton

18 Aug 2010

Super Reviewer
40

love you guys - smooth rockin pop songs put more tracks up to share

love you guys - smooth rockin pop songs put more tracks up to share

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Reviewed by Tomatrax Tomatrax

16 Nov 2006

Super Reviewer
40

A bright and cheery pop tune with some nice trumpets in the background. The members are all very talented and the music is very well recorded and produced to create a catchy likable tune.

A bright and cheery pop tune with some nice trumpets in the background. The members are all very talented and the music is very well recorded and produced to create a catchy likable tune.

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40

Lovely track, I am definitely intrigued and look forward to your set at The Worker's Club in a couple of weeks!

Lovely track, I am definitely intrigued and look forward to your set at The Worker's Club in a couple of weeks!

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brenna5384

27 Aug 2010

50

Thsi song makes me want to dance in the sunshine

Thsi song makes me want to dance in the sunshine

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brenna5384

27 Aug 2010

40

Nice track, very sweet.

Nice track, very sweet.

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boxerdog

01 Dec 2009

50

Genius song writing. Can't wait for an album from these guys!

Genius song writing. Can't wait for an album from these guys!

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Daveyman

20 Jul 2009

50

Love this song.

Love this song.

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anygood

23 May 2009

50

You won't be able to keep your feet still. A very polished and complex sound... it all works!

You won't be able to keep your feet still. A very polished and complex sound... it all works!

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freehouse

01 Aug 2008

50

I just love this song. Everything in this song compliments the overall production. A chilled mellow song which is fast enough to get you moving. With a great sound that could go with a romance movie that doesn't suck.

I just love this song. Everything in this song compliments the overall production. A chilled mellow song which is fast enough to get you moving. With a great sound that could go with a romance movie that doesn't suck.

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Cat 914

28 Jul 2008

40

like the different instruments used on this one, especially the brass. a nice happy jazzy feel to it. will definitely be checking out their other stuff.

like the different instruments used on this one, especially the brass. a nice happy jazzy feel to it. will definitely be checking out their other stuff.

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J_Newbitts

15 Aug 2007

50

This song is so mood-driven and cruisy, it really evokes certain imagery in my head. The track opens with one of the coolest, most laid back guitar riffs I've heard in a while, complimented perfectly by the drums. The vocal melodies of this song are throughout simply wonderful, and the harmonies of sections of the verse hit the feel of this song spot-on, instantly making you feel like lyin...

This song is so mood-driven and cruisy, it really evokes certain imagery in my head. The track opens with one of the coolest, most laid back guitar riffs I've heard in a while, complimented perfectly by the drums. The vocal melodies of this song are throughout simply wonderful, and the harmonies of sections of the verse hit the feel of this song spot-on, instantly making you feel like lying down in the grass and bobbing your head under the sun. Or at least it does for me. The trumpet additions to the chorus add another strong layer over the sound, without ever intruding too heavily over the main melodies, as with the xylaphone (?) towards the end. All in all, this is a smooth, tight track that is well-executed and evocative, and, above all, immensely enjoyable. This is the kind of song you could stick on repeat quite happily for a few hours and never get bored of it. Good stuff!

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DanStockwell

19 Jul 2007

50

Great track. Well produced and well thought through. Each instrument has it's place in this well-crafted piece. Trumpets, guitar, piano, drums, everything - it's all good. A great pop tune by any standards.

Great track. Well produced and well thought through. Each instrument has it's place in this well-crafted piece. Trumpets, guitar, piano, drums, everything - it's all good. A great pop tune by any standards.

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50

YEAH! i can hear that petanque influence coming through. couldnt you just settle down in perth swinging a handbag and hanging at the hydey with sounds like these permeating through the floorboards?

YEAH! i can hear that petanque influence coming through. couldnt you just settle down in perth swinging a handbag and hanging at the hydey with sounds like these permeating through the floorboards?

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charlie1984

20 Feb 2007

50

Saw these guys at Big Day Out, and saw them supporting Bob Evans @ Rosemount on sunday night, and seriously, it should've been Bob supporting Institut Polaire! I mean, Bob's pretty talented, but Institut Polaire have just got it. The various instruments and melodies are just so beautiful, and the guys are pretty laid back as well. To the guys and gals in the band - if you keep writing...

Saw these guys at Big Day Out, and saw them supporting Bob Evans @ Rosemount on sunday night, and seriously, it should've been Bob supporting Institut Polaire! I mean, Bob's pretty talented, but Institut Polaire have just got it. The various instruments and melodies are just so beautiful, and the guys are pretty laid back as well. To the guys and gals in the band - if you keep writing music like you've already done, I'd expect to see you in the Hottest 100 pretty damn soon!!

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naedsukram

01 Feb 2007

50

I'm hearin 'Prefab Sprout' in this band, catchy tune, nice dynamics and sounds, love it. It's like eatin fairy floss and snorting fizzy drink up your nose at the same time, heaven.

I'm hearin 'Prefab Sprout' in this band, catchy tune, nice dynamics and sounds, love it. It's like eatin fairy floss and snorting fizzy drink up your nose at the same time, heaven.

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Reviewed by La-Amon ThursdaysPage

31 Jan 2007

50

Wow! This whole sing is brilliantly done. Each instrument has a perfect level and sounds like they are played by true professionals. Such a pleasant song to listen to.

Wow! This whole sing is brilliantly done. Each instrument has a perfect level and sounds like they are played by true professionals. Such a pleasant song to listen to.

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40

Tight harmonies and a well-judged use of horns make this track an achievement in musical production. The group should be applauded for resisting the temptation to develop 'City Walls and Empires' into a sonic bombardment; instead they create a minimalist landscape of sound using a vast range of instruments sparingly. The breezy verses make this a perfect companion for lazy summer days...

Tight harmonies and a well-judged use of horns make this track an achievement in musical production. The group should be applauded for resisting the temptation to develop 'City Walls and Empires' into a sonic bombardment; instead they create a minimalist landscape of sound using a vast range of instruments sparingly. The breezy verses make this a perfect companion for lazy summer days, in much the same way as The Boy Least Likely To.

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Reviewed by trouserboy trouserboy

12 Jan 2007

50

Good use of brass/trumpet and good catchy vibe..I rather like the guitar sounds and the blending of the many instruments especially the subtle piano and glockenspiel... "Progressive Orchestral Rock" (POR) music

Good use of brass/trumpet and good catchy vibe..I rather like the guitar sounds and the blending of the many instruments especially the subtle piano and glockenspiel... "Progressive Orchestral Rock" (POR) music

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cat_monty

16 Nov 2006

40

NIIIIIICE. Nice really says it all for this lovely soft number. Nice drums, nice trumpet, nice beat - just very very nice. Well done!

NIIIIIICE. Nice really says it all for this lovely soft number. Nice drums, nice trumpet, nice beat - just very very nice. Well done!