Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock


Sounds like

The Killers, Arcade Fire


band members

Glenn Buchanan, Alexi Collins, Jay Hitches, Alexander Keith, Matthew Kneller and Kyle Lane


Influences

Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones


Unearthed artists we like

Tigertown


Website

Bio

The Former Love started playing music together while at high school in the Southern suburbs of Sydney in 2006. They called themselves The Former Love Pirates. Playing all over the East coast of Australia and releasing songs such as Click Your Heels (http://youtu.be/Yve8NfE5XGM) and Busy Old Fool (http://youtu.be/AE9AyokUFIo). With these came the EPs Because Because Because Because Because (2010) and Ghost Town (2011).
In 2011 the band changed their name from The Former Love Pirates to The Former Love, making the announcement with a viral YouTube parody video (http://youtu.be/UBX3HQ2hc18).
In 2013 the band released a song called Handsome (http://youtu.be/U77qzmkAon0).

Review

Reviewed by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

14 Jan 2013

Triple J
50

I really love this tune and it hits you pretty much instantaneously with that big opening riff and surging chorus. Simple but so bloody effective.

I really love this tune and it hits you pretty much instantaneously with that big opening riff and surging chorus. Simple but so bloody effective.

Review

Reviewed by Al Newstead Al Newstead

30 Apr 2011

Triple J
40

Epic folk anyone? Love the bandname too. It's a good mix of dense textures in a sparkly widescreen setting, like the falsetto and harmonies. Just lots of win really. Can't wait to here more.

Epic folk anyone? Love the bandname too. It's a good mix of dense textures in a sparkly widescreen setting, like the falsetto and harmonies. Just lots of win really. Can't wait to here more.