Experimental Music Love

February 15, 2010

Local Natives – Airplanes

Filed under: Single Reviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 10:29 pm
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Local NativesAirplanes


Drawing obvious comparisons to the latest batch of American folk revivalists, with Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear and Band of Horses the more obvious boxes to tick, Local Natives have a hard job sticking out from a critically adored crowd.

But though have no animals in their name, these Californians are just as adept in the Neil Young obsessed, plaid-shirted balladeer stakes.

Like a lumberjack choir (though without the cross-dressing), ‘Airplanes’ give the band a chance to roll through grand US landscapes, all Redwoods and woodchucks, keeping things harmonious and glorious.

Throw a furred creature in their moniker, and they’d be every indie kids new favourite band.

8.3/10

Release Date: 1 Mar

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September 24, 2009

Local Natives Q & A

Filed under: Interviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 11:21 pm
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Local Natives Q & A

Tautological goodness

Tautological goodness

It was no surprise to hear only universal praise for Local Natives at a resoundingly successful SXSW earlier in the year. Their hopeful dreams and dreamy rhythms underlay an of-the-moment epic American style that must sound so perfect in the Texan sun. They’ll have to get used to a British autumn though, with a part to play in the NME Radar Tour a reward for capturing such zeitgeist sounds and making them their own. The List spoke to keyboard player and vocalist Kelcey Ayer. (more…)

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