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Folk-indie band from Sydney, Australia. Band members are Matt, Sonja, Dean and Mark.Read More...
"Tin Sparrow, who usually operates as a four-piece, strikes me as a band who just loves playing together. Every time I listen to From the Sun, I can’t help but crack a dopey grin no matter how hard I resist, so their frivolity clearly translates over to their recording.
While the EP is on the short side, the four tracks are beautifully created and promise much for future recordings. Similar, but perhaps sunnier than Boy and Bear, the tracks have an alt-country style, with a bounty of vast group harmonies, slide guitar and swingin’ rhythms. Their live shows also include plenty of whistling, interesting percussion and countless forms of general yahooing.
“Fool’s Gold” just gets my vote as top track. It’s probably the one which gets my grin to its dopiest level, the deciding factor. This is a song which is difficult not to get swept up in, with the floating harmonies being finished off nicely by a plucky guitar solo. “For you” is a little dreamier, with excellent use of the usually under-appreciated xylophone. Song appeared on Grey's Anatomy, season 8. A glockenspiel is also used in other tracks, how cheerful is that!