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The Waifs

Otheryears weve been together.Since releasing their debut, self-titled album in 1996 The Waifs have established a strong and loyal fan-base worldwide, built on the relentless touring they did in Australia in those formative years, playing in any town that would have them, honing their stagecraft and their song writing skills along the way. Ironbark, the groups eighth studio album, is a thank you to those thousands of fans who have stuck with them at home and overseas, and a fitting one given the quality of the material. We thought about this album from their perspective, says Thorn. How do we give back? It made so much sense just to sit around in a room and play our guitars together.In a catalogue of many great songs, from early favourites such as London Still and Lighthouse to Black Dirt Track and Dark Highway from their most recent album, Beautiful You (2015), Ironbark is an embarrassment of riches.Aside from the title song, which opens the album, Cunninghams contribution includes a couple of gems that are immersed in the land and sea around his home. The Shack, for example, a gentle spoken-word stroll, takes him back to his youth, to the tiny house where he grew up, next door to where he lives now. Then there are the exquisite sibling harmonies on I Wont Go Down, a pulsing acoustic tale of resolve that came to Cunningham during a thunderstorm while he was camping on the beach.Thorns mournful vocal glides over Franzs sparse basslines and McDonalds brushed snare on her ode to the emotional games young lovers play, Lion and Gazelle. Then she wrenches emotion of her own from the depths of another powerful musing on love, the banjo-infused Dirty Little Bird. Based in Utah with her family for many years, Thorn looks back to her roots on the lilting, alt-country tune The Coast, a reflection on the ghosts that are said to inhabit the treacherous coastline near Albany in WA where the sisters grew up.Simpson has written about heartbreak before and does so again on the sprightly
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Start:
August 01, 2017
End:
August 01, 2017
Where:
The Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Ave Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 United States
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