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Lucksmiths - The Chapter In Your Life Entitled San Francisco

  by Benjamin Howarth

published: 6 / 5 / 2005

Lucksmiths - The Chapter In Your Life Entitled San Francisco
Label: Matinee Recordings
Format: CDS


Stunning first single, with three extra tracks, from Australian indie pop darlings The Lucksmiths forthcoming new album, 'Warmer Corners'

From the Australian indie pop darlings’ new album 'Warmer Corners' comes the single, 'The Chapter In Your Life Entitled San Francisco'. The Lucksmiths may not be a household name, but their reputation is ever improving, as their music becomes increasingly refined. This is one of their most lovely songs. The point when vocalist Tali White’s voice swoops over the chorus line is one of the highlights of their entire catalogue, and the combination of his clear tones and the sweeping strings and harmonica is thoroughly affecting. The three bonus tracks are nearly as good. ‘Young and Dumb’ is catchy and bouncy, with some neat jingly jangly guitar playing. ‘The Winter Proper’ is a melancholy lament, based around acoustic guitar and piano, not dissimilar to their marvellous ballad ‘The Great Dividing Range’. If this song isn’t good enough to make the cut for the new album, 'Warmer Corners' must be an absolute stunning. Finally, they cover the Bee Gees ‘I Started A Joke’ with aplomb, turning it into a perfect porch ballad, drenched in wailing harmonica. I’ve always liked The Lucksmiths. They've always been able to write sad but witty songs, but this new single suggests they have become much better musical arrangers. The grander style suits them well.

Track Listing:-
1 The Chapter In Your Life Entitled San Francisco
2 Young And Dumb
3 The Winter Proper
4 I Started A Joke

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