Ahoy! On this fine March Monday I'm listening to Tinpan Orange. I first heard these guys after listening to a interview with Cat Empire. The lead singer to Tinpan Orange is married to Harry Angus of Cat Empire. The first song of theirs I heard was Lonely People. From the start I knew this was going to be a band that I obsessed over. This song alone is haunting and beautiful. Starts out slow and builds into this overwhelming amount of relatable emotion. After looking up more of their songs I found that most of them are quite happy and upbeat lil'tunes. The lead vocals are raspy, elegant and unique enough for me to keep listening. Their songs are all layered nicely. Which makes it fun to listen to over and over, trying to find something new each time. In the end I'm quite fond of this Aussie group and just wish it was easier (and cheaper) to get my paws on some of their albums! Yet another reason I can add to my "reasons to runway to Australia" list.
"I won't show it, 'cause a fool I will seem. So I'll sit on my hands, and swim in my dreams."