The McClymonts


The McClymonts – ‘Don’t Tie My Hands’

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Whatever McClymonts song is here is irrelevant really, it’s purely arbitrary. Though I could twattle on about how this is our first country music post on Who The Hell, this entry’s only purpose is to include a photo of these three hottie siblings as this band could be the best all-girl menage e toi this country’s music scene has to offer (unless they’ve lathered on the Photoshop effects, to which my expectations have been extremely unrealistically heightened).

They’re the golden children of the Aussie country music scene and I’m not gonna lie, I’m not much of a country music fan. Hey, they do it and they do it very well, but seriously, The McClymonts sound more like the Dixie Chicks than even the Dixie Chicks do.

The exaggerated Amer-ee-cayn country accents, soft vocal harmonies, fiddle, mandolin, lap steel and brushed drums are all indictive of the blueprint of American bluegrass/country music. It’s a shame Aussie arts have to bleach out the Australian touch in their music to appeal to the American market and to those who believe that “this” is what country music should sound like.

Still, it’s good to see you can still have sibling sex appeal without the incestual innuendo…


4 Responses

  1. Rodney

    January 29, 2008 6:06 pm

    If you meet them in person away from all that hype then you might get to understand them and there music. I have and even talked to there mother and they are realy nice people.

  2. Karen Benz

    April 18, 2008 11:20 am

    Yes well Dom. You are right, you obviously know NOTHING about country music if you think that these girls actually sound like the Dixie Chicks. In fact, you have made some whopping assumptions just because they are 3 sisters who play multiple instruments and the DC’s have 3 girls also and they all happen to be very good looking. Good on ’em for getting out there and using what they have to their best advantage. At the end of the day, they sound great, what you see is what you get and everyone is buying the music-seems like the country crowd is right behind them.

    In addition, at least Americans back thier own. It seems you Dom have fallen into the typical Australian tall poppy syndrome. Country is constantly reinventing itself and it is great to see we have some amazing talent shaping the future at the heart of country music in Australia and beyond.



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