Cuthbert and the Night Walkers


Cuthbert and The Night Walkers – ‘Newtown (La La La)’ (mp3)

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I can unabashedly say I love this song!  If you live in Sydney. especially the Inner West like myself, it’s a great geographical name-dropper of a song.  If you don’t live in Sydney, you can hear about some of our great suburbs.

Cuthbert and the Night Walkers really are one of those great feel-good bands.  Yes, there are 10 members in the band.  This includes five wonderful backup singers.  So it gives the band a kind of Polyphonic Spree vibe.  Richie Cuthbert is the brainchild of the group, and his songs, at their core, are indie-folk tunes, with lyrics that tell a story (Bob Dylan is listed as an influence) and music that’s heavy on melody.   Add 9 more people to the equation and you get a Sufjan Stevens / Architecture in Helsinki type feel. 

I had the group (not all of them, they wouldn’t have fit in the studio) on my radio show a few months back, and they were such awesome guests.  I implore you to go and see them when they do their thing live.  Although, they’re taking a 3 month break, so, I dunno… write yourself a Post-It note to remind yourself of this 10 piece extravaganza.

Their new single is posted here – ‘Newtown (La La La)’ – and it’s such a happy-go-lucky number.  It’s my MySpace profile song now, because it makes me smile.


3 Responses

  1. gen

    June 7, 2007 7:02 pm

    i want richie to come to melbourne, get inspired, and write us a song, because i love this one so much.

    red frogs is rad too…reminds me of primary school days.



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