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