[First filed: February 02, 2009 @ 10:36]
On Friday night a strange confluence of Brumbies and a tired girlfriend meant I could only catch about an hour of the Missing Lincolns CD launch at The Front in Lyneham. Which was a shame because the hour I caught was a great party.
The strength of The Front is its tiny nature, which means a crowd that would make the ANU Bar look empty spills out into the street. Party planners take note, small is generally better.
The strength of the Missing Lincolns on the other hand is a powerhouse songwriting duo of Luke McGrath and Nick Delatovic, the Morrissey and Marr of the local scene (which is not to take anything away from Chris Gleeson on drums who rounds out the look and sound of the trio nicely). This unstoppable force of songwriting is why they were launching a two disk set with a total of 28 top notch songs.
The sound is the basic old school rock which is so popular at the moment (think Kings of Leon, but less dull), it’s eminently danceable, but also has lyrics which reward careful listening.
Having paid $20 of my own hard earned for the double album I’m very glad I did.
You can have a listen yourself on their Myspace page and if so inclined get in touch with them to get a copy of your own.
Photography of the night is courtesy of the amazing Asher Floyd.
UPDATED: Apparently you can buy a copy of the album from Landspeed Records in Garema Place.