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Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

Reviewed by Michael Toland, October 5, 2018, Music

American neo-Springsteens having broken on commercially unforgiving shores (Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, the Hold Steady), these Aussies establish their own beachhead of hands in the air with the heart anthems of second LP Go Farther in Lightness. The Sydney fivepiece puts every human emotion on widescreen display, somehow avoiding histrionics in earworms with titles like "Do Not Let Your Spirit Wane" and "What Can I Do if the Fire Goes Out?" A 77-minute album borders on exhausting, but live, these songs will encourage audiences to speak in tongues. (1:45pm, Honda stage; weekend one only)

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The Austin Chronicle

https://www.austinchronicle.com/music/2018-10-05/friday-acl-fest-2018-record-reviews-gang-of-youths/

Friday ACL Fest 2018 Record Reviews

Reviewed by Michael Toland, October 5, 2018, Music

American neo-Springsteens having broken on commercially unforgiving shores (Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, the Hold Steady), these Aussies establish their own beachhead of hands in the air with the heart anthems of second LP Go Farther in Lightness. The Sydney fivepiece puts every human emotion on widescreen display, somehow avoiding histrionics in earworms with titles like "Do Not Let Your Spirit Wane" and "What Can I Do if the Fire Goes Out?" A 77-minute album borders on exhausting, but live, these songs will encourage audiences to speak in tongues. (1:45pm, Honda stage; weekend one only)

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