Crowded House Is Back and Loving It
With this month’s release of Crowded House’s latest album, Dreamers Are Waiting, journalist Russell Brown interviews the “reconstituted” band for The Sydney Morning Herald at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios in Auckland.
They’re fresh from a 12-date New Zealand tour – the most extensive that any version of the group has done in the past 30 years or so – and they’re really, really enjoying being in a band, Brown writes.
The album and the new band’s conception truly emerged from Finn’s sojourn on guitar with Fleetwood Mac. Coming off touring with the Mac in 2019, he says, “I was reminded of the whole concept of a classic band, how it can be revitalised and renewed. I’d watch young people down the front seeing Fleetwood Mac for the first time and it was vital and it was real and those people were having a really good experience. And I thought, well, it’d be exciting to be the band again.”
Original article by Russell Brown, The Sydney Morning Herald, May 28, 2021.
Photo by Kerry Brown.