Oceanic psychedelic goodness

The Ruby Suns’ album Fight Softly is reviewed by Will Dean of the Guardian who gives the indie group four stars for their latest effort. Dean concludes: “Like a best-of 2009 mixtape, The Ruby Suns combine delicate electronica with African sounds and tender vocals. Having mixed it with the Very Best and El Guincho too, you can see why they stand shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the most interesting acts of the last few years with a global musical outlook. With sounds plucked from here, there and everywhere, it’s an ambitious collection, but singer Ryan McPhun’s gentle voice lends this second [sic] album by the New Zealanders a beautiful tone.” The Ruby Suns formed in 2004 when Californian McPhun moved to Auckland and started playing in several bands such as The Brunettes and The Tokey Tones.


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Lynley Dodd Reveals Secret of Hairy Maclary

Lynley Dodd Reveals Secret of Hairy Maclary

The influence of Jane Austen on Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy may not be immediately apparent, but it’s there. At least that’s what New Zealander Lynley Dodd said at the opening…