Second wave cohesion

Crowded House performed with Lawrence Arabia July 13 at Montreal’s Metropolis as part of the band’s North American tour promoting Intriguer, the second album of the “second wave”. Frontman Neil Finn says the band’s average set list these days is split equally between new material, standards and “album tracks that people are fond of.” He also says these days don’t need to come to a full stop the way the band did in 1996, with a final bow outside the Sydney Opera House in front of more than 1, fans. “This record has got a bit more of the band’s character from beginning to end, and is more cohesive for it … We’d done a lot of touring, which really worked out for some intuitive things in the studio that are hard to learn other than from just playing gig after gig after gig.” Crowded House play the Ottawa Bluesfest On July 15, the Bowery Ballroom, New York July 19-21 and The Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia on August 1.


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