You’re the only one that wants me around
2011/06/05 § Leave a comment
Angus & Julia Stone is the best band I’ve discovered this year.
I don’t think I heard their music before New Year. Time is pretty fluid in my head, so it is hard to say precisely. I think I started to listen to them properly when I heard of the concert. At least I haven’t known of them long. Anyway, not important.
They are a sibling-duo from Sydney, Australia who Wikipedia categorise as “folk, blues, acoustic, singer-songwriter” (story of my iTunes library). They started up in ’06 and are still going strong. They have given out three albums and a handful of EPs, my personal current favourite being the 2010 album Down The Way.
The fact that they share the mic and sing a couple of songs each is great for variety! Both their voices are ethereal, they might take some time to get used to, but I love them, I really do. I like how their songs change from heartbreaking to uplifting and don’t just stay “down there” or “up here”. I think their music is very innocent and dreamy, even though their lyrics don’t always have to be. And so damn relaxing, by God!
And, okay, I know it’s really superficial to say this, but they are one the most beautiful pair of siblings I think I’ve seen, ever. SO much talent and SO much looks. And they seem SO sweet. I can’t even be jealous, because they seem like they deserve it, you know? They’re REAL people (but at the same time, so otherworldly!).
Oh, how I love their songs. Here are some links to a few you should check out. It is magic, it really is.
River (Joni Michell Cover)
I can listen to this one all day.
“She loved me all naughty, made me weak at the knees“
Walk It Off
“I never wanted you to go, but I’d be the last to let you know“
Draw Your Swords
The minor breakdown is painfully beautiful.
“You are mine, I am yours, let’s not fuck around“
“If you love me with all that you are, I’ll make you a star in my universe“
The Devil’s Tears
My first song and still one of my favourites.
“He offered me the universe but inside my heart there’s a picture of a girl“
I have both of their solo albums now, can’t wait to give them a proper listen!