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09 - 15 June , 2012
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By The Horns
Julia Stone
When Angus and Julia Stone released their debut album A Book Like This in 2007, they appeared to have landed from another world, apparently raised in the Australian woods amidst dream catchers and sing-alongs. Its follow-up, Down The Way, continued to mime both modern folk and the Carpenters, the siblings' voices perfectly entwined. Seemingly unable to stop writing material, it has taken less-impactful solo careers to provide further outlets for their pastoral takes on the world. As with 2010's The Memory Machine, the reason for Julia Stone going solo is not made particularly clear by this offering. She's still singing about California and its eternal summer of love, although she showcases a previously unheard maturity. The influence of The National stretches to a guest appearance from their drummer, and a cover of High Violet's Bloodbuzz Ohio, which sets Stone in the unlikely role of gold-digger, as it swells to the most subtle of builds. There's also established song-craft of her own: the flirtatiously catchy piano of It's All Okay with shades of Steely Dan, while I'm Here, I'm Not Here is so fragile it'd be advised not to go out on a windy day. I Want to Live Here drips with tropical intensity, while the swirling With The Light echo the fractured atmosphere of recent albums. This is more an intimate chat of an album, rather than house party fare, but it paves the way for a new collaborative album with her brother, promised for later in the year.

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