Local Natives

Album | Local Natives – Sunlit Youth

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In seven years Local Natives have come a long way from the homemade, handmade vibe of Gorilla Manor to the slicker, synthier Sunlit Youth. The sound is bigger – synthesizers dominate the landscape. Matt Frazier’s drums are huge and the…

Live | Local Natives @ Scala

It’s Valentine’s Day, so you may or may not welcome the embrace offered by the closeness of bodies at tonight’s sold-out Scala gig.  However, knowing that the next time we’ll see them will be at the enormous Brixton Academy, we…

Album | Local Natives – Hummingbird

Hummingbird is a decided and polished move away from the sparser folk-pop of Local Natives’ 2009 debut Gorilla Manor. They always leaned toward indie, but this second album is more assured, more concentrated. Some of the influences and comparisons are…

Brian’s Mixtape | Worldly

Eurovision Song Contest logo 2012

Dear readers, As you know, I am not generally the sort of owl to indulge in frivolities of a plebeian level. Television broadcasts such as The X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent only serve, in my opinion, to prove Britain’s…

Local Natives recommend…

Local Natives have got a great community of artists around them in LA. So when we interviewed them, we asked them to suggest bands we should check out. So, we present to you Voxhaul Broadcast, Rumspringa, Fool’s Gold, Foreign Born, Pepper Rabbit, The Growlers and The Union Line.

Peggy Sue reveal album artwork + tour dates

FFS’s favourite three-piece Peggy Sue have revealed the album artwork and tracklisting for their brilliant debut album Fossils and Other Phantoms, which will be released on 5th April 2010. Peggy Sue’s Katy Young said: “Fossils was recorded over a year…

FFS Interview: Local Natives

Local Natives are playing a sold out show at Hoxton Bar and Grill tonight. Then they’ll be jetting off around Europe before returning to the UK for a tour in February. FFS chatted to the LA 5-piece about their incredible debut Gorilla Manor last time they were in the UK, and what utter gents they were.