on 15 February 2005
I stumbled across this album having heard it playing as background music in a record shop. I had never heard of them before.
The test of a good band is how they sound live, and this is superb stuff. Intelligent lyrics, killer voices, stunning harmonies and a general air of musicianship and confidence that is all too rare these days.
So what if they're from Australia - its not where your're from its what you do with your gifts - and The Waifs are blessed.
Do yourself a favour and grab this absolute bargain - 2 cds of finely crafted and highly memorable music.
on 30 May 2005
Having lived in the UK for the past 18 months, this album has been my saviour. Whenever I feel like a dose of Australia I just need to hear Bridal Train or Lighthouse and everything is ok again. Having said that their unique combination of styles (folk, rock, blues) means that no matter where you are from you can really get something from this album. The song writing is brilliant, typically Aussie, but appealing to everyone.
on 20 August 2005
I first came across the waifs a couple of years ago and have been lost ever since. I am incredibly picky but the waifs continue to hold my attention and mesmerise me. The waifs are at their best live, when the voice of the two women take over new personalities, one so very pure and the other so husky - both melodic and beautiful. Josh's guitar playing also has a new energy live - this album is a fantastic addition for anyone who likes acoustic music and tells you so much about australia and humanity (and the rest of it is just good fun!).