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The Phoenix Foundation, Buffalo Album Review


It would be extremely simplistic to suggest that the sound of New Zealand's indie music has evolved as a reaction to the aggressively macho streak in antipodean culture, but there's probably a grain of truth there somewhere. It's difficult, otherwise, to explain why so many of the country's best groups make such subtle, self-effacing music. The Phoenix Foundation are the latest band to embrace this tradition: their new album Buffalo is a gentle collection of songs which, rather than grabbing your attention, stands there politely waiting for you to acknowledge its prettiness.

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The Phoenix Foundation - Buffalo


It would be extremely simplistic to suggest that the sound of New Zealand's indie music has evolved as a reaction to the aggressively macho streak in antipodean culture, but there's probably a grain of truth there somewhere. It's difficult, otherwise, to explain why so many of the country's best groups make such subtle, self-effacing music. The Phoenix Foundation are the latest band to embrace this tradition: their new album Buffalo is a gentle collection of songs which, rather than grabbing your attention, stands there politely waiting for you to acknowledge its prettiness.

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The Phoenix Foundation - Pot


The Phoenix Foundation's new single 'Pot' was released on ovember 8th through the independent British label Memphis Industries. The single is taken from the bands new album Buffalo which is set for release in January, this follows their 2007 album Happy Ending. In their native homeland of New Zealand The Phoenix Foundation have garnered a good following and won the New Zealand Music prize. In 2006 the band wrote and recorded the score for Taika Waititi film Eagle vs Shark which starred Jemaine Clement of Flight Of The Concordes.

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