Until I started blogging, I knew absolutely nothing about The Lucksmiths. I still don’t know all that much about them but I have, magpie like, stolen a few of their songs from various other blogs over the years. This was a band who came together in Melbourne in 1993 and released eleven albums before calling it a day in 2009. Having become familiar with them only just as they were breaking-up I can only scratch my head in wonderment as to how I had missed out on a band who made such magnificent music that at times reminds me in some shape or form of Go-Betweens, Aztec Camera, Belle & Sebastian, Lloyd Cole, The Smiths, The Housemartins, Orange Juice and Trash Can Sinatras. Lyrically….there are tracks that are worthy of Billy Bragg.
A band who should have been so obvious to me and yet I missed them.
Back in 2000, they released these two perfectly formed pieces of pop as a single:-
mp3 : The Lucksmiths – T-Shirt Weather
mp3 : The Lucksmiths – Tmrw vs Y’day
They also during their career take a decent stab at the Smiths classic:-
mp3 : The Lucksmiths – There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
But they also recorded their own tribute:-
mp3 : The Lucksmiths – There Is A Boy Who Never Goes Out
Does any reader who knows more about the band fancy contributing a posting? Perhaps as part of the Imaginary Albums series?