By Tyler Yank
If I may be frank for a moment, Montreal has some sweet ass shows coming to town in the next few months. It really does prove hard for one to not buy concert tickets every other week (read: day), but then, one remembers the cable bill – and the new leather boots in one’s closet – and one carefully puts down the credit card. Except in the case of Angus and Julia Stone, a rocking Australian duo that will be gracing the stage of Le National on October 29th – yes, one definitely splurges in this case.
Touring on the heels of their sophomore, Platinum and just ridiculously good album ‘Down the Way’, this brother and sister combo from Sydney, Australia will no doubt bring Montreal to its feet. Angus and Julia’s breathless vocals and simple acoustics are just so genuine, so easy. Lyrics are romantic and aggressive, if those two characteristics may simultaneously be applied, with each line telling of arrivals and departures, love lost and love gained. Fact: the track ‘Draw your Swords’ is on repeat as I write this, as it deserves to be.
Tickets are only $18-$25 and selling rapidly. Exactly one month left to sort out the bills and/or return the boots (just kidding, let’s not get crazy).