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Songs From Northam Avenue

Posted 1 Mar 2017 @ 3:21pm

★★★★★

 

In 2004, Youth Group released Skeleton Jar, an album that reflects its environment and its immediate landscape. It's an album that can be classified as uniquely – and, in parts, unmistakably – Sydney. 

 

For frontman Toby Martin's second solo album, one could easily reach for the same category. Rather than Petersham rooftops and city-bound buses, however,...

Posted 16 Feb 2017 @ 2:00pm

At first glance, Toby Martin may appear to be just your run-of-the-mill academic: a scruffy, wild-haired intellectual with flecks of grey beginning to spread from his temples.

 

He teaches music at the University of Huddersfield in the United Kingdom. But more likely, you know him as the frontman of the band Youth Group. Their cover of the Alphaville song ‘Forever Young’ featured...

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