You can now buy this song on one of our Indiecater compilations here!
New Zealand eh, land of supernatural beauty and extremely friendly people. For a bit they punched above their weight in the music department as well by way of a certain Flying Nun. Not so much recently although the Ruby Suns (they used to be called something else) could have something to say about all that if first impressions of their newbie ‘Sea Lion’ is anything to go by. Funny then that much of what appears from the creative orifices of the Ruby Suns can be traced back to a different continent altogether. Yep, ‘Sea Lion’ could yet become an indie ‘Graceland’ for the noughties. There are plenty of shades on this one though, like the coolly detached grace of ‘There Are Birds’. Imagine Beach House were they to have at least one cup of coffee and you’ll get the gist. Flights of fancy don’t often come as well plumaged as this beaut. KD
The Ruby Suns – There Are Birds