Local Natives @ Scala, London
...into songs that are frequently fantastic. The nimbleness of Local Natives’ songwriting also helps them transcend the somewhat derivative nature of their music: they bear the hallmarks of, variously, Fleet Foxes, The National, Arcade Fire, The Dodos and Vampire Weekend. Fortunately, however, the songs are strong enough to render those comparisons academic at best.
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