Local Natives from California are playing a sold out gig at John Dee tonight. On Thursday the 8th of August they will be back in Oslo to play at The Øya Festival. They play the same day as Of Monsters & Men, Solange, Rodriguez, METZ, SKATERS and many more.
LOCAL NATIVES (US)
Local Natives just released their second album, Hummingbird, which was produced by members of The National. The album reached an impressive twelfth place on the album chart in the USA. Pitchfork claimed that “With Hummingbird, Local Natives have made a thoughtful, lovely album with small gestures that provide great rewards”. They became favorites among the critics with their debut Gorilla Manor (2009). In addition to releasing great albums, they are a fantastic live band. Local Natives audience have been growing around the world, since they last played Øya in 2010.
People have heard everything from afro beat to indie pop to psychedelic rock in their music. Bands like Animal Collective, Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear and Yeasayer have been used in attempts to place Local Natives in a modern musical landscape. The two albums Gorilla Manor and Hummingbird are full of lovely melodies that bring spring to your ears all year round.