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Album Review: The Vietnam War (Self-Titled)

Album Review: The Vietnam War (Self-Titled)

Thursday 21st July, 2011 11:15AM

It’s not an easy thing to be a band in New Zealand. Aside from the difficulty in making a living from it for even of our more successful acts, as a nation we have struggled to establish a musical identity. Too often, local bands appear to be pale imitations of American or English bands. This problem is often compounded when the chosen genre is intrinsically linked to aspects of another country’s national identity. Consider the English working class punk aesthetic or, of more relevance here, American Folk and Country music. Which brings me to The Vietnam War....

Continue reading this review of The Vietnam War's debut album here.

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