One day we'll be poor no more!
I'm almost sure enough
Before then let's not let successlessness
get the best of us, my love
Reason #23 why you should like the Lucksmiths: they almost have faith.
Reasons 1 to 22 vary depending on the circumstances but to give you a general idea I'd say the Lucksmiths are fun and like no one but themselves: their lyrics are witty to no end, heart-warmingly heart-felt (and they rhyme) and Tali White's singing just keeps getting better. Oh and they've got cute Australian accents, a good dress-sense and decent haircuts, not to mention they write catchy, exhilarating rock 'n' roll pop songs that are just perfect for singing (and bouncing) along.
You probably know all that already, though. And if you don't
you're a lost case I don't know how to tell you about them (but I'll try): imagine the indiepop equivelant of the Modern Lovers... If the idea appeals to you, when you're done imagining download go out and buy 'A good kind of nervous' (or 'Staring at the sky' or 'Where were we' or 'Why that doesn't surprise me' because, yes, they have realesed loads of stuff already) and learn to marvel at the wonder that are the Lucksmiths along with the rest of us.
Alternatively (and seeing as I am supposed to be talking about it) you can buy 'A little distraction' too. It could turn out to be a good idea, actually: it's a nice, well-made, sweet mini-lp with a little bit of everything that makes the Lucksmiths who they are.
There's a song by Tali, two by Mark and three by Marty (because the Lucksmiths are a trio who share songwriting duties). There are sweet, laid-back songs to rock you to sleep ('Moving' and 'A little distraction'), a song about going out and coming back in ( 'After the after party') and a song about staying in in the first place ('Honey honey honey'). There's also 'Transportine', which is about travelling, difficult words and the wrong side of the Thames and finally my personal favourite, 'Sucesslessness' - an upbeat, fairly bouncy, sweetly contagious affair reminiscent of my favourite Lucksmiths tunes of the past. (And which, let us not forger, is about almost having faith.)
All in all, 'A little distraction' might not be my favourite Lucksmiths recording and it probably won't turn out to be yours, either - but it's lovely nonetheless and you can't go too wrong with it.