It's gonna be a Crowded House


Aussie band Crowded House still with two founding members, is back together, touring with a new album, Intriguer.

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Crowded House

By Madeleine Marr

Aussie band Crowded House crossed over with such international sensations as late '80s hits Don't Dream It's Over and
Something So Strong on its first self-titled album. The MTV darlings went on to do a few more records, including Recurring
, which contained well-known ballads like Fall at Your Feet and Weather with You, but split in 1996. The group, still with two founding members -- lead singer Neil Finn and bass player Nick Seymour -- is back together, touring with a new album, Intriguer.

We spoke to Finn before the band's Thursday night show at Fillmore Miami Beach.

Tell us about the new record:

What inspired you?

Real life all around me, being amongst nature, wanting to make stuff that sounds beautiful.

What can fans expect from the show?

A band at the top of its game, making things up as we go and playing tunes you can sing along to.
How has your music evolved?

That's a really hard question for me to be objective about. I think it's gotten more eclectic in its influences.

Why are you called Crowded House?

I can't remember! I think it was a book title of some Romanian folk tales.

What are you listening to these days?

New Zealand [indie rock band] Con-nan Mockasin, [alternative artist] Lawrence Arabia and gig tapes of our shows -- we're always learning.

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