It's gonna be a Crowded House

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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