DADROCK RENAISSANCE

ELLE (Australia) - - Fiction -

Af­ter all those years of hav­ing your dad rant on about how the clas­sic tunes never die, it seems he was right all along. We’ve al­ready seen the resur­gence of Tina Arena af­ter that Client Li­ai­son col­lab and per­for­mance at Splen­dour In The Grass, Neil Finn drop a surprise al­bum (yes, Bey­oncé-style) and the won­drous Paul Kelly earn his first num­ber-one al­bum ever with

Life Is Fine, which he’ll be tour­ing na­tion­ally this month. But if that’s not enough, na­tional trea­sures John Farn­ham and Daryl Braith­waite are team­ing up on a sum­mer tour, with the lat­ter also be­ing one of the big­gest-hyped acts at Falls Fes­ti­val (De­cem­ber 28Jan­uary 7; falls­fes­ti­val.com). And in case you haven’t no­ticed, this year has also seen a sea of lo­cal bands breath­ing new life into that pub-meets-sta­dium rock, like Bad Dreems, Strangers and Gang Of Youths. Viva la Dad rock.

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