Tics and Pol­i­tics

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True Mu­sic There’s noth­ing more Indie than aban­don­ing a band and ma­jor­la­bel prospects for a one-way ticket to sunny climes with only a gui­tar and jour­nal for com­pany. Throw in the birth of his record la­bel (True Mu­sic) and a suc­cess­ful New Zealand-Aus­tralian tour, and the re­sult is Dubliner Ro Tier­ney liv­ing his dream. Tics and Pol­i­tics, mixed by vet­eran Bruce Miller (Dave Matthews, Miles Davis), feeds on Aus­tralasian warmth: it’s Jack John­son’s sun-soaked acous­tics and Fionn Re­gan with sun­burn. Al­though Tier­ney em­braces dreamy ide­al­ism to the point where it oc­ca­sion­ally tips some tracks into corny ter­ri­tory, even the odd sprin­kling of maize can’t hide the po­ten­tial in Tics’ high­lights. And some­thing tells me there are more where they came from. www.mys­­ney

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