Local Natives

Formed 2005.
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Local Natives - Glastonbury highlights

Highlights of Local Natives' set on the John Peel stage at Glastonbury 2013.

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Local Natives (previously known as Cavil at Rest) is an indie rock band based in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, USA. Their debut album, Gorilla Manor, was first released in the UK in November 2009, and later released in the US on February 16, 2010. The album received mostly positive reviews and debuted in the Billboard 200 and at No. 3 in the New Artist Chart.

Their sound has been described as "afropop-influenced guitars with hyperactive drumming and hooky three-part harmonies". Clash Music has also described their style as psych folk, or new fangled folk.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Hummingbird

    Hummingbird 2013

    Reviewed by James Skinner
    A largely successful second set from the Californian outfit.
  2. Review of Gorilla Manor

    Gorilla Manor 2009

    Reviewed by Mike Diver
    SXSW buzz band’s debut album exudes a cheery effervescence.
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