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Sunday 19 November 2017

Crowded House attract young fans

Crowded House think they have acquired a new set of fans
Crowded House think they have acquired a new set of fans

Crowded House frontman Neil Finn has revealed the band has a new following of young fans who have grown up with their music.

The New Zealand band, known for classics such as Weather With You, Don't Dream It's Over, Fall At Your Feet and It's Only Natural, have been together since 1985 and are about to tour the UK.

Neil, 51, said: "It's the songs that are our calling card - now we're at a stage where the sons and daughters of Crowded House fans have grown up with the songs. Our fans have fanned out, as it were, and we've noticed a lot of young fans coming along who can sing half our songs back to us."

He added: "We will be playing new songs on the tour, but I reckon half the set will be the old stuff too."

Neil has a theory as to why Crowded House have never been chart toppers, but still have an enduring, loyal fanbase.

He said: "I think it's down to the fact we never did, and still don't, belong to a particular movement. We don't have an image that relates to a particular era, either. I say that for better and for worse, too.

"Sometimes people have difficulty getting a handle on what Crowded House is, what we look like or what our image is. It's not like a band that wears the same clothes all the time and have a strong identity."

:: Crowded House release their new album Intriguer on Monday, June 14. They begin a UK and Ireland tour on Tuesday May 18 in Newcastle.

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