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REVIEW: TINPAN ORANGE - DEATH, LOVE & BUILDINGS
Death, Love & Buildings

Tinpan Orange
Death, Love & Buildings



Love Is A Dog

Tinpan Orange
Love Is A Dog

The Remix EP

Tinpan Orange
The Remix EP

Over The Sun

Tinpan Orange
Over The Sun

Flowers - Digital Single

Tinpan Orange
Flowers - Digital Single

Barcelona (Digital Single)

Tinpan Orange
Barcelona (Digital Single)

Like Snow

Tinpan Orange
Like Snow

The Bottom Of The Lake

Tinpan Orange
The Bottom Of The Lake

Lovely

Tinpan Orange
Lovely

Michael Dwyer, The Age

...blessed with Emily Lubitz's voice of purest, unpolished silver.



Renee Geyer

If my voice had a baby it would be hers.



Clare Bowditch (2006 ARIA Winner)

We wrote our first song together when she was nine and I was 17, called "There were two girls". She now wirtes rather excellent songs of her own, as does her brother Jesse, who was probably holding a guitar when i first met him.



Simon Plant, Herald Sun 2007

Take two acoustic guitars, add a violin and a mandolin and the voice of an angel and you have TinPan Orange.
This popular five piece outfit, headed by brother-and-sister duo Jesse and Emily Lubitz, sets quirky lyrics on gentle melodies and generate a unique sound.
Which sort of explains why TinPan Orange is in demand for guest spots: the likable Lubitz duo really know how to surprise people.
Soulster Renee Geyer, a long time fan, has said "If my voice had a baby, it would be hers (Emily)."
TinPan's lead singer returns the compliment: "Renee has been hugely supportive and so gracious with her time and energy."
Any other memorable gigs?
Emily nominated the night Clare Bowditch supported TinPan Orange ("that was quite humbling for us"), and Jesse recalls a not-so-great night at the Espy, where they preceded Tim Rogers.
Emily: "We probably weren't the most suited band"
Jesse: "yeah... we weren't Tim Rogers."


Mikka's Posterous, January 07, 2009


Tinpan Orange were the 'dark horse' for my 1st day at Sunset Sounds. They were the only band of the whole day to give me goosebumps. I'm known to snap into either a trance, or get goosebumps if I like a song or band. One out of two wasn't bad at all! Finally something with more than paper thin lyrics. The deep lyrics are both bittersweet and catchy. Only 3 members in this act, but they pack a punch... Mr. Afro is the one to watch for solos on Guitar, electric, violin or whatever he happens to be holding. Dueling guitars in absolute synch was also a highlight of my day, just pure perfection. Be sure to watch these guys if you ever get the chance this year."
"Tinpan Orange were the 'dark horse' for my 1st day at Sunset Sounds. They were the only band of the whole day to give me goosebumps. I'm known to snap into either a trance, or get goosebumps if I like a song or band. One out of two wasn't bad at all! Finally something with more than paper thin lyrics. The deep lyrics are both bittersweet and catchy. Only 3 members in this act, but they pack a punch... Mr. Afro is the one to watch for solos on Guitar, electric, violin or whatever he happens to be holding. Dueling guitars in absolute synch was also a highlight of my day, just pure perfection. Be sure to watch these guys if you ever get the chance this yea"Tinpan Orange were the 'dark horse' for my 1st day at Sunset Sounds. They were the only band of the whole day to give me goosebumps. I'm known to snap into either a trance, or get goosebumps if I like a song or band. One out of two wasn't bad at all! Finally something with more than paper thin lyrics. The deep lyrics are both bittersweet and catchy. Only 3 members in this act, but they pack a punch... Mr. Afro is the one to watch for solos on Guitar, electric, violin or whatever he happens to be holding. Dueling guitars in absolute synch was also a highlight of my day, just pure perfection. Be sure to watch these guys if you ever get the chance this year.

Edel Perth & Kathryn Barclay. ripitup.com


Sweet, sweet, sweet… An absolute delight to behold. These are beautifully crafted original songs with an old time feel. Their gorgeous melodies are interwoven with guitar, ukulele and violin. Which give these songs a diverse, might I say world music, feel. Emily is a natural storyteller with an exquisite voice. Her brother Jess takes the lead in some tunes and adds to the beauty with his beautiful harmonies. Alex? Well I hear Alex can play anything with strings. He proved this tonight with his finger picking of the violin, mellifluous Latin guitar and what looked like an electric ukulele. The adoring crowd added to the atmosphere of the Theater Bosco. We tapped and clapped our way through the hour-long set, each song leaving us yearning for the next. A fabulous night indeed! (live review from Adelaide Fringe Festival in the Garden of Unearthly Delights)



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