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REVIEW: THE LUCKY WONDERS - ANYWAY (DIGITAL SINGLE)
Anyway (Digital Single)

The Lucky Wonders
Anyway (Digital Single)



Lay Down My Arms

The Lucky Wonders
Lay Down My Arms

I'll Be Fine (Digital Single)

The Lucky Wonders
I'll Be Fine (Digital Single)

Thirteen O'Clock

The Lucky Wonders
Thirteen O'Clock

Ctrl-X.com.au - Sept 2010
The first thing I read about The Lucky Wonders was that they were from Byron Bay. As a result, I knew that the band was either going to sound like a) Parkway Drive or a) a bunch of jangly guitar-loving hippies. So which is it then? Uh, well have you seen the accompanying photo of the band at the top of this article? Yeah, clearly not modeling themselves physically or sonically on fellow Byron residents and hardcore metal merchants Parkway Drive, are they? But you know what, that’s fine. I have spent months residing in a Melbourne-come-Siberian winter, donning my hooded overcoat virtually every day whilst being pelted with rain and wind. Now finally the weather is getting better, every warm afternoon’s another step closer to summer, and some jangly hippy guitar work is just what I need for the ride.
The Lucky Wonders are a relatively new band, forming in 2009 (to score live music for a puppet show no less) and releasing their debut, Thirteen O’Clock in March this year. The Anyway single, then, represents the sound of a band that’s just spent the past few months on the road, travelling from towns as disparate as Hobart and Broome, all in a vehicle called ‘Lucy The Wonder Bus‘. While sonically this could translate to a sound resembling a band worn out and in need of a bit of rest and rejuvenation, Anyway instead features two songs that sound more like a band that wants to jump right back inThe Wonder Bus and hit the road, writing and rehearsing new material along the way.
Vocally the band sound wonderfully Australian, with lead singer Jesse Vintila making absolutely no effort to hide her Aussie twang. It’s refreshing to hear, and also quite useful when trying to rhyme ‘Winnebago’ with ‘Able’ like they do on the title track. Anyway also comes with a B-side, Thing About Leaving, whose lyrics appear directly inspired by the amount of travel the band has had to undertake to tour, and the experience that comes out of that. The Lucky Wonders are producing great music for a band as newly formed as they are. Their next step is to release an album by summer so we all have music to drive around to in our own Wonder Buses. 






Babysue.com.au - Oct 2010
How can any band sound so sincere and pure...? Hard to believe, but the folks in Australia's The Lucky Wonders make music that really is genuine and sincere. We were blown away by these ladies' last full-length release (and so were a lot of other folks)...and now they're following it up with this juicy little single. Only two songs presented here ("Anyway" and "Think About Leaving")...but they're both superb cuts that are more than worth multiple spins. This sure whets our appetites for more. Only seven plus minutes in length...this little teaser disc most surely is intended to satiate listeners until the next full-length can be recorded and released. We can't wait...