July 4th, 2011
Grinspoon have shown that their hiatus was worth it through their latest full-length, ‘Six To Midnight’. With ‘Alibis & Other Lies’, their 2007 effort, they sounded lost at times, almost as if they’d lost touch with what they set out to do in the first place. Even though it was nominated for ARIA Best Rock Album, some fans argued that they were reaching out to a new part of the music scene that they hadn’t charted before, and didn’t need to chart. Some songs lacked the fervent passion, the aggression and enjoyment that the band had put into previous works, and it rang false with the fans who’d stuck with them from the difficult start. For an idea of what I’m trying to say, they were doing a Nickelback or a Kings Of Leon: selling out. However, it’s good to know that the band themselves realised this and took a break to ponder, hone and remember.