Forgive them their ungoogleable band name, and focus instead on their lucid tunes, studded with robust rhythmic playing as much as those evocative six-strings, a musical exchang between singer Dan Moss and fellow strummer Ash Hunter are the key to their intelligent and flexible sound. However, their waif-like ideas are grounded by the ebb and flow of their rhythm section: the wonderfully named Matthew Pinxt and Sumner Fish.
Personally, they remind me of a time when bands like Death Cab For Cutie, weezer and Nada Surf showed how thrilling stretching the limits of guitar rock could be. Though I, A Man's own sound is fairly distant (sonically speaking) from those groups, they still possess the same inventive attitude to their playing. Encouraged by an experimental approach to recording, and letting their songs evolve in the live setting, there's already enough to their modest catalogue that suggest even brighter, better things will follow. ...or at least a wacky concept album in the spirit of commercial renegades like Talk Talk and elbow.
Either way, you should give their music a crack and see if you too get washed away in their impressionistic loveliness - then catch them on their month-long tour of national dates in support of You're Boring Us All - ironically titled as their music does anything but.
Sometimes - I, A Man by Deaf Ambitions
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I, A Man - You're Boring Us All Tour Dates:
Feb 24: Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC (with Tehachapi, I'lls' & Neighbourhood Youth)
Mar 8: Cobra Kai Club, Brisband QLD
Mar 9: Solbar, Maroochydore QLD
Mar 11: Pure Pop Records, St. Kilda VIC
Mar 15: FBI Social @ King's Cross, Sydney NSW
Mar 16: The National, Geelong VIC
Mar 17: Plus One @ Ed Castle, Adelaide SA
Mar 24: Hills Are Alive Festival, Gippsland VIC