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I'd like to argue that bearing in mind the limitations of the pandemic, the marketing of Dreamers Are Waiting has been innovative impressive and sustained.

In support of this argument note the following examples:

The use of Fangradio to connect directly with frenz and create a live review all past albums.

The "at home" video clips to introduce the new line up.

The Mac DeMarco clip for Whatever you want, obviously aimed at a wider audience than just existing frenz.

In this vein note also the remixes of To the Island by Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra and the lovely Elsie and Eddie mix. Also more recently the surf clip for Love Isn't Hard at all - all aimed at engaging a wider audience.

During their NZ tour Crowded House toured to huge audiences at a time when no other similar gigs were happening and for a short time this was noticed by the rest of the world and the band and NZ trended on twitter.

That was a busy time for my twitter account @somefinnspecial which aims to connect with frenz and amplify positive and constructive conversations about Finn music.

Move on to the album release - cue good availablity in a diverse range of formats in lovely colours. All of the band have done a lot of PR to support the album release throughout.

I know Gryphon was concerned it's lack of impact in the Australian charts but the album got a lot of positive reviews  and when the band tour Australia  shortly  it will definitely be the Start of Something😎. As Gryphon has noted when Crowded House tour they sell records.

Looking forward and hoping that covid won't impact the long awaited UK and Europe  tours.

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Interesting topic, thanks.

I believe a lot of the innovation may be directly linked to 2 of the new band members: Elroy and Liam. While Neil and Nick embody what we all love most about Crowded House, and Mitchell adds unique depth and color with his arrangements and soundscapes, when it comes to innovation, I’m pretty sure its the ‘next generation’ thats doing the talking and the walking.
I can’t believe it’s already 2022! Soon it will have been 3 years since we found out Crowded House were re-reforming, and that Mark wouldn't be a part or the band, and while I do miss him (and Matt, and Paul, and Tim), I’m very excited to hear new music from this lineup.

I think you're right and I would go further and say that Neil has been more relaxed and flexible in giving the new line up a voice in PR and interviews.

I have seen interviews with all the members, some as a group, some as individuals, including this really insightful one with Nick Seymour, I don't know if this has been posted on the forum before but if it has, I apologise for the duplication.

https://www.hotpress.com/music...new-zealand-22868581

I don’t understand why Fangradio stopped once the album was released. After getting acoustic versions of every other CH album, I’m eager to hear what an acoustic DAW would sound like!

I agree the band has done the best that perhaps any band can do given the circumstances. It would just have felt more tangible to those of us in the US and Europe if they were able to tour.

@Kittybear posted:

I think you're right and I would go further and say that Neil has been more relaxed and flexible in giving the new line up a voice in PR and interviews.

I have seen interviews with all the members, some as a group, some as individuals, including this really insightful one with Nick Seymour, I don't know if this has been posted on the forum before but if it has, I apologise for the duplication.

https://www.hotpress.com/music...new-zealand-22868581

That was a really interesting Nick interview, thanks for passing on.

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