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The Triffids: Irony and Distance

Clinton Walker, Next Thing, The, 1984

THE TRIFFIDS fairly well defy convention; their seeming contradictions only make them stronger. They come from Perth, capital of raunch'n'roll and birthplace of the Scientists and the Hoodoo Gurus (sort of), but they are a very different kind of group — the Triffids are song-orientated; their sound is light, delicate and melodic at the top end, anchored by a tough, sinewy rhythm section at the bottom. 

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