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It seems a lifetime ago that I first saw Audiogold and have never quite got round to writing a review, now is the time to rectify the omission.

*Updated 29th August 2011

A four piece band from London who formed in mid-2009. Comprising – Raphael Hurwitz (Vocals, Acoustic, Keys), Jonny Wanders (Guitar, Vocals), Marco Cristaudo (Drums) and Alexander Hurwitz (Bass) – who describe themselves as a Folk / Alternative Rock / Pop outfit.



Their material is immediately refreshing, as they range across a diversity of musical influences, without sounding like a watered down version of any of them, creating their own distinctive sound. Audiogold are more than capable of switching their out-put from acoustic led pieces to harder rock edged tracks and the band capably handles the changes with verve.

Comparisons are drawn to them of a wide range of musicians and I think this is the whole point of the band, attempting to identify a genre is to miss the whole point of the band. The composition and song-writing skills within the band, enable them to craft their own route. The music may not be fashionable and perhaps that is what draws me to their material, I have little doubt they have the capabilities to write power-pop ballads to please A&R managers, however they remain true to the emotions that drive their music, deftly drawing powerful imagery through the four of them interacting effortlessly, as they weave their way through their tracks.


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Since I saw them almost a year ago, their sound has developed and Audiogold are a band who potentially have a great future.

*Audiogold have a new release coming out in September 2011, which will be reviewed in short order

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