The Hold Steady get a good write-up in the Sydney Morning Herald (written by a critic that I don’t find particularly agreeable):
THERE is a scurrilous line put about that music critics have always liked Elvis Costello because sad sack critics all look like the dweeby, far from sexy man with the knock-knees and the National Health specs.
Take a look at a picture of the Hold Steady, possibly the most lauded American band of the past three years, and you might think the same thing
And it goes from there. Good to see the local press!