Up All Night by Australian folk-pop group the Waifs is a sort of overly sensitive lite-folk fare, though it is not without its charm. The music is played well enough, with nice harmonies from sisters Vikki and Donna Simpson. The acoustic guitars are mixed with a bright shine, and the same might be said for many of the lyrics, which are filled with familiar imagery and clichés. A few stand-out songs include the disc's opener, "Fisherman's Daughter," and one of the disc's several obligatory road songs, "London Still."
Performance CreditsWaifs Primary Artist
David MacDonald Percussion,Drums
Bruce Haymes Keyboards,Wurlitzer
Josh Cunningham Dobro,Guitar,Mandolin,Ukulele,Vocals,Group Member
Vikki Simpson Acoustic Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,Group Member
Donna Simpson Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Group Member
Ben Franz Bass,Dobro,Electric Bass,Double Bass
Technical CreditsChris Thompson Engineer
Mark Howard Engineer
Bobby Hutcherson Composer
Josh Cunningham Songwriter,Composer
Vikki Simpson Songwriter,Composer
Donna Simpson Songwriter,Composer
Chris Thompson Engineer
Steven Schram Producer
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Up All Night based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
I had never heard of the Waifs until I saw them in concert last week. They are so talented and professional; I was really surprised they aren't more well known. Their songs are a mix of country and folk and I think they put a lot of soul into their music. A couple of the songs were so beautiful, I almost teared up. Definately give this band a listen.