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The Waifs latest album is the follow-up to 2006's Sun, Dirt, Water, which the band recorded in Nashville and represented a natural progression for the award winning Australian folk/rock group, one on which they expanded and experimented with their sound. This time round Temptation sees Josh Cunningham, and sisters Vikki Thorne and Donna Simpson returning to their roots, stripping back the sound and playing an assortment of acoustic and electric instruments, joined once again by the established rhythm section of drummer David Ross Macdonald and bassist Ben Franz. The album was recorded in November last year at Underwood Studios, a ramshackle old house-cum-studio in Simpson's adopted home city of Minneapolis. Josh, Donna and Vikki have all moved on in their personal lives since those formative years, whether through relationships, having children or relocating to different parts of the world, yet The Waifs' journey continues. That ever-evolving trip, and the bond that has developed between them, is very much central to the emotion, sentiment and spirituality of the 12 songs on Temptation. In 2000, it was their third album Sink Or Swim which raised their profile and with the follow on release of the London Still EP in Australia thisdarra sparked the success of the fourth Waifs album Up All Night (2003) which reached double platinum and was top five of the Australian album charts, the band went on to win four ARIA Awards. This consolidated their reputation as a major international touring act, supporting Bob Dylan as well as performing at festivals such as The Newport Folk Festival, New Orleans Blues Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival & WOMAD.


  1. Name
  2. Learn The Hard Way
  3. Buffalo
  4. Just Like Me
  5. Beautiful Night
  6. Moses And The Lamb
  7. Falling
  8. Somedays
  9. Drifting Dreaming
  10. Daydreamer
  11. Temptation
  12. Goodbye Darlin
  13. Boy (bonus track)
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