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Welcome Back: Augustines – snapping at the heels of prime-era U2

From LA to Devon, a world of experience is giving new Life to New York's battle-hardened buskin' boys.

Formed in the aftermath of 9/11 as Pela, the band that would become Augustines met through mutual friends busking on the New York subway.

But when Pela fizzled out, founder members Billy McCarthy (vocals/guitar) and multi-instrumentalist Eric Sanderson completed the music they’d started – tapping into their love of travel and foreign culture to add flavour to their unashamedly emotional, anthemic take on indie rock. Augustines’ new album This Is Your Life finds them snapping at the heels of prime-era U2.

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