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By Zacha Rosen
August 29, 2011
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The Adults

Shihad frontman Jon Toogood's side-project is age agnostic.
By Zacha Rosen
August 29, 2011
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It’s not always all that special being grown up. Things cost more, people expect you to pretend to know what you’re doing, you have to sort out that rent thing and there’s always the feeling that something ominous is about to happen involving hair. For Jon Toogood though, the world of majority is a wonderful place. With talent to spare from his work in Shihad, Toogood felt the need to branch out in a new musical direction. That turned out to be the Adults. The Adults is neither a band nor a solo project, rather it's a rotating roster of his friends and collaborators, giving Toogood the sort of electric ambiguity regular adulthood avoids. You can get a closer look at this fresh musical ambivalence at the Oxford Art Factory on Thursday, as the Adults come to Sydney to spread the love.

With so many other well-known and busy musicians involved, Toogood has had to whittle the band down to three to settle their group logistics down to just a few smouldering talents. Making up the line-up for this 2011 tour are fellow New Zealanders Julia Deans and Shayne Carter who will bring the Adults' bombastic passions to life before your eyes. No need to act the part, their appeal is age-agnostic.

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