Thanks to Kerron for pointing out this link to Crowded House's new single. It may not be fashionable to like Crowded House, and Paul Hester is, sadly, no longer with them after his suicide, but they are still a top band.
Above all Crowded House have always thrived on playing live. I was lucky enough to see them at the Hammersmith Odeon and again when they played in the MTV studios and they are one of the best bands I ever saw live. They would often leave their prepared set list and play something shouted out by the audience if they could remember it. If they couldn't remember it they would have a go anyway. They would also improvise and you could always see they just enjoyed playing together and had an almost psychic rapport with each other.
From what I have heard, that has not changed. Their first show after reforming was to about 400 fan club members in Bristol, despite their last show before breaking up being in front of about 100,000 in Sydney.
I wonder if it is too late to get tickets for Hyde Park…