‘The Streets I Left Behind’ is a soulful and nostalgic triumph from the Sydney band’s latest album Backwards Down The Highway. Reminiscent of Springsteen at his heart tugging best, minus the sax, The Streets I Left Behind seeps into your brainwaves and becomes background noise to deep thoughts of places and people left behind. A nagging electric guitar riff and acoustic rhythm guitar accompany vocalist Brendan Wixted’s husky voice, while the up-tempo drum beat ensures the song remains a toe tapper and not a ballad.
This is guitar pop in its purest and finest form, and just one track off an excellent album, which has gotten rave reviews the world over. I suspect we haven’t heard the last from The Model School.