Aldous Harding releases her debut album today in the USA on Flying Nun Records. She is also on tour with Deerhunter - dates belowRead More
The brilliant new album by Shayne P Carter - called Offsider - is out today in New Zealand! The album was recorded over the past few years, most notably with longtime collaborator Gary Sullivan on the drums.
So far the album has received excellent reviews in the NZ Listener, North and South, Metro and other publications. Gary Steel at Metro gave the album five stars and wrote "Please excuse an uncharacteristic and unscheduled swerve into gobsmacked, awestruck wonder, but this is something really special." You can read the full review here.
There is also a very interesting and in depth interview with Shayne P Carter here on Kim Hill here.
Grant Smithies also writes an excellent feature on Carter and the album in the Sunday Star Times here.
Carter sums up the album himself as follows:
I'm about to release a new album of piano based songs called "Offsider". I like the title because it seems to suggest being out of step or out of kilter with the times which it probably is. I decided to write the songs on piano - despite having never played the instrument before in my life - because I liked the idea of naivety and discovery and having a new angle on songwriting after so many years doing it. I explored the classical music solo piano music canon before embarking on the project because I wanted to see what had been done with the piano before I sat my useless self in front of it. Schubert's lieder, Chopin's Nocturnes, Debussy's neo psychedelia, Mozart's pristine classicism, Beethoven's cosmic exploration - it was an amazing journey of discovery of a whole universe of music I'd previously known nothing about.
Shayne P Carter is on tour around New Zealand with Don McGlashan this October - details here.
With his new album just around the corner, Shayne P Carter has released his latest single - I Know Not Where I Stand.
It's the opening track from Offsider - Shayne's new album set to be released in NZ on CD/Digital on September 9 (with an international and vinyl release to follow).Read More
While Aldous Harding's self titled album has been available in her home country of New Zealand for a little while now, Flying Nun is now proud to release the record in the USA this September. After selling out her first Australasian vinyl pressing, this US release will see a fresh batch of the album available to fans who missed out the first time.Read More
Shayne P Carter is pleased to announce the release of his albumOffsider, out on CD and digitally 9th of September via Flying Nun. This August Shayne P Carter and band are on tour around New Zealand - the tour dates are below. Pre-release CDs will be available to purchase at these shows. Offsider will be released internationally and on vinyl early 2017.
No-one is better placed than Shayne to tell is own story - so he has written the below bio and background on the album:
Zen Mantra has shared the eerie visual for their latest single, "Remember You At All", taken from the recently released self-titled LP. Directed by Ben Dodd, Frances Carter, Sam Perry, & Lily McRae, the track was also reinterpreted on Yumi Zouma's debut LP, Yoncalla, but originally written as a Zen Mantra song.Read More
The Chills - 'Kaleidoscope World' set to be reissued on expanded 2xLP Vinyl & CD set on August 19. Pre-orders available from here.
The new reissue will be on a deluxe 2xLP and CD set and will feature six bonus, b-sides, demos and live tracks plus an expanded gatefold cover with photos, posters and liner notes from journalist Martin Aston.Read More