Arch Hill release Kilgour's fifth solo album
Arch Hill are very excited to be releasing David Kilgour's fifth solo album Frozen Orange TODAY!
Also included below
David Kilgour tour dates
David Kilgour USA/Europe reviews
Ghostplane on tour with Dimmer
David Kilgour - Frozen Orange - Out Today!
Frozen Orange is David Kilgour's latest offering and a slight departure for him - not so much in style as in method. The idea for the record came about as David was touring the States with both the Clean and solo in late 2001 and early 2002. The 2002 tour in support of A Feather In The Engine featured David as the opening act for his American label Merge mates Lambchop. For the tour, Kilgour recruited several members of the eclectic Nashville collective to serve as his backing band. The experiment was a huge success. During rehearsals in Nashville, David also met Lambchop producer/engineer Mark Nevers (Calexico, Lambchop, Will Oldham and others) who convinced David that perhaps he should come to Nashville to record.
Frozen Orange was recorded almost entirely by Mark Nevers at his Beechhouse Studios in Nashville (2 tracks-"Dogs Barking" and "A Head Full Of Rolling Stones"- were recorded with the Heavy Eights back home in New Zealand), over the course of two visits in the summer and late fall of 2003. Frozen Orange features the contributions of Lamchop members Matt Swanson, Tony Crow, William Tyler and Sam Baker. There is even a surprise appearance by Jason Loewenstein. The album showcases a sublime combination of Kilgour's signature guitar lines and shambolic, quirky melodies with an added twist of country twang and a little bit of R&B/soul courtesy of his friends in Nashville. Frozen Orange also marks the first time that Kilgour has relinquished control in the studio to an outside producer; such was his faith in Nevers and his vision for the project.
An interview with David will screen on Headliners tonight (5.30pm) as well as footage from his new video for 'Living in Space'. The video was made by Bridget Sutherland and filmed around the traps and in the Nashville studio.
Look out for David Kilgour
and the Heavy Eights on Tour in NZ
Dunedin - Sat 11th September with SJD
Wellington - Friday 17th September with Phoenix Foundation
Auckland - Saturday 18th September with the Tokey Tones
What some offshore writers
are saying about Frozen Orange:
All Music Guide - USA
"Kilgour is creating some of his best music yet. The album flows like sweet maple syrup from beginning to end, Kilgour's intimate croon caressing you like kind words from an old friend. Everything is near perfect throughout from the production to the pace to (especially) the guitar work"
The Irish Times
³Frozen Orange is a record of such effortless loveliness that it sounds like something conjured up in a dreamŠan otherworldly journey from the sublime to the meticulous² (Four Stars)
³a remarkably timeless fairy tale rock and roll adventure²
³melodies that are never showy but damn near perfect, filled with emotion. Frozen Orange is as good as any of his albums, with that habit of causally stealing your heart²
³a luminously lovely solo albumŠNew Zealander David Kilgour may not be a household name in America, but things would be a lot better, musically speaking, if he was²
Ghostplane out with
Look out for Wellington's Ghostplane out on the road with Dimmer at the following places:
Wellington Sat 11th Sept. at Indigo
Christchurch Friday 17th Sept. at Jetset
Dunedin Saturday 18th Sept at Arc
Ghostplane released their excellent 'Panther Valley Country Club' in March this year and are currently working on their debut album.