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Arch Hill News August 2005

Arch Hill News August 2005

August ­ BACHELORETTE ­ EP out 22nd August First up in the release stakes is Christchurch special solo artist Bachelorette. You may have already seen her fire up the computer, twang the guitar, mash the Moog (ok, its not a Moog ­ but close enough) opening for SJD at two sold out Odeon showsŠwell soon you can get your own seven tracker of the songs on CD.

We will tell you a whole lot more about this project closer to release ­ but look out for the release gigs at the Odeon on the 19th of August with Punches (see below) and White Swan (Sonya and Ben from Fang go minimalistic on the Fender Rhodes and guitar). Have a listen to some tracks and a read about Bachelorette at

August ­ GHOSTPLANE ­ Album out 29th August Look out for Ghostplane with the Children's Hour Bodega on Friday the 12th of August.

AND Ghostplane have their album in the can ­ "Beneath the Sleepy Lagoon" - featuring a spectacular CD 12 sided artwork cover design. There is a video featuring Monkey Children in Disaster Situations - kapow. Ghostplane deserve to be sitting back (ok ­ I have got a few jobs for them) feeling pleased with themselves - and awaiting the August 29th release date for their album! Wahoo. We will be telling you a whole lot more about this one, but for now buckle up and look out.

They are also practicing their hammer ons for a tour with the reconvened Mestar band (featuring John White and his regular merry accomplice)s in September. Tour dates will be up on the Arch Hill website shortly, and we'll give you a little reminder ­ don't you worry about that.

September ­

THE BOXCAR GUITARS AND the Boxcar Guitars are putting the final polish on their six track EP to be released in September, featuring the everybodies favourite "My Love is Blue" and a number of other secret rustic acoustic and more thumping tracks. The band have tee-ed up plenty of live gigs, having already shown their excellent abilities playing with the likes of Bonnie Prince Billy, Evan Dando and Lambchop. Look out for them also playing with Howie Gelb on the 22nd of SeptemberŠand there could be more!

October ­ GRAND PRIX Grand Prix are from Wellington and D. Dylan D. of A Low Hum Magazine describes them pretty well when he says:

"far more Morricone/ Mariachi than Weissberg /Grand Ole Opry, that is to say, more Nuevo Laredo than Tennessee and it's that south of the border element that defines Grand Prix's latest work. While the lyrical content might continue the racing theme, metaphors aside, it's the atmosphere that the band creates, a certain spaciousness, an ethereal melancholy that draws the listener in."

There is more information and some audio tracks at They have already recorded an excellent album called "Way of the Racer" which will be released on Arch Hill later in the yearŠyou may have already heard the title track on the radio.

Sometime Soon - PUNCHES Some of you may have heard the top track "Four Feet" on you local b-net radio (it went to number ONE on the bFM top ten a few weeks ago and number ONE on the Radio Active top ten this week). Well that song is by the very talented duo of Kelly Stevens (formerly of the Pencils, and also in Voom) and James Duncan (of James Duncan and SJD) with a little help from Gary Sullivan (JPSE, Solid Gold Hell, Dimmer) on the drums. Look out for an EP by them on Arch Hill later in the year.

And if that isn't enough David Kilgourwill be playing at the Arc Café with Howie Gelb on Friday the 23rd of September ..we are currently putting together a new Arch Hill compilationŠand whew, I hope I haven't forgotten anything.


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