Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


Live Stream 1/11/13: Neil Finn - New Album ‘Dizzy Heights’

MEDIA RELEASE

Strictly embargoed until 7am AEDT on November 1, 2013

Neil Finn - New Album
‘Dizzy Heights’ 7th February, 2014
New Track – ‘Divebomber’

Neil Finn has confirmed the release of a new album ‘Dizzy Heights’ through Lester Records via Kobalt Label Services (KLS) on 7th February 2014. Finn’s first release via KLS is available for pre-order http://smarturl.it/dizzyheights.

At 8am AEDT today Finn will be performing in a webcast from his Auckland studio. You will be able to see the full Roundhead Webcast here http://smarturl.it/neilfinnlive. It will include a Q and A, and a performance of three new songs from ‘Dizzy Heights’.

The album is led by a short film for ‘Divebomber’, which debuts on Neil's official YouTube channel. The film was made by Finn, after some images taken from the window of a plane abutted with footage of kids jumping into the sea in Greece. These grainy images play over the whirl of ‘Divebomber’ a song inspired by the World War II film of the same name. Co-produced by Dave Fridmann (Mercury Rev, The Flaming Lips, Tame Impala) the album was recorded between Finn’s Roundhead studio in Auckland and Fridmann’s Tarbox studio in upstate New York.

The record is Neil Finn’s third solo outing following, Try Whistling This and One Nil (or One All). “I didn’t want to make it a solo record in a stripped back singer-songwriter sort of way,” says Finn. “I had a feeling Dave would be good at adding some odd shapes to the music. Which I always welcome – making things a little more expansive. He is good at subverting things, and making things sound a bit messed up and not as obvious, rather than being too tasteful, which is always a temptation.

Finn travelled in two bursts to producer Dave Fridmann’s Tarbox Road studio in upstate New York. With Fridmann, and in occasional collaboration with New Zealand musicians Connan Mockasin and SJD, Finn has assembled a textured, heady sound, furnished and elevated by woozy strings and soaring vocals.

‘Dizzy Heights’ track listing:

1. Impressions
2. Dizzy Heights
3. Flying In The Face of Love
4. Divebomber
5. Better Than TV
6. Pony Ride
7. White Lies and Alibis
8. Recluse
9. Strangest Friends
10. In My Blood
11. Lights of New York

@NeilMullaneFinn
www.neilfinn.com


ENDS

Live stream from 8am AEDT 1/11/13

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Scoop Review Of Books: Excerpt - Ice Bear: The Cultural History Of An Arctic Icon

“During the last decade the image of the polar bear has moved in the public imagination from being an icon of strength, independence and survival in one of the most climatically extreme of world environments, to that of fragility, vulnerability and more generally of a global environmental crisis.” More>>

NZ Opera: Max Rashbrooke Reviews The Mikado

So concerns about the work of the piece have to be addressed; but they are complex, and probably better handled in another post. So what about this production itself? More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: The Typewriter Factory

I finished reading Don’t Dream It’s Over not long after it came out last August. I even started writing a review, which took something of an ‘I’m sorry people, but it’s already over’ approach. I’ve been pretty negative about journalism as it’s practiced in the mainstream (or MSM, or corporate media or liberal media or whatever terminology you prefer) for quite some time (see for example Stop the Press), and I believe the current capitalist media model is destructive and can’t be reformed. More>>

Sheep Update: Solo World Shearing Record Broken In Southland

Southland shearer Leon Samuels today set a new World solo eight-hours strongwool ewe-shearing after a tally of 605 in a wool shed north of Gore. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Review: Dick Frizzell At The Solander Gallery

One of the most influential and celebrated contemporary Pop artists working in New Zealand, Dick Frizzell is mostly known for his appropriation of kitsch Kiwiana icons, which he often incorporates into cartoon-like paintings and lithographs. Not content with adhering to one particular style, he likes to adopt consciously unfashionable styles of painting, in a manner reminiscent of Roy Lichtenstein. More>>

Old Music: Pop Icon Adam Ant Announces NZ Tour

Following his recent sold out North American and UK tours, Adam Ant is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the release of his landmark KINGS OF THE WILD FRONTIER album with a newly-remastered reissue (Sony Legacy) and Australasian tour. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news