News From Arch Hill
News From Arch Hill
It's reassuring to find out the Prime Minister of New Zealand can afford a good publicist. All the more to get him on Letterman...that top ten made us look really cool. Despite our plucky little dollar, I'm now confident the tourists will be surging into New Zealand really soon! We at Arch Hill we don't have the same promotional budget for that sort of thing. So are sticking to the humble email. Luckily, we think some of this music is pretty good. Hopefully it speaks for itself.
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PUNCHES - New Album, Video and Download
Punches have a new video for the song "Give it Up" from their forthcoming album "Etheria - released on Arch Hill Recordings, 8th of August 2011.
The video was directed by John Campbell and Toby Longbottom - both from Campbell Live (for those outside NZ this is a prime time news and current affairs TV programme.
The video came about because John Campbell was a regular customer at Auckland's Cafe Altezano. James Duncan worked at that cafe. The two found they had a mutual appreciation of good music. They regularly discussed their favourite bands and albums... Read the full story here
FAMILY CACTUS, Tour, Vinyl, Download and Free EP
The Family Cactus are hitting the road good and proper this winter in support of their excellent album "Spirit Lights"
The tour kicks off on Friday 12th Aug at St Peters Hall, Paekakariki and takes in 13 shows around New Zealand - find out the full tour dates over here
It just so happens that they have also now got the album on vinyl that includes CLEAR Vinyl and also a giant 600x600 sized poster of a nice stag. It is pretty collectable so don't miss out. We actually got a little carried away this time so here is a big photo to whet your appetite.
You should also make sure you hook yourself up with the FREE DOWNLOAD of the TOUR EP with three tracks on it. One of them is an unreleased "Spirit Lights" outtake album track ("Champaign Marxists") and the other two are from the Erskine Sessions.
Speaking of the Erskine Sessions, make sure you take a look at the live Erskine Sessions videos they did for Whole & Red, Neighbourhood and Fields and Fields. Plus - there is a new "official" that video can be watched here…or below if you can see it
STREET CHANT, New Video, Australia and New Zealand Shows
Street Chant return to our screens with their new video Stoned Again. The clip was directed by Andrew Moore and shot by Stuart Page. Moore and Page have worked on many clips together (3Ds, Nothing At All!, Exponents, D4, Loves Ugly Children) and jumped at the chance to work with the band. Watch and read more about the video
Ghost Wave are also supporting the excellent Times New Viking at Golden Dawn in Auckland on 20th of August....get your tickets over here.
DAVID KILGOUR - USA Tour with Richard Buckner
David is heading back stateside on tour with Richard Buckner - he recently released his album "Left By Soft" on Merge...for anyone wanting get Vinyl of the record get in super quick as we are almost out and it wasn't released on vinyl in the USA.
August 16 Los Angeles CA Bootleg
August 17 San Francisco CA Great American Music Hall
August 19 Portland OR Bunk Bar
August 20 Seattle WA The Triple Door
August 23 Atlanta GA Smith's Olde Bar*
August 24 Carrboro NC The Arts Center
August 25 Arlington VA IOTA Club & Cafe
August 27 Brooklyn NY The Bell House
August 28 Boston MA Brighton Music Hall
Below are some recent releases on Arch Hill - including the FREE RANGE below
DAVID KILGOUR HERE
David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights - "Left By Soft" - Vinyl ($US25)
David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights - "Left By Soft" - CD ($US15)
David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights - "Left By Soft" - Download ($US10)
Arch Hill Free Range
(don't worry, you won't end up subscribed to this newsletter more than once)
All of the below are, ahem, free for your listening pleasure
Just head over to the Arch Hill FREE RANGE page and download away. You can get the Arch Hill 10th Anniversary sampler, as well as singles from Punches, Family Cactus and Ghost Wave and albums from Pine, Andrew McKenzie and The Haints of Dean Hall. If you download and like the music please spread the word via you various social medi