Pleased to announce we’ll be opening for Sydney-based Sarah Belkner in her Auckland show as part of her NZ tour for her new EP ‘Humans’. Playing as a 3-piece, this is a chance to hear stripped back versions of our songs off the album ‘The Road Home’. Click here for more info
and here to buy tickets.
October 10, 2015
Wine Cellar, November 4
The Land of the Rising Sun at the Wine Cellar – a very special night of Japanese based / Japan-born artists.
Kat McDowell | Born in Tokyo and raised in New Zealand, Kat has always loved music. Kat mixes acoustic guitar-led melodies with emotionally transparent lyrics that are delivered in a blend of Japanese and English.
Monkey Majik | It is very exciting to be able to introduce Monkey Majik live from Japan! The band is in NZ to record and are our very special guests for a short set.
Monkey Majik is a rock band from Sendai consisting of two Japanese members and two Canadian members. The band comprises brothers Maynard and Blaise Plant, who sing in Japanese and play the guitar; drummer Takuya tax Kikuchi and bassist DICK. Their first release was an EP called TIRED, a self-financed release limited to 1,000 copies which was available at Tower Records in Sendai. Their first single was fly in 2006. It was a commercial success and was followed by their second single, Around the World, which peaked at number 4 in the Japanese Oricon top 200 singles chart.
May 8, 2015
Video for ‘Again & Again’ out now!
Perfect for a rainy day – the new video for ‘Again & Again’ from yours truly.
Sometimes a journey starts one way and ends another. You head out on one path and end up choosing the road less taken. The Road Home is about travelling and everything that adventure brings: excitement and alienation, homesickness and new friendships, getting lost and re-finding yourself. And how you feel when you make your way home.
After receiving a NZ On Air grant for ‘Little Darling’, songwriters Fraser & Naomi Browne spent most of 2014 writing songs. Largely recorded at Roundhead studios, the album was produced and mixed by Nic Manders (Lydia Cole, Ezra Vine) and mastered at Masterdisk New York by Andy VanDette.
1. Little Darling
2. Again & Again
3. Stones, Birds & Aces
4. Every Part Of Me
6. Tillsammans, Futaride
7. Come, Sweet Sleep
8. Trouble Is
9. Together (interlude)
10. In The Pines
11. Everything, You
The first single off our forthcoming album! Stream it here:
After the successful 2012 e.p. ‘Oh Love’ and The Audience Wildcard grant win for their single ‘Little Darling’, Auckland folk/pop band Paper Cranes 折り鶴 release their new single ‘Again & Again’ from the forthcoming album The Road Home.
‘Again & Again’ is a sunny, catchy, upbeat love song driven by syncopated acoustic guitars, rolling drums and uplifting vocal harmonies, inscribing elegant lyrics to memory.
May 10, 2014
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