December 4, 2014
Album release February 27!
We’re happy to announce that our album will be released on February 27 from Little Cranes Productions.
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.
The Road Home will be released February 27th 2015, with the first single out soon.
December 1, 2014
Join us at Festival One!
We’re playing at 6.20pm on Sunday. Gonna be a weekend filled with dust, grime, sweat and a fair few nice tunes. Come join us?
July 6, 2014
Runaway – live
New live field recording care of Parachute / Fowlface Productions. Chrs.
May 28, 2014
Joint video – Solid Ground & Love, Spread Your Wings
Presenting the joint video for Solid Ground and Love, Spread Your Wings.
It’s very reflective – so dim the lights and get yourself a glass of something relaxing.
Feel free to share it around with friends and family!
May 10, 2014
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February 21, 2014
Solid Ground / Love, Spread Your Wings
Solid Ground and Love, Spread Your Wings
were recorded and produced by Nic Manders at Roundhead and in other locations. Mixed by Nic Manders. Mastered by Andy van Dette at Masterdisk NY.
Paper Cranes 折り鶴 with Jessica Porter, cello; Nic Manders, BVs
Copyright Paper Cranes 折り鶴 2014
Love, Spread Your Wings
Paper Cranes 折り鶴 with Grant Daish – percussion; Nic Manders – percussion, BVs, electric guitar
Copyright Paper Cranes 折り鶴 2014
Even though 2011 was a Rugby World Cup year, most New Zealanders couldn’t name the date of the final. But many will remember the significance of February 22nd. A day when our hearts were with Christchurch. When the nation was stopped with them.
Solid Ground is about finding your strength in community; about putting hope in the things that matter – whānau, friends, husbands and wives, your faith; about standing tall with others when things are hard. It’s about renewal and hope.
In the middle of writing the song, another tragedy struck with the tsunami and earthquakes in Japan. Naomi was born in Japan, so it was shock upon shock for us. Love, Spread Your Wings came through tears and heartache – that Naomi felt far away from her homeland and friends who were there. You can especially hear this in the Japanese lyrics – a poetic transliteration of the English that means “Spread your wings and fly. Let the voice of love resound.”
We wrote the songs as catharsis from what had happened, and initially didn’t intend to record them. After awhile, though, we decided that it was better to offer them up and let people take them for what they are – a cry for community and togetherness, a rendering of the events, a hope for something better.
Here are Solid Ground and Love, Spread Your Wings: raw, honest, broken … and hopeful.
Love, Spread Your Wings; come take me home.
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January 8, 2013
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