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Nightchoir Album Release Show + Tour

Nightchoir Album Release Show + Tour

Monday 3rd May, 2010 2:11PM

Nightchoir is the side-project of Mike Hall from Pluto who, with the help of fellow bandmates Matthias Jordan and Michael Franklin-Browne, is set to release his debut album 24 Hours Of Night via 1157 Records from May 17th.

To celebrate they're holding a special album release show in Auckland at the Kings Arms Tavern on Thursday 27th May with every presale ticket receiving a free download of current single "Glass Tiger" - click HERE to buy tickets.

You can also catch Nightchoir in support of Anika Moa in June:

Thursday 3rd June - with Anika Moa - SFBH (R18), Wellington
Friday 4th June - with Anika Moa - Galatos (R18), Auckland
Saturday 6th June - with Anika Moa - Meteor Theatre (AA), Hamilton


This familiar looking line-up is Nightchoir. A side project that evolved into a band that are now about to unveil their debut album ’24 Hours Of Night’. Between them, these guys have been in over 20 bands and have a startling 60 years experience!

To celebrate the release of their debut album an album release show is booked for May 27th in their hometown of Auckland.

Nightchoir are Mike Hall, Matthias Jordan and Michael Franklin-Browne, who have played together for nearly a decade as the rhythm section for Pluto. Nightchoir’s sound differs in temperament and tone with their songs drawing on the gentler edge of musical genres, including alt-country, indie-pop, and folk.

The trio first got together to work on some of Mike Hall’s tracks which were recorded as a series of four track demos. In 2008 Pluto had been promoting and touring their third album and while catching their breath, the Nightchoir project resurfaced. Mike Hall had accumulated more songs and Matthias Jordan also had a batch that he had worked on and developed with help from Michael Franklin-Browne.

Recording began at Roundhead in 2009 with Mike Hall in the unfamiliar position of playing guitar and singing lead vocals on all but one of the tracks. With “Other Mike” (Franklin-Browne) and Matthias in more familiar roles the album came together swiftly. Renowned engineer Kerry Furlong also contributed his playing skills as well as the engineering of the album. Combined with the mixing talents of Jol Mulholland (The Mots, Gasoline Cowboy) and mastering by Greg Calbi at Sterling Studios in New York, ‘24 Hours Of Night’ is ready for release.

Channeling the lilt of David Rawlings, the tempo of Red House Painters in places, and the mood of Band Of Horses, Nightchoir deliver a staggeringly beautiful album. ‘24 Hours Of Night’ refreshingly explores varied song styles but is made coherent with the undertone of a focused vision of friends who know and trust each other’s skills implicitly.

Nightchoir - 24 Hours Of Night to be released May 17th, 2010 on ElevenfiftySeven Records

Album Release Show May 27th - Auckland, Kings Arms Tavern.

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