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P.H.F. Shares 'Anthology' Compilation

P.H.F. Shares 'Anthology' Compilation

C.C. / Tuesday 14th January, 2020 1:15PM

2020 is set to be a big year for Tāmaki Makaurau punk innovator P.H.F. – he's performing at Austin, Texas showcase SXSW in mid-March and has been threatening to drop his excellently titled latest album New Metal. The ever-enigmatic artist has just upped the ante even further with today's release of Anthology, an all-killer seventeen track compilation gathering together sterling tracks from P.H.F.'s wide-ranging back catalogue, drawing upon nine full-length albums and two EPs, including such classics as 2012's MALL​-​O​-​CAUST, 2015's GRIND STATE and 2016's 9MM – showcasing his collaborative track with Clairo from that record 'Queen'.

Described as "a collective representation of growth through discomfort and an exercise in the banality of genre," even the most grizzled of long-term fans will find something new in Anthology's stacked tracklist to put a smile on their dial and bring a tear to the eye, plus there'll be a fresh single named 'Living Is Easy' launching on release day too. You can show your support for one of Aotearoa's finest by pre-ordering a transparent red vinyl LP edition of Anthology / fancy P.H.F. tote via his Bandcamp page here. Playing at The Wine Cellar on Saturday 1st February alongside rising stars Fimo and Moody.v and The Menstrual Cycle, P.H.F. opened up about how he selected the tunes for the collection...

"So how I chose the tracks was pretty much using Instagram to ask fans what songs they would like to see on a “greatest hits.” There were some obvious ones to me but it was kind of interesting seeing what songs and albums certain people really liked. I didn’t want to include really old stuff, so I left off a couple ex’s from the list and it had to fit on the vinyl, so that was a huge part of the choice to be honest. I think it was easier picking older stuff tho as well – because it's been around for ages so I knew if it was a good choice or not, but hopefully it's a decent comp of songs!

For the rest of the year I’m going to SXSW in March and playing some other shows while I’m over there for the release of the Anthology, and maybe another tour in the middle of the year. Does anyone wanna book me for a New Zealand tour? I’m going solo and headed more into electronic set ups, so hit my mf dm’s lol cos I’m DOWN."

'Anthology' is available online and in stores from Friday 13th March.


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