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Arch Hill July News

Arch Hill July News

Wednesday 5th July, 2006 12:00PM
The Haints of Dean Hall album out July 10th
‘What is a “Haint”?’ I hear you ask...well on July the 10th you will find out when Stephen and Kathryn quietly sneak out a selection of late night low light spooky acoustic songs; kind of a touch country and occupying the same loose musical corner as Neko Case or Gillian Welsh... It’s a fragile, rural sound; where Julie Cruise meets the Carter Family. The album was mixed by Tex Houston (the 3Ds and others). Stephen was formerly guitar man in the Subliminals and Fang. Real Groove writes in it’s “Top Deadline Distractions” that the Haints album “has been dominating the stereo of late. Its slow lugubrious tones match the bitter chill outside, and this Tex Houston-produced beauty recalls prior local winners like the Renderers”

The Haints of Dean Hall will be playing the following release shows;

Friday 21st of July at the Leigh Sawmill Cafe,
Saturday 22nd of July at the Odeon in Auckland,
Thursday 27th July at Bar Bodega in Wellington

If you would like to hear some of the Hants of Dean Hall head along to their myspace page

Don McGlashan album “Warm Hand”
As most of you will know Mr Don McGlashan has released his first solo album “Warm Hand” in May on Arch Hill. We’d just like to say good work Don on for going to number one on the indies IMNZ album charts and spending four weeks in the NZ top album 20. Don is also getting lots of great reviews including five stars in the latest Real Groove, four stars in the NZ Herald and Dominion post and heaps of other great reviews (see below). For those of you who missed his Auckland and Wellington release shows, never fear, he has more in the pipeline in both the North and South Islands of NZ.

New David Kilgour album on the way
David Kilgour has been trying to keep himself warm in Dunedin working on his second album to be released on Arch Hill, most likely to be out before the end of this year. The tracks we have heard so far sound fantastic and feature a selection of different and interesting sounds not previously heard on a Kilgour album. The film made by Bridget Sutherland called “Far Off Town - From Dunedin to Nashville” , about the making of David’s album “Frozen Orange” in Nashville with Lambchop, was recently shown at the Nashville Film Festival – and hopefully it will air in NZ at some stage soon.

Mestar album on the way
Yes, we know we have been talking about this one for a while now...but never fear, the cracking new Mestar album will be coming your way very shortly. Recorded by Dale Cotton, its a spicy concise selection of artful pop tunes – as you would expect from this excellent trio. Some pretty nice artwork too.

Don’t forget the Buda, the Punches and the Pine’s
Everybody’s favorite NZ Polish popstar Luke Buda has been picking up great reviews for his Special Surprise album, and now that his “side project” (ok, ok – perhaps not) band the Phoenix Foundation have returned from foreign shores his is plotting a tour with his this space for updates. Punches have also been playing plenty of shows lately with the likes of the Reduction Agents and the Shocking Pinks...look out for more gigs from them and they are currently also doing more recordings.
And Pine are taking a short break for winter from the DVD, film, recordings parties extravaganza project and doing the more regular thing of laying down some more recordings in the studio – so look out for more from them.
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