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Come Down Kid- EP (2012)

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Where did ‘Come Down Kid’ come from?
I used to play in a band called Bored Gordon. We played a bunch of shows around the country, had a song on the bFM Top Ten (Seaside Suicide) and we even appeared on Top of the Pops (NZ). But our biggest claim to fame was our band manager, Dan Hoerner (Sunny Day Real Estate/Dashboard Confessional).

How did ‘Come Down Kid’ begin?
After our manager bailing on us and the band splitting up I had a career for a couple of years before I decided that for better or for worse, I needed to spend my life making music. So I quit my job, signed up to work for the government (Student allowance) and went back to Auckland uni to do some postgraduate studies in music. Whilst learning about qualitative research, I also wrote a couple of songs. The result is the new come down kid S/T EP out on Powertool Records.

“It's good stuff - best I've heard for a long while.”
Mike Beever - Coldplay and Fierce Panda records producer.

What does it sound like?
Remember those post grunge bands in the 90’s like Nada Surf, Summercamp and Fountains of Wayne? Well I do; I love the way they mixed really catchy pop with grungy rock. That’s what seems to come out when I pen a tune.

Why should you listen to it?
Because it is does what it’s meant to do; it puts a tune in your head. I consider myself a tunesmith, rather than a songwriter; I don’t wanna make you dance, I want to put a tune in your head. But not the sort that you cringe at when you realise you are humming it (I don’t need to name anyone here). Remember when you would sit down and listen to a band rather than just have music playing in the background?

Songs I wish I had written:

The Beatles ‘She loves you’
Bob Dylan ‘Lay Lady Lay’
Death Cab for Cutie ‘What Sarah Said’
Elliot Smith ‘Alphabet Town’
Fu Manchu ‘Eating Dust’
Gerling ‘In The City’
Grizzly Bear ‘Two Weeks’
Guided by Voices ‘Game of Pricks’
James ‘Say Something’
John Lennon ‘Jealous Guy’
The La’s ‘There She Goes’
Mazzy Star ‘Fade Into You’
Mestar ‘Secret Garden’
Nirvana ‘Lounge Act’
Sebadoh ‘Willing To Wait’
Straight Jacket Fits ‘Down in Splendour’
The Verlaines ‘Hanging by Strands’
Voom ‘B Your Boy’
Weezer ‘Tired of Sex’


released September 1, 2012



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