ALBUM REVIEW: Grayson Gilmour | Infinite Life!

Rating7square-600-2This is Grayson Gilmour’s second album and it shows a marked advancement in poise and maturity. The drums are pulled back and instead the focus is on a rich and ornate palette of guitars and synths that provide a cinematic and immersive backdrop for his considered vocals which bring to mind fellow art-pop luminaries such as Wild Beasts, Talk Talk and Scritti Politti. This is intellectual pop music but not without a real heart and soulfulness, increasingly revealed on each listen. Modern contemporaries like Animal Collective and Radiohead may lay claim to these paths yet Gilmour is negotiating his own bold and elaborate route through similar territory.

Chris Familton

this review was first published in The Music

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NEWS: Flying Nun announce 30th anniversary celebrations…

New Zealand’s iconic independent (for most of its time) label is turning 30 and they’ve got themselves organised with a bunch of shows to celebrate the occasion.

The Clean

Nov 23 – Dunedin, Sammys

Nov 24 – Auckland, Kings Arms

Nov 25 – Wellington, SFBH

Nov 26  –  Christchurch, The new Dux  De Lux

 

HDU

Nov 11  – Wellington, SFBH

Nov 12  – Auckland, Kings Arms

Nov 18 – Dunedin, Sammys

Nov 19 – Christchurch, The new Dux  De Lux

 

The Bats

Nov 11 – Dunedin, TBA

Nov 12  – Christchurch, The new Dux  De Lux

Nov 18 – Wellington, SFBH

Nov 19  Auckland, Kings Arms

 

Ghost Club

Nov 16 – Wellington, SFBH

Nov 17  – Auckland, Kings Arms

Nov 18 – Christchurch, Dux

Nov 19 – Dunedin – TBC

 

F in Math w/ Alphabethead 

Nov 4 – Christchurch, The new Dux De Lux

Nov 5 – Dunedin, Chicks Hotel

Nov 11 –Auckland, Golden Dawn

Nov 12 – Wellington, Mighty Mighty

 

30th Anniversary launch party featuring Grayson Gilmour, Popstrangers, Surf Friends and T54 plus more.

Nov 4 – Auckland, Kings Arms
Nov 5 – Wellington, Garden Club

NEWS: Flying Nun website relaunched…

After a saddening period of inactivity the mighty Flying Nun label has freed itself from the shackles of it’s oppressors and risen once more. Founder Roger Shepherd, along with Neil Finn, has bought back the iconic label and today sees the relaunch of their website.

Take a look and keep an eye on it as it gets more content. Meanwhile the first cab off the rank is the new album from Grayson Gilmour, No Constellation.

Take a listen to his fantastic sounding song Loose Change