Great North to Release Debut Album "Newfoundland" on Nov.1
Great North releases their debut full length album, “Newfoundland”, on November 1, 2010 through Border Music.
Recorded by David Parker (Artisan Guns, Bearcat, Teacups) at Little Monster Studios, “Newfoundland” adds energy and sharpened arrangement to the strong melodies of the band’s 2009 EP Soldiers. Strains of country, indie, folk and pop are melded into songs that sound like Bruce Springsteen remembering a tumultuous love affair with Gillian Welch between pained sips at a cup of tea.
Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, Great North features Hayden Donnell on lead vocals and guitar, Dale Campbell on piano and vocals, Rachel Harrison on bass and vocals, Strahan Cole on electric guitars and Olly Scott-Dye on drums.
You can download their first single, "Whales" for free here
The band will celebrate the release of “Newfoundland” at the Wine Cellar in Auckland on November 12 with Hold Dear before embarking on a North Island tour with Glass Owls.
Tour dates are:
9th December - Auckland – Whammy Bar
10th December - Hamilton - Void
11th December - Wellington - Mighty Mighty
18th December - Leigh – Leigh Sawmill Café w/ Artisan Guns and Dictaphone Blues
Previous praise for Great North’s “Soldiers” EP:
“Everything here impresses for its vigour and assured enjoyment in making music.”
- Graham Reid – www.elsewhere.co.nz
“Soldiers is nothing if not a hint at some great things to come. Memorable melodies, toe-tapping ditties, strong yet considered vocals, and enough tricks up their sleeve to keep them unique.”
- Matthew Crawley – www.cheeseontoast.co.nz
“I’ve never heard alt-country vibes achieved so well by a local band.”
– Joe Trotman – www.realgroove.co.nz
Stu Harwood – 021 162 9208 - firstname.lastname@example.org