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Riverhead - Album
Out of the Moon - Album


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There’s no doubt about it, Goldenhorse are not a band who like to be rushed.

Their debut album Riverhead was finally released in late 2002 and then took a record-breaking 52 weeks to reach the No.1 spot. But as the sayings go, good things take time and the truth will out. Aided and abetted by such singles as ‘American Wife’, ‘Maybe Tomorrow’, ‘Wake Up Brother’ and ‘Northern Lights, Riverhead has now spent over 70 weeks on the local sales charts and sold in excess of Triple Platinum, 50,000 copies. In April 2005 Goldenhorse returned with their much-anticipated sophomore outing entitled Out Of The Moon, an engaging and eclectic collection of songs evincing a solid band dynamic and assured artistry.

Out Of The Moon was recorded at various locations dotted around Auckland, including York Street, Stebbings and Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studio. Recording began in late 2003, with the bulk of the album completed between October 2004 and January this year. With its warm blanket of sound, Out Of The Moon mixes in plenty of variety among its tracks without losing sight of what makes Goldenhorse so special to begin with. “What the band is now is more defined than it was when we recorded Riverhead,” explains says guitarist/vocalist Geoff Maddock, “we know a lot more about what we do. We’re a better band now, that’s one thing that makes this record more satisfying to me. I think we’re going in a good direction.”

On Out Of The Moon, Kirsten Morelle’s singing is more sweetly intoxicating than ever before, while the band demonstrate an equally fine, intuitive grasp of atmosphere, texture and melody. And without compromising any soulfulness or sensitivity, Goldenhorse have undoubtedly beefed up their approach this time around. “The record is more guitar-orientated,” says Maddock, “it’s more direct, it’s gruntier, a bit more hard out. And it’s also produced better, it’s somehow tighter and more cohesive.”

When Goldenhorse’s new record was unveiled on April 4 it went straight to No.2. Out Of The Moon has already sold well over Platinum and will surely prove to be an album of lasting beauty.