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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand | INDIE

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand | INDIE
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"Nightchoir On Tour"

Nightchoir started out as a side-project, for three members of Pluto. These days it's their main focus. With a couple of new members, they are touring their album 24 Hours Of Night - NZ Herald

"Nightchoir announce national tour"

...these guys have found a new musical voice under the guise of Nightchoir performing harmonised story rich songs layered into sublime gems of an alt-country pop persuasion. -

"Album review"

"Nightchoir is a new Auckland band - but the members all worked together in their previous group, Pluto. So there's an instant tightness to the sound, particularly the instrumental passages. These glorious pop songs shine - with just the thinnest crust of a country sound layered over the pop-rock melodies. Opener "Glass Tiger" has a quirky riff that draws to mind Lawrence Arabia's latest album. The title track moves to a Paul McCartney feel and there are other traces, elsewhere, of other beatles disciples: Ben Folds and the effortlessmelodic grace of Neil Finn at his best. A gem of an album - understated, sublime."
- North and South Magazine

"Nightchoir Album review"

This is an audio recording - see the URL link. - Radio NZ

"Nightchoir - 24 Hours Of Night"

"..a masterful take that may find a wide audience." - Real Groove magazine

"Tour preview"

"The charm of Nightchoir's 24 Hours of Night comes down to the fact that this sounds beautiful; instrumentally - production-wise - it is lush. " - Dominion post /

"Nightchoir - 24 Hours Of Night, 1157 Records"

"Densely textured and delightfully executed, it suggests there are plenty of secrets awaiting discovery." - Otago Daily Times

"Nightchoir - 24 Hours Of Night"

"Nightchoir play what could loosely be described as indie rock, but this debut album is a much more delicate flower than that and is closer to (steel guitar, slow ballads) with a touch of Neil Finn's intuitive sense of melody. Maybe the latter comes from recordings in Finn's Roundhead studio -- although the players here have pedigree.

The result is an album of melodically strong, alt.pop with a light colouring of country" - (Graham Reid)

"24 Hours Of Night"

"Nightchoir create music at its understated yet riveting best." - New Zealand Herald


24 Hours Of Night, 2010
See The First Star , due for August 2012 release



Nightchoir : Mike Hall, Matthias Jordan and Mike Franklin-Browne

All three members of Nightchoir played in the successful NZ band PLUTO for over 10 years, supporting international acts such as Muse, Duran Duran, Gomez, Dandy Warhols and playing international festivals – including twice on the main stage at the Big Day Out
and two appearances at the SXSW .

On top of a decade playing together in Pluto, Matthias Jordan, Michael Franklin- Browne and Mike Hall have shared their talents with a number of other local musicians and bands including Dimmer, Pajama Club, Gin Wigmore, Stereobus, Julia Deans, Anna Coddington, Head Like a Hole and The Brunettes.

Nightchoir was once considered a side project to Pluto, but after the success of their first album in 2010, ’24 Hours of Night’, received rave reviews proved this is a band to watch:

“Nightchoir create music at its understated yet riveting best” NZ Herald TIME OUT.
“Densely textured and delightfully executed” Otago Daily Times.
“Sublime” North and South Magazine.

Three piece band NIGHTCHOIR release their second full length album ” SEE THE FIRST STAR “on August 10th 2012.

Already Nightchoir are catching up with accolades, On the strength of their debut album, Nightchoir were invited to the South by Southwest Festival in Texas, and their music has appeared on local and international television shows. They supported Anika Moa, Julia Deans, and played a very special gig in Christchurch, the day after the September 11 earthquake, and will always be remembered.

Their forthcoming album, ‘See the First Star’, maintains the sensitivity and alt country influences heard on the bands debut album. Layered textures and melody-laden choruses hint to the likes of The Jayhawks and Elliot Smith.
‘See the First Star’ was recorded at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studio, The Lab and The Oven in Mt Eden over a period of 5 months. The album sees the band expanding their sound
with Mike Hall and Matthias Jordan sharing lead vocal duties with Mike Franklin Brownes
stunning drumming holding the whole thing together .