The Phoenix Foundation

The Phoenix Foundation

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"Here is an album that has everything I hope for and rarely find in a pop record. Atmosphere, emotion, wit and, most of all, great songs…The spacious production hints at a new genre: dub folk. .If any band has made a better debut this year I have yet to hear it." - The Listener (New Zealand)

Biography

With a gold selling album in New Zealand and several years of successful touring, Wellington band The Phoenix Foundation have gained the reputation as being one of New Zealand’s finest acts.

The Phoenix Foundation recorded their debut album ‘Horsepower’ with Lee Prebble at The Surgery in Newtown, Wellington. The gruelling late nights and scurvy resulted in one of the most acclaimed New Zealand albums of the year. ‘Horsepower’ was the only album to be nominated for ‘Best Album’ at both The New Zealand Music Awards (aka the Tuis) and The Bnet Awards. It was also voted the ‘Best NZ Album’ by nzmusic.com and was the only New Zealand album selected in The Listener's ‘Top Ten Albums of the year’ by Nick Bollinger (Listener/Radio NZ).

Renowned for their strong live show, The Phoenix Foundation have played regular slots at some of New Zealand’s biggest festivals including The Big Day Out in 2005, a support slot on the NZ Finn Brothers tour in August and a sell-out NZ Theatre Tour in November 2005 which included shows at The Opera House in Wellington and Auckland’s St James Theatre.

Now, the band has decided to try their hand at the rest of the world playing shows in both the UK and the US and announcing the US debut of ‘Horsepower’ in the US for 2007.