These Four Walls

These Four Walls

 Auckland, Auckland, NZL
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These Four Walls live to tear down barriers. Proving their diversity by sharing the stage with bands from wide ranging genres, from Australian Prog Legends Karnivool to Hard Rock giants Nickelback, The band sets crowds everywhere alight with their high energy and superbly polished performances.

Biography

Over four years ago, guitarist Gray Vickers posted an ad online looking for a singer to work with. He received a response from singer Steve Gibb and weeks later, when the two started jamming together in a tiny basement in Glenfield, the band These Four Walls was formed.
Gray and Steve’s musical chemistry and songwriting talents were undeniable, and would be the driving force behind the band’s success. The other key factor in the rise of These Four Walls was their tight, heavy and energetic live performances, which immediately caught the attention of hundreds of music fans and continued to grow and evolve with the music.

By 2007, These Four Walls were ready to introduce themselves to a larger audience. Their first single Walk Away was released early in the year, and gradually built momentum on The Rock FM and Kiwi FM as well as local stations Bayrock and The Zone. When the music video was released in May, the momentum picked up and Walk Away received significant airplay on both Radio and Television. It broke into the NZ Top 40, was featured on the Rock FM top 30 for 12 weeks and in 2008 was featured at #965 in the Rock FMs ‘Rock 1000 Countdown’ as the only song by an unsigned artist.

The band’s next release, Under The Shadows, was equally successful when released in late 2007, peaking at #18 on the NZ Top 40 chart, continuing to gain the band airplay on Radio and Television, and marked the band’s first appearance on The Edge FM.

These Four Walls’ third release, Fly Home, was again successful in raising the profile of the group and, as the third consecutive single to break into the NZ Top 40 chart, was the song that helped to win the band a Phase 4 album grant from NZ on Air.
In late 2008 These Four Walls signed a Promotion & Distribution deal with Isaac Promotions / Universal Music NZ to release their debut album Down Falls An Empire throughout New Zealand. ¬¬They began pre-production in January 2009 with Chris Van De Geer (Stellar*, Solstate, Revolver) and in May began recording with Chris and veteran producer/engineer Andrew Buckton (The D4, Steriogram, Midnight Youth.)

Down Falls An Empire is a bold, artistic statement from the band. It’s musically diverse, yet thematically consistent, taking the listener on a journey and presenting itself as a single piece of art as opposed to just a collection of songs. Ambitious for a debut album, the songs range in style from powerful guitar-driven anthems to melodic and beautiful passages but thoughout the band retain their individuality and identity.

With the release of Down Falls an Empire, These Four Walls have stepped up through the ranks of bands in New Zealand to prove not only are they able to hold their own with international giants such as Nickelback, Sick Puppies and Karnivool, but that they can handle their own headlining festivals around the country such as Paddock ’09 and many more to come in 2010.

Discography

"Run" (EP) 2006 - Sold independently (400 pressed – SOLD OUT)
"These Four Walls" (EP) 2008 (1000 pressed – SOLD OUT)
“Down Falls an Empire” (LP) 2009 (Amplifier NZ record for online presales, Debuted 22 On NZ Charts)

Set List

Current Originals:
One Moment In Time
Sweet December
Lay It Out
Nevergreen
Walk Away
Matter of Opinion
We Are the End
Love Song
Fly Home
Lilith
Under the Shadows
To the Loved and the Lost

Current Covers: (Last 6 months)
Bliss – Muse
Right Out of Nowhere – Faith No More
Living la Vida Loca – Ricky Martin
Everlong – Foo Fighters
Home Again – Shihad / Pacifier
You Oughta Know – Alanis Morrisette