Who’s-Who of NZ Sidemen Join Guy Pierce on Debut

An assured, confident debut album draws from Australian actor Guy Pearce’s genuinely appealing voice and a who’s-who of New Zealand sidemen, including Liam Finn regular Jon Mulholland and Tim Finn/Gin Wigmore guitarist Brett Adams.

“[The single] Taste could almost be late-period Crowded House,” according to Guardian reviewer Andrew Street, “an appropriate touchstone, since the album was recorded at Neil Finn’s Roundhead Studios in Auckland and features his old Split Enz bandmate Eddie Rayner on keys.

“At 10 songs, Broken Bones also doesn’t wear out its welcome. Put aside your (perfectly justifiable) [actors-turned-recording-artists] prejudices and listen; this is the surprise package of 2014.”

Pierce’s father, Stuart Pearce, was a New Zealand-born Air Force test pilot.

Wilco recorded the foundation tracks for their seventh album, Wilco (The Album) at Roundhead Studios.

Original article by Andrew P Street, The Guardian, November 7, 2014.

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Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Taika Waititi Portrait Wins Packing Room Prize

Sydney-based artist Claus Stangl has taken out one of Australia’s top art honours with his portrait of Academy Award-winning director Taika Waititi, The Guardian reports. Stangl won the packing room prize, a…