I’ve posted some photos from the North Island leg of the album release tour here.So many stories, erased by the days… hopefully pictures will elucidate somewhat. Maybe I (or one of the other Sunley fullas) can come up with some words to go with them soon.

In the meantime, I play my first solo show in some time tomorrow evening at the Carey’s Bay Pub, with Robert Scott, Bill Morris and Nadia Reid. Should be fun!


With the tour freshly finished, I’m just trying to get a handle on my day job again, but I have made a few updates.

For a start, over at the derivative audio site, I’ve thrown up the set lists from most of the tour (I’ve misplaced the exact listing for the Port Chalmers show, I’ll get that up as soon as possible). Trainspotters will notice the nearly two-year gap between postings in that list – I’ll try and rectify that, but embarrassingly (for the OCD nerd inside me) 2008 was a rough year for those treasured pieces of paper, and quite a few of the smaller shows I played at the end of that year and the beginning of this one were fairly loose.

Hopefully I’ll make a larger post about the tour soon, but for now I’d like to say thanks to Dallas and the Mannequins, Hannah Curwood and her lovely band, Canadia, Stirrers and Delgirlfor sharing a stage with us and lending equipment, ears, and general loveliness. Please check out these players – Hannah has a new EP out which is really, really good, Canadia’s new EP will be out soon and Delgirl have a new album coming out in October. We’re looking forward to a release and a tour from Dallas and the Mannequins.

A big thank you to Yule for letting us stink up his flat in Auckland, and for getting us blotto in his freshly built studio. And a big thanks to all the lovely folk at the venues throughout the country.


Halfway through the tour and just catching up on some sleep and work, we have stories to tell, but for now I thought I’d share some reviews for the album.

Mark Orton in the ODT on the 7th of September said, among other very nice things, “It’s a rare treat.”

Read the full review here:

In addition to that, we were spotted in this week’s Sunday Star Times. I’m not sure who wrote this one, because my mum just emailed me a clipping of the review. They called Apologies“(s)trangely enthralling.”

I don’t have a link to that one yet, the SST doesn’t seem to put reviews online.

Hooray us!

North Island

We play the Watusi in Wellington this Thursday with Matt Langley and Dallas and the Mannequins, and the Bacco Room in Auckland on Friday, with Canadia and Hannah Curwood.

Both shows will be packed with good times, and cost a mere $10 on the door. See you there!

Also, I’ll be talking to Fleur on KiwiFM this afternoon at 4:30, and hopefully storming some radio stations when we’re up in the other island in the next couple of days…

It Begins

The tour starts tonight, out at Port Chalmers. If you’re in the area, head to Chicks from 9 for the Sunley Band with the Alpha State and John Egenes. It’s $10 on the door, with albums available for $20, or $10 if you present your 2009 Radio One Onecard.

Also, I’m talking to Andy ‘Flyboy’ Dickson on KiwiFM tomorrow morning at 11:30am, and there’s a review of Apologiesin this morning’s ODT (I’ll post a link when that goes online).