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).


Here’s an interesting post over at the Biff Merchants’ blog about their night playing with disco-rockers Charlie Ash.

The Biffs are (or at least Skinny is) straight-up, frank folk, and I appreciate that. This little story should make us think about the sort of basic courtesy that we could all show each other when we’re in this business.

Also, it shows another reason I don’t want to live in the valley, but that’s another story.

Tour Dates

We’re finally ready to announce our tour. There are still a few final details to sort out but here we go!

Saturday, September 5th, Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers

with John Egenes and the Alpha State

Thursday, September 10th, Watusi, Wellington

with special guests

Friday, September 11th, The Bacco Room, Auckland

with Hannah Curwood and Canadia

Friday, September 18th, Wunderbar, Lyttleton

with Delgirl

Saturday, September 19th, The Penguin Club, Oamaru

with Delgirl

All shows will be $10 on the door, and Apologieswill be available at a special discounted price.

Go ahead and show some love on the Facebook event pages:

Port Chalmers:





See you soon!