new album – liveable city
“..the collection’s rich sonics belie Liveable City’s home-recorded DIY roots, with dreamy reverbed vocals and intoxicating shoegazey guitars delivering the goods over propulsive rhythmic grooves.”
– Under The Radar
‘reliably marvelous’ – Grant Smithies, Nine to Noon, RNZ
‘one of Otautahi’s finest’ – Niva Chittock, Salient
‘all the fuzzy shoe-gazed warmth and reverb you could want ‘ – thanks sweetsounds
‘habit to break’ #6 on RDU Te Ahi top10 June 20th 2019 – thanks RDU
‘habit to break’ #14 on Hot NZ Singles Chart
‘liveable city’ is included in Under the Radar’s July Playlist-thanks UTR
liveable city is reviewed on RNZ’s Nine to Noon by Grant Smithies
recent live to air on rdu
cold summer – new paintings
painting the fence
almost summer mornings -towards the pier tp10(12)311019 – 291119
Auckland Two : Ruru – I recently performed a dozen songs with my friend Andrew Moore, high in the Waitakeres at Ruru, Auckland’s highest venue.
Auckland One : ‘A short run’ A selection of New Zealand lathe-cut records at Auckland’s Objectspace’ -my song, ‘stormy seas’ is included
blackbird bluebird – new paintings
mid spring mornings
few degrees – new paintings
more cold winter mornings on the beach
cold winter mornings
warm autumn mornings on the beach
fish on the beach 251017 – 130519
towards the pier 10(6) 030419 – 090519
towards the pier – 2000 photos
Towards the Pier is an ongoing series of photographs begun in 2011. The majority of the photographs are taken between 8-9am & 2-3pm, looking north towards the pier at New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand. The shots are taken quickly on a phone and compiled with minimal processing in the order they have been taken.
summer mornings – towards the pier 040219 – 060319
Okuru -getting lighter in the morning, darker at night [film]
Motokutuku – waiting for Weissmuller [film]
more red : new paintings
new video : dig for water
towards the pier 051118 – 201218
making albums and having cancer : Little Rapids, Always Running and HPV
I’ve written a little about some of the things that have happened this year.
The Women of Lyttelton Gaol audio work by sound artist Helen Greenfield
opened in the Rose Garden, Lyttelton at 6pm, Friday 14th December.
It plays every half hour between 9am and 7pm over summer.
It’s so worth checking out.
beach glass 270817 – 131218
two months on – new paintings
bluebirds and sprite – new paintings
little rapids – new album from Blair Parkes and Cardigan Bay – out now
lost direction – new single from Blair Parkes and Cardigan Bay – out now
always running – new album out now
towards the pier #1952 , winter to spring 220818 – 031118
always running soon to be available from the RDU singles club
Blair Parkes audioculture profile is now up
beautiful mornings – towards the pier
big blues – recent large paintings