GRAND RAPIDS (FAINTHEARTEDNESS, 2011)

May 27, 2011

 

GRAND RAPIDS

Faintheartedness (2011)

Recorded at York Street A, Auckland, 2009.

Credits: Producer, Writer, Singer, Arranger, Guitars etc.

2011 APRA SILVER SCROLL NOMINEE

slow-burning … peculiar brilliance” *****

-NZ Herald (Hugh Sundae)

an unusually brave pop record … boldly inventive, beautifully sung, generously melodic, with enough pop classicism to hook you in and enough quirky detail to keep you coming back again and again … that resplendently shining single [Singing Showers Golden Lights], which is already mounting my “Song Of The Year” pedestal with eight months of 2011 still to run”  ****

-Sunday Star Times (Grant Smithies)

“singing showers golden lights is an extraordinary song by any standards”
“perilously strangled vocals over roving arpeggios”
“this is a story that demands your surrender”

– Radio New Zealand (William Dart)

“Faintheartedness succeeds … because of cracking good pop songs … captured the heart of this reviewer”

– Metro Magazine (Gary Steel)”