Having just signed with top UK booking agency The Agency Group, The Phoenix Foundation will move to London for Summer 2010 â€¦ but first, theyâ€™ll release their Christmas EP 'Merry Kriskmass' (Dec 7, 2009), and then their much anticipated fourth studio album in early 2010.
The Phoenix Foundation
With only one brief previous visit to the UK - a sell-out showcase at Londonâ€™s Carling Academy - this ultra-talented band has the top music critics ranting and raving downunder, and have been touted as â€˜one to watchâ€™ this summer with Mojo Mag recently including them in their â€˜Readersâ€™ Top 10 songsâ€™, and NME describing them as â€˜one of the leading NZ bands starting to make waves in the UKâ€™.
Heralding from the capital city of Wellington â€“ also home to their good friends, comedy duo The Flight Of The Conchords, The Phoenix Foundationâ€™s recent work writing and performing the score and soundtrack to the quirky indie film Eagle Vs Shark has gained them much-deserved international attention recently. Starring The Flight of the Conchordsâ€™ Jemaine Clement, Eagle Vs Shark was written and directed by Oscar nominee Taika Waititi, and released worldwide through Mirimax (http://www.eaglevsshark.net).
The band already have two heavily acclaimed Gold-Selling Albums to their name, released through legendary New Zealand indie label Flying Nun Records (The Clean, Straitjacket Fits, The Chills). They have been labelled as â€˜the best new band in the countryâ€™ by New Zealandâ€™s leading music critics but, until now, the tyranny of distance has meant only a few lucky music lovers have discovered them on these shores.
Expect this to change in 2009 with The Phoenix Foundation announcing their move to the UK for the coming summer, supporting the release of their latest album - Happy Ending through their own label Lovely Horse Records.
Described as â€˜uncut indieâ€™, the Phoenix Foundationâ€™s kooky, boundary-crossing sound and style glides effortlessly between infectious guitar pop gems, alt-country anthems, dreamy psychedelia and delirious synthesizer prog rock.
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