The Powerstation, Auckland 20-9-14
Auckland’s Powerstation lived up to its name last night with both an energetic audience and band. Neil Finn’s Auckland setlist: Impressions Distant Sun Suffer Never Fall At Your Feet Better Than TV Recluse Message To My Girl Angel’s Heap (with Tim Finn) Edible Flowers (with Tim) It’s Only Natural (with
Wellington’s audience last night voted between “Recluse” and “Animal Vs Human”… and Recluse lost! Tonight, Neil and band, with support from Bic Runga, will be at Auckland’s Powerstation. – Team Neil Finn.
My Favourite Album – podcast part 2
In the second part of Jeremy Dylan’s My Favourite Album chat with Neil Finn, they delve into David Bowie’s “Hunky Dory” and Radiohead’s “In Rainbows”, try to resolve the Bowie vs. Bowie debate [Editor's note: It's definitely Bo-wie], why Bowie is as important to Neil as the Beatles, what Radiohead’s
Napier and Wellington
Photo courtesy of Kathleen McGilvray. Neil played Napier Municipal Theatre last night in the first concert on the New Zealand tour. A beautiful set from Bic Runga and a guest pianist (what was his name again?) and then two and a half hours of Neil and his band. Some surprises…
3 News interview with Neil
3 News reporter Alex Bourn sat down with Neil Finn to talk about Dizzy Heights, the hottest band on the planet and performing epic long sets inspired by Bruce Springsteen. View the interview at www.3news.co.nz/entertainment/neil-finn-talks-dizzy-heights-album-2014091717
Neil’s songwriting – Tom Magazine interview
Tom Magazine caught up with Neil after his keynote talk at BIGSOUND and asked him about his songwriting process. Read the interview at tommagazine.com.au/2014/09/16/neil-finn/
Radio Hauraki – The Guest List
Last week, Neil picked a few tracks for The Guest List with Alex Behan on Radio Hauraki.
My Favourite Album – podcast part 1
In part one of the “My Favourite Album” audio podcast, Neil and host Jeremy Dylan delve into The Beatles’ “Beatles for Sale” and Neil Young’s “After the Goldrush”. They also talk about their shared memories of a bizarre Crowded House gig in Hyde Park, covering the Beatles with Paul Kelly,
Reddit – Ask Me Anything
Neil had an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session on Reddit today and might do more later today or tomorrow. Click here to read today’s questions and answers.
BIGSOUND 2014: Neil’s Keynote
Neil Finn speaks with Triple R’s Fee B-Squared at BIGSOUND, 10th September 2014. Neil begins at 12 minutes 30 seconds into the video. Filmed by SAE.
From www.twitter.com/NeilFinn: “damn Apple ! I was just ready to launch”
BIGSOUND 2014 – TheMusic interview
Today’s BIGSOUND 2014 Q&A session will be available to view online tomorrow. In the meantime, check out a short interview with Neil, courtesy of TheMusic. Brisbane Times has a report on the keynote address here: “Neil Finn laments over-polished modern songs”. Blank Gold Coast has a report too: “Q&A With
Interview: What a flaming legend
Image credit: Lawrence Duff/Fairfax NZ, taken from stuff.co.nz Read Michelle Duff’s interview with Neil, published in NZ’s Your Weekend magazine: http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/10463944/What-a-flaming-legend
Join the Neil Finn mailing list
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Bigsound – Neil talks to 4BC
Neil talks to 4BC about his upcoming keynote speech at BigSound, Brisbane on Sept 10th. See more details about Bigsound at themusic.com.au and the BIGSOUND website.
Fall At Your Feet: melancholic Antipodean wonder
“Neil Finn may be a New Zealander but the Woodface album was made in Melbourne and the genius of this song’s middle eight alone earns its place in Australian pop culture.” Read Ben Cuzzupe’s blog on The Guardian about Neil’s song Fall At Your Feet, released by Crowded House in
Neil Finn live in Western Australia 22/11/14
Sat Nov 22nd NEIL FINN – a special solo performance with special guests GURRUMUL & MEGAN WASHINGTON Sandalford Estate, Margaret River Gates open 5.00pm Tickets on sale Mon Sept 8th at 9am – www.ticketek.com.au Ticketek internet pre-sale on now until Sun 7 Sep, 5pm AWST Music, food and wine –
Youth talks about producing Together Alone
Balázs Szász interviews Youth, the producer of Crowded House’s 1993 album “Together Alone”. http://ozorianprophet.eu/nobody-does-it-like-o-z-o-r-a/ Team NF.
We’ve had a number of requests for it so we’re happy to report that the Dizzy Heights Diver Mug is now available for purchase on the Neil Finn Webstore. Team Neil Finn.
bFM radio interview
Esther MacIntyre from Auckland’s bFM speaks to Neil Finn about “Dizzy Heights” and the upcoming New Zealand Tour: http://www.95bfm.co.nz/assets/sm/217373/3/MorningGlory-Interview-with-Neil-Finn.mp3
Everyone Is Here – 10 years
Everyone Is Here, the Finn Brothers’ second album, was released on this day ten years ago. Listen to the album here Hear the singles here Watch the videos here
Something So Strong – the Crowded House biography
Chris Bourke’s 1997 biography of Crowded House, Something So Strong, is now available to buy as an e-book. This edition includes new material from the author.
Neil Finn Webstore
Watching the kitchen sink? Dishes are unwashed and broken? Head now to the Neil Finn Webstore and grab a tea towel and CD (or a tote bag and t shirt…) Team NF.
Dizzy Heights Tour – iHeart Radio free shows
Neil Finn’s Dizzy Heights New Zealand Tour with special guest Bic Runga. iHeartRadio is excited to present two free Neil Finn shows, thanks to 2degrees – the first will be live at Dunedin Regent Theatre on Friday September 26th and the second at Horncastle Arena (formerly CBS Arena) in Christchurch
Neil Finn interview – The Hits
Neil chatted with Estelle Clifford on NZ radio station The Hits last week. Click here to listen.
Tiny Ruins Tour Diary
Hollie Fullbrook on the set of Later… with Jools Holland. Courtesy of Hollie Fullbrook, via Radio New Zealand. As her album Brightly Painted One was being released in New Zealand, Tiny Ruins’ Hollie Fullbrook was opening the European leg of Neil Finn’s world tour, and playing cello in his backing
Neil Finn Interview: The Coast interview
Neil spoke to The Coast’s Brian Kelly about the upcoming New Zealand Tour.
Neil Finn interview: Radio Hauraki 21/7/14
Dizzy Heights NZ Tour
Updated 3/9/14 Dizzy Heights New Zealand Tour With special guest: Bic Runga Brent Eccles Entertainment is thrilled to announce the highly anticipated tour by one of New Zealand’s favourite performers and songwriters, the highly successful and much lauded: Neil Finn. Neil will be accompanied by his latest six piece ensemble.
Tiny Ruins video made by Neil
Tiny Ruins joined Neil Finn’s “Dizzy Heights” tour in Europe as support artist and musician in Neil’s band. The video “Me At The Museum, You In The Wintergardens” premiered today on NPR and was shot and edited by Neil. Music site cheeseontoast includes this statement from Neil: “I’ve been enjoying