New Zealand music library AudioCulture has an updated Neil Finn page with a profile written by Chris Bourke, the author of the definitive Crowded House biography, “Something So Strong.” Lots of great photos too. Team Neil Finn.
Interviews – March 2014
updated 7th March 2014 The Sydney Morning Herald – In Spite Of All The Danger ‘Newcastle Herald – Neil Finn: Addicted to creativity Click here for February interviews and sessions.
Meet the band for the Dizzy Heights Tour
Click here for Dizzy Heights Tour details.
Dizzy Heights Tour teaser
DIZZY HEIGHTS TOUR – AUSTRALIA NAMBOUR, CIVIC CENTRE THURSDAY 6th MARCH 2014 on sale now BRISBANE, QPAC CONCERT HALL FRIDAY 7th MARCH 2014 On sale now CANBERRA, CANBERRA THEATRE – NEW SUNDAY 9th MARCH 2014 Onsale now GEELONG, GPAC PLAYHOUSE TUESDAY 11th MARCH 2014 On sale now MELBOURNE, HAMER HALL WEDNESDAY 12th
Dizzy Heights World Tour Begins This Week!
Only a few days to go before Neil Finn’s Dizzy Heights tour takes off in Australia. Scroll below the video for tour details. Here’s the band (plus guests Liam and Elroy) in a live webcast shortly after rehearsals began in January, starting with the new song “Better Than TV”. DIZZY
A trip to the podium
Speaking of Oscars… The award for the best trip at an awards show goes to… Neil Finn at the 1981 Rock Awards!
More Dizzy Heights reviews
Stack – an updated review Wairarapa Times-Age’s Tony Nielson Edge On The Net’s Kilian Melloy The Talkhouse – Aaron Beam writewyattuk’s Malcolm Wyatt Pitchfork’s Stephen M. Deusner Stereo.net.au ‘s David Martin ABC News’ Allan Raible News Ok’s George Lang All Music’s Stephen Thomas Erlewine NZ Herald’s Russell Baillie Montreal Gazette’s
Interviews and Live Sessions – Feb 2014
Click here for March 2014 interviews Updated February 23rd: The Guardian – Travel section: Neil Finn on Auckland (interview by Robert Hull) ET Canada interview by Jason MacNeil Updated February 21st: Absolute Radio UK’s interview and session with Neil Finn, on the line from New Zealand, will be broadcast this
Bullet Brain and Cactus Head – archival Split Enz video
Here’s a rarity. One of the few times Split Enz performed on stage without Tim, and the only known footage of “Bullet Brain And Cactus Head.” The band performed as While The Cat’s Away. Audio/video quality’s not great but it’s worth it for Paul Hester’s hair. Thanks to Peter Green
Flying In The Face Of Love – New Video
Hi there … seagulls sometimes need to find a perch, to have a quiet moment on their own after a big night out ….Flying In The Face Of Love. – Neil Finn. From the new album Dizzy Heights out now. See all Neil’s videos on our Video page. Here’s ‘Dizzy
Dizzy Heights debuts in top #10
Dizzy Heights debuted at #5 in the New Zealand Top 40 Album Chart last week and went in at #6 in the Arias Album Chart in Australia. In the UK, it’s #22. A great first step for the first week! (Yes, that’s Neil’s foot.) Team Neil Finn
Dizzy Heights – Play the album
Buy Dizzy Heights CD, Vinyl or Download. See lyrics here. Here’s a track by track commentary on each song from Dizzy Heights. The interviewer is Zane Lowe.
Dizzy Heights – Video
Dizzy Heights Release Day!
Dizzy Heights was released today in New Zealand and Australia. Fantastic to see the CDs displayed right at the front of one shop we walked into this afternoon. And the vinyl LP was there too! Monday sees the album out in UK and Europe. Tuesday for USA and Canada. The
Dizzy Heights Tour 2014
Neil Finn’s Dizzy Heights Tour updated 6th February 2014 DIZZY HEIGHTS TOUR – AUSTRALIA NAMBOUR, CIVIC CENTRE THURSDAY 6th MARCH 2014 on sale now BRISBANE, QPAC CONCERT HALL FRIDAY 7th MARCH 2014 On sale now CANBERRA, CANBERRA THEATRE – NEW SUNDAY 9th MARCH 2014 Onsale now GEELONG, GPAC PLAYHOUSE TUESDAY
Dizzy Heights at Barnes & Noble
Neil’s new album Dizzy Heights is available for pre-order at Barnes & Noble stores and BN.com. Order yours now!
Strangest Friends – live acoustic
From Radio Australia’s studios, here’s another new song from Dizzy Heights: ‘Strangest Friends’. Hear Neil talking about the song in an interview with Tim Cox on 612 ABC Brisbane.
Dizzy Heights – hear it now
Neil Finn’s new album ‘Dizzy Heights’ is finally released this Friday Feb 7th in NZ and Australia, Monday Feb 10th in UK/EU and Tuesday Feb 11th in US/Canada. If you’d like to hear it early, you can stream the whole album for free at http://smarturl.it/neilfinnprestrm Neil Finn Team
Dizzy Heights reviews
The first reviews of Dizzy Heights are emerging. 5 out of 5 stars in The Sun, 4/5 stars in Mojo, Q and Germany’s Rolling Stone Magazine, and 8/10 in Uncut! Here’s today’s Album of the Week review in the Sydney Morning Herald. Neil Finn Team
HIstory Never Repeats – Neil Finn & Eddie Vedder
From Wednesday night’s Max Session, recorded in Sydney for later broadcast, here’s Neil and band… plus a special guest. Note, Feb 4th: This should now play unrestricted in all areas. If not, try here. See more info about this show on the diary entry for 30 Jan.
Dizzy Heights on iTunes
iTunes in Australia and New Zealand are streaming Neil’s new album Dizzy Heights for a limited time. Listen in full and pre-order here.
Eddie Vedder joins Neil on Max Sessions
Neil and band were joined on stage last night by Eddie Vedder! The show was recorded in Sydney for the Max Sessions and will air on MAX on 24th March at 9pm. That’s on Foxtel, Australia. See photos at http://www.maxtv.com.au/photos/latest/max-sessions–neil-finn and read more about it at http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2014/01/airdate-max-sessions-neil-finn.html Photo credit: Oliver
The Project featuring Neil Finn
For sessions and interviews from Feb 2014, click here. Neil Finn was a guest on Australian TV show The Project on January 28th. If you’re in Australia, click the link to watch the episode. Unfortunately, it’s unavailable to viewers outside of Australia. Available to everyone, however, is The Quietus interview
Neil Finn Webcast – 2 versions
Here’s a version of last week’s Google+ Hangouts webcast with just the songs. Below that is the original full length webcast, freshly remastered (as is the songs only version) with the video quality upgraded from what was available over the weekend. The songs are: Better Than TV Impressions Dizzy Heights
Neil Finn Live Webcast
UPDATE 23/1/14: Neil and band did a live webcast on Thursday, January 23rd, at 10am (NZ time)/4pm Wednesday, January 22nd (NYC time). We’ll add a songs-only version of the video very soon. See Neil’s previous webcast from Roundhead studios on the Videos page.
Max TV site interview
An interview to promote the upcoming Max TV session with Neil Finn: http://www.maxtv.com.au/pages/main-menu/news/latest-news/interview–neil-finn Note: The strings arranger is Victoria Kelly, not Victoria Williams, as stated in the article.
Split Enz on Facebook
The Official Split Enz Facebook page is now online! It’s run by our good friend and longtime Frenz of the Enz/Crowded House/Neil Finn fanclub president, Peter Green. Tomorrow is the 34th anniversary of the release of True Colours, so check out the extensive collection of Enz photos from 1980. And
The Mixtape: Neil Finn
In The Mixtape on Radio New Zealand National, invited musical guests compile a C60 and talk us through their selections. In today’s programme, Neil Finn featured a democratic, family selection, playing new songs from both Neil and Liam Finn and classic recordings from Dizzy Heights producer Dave Fridmann. Image:
Webcast 22/23 January 2014
It has been a while since the last webcast, so it is time to do it again….. next week! Join us on Thursday, January 23rd, at 10am (NZ time)/4pm Wednesday, January 22nd (NYC time). Click here to see what time that is for you: http://smarturl.it/neilfinntime! Neil will be answering some
Radio Live interview
UPDATE: Hear the archived interview at Radio Live. ————————————————————– Neil will be on Radio Live tonight talking about social media with Vaughn Davis (pictured here). Stream the interview at http://www.radiolive.co.nz/ at 7pm NZDT. Check here for your local time: http://smarturl.it/neilfinn_radiolive Neil Finn Team.