Home Alone Music warmly invites you to our third annual Christmas Party. As per tradition, we will be holding the concert in an intimate location (previous venues include Evil Genius, Aro Valley Hall and mid-winter at The Moorings) featuring the Home Alone family; the wonderful City Oh Sigh, haunting dream-folksters French for Rabbits, anti-folk hero Timothy Blackman and electro-utopian trio Urbantramper.
We have found a great location near central Wellington/Newtown, and will be providing some food and drink, but BYO booze. The party also doubles as the release of City Oh Sigh’s new music video and single from their debut album due out early next year.
It has been a great year for Home Alone Music, with a string of releases; Timothy Blackman’s much admired ‘This Country’ EP, Urbantramper’s brilliant ‘Tomorrow We Leave Here’, and French for Rabbits dreamy single ‘Goat’. This will be the first show back in New Zealand for French for Rabbits since their successful 45-date tour through Europe. Performances on the night will be recorded for a potential H.A.M compilation live release.
The EP was engineered, mixed and produced by Lake from Urbantramper at the Home Alone Music HQ in downtown Wellington and was mastered by James Goldsmith. The lil record features more musicians than any other Timothy Blackman release; including Lake McKenna of Urbantramper/Wellington Sea Shanty Society (bass, percussion), Chelsie Preston Crayford of Chelsie Florence/Only Child (keys/backing vocals), Sarah Smythe of City Oh Sigh/St Ruperstberg (keys), Kate Uhe of City Oh Sigh/St Rupertsberg (trumpet), Tim Couch of Knives At Noon/Kill The Fake Patient (drums), Ben Wood of Newtown Rocksteady (drums), Eli Chisholm of Hula Hope/St Ruperstberg (backing vocals) and Holly Beals of The Family Cactus (backing vocals).
A video for ‘How We’re Going’ was made by Al Cheyne of ‘Wolves’ fame.
Urbantramper has released a new single ‘Your Lung Meridian’ that features Brooke from French for Rabbits. The video was made by Claire Littler and Ralph Matthews and it features some beautiful landscapes from southern Aotearoa.
Urbantramper’s song Sailors has been included in the shortlist for the 2013 APRA Silver Scroll awards. The Silver Scrolls is NZ’s most prestigious songwriting award and just 20 songs are on the short list.
Sailors is fom Urbantramper’s concept EP called ‘Tomorrow We Leave Here’. Download it here: Tomorrow We Leave Here
ElectricUTOPIAN three piece Urbantramper are the latest addition to the Home Alone roster. Stalwarts of the Wellington music scene, they’ve released five full length albums and three EPs over their 10 year lifespan. Urbantramper combine sounds from the 80s, 90s and Tomorrow to create the soundtrack to the future we forgot. DIY pop for the wireless.
The band features Lake (vocals, bass, keys, midi fighter), Andy Hoy (drums, midi triggers), and Phil Jones (keys, backing vocals, bass).
Praise for TOMORROW WE LEAVE HERE (2013):
“Another outstanding effort…a band that is working at their peak.” – Music.net.nz
“Maybe their best work yet…” – Nick Bollinger – Radio NZ/ The Listener
“Smart song-craft, strong bedsit ideas and a fearless commitment to exploring new spaces for a pop song to rest.” – Simon Sweetman