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Liam Finn


Since relocating from Australia to London with his band Betchadupa in 2005, Liam Finn has been very busy indeed.

Liam spent two months at the beginning of 2007 in a central Auckland studio, Roundhead, playing, recording, engineering and producing his own album I'll Be Lightning.

This was followed up by his 2009 EP Champagne In Seashells, and 2 further albums - Fomo in 2011 and The Nihilist in 2014.

Liam has also been on the road in the US opening for the reformed Crowded House, joining them on stage at the famous Coachella festival.






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Liam Finn breaks his own record
Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:46 pm
Liam Finn + Eliza Jane

Long Way To Go 7 weeks at #1

‘Long Way To Go’, the first single from their highly anticipated new EP ‘Champagne In Seashells’ has dominated the NZ Alternative Charts at #1 for a record 7 weeks in a row! Making further waves is Liam + EJ’s single collaboration with Connan Mockasin and Lawrence Arabia ‘Having A Baby’ which follows very closely at #2.

‘Champagne In Seashells’ was released this Monday to commemorate the ‘Having A Baby’ tour which begins today in Dunedin.

Liam Finn + Eliza Jane, Connan Mockasin and Lawrence Arabia are having a baby!

Wednesday 26th August - Refuel – Dunedin (Ticketmaster, OUSA, Cosmic Corner and venue)

Thursday 27th August - The Bedford – Christchurch (Ticketmaster, Real Groovy and venue)

Friday 28th August - The Opera House – Wellington (Ticketek, Real Groovy and venue)

Saturday 29th August - Powerstation – Auckland (Ticketmaster, Real Groovy and venue)

Don’t miss out on history in the making!

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Liam Finn - Making headlines around the globe
Posted: Sat Sep 6, 2008 10:26 am
After a year of dazzling the northern hemisphere with his wildly unique live show, Liam Finn has announced his appearance at this New Years Eve’s Rhythm and Vines Festival.

Liam’s debut solo album 'I'll Be Lightning' (Liberation) has received rave reviews from critics and fans alike, with the material translating to maniacal performances on the The Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Later with Jools Holland.

His live sets remain the bedrock of Liam’s artistic identity with the The New
York Times describing him as a “multitasking madman,” while MTV News
declared a recent show “mesmerizing to watch.” Variety has applauded Finn’s
“roaring energy.” For a limited time if you head over to www.liamfinn.tv you can view an exclusive IMPROV set recorded LIVE in London four weeks ago.

Having just taken off a 28 date tour with NZ friends The Veils in the states and Canada, Liam will also head back to the UK to support The Black Keys on their UK and European tour!

Also coming in September will be the Re-Release of Liams album ‘I’ll Be Lightning’ featuring the bonus disc Live at the Wiltern, a live recording during the Eddie Vedder tour earlier this year.

AND to celebrate this new release and Liam’s recent NZ Music Award
nominations, Liberation Music will release a fourth radio single taken from the album, ‘Energy Spent’.

Liam Finn NZ DATE:

29th DECEMBER – Rhythm and Vines Festival, Gisborne NZ

Liam Finn Vodafone NZ Music Awards Nominations:

Album Of The Year
Best Male Solo Artist
Best Music Video (Gather To The Chapel)
Single Of The Year (Gather To The Chapel)
Best Rock Album
Best Album Cover Art

More touring details at www.liamfinn.tv

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Liam Finn New Video
Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 3:09 pm
Take a look at the brand new video from Liam Finn ‘Better To Be’. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPFrElgr_p8

Keeping in line with the analogue recording of the 'I'll Be Lightning ' album, the clip for 'Better To Be' is more akin to 1968 than 2008!

Shot on location in Liam's childhood home, Director Marc Swadel and DOP Nick Mulder evoked the styles of David Lynch and Roman Polanski in this extremely dark, bad dream of murder, doppelgangers - and dying fish..

DOP Nick Mulder:

'It was classic - no video assist, slow speed black and white film, and hand cranked cameras...you couldn't get a more authentic 60's euro art film shoot if you tried!'

It was shot on 16mm film, using 30 year old Bolex motion picture cameras, and was cut shot for shot from an actual film print on an old flatbed editing machine - once owned by Federico Fellini!

Director Marc Swadel:

'We wanted to go end to end analogue, no one has done that on a clip for almost 2 decades now. In fact I got a call from the head of Peter Jacksons' Park Road Post, who were dealing with the film, asking why I needed a print of the footage - as they hadn't made one for a music video ever!'

The final hand cut reel was then projected on a wall and shot - and that is the clip you see today.

Marc Swadel:

'I left the black space around the image from when it was projected - I wanted to revert everyones cutting edge digital plasma tvs into a grungy 16mm viewing booth, injecting back a little character into an otherwise sterile digital world!'

More information at www.liamfinn.tv

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Liam Finn goes gold and appears on Letterman!
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:49 pm

Liberation Music NZ are extremely proud to announce that Liam Finn’s debut album ‘I’ll Be Lightning’ has reached gold sales in NZ!

To coincide with this great achievement it is our pleasure to also inform you that NZ’s very own Liam will be appearing on The Late Show with Mr David Letterman. Liam Finn will perform his hit single ‘Second Chance’ which will screen in NZ on Tuesday 4th March. Make sure you’re watching!

On another note the release of Finn’s debut solo album in the United States is attracting all the right attention in one of the world’s most difficult-to-crack music markets with the album this week debuting at #13 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart!

Being heralded in U.S Rolling Stone’s coveted ’10 Artists To Watch in 2008’ list (plus the timely inclusion of ‘Second Chance’ as the 6th best song out of 100 as voted in Rolling Stone Australia), as well as Boston Globe’s ‘8 To Watch in 08’ and E! Online’s “Stars To Watch in 2008” lists were certainly a great start but getting the nod from David Letterman is really something to write home about!

Liam will appear on the Late Show with David Letterman at the end of this month performing ‘Second Chance’, before a much touted performance at this years ‘SxSW music festival as part of his U.S tour which runs from mid-February until the end of April.

And the accolades don’t stop there – check out what the rest of the world thinks of Liam Finn and I’ll Be Lightning!

"A splendid one man band..."Second Chance" [is] a tightly coiled low-fi tune that explodes into a psychedelic swirl of purring loops and frenzied drumming." ROLLING STONE

"Liam Finn...proves himself with a vengeance on this dazzling solo debut....irresistible ." PASTE

“"I'll Be Lightning" is a low-key charmer” BILLBOARD

“…he chops, blends, and twists his keyboards, guitars, electronics, and melodies into a shiny new beast that is both gentle and subtly feral.” 8 To Watch in 08 BOSTON GLOBE

“This Kiwi is fresh, and does not fall far from the tree.” GLOBE & MAIL (Canada).

“Liam never veers too far from a killer melody or winsome harmony, which he delivers with the fetching voice that would seem to be ingrained in the Finn DNA” LA TIMES

“Considering his lineage, it's no surprise Liam Finn…has built a pretty, catchy collection of imaginative songs that draw from The Beatles and the heyday of early '80s Aussie pop” NEWSDAY.COM

“…Lightning showcases a confident, evolving voice” SPIN

"...tinkers with an experimental flair that's tasteful and creative...I'll Be Lightning [is] a perfect little raw mess, rich in DIY ethos." CMJ NEW MUSIC MONTHLY

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