Concord Dawn began life as Evan Short & Matt Harvey, bursting onto the New Zealand music scene back in mid 1999 with their unique high octane Drum and Bass sound. They were the darlings of the local bNet/Student Radio stations up and down New Zealand, getting hefty primetime airplay, featuring at the top of the weekly Top Ten's and breaking chart records across the bNet. After a year or so of underground success they were courted by local electronic music label Kog Transmissions and released their first album 'Concord Dawn' in July 2000.
After touring the album throughout New Zealand they released their second album 'Disturbance' in April 2001 and received Best Electronic Album and Best Independent Release at the 2001 bNet Music Awards. Both 'Concord Dawn' and 'Disturbance' sold far better than expected and the boys received strong reviews in all forms of media not only for their releases but also for their energetic live performances. For the next year they went into hiatus to refine the Concord Dawn sound further with Evan heading to London for 5 months to immerse himself in the culture of the Drum and Bass homeland. Upon his return to New Zealand work was started on their 3rd album Uprising with tracks like 'Morning Light' and 'Don't Tell Me' finding international acclaim well before the album's release. 'Uprising' was released in New Zealand in September 2003 and reached gold sales status in an amazing 3 months.
Up Rising debuted in the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums on 28 September 2003. It has been in the Top 40 Albums for ten weeks with a highest position of #8. There are three albums by Concord Dawn in the Top 40 Albums.
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