19 Oct 2021
UsernamePassword

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking

Tim Guy - Tim Guy Newsletter Interview

24 May 2010 // An interview by Shade

What can we expect to see from you over the next year?

The next year for me is touring. I'm off to Europe in July and will be back before Christmas, going round as much of Europe as we can, trying to squeeze in as many shows, and then we'll swing back through America.

Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?

I really like Anika Moa's new album a lot. I think it's bold. The Ruby Suns' album is worldly, and I like their tour schedule! I just heard simon Comber's new record too, its heart is in Dunedin but its head in Auckland. It's pretty classic.

What will your next release be?

My next release is my 3rd album 'Big World', it's just come out.

How do you come up with your lyrics?

For the lyrics to this record, I went to Spain, and I wrote about 20 postcards to friends and family and didn't end up sending them, and then when I sat down to write lyrics, I realised I had a heap of stuff already down and it all fit perfectly.

What is your favourite place in NZ to be?

My favourite NZ place is Queen Street, Auckland, I know there's so many beautiful spots around the country, Milford Sound, Te Anau, the Glaciers, Northland, all that is truly stuff of beauty, but I love Queen Street from top to bottom.

What inspired you to become a musician?

My father inspired me to become a musician, in a weird round about way and he would be suprised to hear that, cause he isnt a musician. He has passion for a certain style of music to hear, but mainly I would say him, because of the joy he showed by bringing home a new record for us to listen to, and he'd say, 'now sit in front of the speakers, listen to the words and don't talk!', later on, mum has had a major influence on me cause she is obsessive about music, about its history.

What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why?

The best show by far was at Womad in 2008, being on stage with Neil Finn, Don McGlashan, and about 40 others singing 'throw your arms around me'  for the final set of the festival. Also Womad that year marked the last show of my band with Anika Moa and Anna Coddington, which was special, a good way to go out!

 

 

About Tim Guy

By the time Tim Guy formed his first high school band in Papua New Guinea, he’d been to ten schools in wildly different parts of Australia. Yet even then he showed rare artistic focus: “We played only Chuck Berry songs”. Tim has since lived and played throughout Australia, Europe and an extended stint in New Zealand, before settling in his current home of Melbourne. This could account for the two big things that strike you about his music: its worldly, colourful eclecticism and the ease with which he moves through it. It’s big, ambitious music with a real person at its core, marked by an easy confidence that draws you in.

Tim’s richly varied albums chart the growth of a unique songwriting voice: the assured, largely acoustic debut Blazey (Melbourne and Christchurch, 2004); the shimmering bedroom jangle of Hummabyes (Auckland, 2007); the pocket symphonies of Big World (conceived in Spain and recorded in Auckland, 2010) and the dusty, wide open contemplation of Dreaming of a Night Mango (conceived in Northern New South Wales and recorded in Melbourne, 2013). This broad palette only proves the steady hand and vision of the artist. At a time when a “sound” can be thought of as enough, Tim Guy stands out as a servant of the song. After all, as a great mind once asked, why can’t we have both?

It was by serving the songs that Tim built his latest album Chords, released in October 2015. Each time he had a new song and sufficient savings he entered the studio, allowing uncommon patience and care. In contrast to the solo intimacy of his previous album, Tim was accompanied this time by a talented team including drummer Gus Franklin (Architecture in Helsinki, The Smallgoods) and bassist/synth-player Shags Chamberlain (Ariel Pink, Lost Animal). “Gus and Shags happen to be old high school pals of each other and have been playing together for years, so it was great to be cutting tracks as a three-piece in the studio with those guys,” Tim explains. “There’s a lot of love between them, and a lot of vibe.”

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Tim Guy

Releases

At Home With TG
Year: 2018
Type: EP
Chords
Year: 2015
Type: Album
Dreaming Of A Night Mango
Year: 2013
Type: Album
Nuwara Eliya
Year: 2013
Type: EP
Big World
Year: 2010
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Hummabyes
Year: 2007
Type: Album
Blazey
Year: 2004
Type: Album

Other Interviews By Shade

OdESSA Newsletter Interview
28 Sep 2021 // by Shade
Your favourite garage funksters are back with a new look, a refined sound and a new track - the first in over 13 years! 2021 has been electrifying for the high energy funk band OdESSA after their show-stealing performances at Garden City Magic, CubaDupa and Newtown Festival.
Read More...
Pretty Stooked Newsletter Interview
28 Sep 2021 // by Shade
Pretty Stooked is an exciting new indie pop rock project out of Christchurch. Eddie Kiesanowski - the creative behind Pretty Stooked - has molded a sonic tone echoing The Vanns, Spacey Jane and Band of Horses putting Pretty Stooked at the cutting edge of the indie pop rock wave.
Read More...
Marianne Leigh Newsletter Interview
29 Jul 2021 // by Shade
Marianne Leigh is an acoustic indie-pop artist writing catchy tunes about genuine human emotions and experiences. She speaks to the soul with her meaningful lyrics and connects to listeners through her narrative songwriting style.
Read More...
Maciek Hrybowicz Newsletter Interview
28 Oct 2020 // by Shade
Maciek is a New Zealand guitarist born in Poland. After spending much of his life in London he moved to New Zealand where he lives with his wife.
Read More...
SLiP Newsletter Interview
22 Oct 2020 // by Shade
Throughout the course of their musical union of over 35 years, the members of SliP have won over the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. They have just completed an album of 11 songs.
Read More...
The Nighthawk Experience Newsletter Interview
19 Apr 2020 // by Shade
The story of The Nighthawk Experience (NHE) follows two different character's named Kage and Yume. Kage is a 17 year old boy who feels nihilistic about the world and is trying to find meaning and purpose.
Read More...
Sex Beard Newsletter Interview
19 Sep 2019 // by Shade
Sex Beard have been taking New Zealand by storm with their original blend of 'get your ass on the dance floor' rock and punk music. Their unique sound has seen them play support alongside heavy hitting NZ acts such as Skinny Hobos, His Masters Voice and Skelter.
Read More...
Interview with Iveta & Simone
25 Jul 2019 // by Shade
Iveta & Simone are New Zealand’s edgy female vocal duo taking the region by storm with tracks such as Sunshine, More Than A Man and the newly released L.O.
Read More...
View All Articles By Shade

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • COLD HEART (PNAU REMIX)
    Elton John And Dua Lipa
  • LOVE NWANTITI (AH AH AH)
    CKay
  • INDUSTRY BABY
    Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow
  • STAY
    The Kid LAROI And Justin Bieber
  • BAD HABITS
    Ed Sheeran
  • SHIVERS
    Ed Sheeran
  • HEAT WAVES
    Glass Animals
  • HAPPIER THAN EVER
    Billie Eilish
  • MEET ME AT OUR SPOT
    THE ANXIETY, WILLOW And Tyler Cole
  • WOMAN
    Doja Cat
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem