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These Four Walls


These Four Walls have achieved a lot in the last two and a half years. Since releasing their debut album Down Falls An Empire in September 2009, they have had two songs reach the Top 10 on the Rock Charts (Sweet December, Lay it Out), the album itself reached #22 on the Album charts, and also set a record for pre-orders on www.amplifier.co.nz, beating the previous record set by Fat Freddy’s Drop.

The band has supported international acts such as Disturbed, Nickelback, Karnivool and The Butterfly Effect; they’ve toured Australia and undertaken multiple headlining tours of New Zealand, consistently growing their fanbase.

And most impressively, they’ve done all of this as an unsigned, independent act. Their successes to date have been the result of hard work, a dedication to crafting great rock songs, and an impressive live show that incorporates their powerful, heavy riffing with soaring melodies and a tight, energetic performance.

In October 2011, These Four Walls started recording their second full-length album, travelling to Queensland to work with producer Matt Bartlem (Dead Letter Circus, The Butterfly Effect) at Loose Stones Studios. The band spent 8 weeks both living and working at the 3-studio complex on the Gold Coast, before sending the tracks down to Melbourne to be mixed by veteran engineer Forrester Savell
(Karnivool, Birds of Tokyo, I Am Giant).

The first single ‘Passenger’ was recently released in New Zealand, where it debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes rock chart. The album, entitled Living to Write the End will be released on 12 October 2012

Band Members:
Steve Gibb (vocals, guitar)
Gray Vickers (guitar)
Brad Vickers (drums)
Elliot Burton (bass)


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Special pre-sale offer for debut album for These Four Walls
Posted: Thu Sep 3, 2009 6:41 pm
The debut album for These Four Walls 'Down Falls An Empire' is due for nationwide release through Universal Music NZ/Isaac Promotions on September 14 and they have a special pre-sale offer set up through www.amplifier.co.nz whereby the first 500 pre-orders will receive a signed, limited edition copy of the album, delivered to them on the release date.

The pre-purchase portal is http://www.downfallsanempire.com/

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These Four Walls Release Highly Anticipated Debut Album
Posted: Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:38 pm

The wait is over for fans of Auckland’s THESE FOUR WALLS, as the band release their debut album Down Falls An Empire on Monday 14 September. The musical chemistry and song writing talents of guitarist Gray Vickers and vocalist Steve Gibb are undeniable, and have come together to create a bold, artistic statement from the band.

Down Falls An Empire is musically diverse in its rock sensibilities, yet thematically consistent, taking the listener on a journey and presenting itself as a single piece of art as opposed to just a collection of songs. Ambitious for a debut album, the songs range in style from powerful guitar-driven anthems to melodic and beautiful passages, but thoughout the band retain their individuality and identity.

THESE FOUR WALLS began pre-production for Down Falls An Empire in January with Chris Van De Geer (Stellar*, Solstate, Revolver) and commenced recording in May of this year with both Chris and producer/engineer Andrew Buckton (The D4, Steriogram, Midnight Youth).

The foundations of the band began in 2007 with their first single ‘Walk Away’. The track gradually built momentum on commercial radio, breaking into the NZ Top 40, and featured on The Rock’s Top 30 for 12 weeks. In 2008, ‘Walk Away’ was featured in The Rock’s ‘Rock 1000 Countdown’ as the only song by an unsigned artist. The band’s next single releases, ‘Under The Shadows’ and ‘Fly Home’ were equally successful, also both breaking into the Top 40 Chart. Current single ‘Sweet December’ is already making an impact on radio stations nationwide and set to follow suit of its predecessors.

THESE FOUR WALLS have been in high demand, and rightfully so. The band’s tight, heavy and energetic live performances have caught the attention of hundreds of music fans everywhere, leading the band being selected to showcase their new material at the Big Sound 09 music industry summit - one of the most respected and fastest growing music business events in the Asia Pacific region - in Brisbane later this month. THESE FOUR WALLS are also lined up to support international acts The Airbourne Toxic Event in Brisbane, plus Karnivool in Auckland in September. An extensive national tour is also scheduled later this year leading into a busy festival circuit over summer.



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These Four Walls Album Announcement
Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 2:01 pm
The dates have been confirmed for the long-awaited debut album from These Four Walls. Tracking for the as-yet-untitled album will begin in May at York St Studios with production being shared between two of New Zealands finest in the Rock genre, Andrew Buckton (The D4, Steriogram, Midnight Youth) and Chris Van De Geer (Stellar*, Solstate, Revolver.)

The band are working towards an August 09 release, with distribution being handled by Isaac Promotions. To follow the progress of the album, check online at www.thesefourwallsband.com and read the regularly updated blog section.


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New Single Released : FLY HOME
Posted: Wed Sep 3, 2008 3:25 pm
The new These Four Walls single FLY HOME is released nationwide this week to radio and television stations. The song has already been picking up significant airplay on Northland's The Zone FM. It was even No. 2 on their Top 40 Rock Countdown last week.

The song has also been officially released as a digital download from http://www.amplifier.co.nz/default,36448.sm - the cong is No. 1 on the Rock Chart after just two weeks, which is frickin amazing. You can purchase the track here for just $1.99.

FLY HOME is available EXCLUSIVELY through www.amplifier.co.nz which means if you want a copy of the song, you'll have to buy it from here. It's not available in hard-copy at this stage, and won't be relased as such for some time.

Hope you all enjoy it. Very Happy

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These Four Walls EP Release
Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:22 pm


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The Walls Fall Down...
Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:55 pm
Statement made earlier today by Gray Vickers from These Four Walls to thier myspace supporters:

These Four Walls wishes to advise that the band has broken up to allow individual members to pursue new ventures.

The band would like to thank all supporters, fellow musicians and people in the music industry for their outstanding support and encouragement over the last 15 months.

It is a sad loss for the local NZ music scene - These Four Walls are an exceptional group of musicians and we wish nothing but all the best on thier seperate musical ventures...

This message was edited by nzaussiegirl on Wed Feb 22, 2006 12:59 pm.


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These Four Walls + Brutally Frank + Svelte + Dead for a Day
Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 8:01 pm
Kings Arms
France Street
from 7.30PM
October 26th

$7.00 Waged
$5.00 Unwaged

First band on at 8.ooPM


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