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Gold Medal Famous

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Gold Medal Famous is a three-piece genre fluid electropop act founded in Wellington in 2008. Known for their captivating live performances, complete with intense audience interaction and comedic stunts, you might love or hate them, but you won’t forget what you’ve seen.

Signed to Auckland indie label Powertool Records, Gold Medal Famous will be releasing their sixth album Activity on May 27 2017.

Gold Medal Famous are prolific recorders with 28 releases available on their own Bandcamp page in addition to their releases on Powertool.

Activity, which follows 2015's Deep In The Heart of Saturday Night, is a concept album about doing things.

The lead single We Bought A House is about the Kiwi dream of home ownership. The song is a blank canvas with enough space for all your dreams and anxieties about home ownership. It is middle class 'banksta' rap.

The album was created using the “firing squad methodology”. The band created the sounds on electronic devices that they each took turns on, before passing on the device to another member of the group. This generated the sonic resources used as source material for the album to be arranged into the songs you hear. Gold Medal Famous don't know which of the band members originally generated the sounds used, just as members of a firing squad do not know which one of them fired the fatal bullet.

Band Members:
Vorn Colgan (keyboard, laptop, kaossilator, backing vocals, percussion)
Tamsin Grigg (guitar, backing vocals, percussion)
Chris Wilson (lead vocals, theremin, noise boxes, percussion)

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Gold Medal Famous

Joined: 21/06/10
Posts: 5
Location: Wellington
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Gold Medal Famous versus Killing Bear, 2 September, Lucky Bar + Kitchen, Whanganui
Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:23 pm
Killing Bear is a four piece ensemble of psychedelic pop rock from Wellington New Zealand.
-Lachlan (vox, Keys)
-Levon (drums)
-Cormac (guitar/vox)
-Liam (Bass).
Described as "Riding on a Psychedelic wave of stars" (music.net.nz 2016 album review) and "conscious-expanding, mind bending lyrics and sounds" (music.net.nz 2017 single review). Recently they have been recording a new album in an old shipping container and will be releasing this before the end of 2017.
To check out some of this shipping container pop infused psychedelic rock go to https://killingbear.bandcamp.com/track/centipede

Gold Medal Famous is a three-piece genre fluid electropop act founded in Wellington in 2008. Known for their captivating live performances, complete with intense audience interaction and comedic stunts, you might love or hate them, but you won’t forget what you’ve seen. Come along and join in the theremin contest. You might win a cheese medal.

Signed to Auckland indie label Powertool Records, Gold Medal Famous released their sixth album ‘Activity’ on May 27 2017. https://powertoolrecords.bandcamp.com/album/gold-medal-famous-activity-2017

Gold Medal Famous are prolific recorders with 29 releases available on their own Bandcamp page in addition to their releases on Powertool. Most recently German language versions of "Thinking" and "Since 2008" from "Activity". https://goldmedalfamous.bandcamp.com/album/aktivit-t-singles
 

Gold Medal Famous

Joined: 21/06/10
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Location: Wellington
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Gold Medal Famous, The Doubtful Sounds, Moon Lander @ Moon 19 August (Moon, Newtown, Wellington)
Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:21 pm
"A night of Golden Sounds from the Moon"

Featuring Moon Lander, The Doubtful Sounds and Gold Medal Famous.

Presales available at https://www.undertheradar.co.nz/gig/55614/Moon-Lander-The-Doubtful-Sounds-Gold-Medal-Famous.utr for $10. Go in the draw to win a pizza from Moon to have at the gig. Yum.

The home town release gig for "Activity", the new album from Gold Medal Famous. Out now on Powertool Records. https://powertoolrecords.bandcamp.com/album/gold-medal-famous-activity-2017

Moon Lander are a band of musicians from Wellington who use voices, drums, guitars and keyboards to play generally up-beat songs in a style some might call psych-pop, about subjects such as love, perceived lack of love, and over-the-counter-drugs. Members include Anthony Lander, Logan Valentine, Penelope Esplin, and Oli Bridgeman, who have been in tons of bands from Wellington and Dunedin (such as MOSES, The Blue Onesies, French for Rabbits, Grawlixes, Fat Children, The Prophet Hens, The Tweeks).

The Doubtful Sounds are a guitar pop band who live in Auckland and Wellington and sing about books, trains, love, guitars, hope, hills,and Elvis. Originally formed in the mists of the 1990s, the Doubtfuls (not to be confused with the Wellington choir with a very similar name) self-released "The Pop Album" in 2012, "A Stones Throw from Happiness" in 2014, and contributed tracks to Editions 59 in Germany, Small Bear Records on the Isle of Man, and :: 植物园 :: : botanic garden in China. They're supposed to be finishing a new album for Seattle's Jigsaw Records and hope to try out some new songs at MOON.


Gold Medal Famous is a three-piece genre fluid electropop act founded in Wellington in 2008. Known for their captivating live performances, complete with intense audience interaction and comedic stunts, you might love or hate them, but you won’t forget what you’ve seen.

Signed to Auckland indie label Powertool Records, Gold Medal Famous released their sixth album ‘Activity’ on May 27 2017.

Gold Medal Famous are prolific recorders with 28 releases available on their own Bandcamp page in addition to their releases on Powertool.

The lead single “We bought a house” is about the Kiwi dream of home ownership. The song is a blank canvas with enough space for all your dreams and anxieties about home ownership. It is middle class 'banksta' rap.
 

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