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Goodnight Nurse


Let's remind ourselves of the Goodnight Nurse facts:

Goodnight Nurse have had a Top 40 single in New Zealand 7 times. Their debut album Always And Never debuted at #5 on the NZ charts and went gold in its first week. The album included the hit singles Loner, My Only, Death Goes To Disco, Our Song and All For You.

Goodnight Nurse won the 2007 MTV Australia Video Music Award for NZ Viewers Choice. This sits proudly alongside their Juice TV Best Breakthrough Video and Best Rock Video Awards.

Their website won the Hitwise Online Performance Award in 2006 for the most visited Band/Artist website in NZ.

Goodnight Nurse have supported Fall Out Boy, Story Of The Year and the Living End amongst others, and have played hundreds of shows across New Zealand and Australia.

So, when faced with bass player Paul Taite’s departure in January 2007 - announced the day after playing the Big Day Out main stage for the first time - Joel Little and Jaden Parkes took the opportunity as a catalyst for taking Goodnight Nurse to the next level.

As lead singer and guitarist Joel Little explains:

“It was a really hard time, but in a strange way it was an exciting time too. We didn’t know what was going to happen next, but Jaden and I knew that we wanted to do things bigger and better than before, both in terms of the songs that we wrote and our live show. So it became a challenge to ourselves to prove we could do it, and really push our own boundaries.”

Sam McCarthy joined Goodnight Nurse on guitar from Auckland group CapGunHero, and long time friend Rowan Crowe, who had previously toured the USA as a stage tech on the Vans Warped Tour, joined on bass.

The new Goodnight Nurse gelled instantly. “Before Sam and Rowan joined we’d already demoed a whole album’s worth of material, but with everything they brought to the band - both on stage and in the studio - we found a new sense of enthusiasm and freshness and songs just started pouring out of us. We trashed most of the original demos and just kept writing until we had an album we were all completely proud of. 40 or so demos later we were finally ready.”

In August 2007 the band headed to Melbourne and spent 5 weeks living in each other’s pockets at Birdland Studios with Lindsay Gravina (who’s production credits include Shihad, Thirsty Merc, & The Living End). “Lindsay really encouraged and pushed us to record ‘live’ way more than we ever have done before, not to worry about being too polished, and just cement the sound of the new band live – if it’s warts and all, then whatever…that’s how it should be.”

The album then went to New York to get mastered by Ted Jensen at Sterling Sound (who’s credits include mastering for Metallica, My Chemical Romance and Kings Of Leon). The resulting album - Keep Me On Your Side - fires into action on all cylinders with Serpent Queen Pt 2, a song that interlinks the new album with All Hail The Serpent Queen Pt 1 from the band’s debut album Always And Never. Keep Me On Your Side also features the anthemic power of first single The Night - celebrating the nocturnal habits of being in a band.

Says Joel: “I’m so proud of the album we’ve made! The final 12 songs came together better than we’d ever hoped. With the bands transformation since we last toured, we’re really now just looking forward to getting out there and playing the songs live, and hopefully spreading some of the incredible energy that the band are feeling right now.”

Goodnight Nurse are currently on hiatus.

Band Members:
Joel Little (vocals, guitar)
Rowan Crowe (bass, vocals)
Jaden Parkes (drums, vocals)
Sam McCarthy (guitar, vocals)





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Goodnight Nurse new album
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 6:24 pm
Goodnight Nurse's new album 'Keep Me On Your Side' will be released on 7 Apriil 2008!


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goodnight nurse is not that bad
Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 11:45 pm
hey i always thought joel was wasting his time but it turns out the band is awsome and their music is kewl except for number 10 on the album Always & Never the lines there is one thing i would like to know whats it like being such a hoe what r they gona think of u whn theres no1 u havnt screwd is a bit harsh dont u think joel? mi attitude wont change and neither will u but ur still awsm! Twisted Evil


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omg! i luv u guys!!!!
Posted: Thu Apr 5, 2007 12:56 am
im in luv with the whole band! Very Happy
i wonder when santa's visiting?...i want a lollie pop Wink

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Goodnight Nurse NZ's No.1 Hit Myspace Music Site!!!!
Posted: Thu Aug 3, 2006 11:04 am
Goodnight Nurse's myspace page hits prolific new heights with the four singles featured now having been listened to over half a million times.

Goodnight Nurse have been New Zealand's #1 Most Hit myspace music site for the last few months. To put this into perspective, this is more than the next five biggest New Zealand registered bands put together.

Rebekah Horne, myspace's Director of Marketing and Content for Australasia says "myspace is very passionate about being able to work with local artists in Australia and New Zealand in giving them another platform to have their music heard, seen and enabling them to interact so closely with other music lovers. When you look at some of the numbers of plays that a band like Goodnight Nurse is getting on the site it's an amazing thing to be involved with on a grassroots level."

Goodnight Nurse are currently a two month 'Rock The Schools' tour of Australia are also now receiving incredible support across the Tasman where the bands debut single "My Only" has been made MTV's Spankin New clip for the week, and also been added to Nova in Sydney and Adelaide.

Goodnight Nurse's debut album "Always and Never" is due for release in Australia on 16th September 2006 through Mushroom Records / Warner Music Australia.

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Win! Win! Win!
Posted: Mon Jun 5, 2006 1:53 pm
This month we're giving away tickets to the Elemeno P/Goodnight Nurse tour + copies of their albums.

Check out the Competition Page for your chance to win these and more great prizes!


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i luv u goodnight nurse
Posted: Sun Apr 2, 2006 12:15 am
i luv goodnight nurse... there music is so meaningful nd awsum... i saw dem at edgefest nd dey roked so much! yeh rock on!

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