A few bottles of wine and into the studio to have some fun; Neil fancied himself a bash on the drums for a change. The result – fleshed out with the help of Sean Donnelly (SJD) – is the best album Finn has produced in at least a decade.
A reminder of how, when he puts his mind to it he is our best pop tunesmith; a man with a gift for melody and dynamic pop-rock songs. Here there are shades of indie music – references to shoegazer and alternative-rock’s guitar licks and textures and not a note seems out of place.
Far more rewarding than the Crowded House reunion albums and a welcome reminder of Finn’s worth as a creative, contemporary figure in New Zealand music; not someone merely coasting on a name.