David Kilgour Profile

aka David Kilgour and The Heavy Eights
Andrew Schmidt
14 May 2013

Songs with effortless, melodic flow and words in all the right places. David Kilgour has written hundreds of them.

There’s barely been a time in the last 30 years when his music wasn’t being heard. He tours regularly, solo and with The Heavy Eights or The Clean, and every few years, a new album drops with a brilliant song or two out front to point the way: ‘You Forget’ on Here Come The Cars, ‘No No No’ from Sugarmouth, ‘Diamond Mine’ from Left By Soft, ‘Christopher Columbus’ and ‘Comin’ On’ from End Times Undone.

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David Kilgour & Sam Hunt - Chord
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David Kilgour & Tony De Raad - Steel Arrow/Pop Song
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You Forget
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David Kilgour at Auckland's Montecristo Room, Nelson Street, 22 August, 2009
Photo credit: Photo by Jackson Perry
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Beached
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Jon Toogood and David Kilgour, Kings Arms, Auckland, March 2011
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David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights, 2014
Photo credit: Photo by Thomas Bell
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No No No
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End Times Undone, from August 2014. Cover artwork by David Kilgour.
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David Kilgour, Geoff Hoani, Alf Danielson
Photo credit: Photo by Craig McNab
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David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights - Diamond Mine
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David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - Comin' On
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David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights, 1997
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Christopher Columbus
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David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights - Left By Soft
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David Kilgour
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Natural Selections #1: David Kilgour
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David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights - A Break in the Weather
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David Kilgour at Auckland's Montecristo Room, Nelson Street, 22 August, 2009
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David Kilgour and The Heavy Eights, 2014
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The 1991 album Here Come The Cars was David Kilgour's solo debut (although some tracks featured his earlier band Stephen). Widely hailed as a classic on release, it was reissued in 2004 with bonus tracks.
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Interview with David Kilgour, 7 July 1994. Directed by Ross Cunningham.
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David Kilgour at the Kings Arms, Auckland, March 2011
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David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - Some Things You Don't Get Back (2014)
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Anything Could Happen (live 20 August, 2011 at The Triple Door, Seattle, WA)
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David Kilgour at WFMU, Jersey City, USA, 2004
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David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - Maybe (live)
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Sam Hunt with David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights, Auckland's Montecristo Room, Nelson Street, 22 August, 2009
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Labels:

Flying Nun


Arch Hill Recordings


Merge Records


Arclife

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Trivia:

David Kilgour dipped back into the rock’s rich catalogue covering songs for release by Love (Message To Pretty with Martin Phillipps, 1994), and The Who, The Squires and The (New Zealand) Avengers for an EP as Pop Art Toasters (1994).

Outside of The Clean and The Great Unwashed, David Kilgour's bands and solo career includes recording and/or performances under the following names: Chums, Seedcake, Spiritual Gas Station, Stephen, David Kilgour and The Strange, Cloth, David Kilgour and The Zub, David Kilgour and The Best Minds, David Kilgour and The Heavy Eights.

End Times Undone was pressed on random coloured vinyl. There was no way of finding out what colour you had until the seal was broken.