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.

Show more +
ImageableImage
Hero thumb kilgourresize1
David Kilgour at WFMU, Jersey City, USA, 2004
ImageableImage
Hero thumb fn220 herecomethecars 1024x1024
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.
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights - Left By Soft
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - Some Things You Don't Get Back (2014)
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb 4968.key
No No No
ImageableImage
Hero thumb jp ka1
Jon Toogood and David Kilgour, Kings Arms, Auckland, March 2011
ImageableImage
Hero thumb jp ka2
David Kilgour at the Kings Arms, Auckland, March 2011
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights - Diamond Mine
ImageableImage
Hero thumb jp mc1
David Kilgour at Auckland's Montecristo Room, Nelson Street, 22 August, 2009
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
ImageableImage
Hero thumb the hat dsc 0049
David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights, 2014
ImageableImage
Hero thumb dk3
David Kilgour, Geoff Hoani, Alf Danielson
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
David Kilgour & Tony De Raad - Steel Arrow/Pop Song
ImageableImage
Hero thumb dk7
David Kilgour and The Heavy Eights, 2014
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
Anything Could Happen (live 20 August, 2011 at The Triple Door, Seattle, WA)
ImageableImage
Hero thumb jp mc3
Sam Hunt with David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights, Auckland's Montecristo Room, Nelson Street, 22 August, 2009
ImageableImage
Hero thumb dkilgour gravestone
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
Christopher Columbus
ImageableImage
Hero thumb dk6
David Kilgour
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
ImageableImage
Hero thumb kilgour web
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
Beached
ImageableImage
Hero thumb dk5
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
Natural Selections #1: David Kilgour
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
ImageableImage
Hero thumb david kilgour   heavy eights
David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights, 1997
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
David Kilgour & Sam Hunt - Chord
ImageableImage
Hero thumb dk2
ImageableImage
Hero thumb dk1
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
ImageableImage
Hero thumb dkilgour wires
ImageableImage
Hero thumb jp mc2
David Kilgour at Auckland's Montecristo Room, Nelson Street, 22 August, 2009
ImageableImage
Hero thumb scan1349
ImageableImage
Hero thumb 519 davidkilgour endtimes 2500px
End Times Undone, from August 2014. Cover artwork by David Kilgour.
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
You Forget
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
ImageableImage
Hero thumb david kilgour church
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
Interview with David Kilgour, 7 July 1994. Directed by Ross Cunningham.
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - Comin' On
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
ImageableImage
Hero thumb dk4
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights - A Break in the Weather
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - Maybe (live)
3 col el, class=RelatedPage::ActiveRecord_Associations_CollectionProxy 3 col el, class=ExternalLink::ActiveRecord_Associations_CollectionProxy 3 col el, class=Trivia::ActiveRecord_Associations_CollectionProxy
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.

3 col el, class=LabelPerson::ActiveRecord_Associations_CollectionProxy
Labels:

Flying Nun


Arch Hill Recordings


Merge Records


Arclife