Goldenhorse Profile

Gary Steel
17 Sep 2013

In the first two years of the 21st century, there was talk of a fresh, pure pop scene in Auckland city, and it revolved around Goldenhorse, a group fronted by Kirsten Morrell, a flame-haired singer with a transcendent voice.

Goldenhorse played all the usual traps around town, winning fans amongst the city’s old-guard musical elite – people like Tim and Neil Finn – and wowing a growing fan base with the idea that, yes, it was okay to make pop music after all, as long as it wasn’t condescending and cravenly commercial.

Show more +
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
Wake Up Brother
ImageableImage
Hero thumb goldenhorse 5
Kirsten Morrell
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
Maybe Tomorrow
ImageableImage
Hero thumb goldenhorse 3
Kirsten Morrell
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
Golden Dawn
ImageableImage
Hero thumb goldenhorse at the ohope tavern  8 march 2005  mark roach 1
Goldenhorse at the Ohope Tavern, 8 March 2005 - photo by Mark Roach
Photo credit: Mark Roach
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb 5546.key
Run Run Run
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
ImageableImage
Hero thumb goldenhorse 2
Goldenhorse
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
Don't Wake Me Up
ImageableImage
Hero thumb goldenhorse 4
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
ImageableImage
Hero thumb goldenhorse 7
Goldenhorse
ImageableImage
Hero thumb goldenhorse at the ohope tavern  8 march 2005  mark roach 2
Goldenhorse at the Ohope Tavern, 8 March 2005 - photo by Mark Roach
Photo credit: Mark Roach
ImageableImage
Hero thumb goldenhorse 6
The original cover for Riverhead, later replaced
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
Northern Lights
ImageableImage
Hero thumb goldenhorse 1
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
Fish
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
EmbeddableItem EmbeddableItem! type = Person
Hero thumb mqdefault
Out Of The Moon
ImageableImage
Hero thumb goldenhorse 8
3 col el, class=Trivia::ActiveRecord_Associations_CollectionProxy
Trivia:

Maybe Tomorrow, written by Geoff Maddock, was the most played song on NZ radio in 2003.

When Vincent Hine joined the group on bass, Ben King – who had played bass to that point – switched to guitar duties.

The group used recording equipment on loan from Tim Finn to piece together their first album Riverhead.

3 col el, class=CollaborationPerson::ActiveRecord_Associations_CollectionProxy
Members:

Kirsten Morrell - vocals

Geoff Maddock - guitar, vocals

Ben King - bass, guitar, vocals

Vincent Hine - bass

Nick Gaffaney - drums

Joel Wilton - drums

Andrew Clark - guitar

Ben Collier - drums

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

Siren


7Hz Recordings