2014 marks the 15th anniversary of Arch Hill Recordings. To celebrate this milestone Arch Hill will be putting on a special show in Auckland with...
Don McGlashan (solo)
Plus DJs , two stages, record fair and more
at The Kings Arms
As part of the Becks Sets Series
Friday the 30th of May
Tickets from www.undertheradar.co.nz
$10 for the first 100 sold, $15 after that.
Arch Hill Recordings, the label, was born out of a studio called Arch Hill Studios, based on Auckland New Zealand's Great North Rd. In late 1998 a bunch of musicians who had all had previous connections with one another were all recording at the studio. Those ensconced in projects at Arch Hill Studios included David Mulcahy (previously in Flying Nun bands the Jean Paul Sartre Experience and Superette), Ben Howe and Greta Anderson (also previously in Superette) and Jim Laing (previously in the Jean Paul Sartre Experience). This resulted in the first Arch Hill release by David Mulcahy in 1999, followed the next year by Lanky and Fang.
Since then the catalog has grown to over 50 albums and EPs. Some of these were recorded by highly regarded established artists, like Don McGlashan, David Kilgour, The Bats, Luke Buda, Bailterspace and The Clean, while others have been from newer and younger acts including Street Chant, Doprah, Surf City, Ghost Wave, Transistors and Tiny Ruins.
15 years down the track sees Arch Hill still going strong, working alongside and in partnership with Flying Nun Records, Flying Out, St Jerome's Laneway Festival, Aeroplane Music and Mystery Girl Presents. On the horizon are releases by Tiny Ruins, Doprah and more. Continuing on with a 'music first' philosophy Arch Hill are looking forward to the next 15 years!
Artists Who Have Released Albums or EPs on Arch Hill:
Bachelorette, Bailterspace, Batrider, The Bats, Boxcar Guitars, Beach House, Beach Pigs, The Clean, Dappled Cities Fly, David Kilgour and The Heavy Eights, David Mulcahy, Doprah, Don McGlashan, Family Cactus, Ghost Wave, Ghostplane, Grand Prix, Haints of Dean Hall, Jay Clarkson, Lanky, Luke Buda, Mestar, Panda Bear, Pine, Punches, Street Chant, Surf City, Tiny Ruins, Transistors, White Swan Black Swan
Poster by Toby Morris