Goldenhorse

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Goldenhorse
OriginNew Zealand
GenresPop/Folk
Years active2000–present
LabelsSiren Records

Goldenhorse are a pop band from New Zealand.


Release[edit]

Goldenhorse's debut album Riverhead was released in October 2002, to a small fanfare. But over the next 18 months various singles from the album started to be played on the radio.[citation needed] The band played live throughout New Zealand continuously and sales of the record climbed slowly then steadily and in August 2004 the album reached no.1 on the national charts.[citation needed]

In 2010, Goldenhorse founding member Ben King debuted his new musical project Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids released their debut album Faintheartedness in April, 2011. It was released as an exclusive limited edition vinyl through MusicHype.[1]

In February 2012, the band provided the theme song for TV2's commercial which was a re-recorded version of "I'm Free", originally written by The Rolling Stones in 1965.[2]

Discography[edit]

Goldenhorse discography
Studio albums3
Singles8
Charity singles1

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Details Peak chart
positions
RIANZ Certification
NZ[3]
2002 Riverhead 1
  • 3× Platinum[4]
2005 Out of the Moon
  • Released: March 31, 2005
  • Label: Siren Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2
  • Platinum
2007 Reporter
  • Released: October 29, 2007
  • Label: Siren Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
38

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
NZ[3]
2002 "Golden Dawn" Riverhead
2003 "Maybe Tomorrow" 10
"Wake Up Brother" 17
2004 "Northern Lights" 43
"Run Run Run" Out of the Moon
2005 "Out of the Moon" 21
2006 "Don't Wake Me Up"
2007 "Jump Into the Sun" Reporter
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Charity singles[edit]

Year Title Peak NZ chart position
[5]
Notes
2005 "Anchor Me"
(Kirsten Morell with Anika Moa, Che Fu, Milan Borich, Adeaze, Hinewehi Mohi, David Atai and Donald McNulty)
3 Cover of The Mutton Birds song for Greenpeace, to mark the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://musichype.com/grand-rapids/
  2. ^ "TV2 Song: I'm Free". 12 February 2012. TVNZ. Retrieved 30 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Goldenhorse in New Zealand charts". Hung Medien. charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  4. ^ "Kirsten Morrell". sounds aotearoa. Archived from the original on 23 May 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Greenpeace – Anchor Me". Hung Medien. charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 23 May 2010.

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