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Interviews – May 2014

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Interviews – May 2014

Update 23rd May 2014
Sunday World : Neil Finn an Irish soul

Updated 21st May 2014
Finnatics: interview with Neil Finn in Berlin
This interview can be translated into English by opening in Google Chrome or by using another online translator.

 

Updated 13th May 2014

Gulf News: Neil Finn doesn’t dream it’s over

The National: Neil Finn chats ahead of his show at The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium

7 Days in Dubai: Crowded House, Split Enz man plays down abilities

 

Updated 12th May 2014

Time Out Dubai: Neil Finn pledges to write ‘200 songs in ten years’.

Updated 6th May 2014

Peter Scavemaker recently interviewed Neil Finn for Dutch radio station KXradio.

Updated 2nd May 2014

Irish Examiner: Same man, different sounds for Neil Finn

 

Updated 1st May 2014

Hollie Fullbrook, aka Tiny Ruins, is travelling the UK and Europe in Neil Finn’s band and is also the support act. Today the NZ Herald published the first week of her diary from the road (and air):
Tiny Ruins – Trains, planes and performing for Jools.

Here’s Sunday World’s interview with Neil Finn about his Irish connections. Neil plays Cork Opera House tonight.
http://www.sundayworld.com/entertainment/music/exclusive-neil-finn-in-cork-tonight

Berlin & Amsterdam

Last night saw Neil and his magnificent band perform in Berlin. They play Amsterdam’s Carre Theatre tonight. Gotta wonder if this song from Crowded House’s 2010 “Intriguer” album will get an outing.

Love Is All That Remains

A while back we uploaded Neil’s 2001 demo of “Time On Earth” – the song that gave Crowded House ‘s 2007 album its title, although it was left off that album. Here’s another previously unreleased song from those sessions recorded at Roundhead at the beginning of the millennium. Neil performed this in Dublin last week by special request: “Love Is All That Remains”.  The demo features Lisa Germano and Sebastian Steinberg.

Hear more demos and previously unreleased goodies in The Kitchen Sink I and II, only at neilfinn.com.

Nottingham and Cambridge

Nottingham Post – Concert review here.

Thank you Nottingham, Cambridge and all those who came to see Neil and his band play in England, Scotland and Ireland. Neil returns to the stage in Cologne, Germany, on Wednesday.

Cambridge was treated to a partial performance of “Spirit of the Stairs” – its first appearance on this Dizzy Heights Tour. Here’s a live rendition with backing from Liam Finn and Bic Runga in 1998.
– Team NF

London

Neil Finn plays Festival Hall tonight in London. Can’t wait to see what gets played this time. Even “Edible Flowers” got an airing the other night – the first time Neil’s performed it without Tim. Here’s the original.

Cork

A three hour show last night in Dublin! And a guest appearance from fellow Crowded Housemate Nick Seymour!! Hard to top, but you know Neil’s always up for a challenge.
http://www.sundayworld.com/entertainment/music/exclusive-neil-finn-in-cork-tonight

Update 4/5/14: see photos at http://thethinair.net/2014/05/in-photos-neil-finn-w-tiny-ruins-cork-opera-house/

Here’s Bob Dylan’s “She Belongs to Me”, which Neil sang last night. One of thirty-one songs in the setlist. This version by Pajama Club was recorded in 2012 for Amnesty International’s Chimes Of Freedom.

Interviews and Sessions – April 2014

Updated 28th April 2014

Neil’s appearing on BBC One Breakfast this morning, Monday 28th April, between 9.05 and 9.15am.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006v5tb

 

Updated 25th April 2014

Daily Record interview by Rick Fulton: Former Crowded House star Neil Finn is delighted his songs have stood the test of time.

Manchester Evening News interview by David Sue: Neil Finn is a long way from his native New Zealand but is right at home in Manchester.

Don’t forget, UK viewers can see more of Neil Finn’s performance on BBC2’s Later… with Jools Holland tonight.

 

Updated 24th April 2014

Hot Press interview by Roisin Dwyer: It’s Finn For Some.

From last week’s appearance on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show with Zoë Ball , here’s Neil, Lisa Tomlins and Jesse Sheehan with Bob Marley’s Waiting in Vain.

Updated 23rd April 2014
Dizzy Heights was broadcast live on BBC2’s Later… with Jools Holland last night (the clip below might not play in some countries, sorry). UK viewers can catch more of Neil Finn on Later… this Friday night.
Neil resumes the Dizzy Heights tour tonight in Glasgow! Click here for tour details.

Update 22nd April 2014
UK viewers can see Neil and band performing live on BBC2’s Later… with Jools Holland, Tuesday night at 10pm. The recorded version of the show will broadcast on Friday night, April 25th, at 11.05pm.

Updated 19th April 2014
Neil will be on BBC Radio 4‘s “Loose Ends” on Saturday 19th 6.15-7pm. To see what time time that is at your place, check our event time converter.
Tune in here. The programme is repeated on Mondays at 1115 and 2115 and Tuesdays at 0415 on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

You can listen again to Neil’s interview and session on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show with Zoe Ball below. Tracklisting: Distant Sun, Dizzy Heights, She Will Have Her Way, Waiting in Vain (Bob Marley cover).
4 weeks left to listen. Might not play on mobile phones.

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Interviews and Sessions – April 2014

Updated 28th April 2014

Neil’s appearing on BBC One Breakfast this morning, Monday 28th April, between 9.05 and 9.15am.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006v5tb

 

Updated 25th April 2014

Daily Record interview by Rick Fulton: Former Crowded House star Neil Finn is delighted his songs have stood the test of time.

Manchester Evening News interview by David Sue: Neil Finn is a long way from his native New Zealand but is right at home in Manchester.

Don’t forget, UK viewers can see more of Neil Finn’s performance on BBC2’s Later… with Jools Holland tonight.

 

Updated 24th April 2014

Hot Press interview by Roisin Dwyer: It’s Finn For Some.

From last week’s appearance on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show with Zoë Ball , here’s Neil, Lisa Tomlins and Jesse Sheehan with Bob Marley’s Waiting in Vain.

Updated 23rd April 2014
Dizzy Heights was broadcast live on BBC2’s Later… with Jools Holland last night (the clip below might not play in some countries, sorry). UK viewers can catch more of Neil Finn on Later… this Friday night.
Neil resumes the Dizzy Heights tour tonight in Glasgow! Click here for tour details.

Update 22nd April 2014
UK viewers can see Neil and band performing live on BBC2’s Later… with Jools Holland, Tuesday night at 10pm. The recorded version of the show will broadcast on Friday night, April 25th, at 11.05pm.

Updated 19th April 2014
Neil will be on BBC Radio 4‘s “Loose Ends” on Saturday 19th 6.15-7pm. To see what time time that is at your place, check our event time converter.
Tune in here. The programme is repeated on Mondays at 1115 and 2115 and Tuesdays at 0415 on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

You can listen again to Neil’s interview and session on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show with Zoë Ball below. Tracklisting: Distant Sun, Dizzy Heights, She Will Have Her Way, Waiting in Vain (Bob Marley cover).
4 weeks left to listen. Might not play on mobile phones.

Updated 17th April 2014
Neil will be performing four songs live on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show with Zoë Ball between 08:30 & 09:30 this Friday. See what time that is at your place here. Tune in here.

Updated 15th April 2014

KEXP have published some excellent photos by Charina Pitzel from Neil’s session there with his band in late March. Click here to see those. The videos of that session and others recent ones follow below on this page.


Updated 10th April 2014
Seattle’s KEXP have posted the entire March 30th Neil Finn radio session online. Watch the video below.
Songs are Flying In The Face Of Love, Strangest Friends, Driving Me Mad and White Lies and Alibis.

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Interviews and Sessions – April 2014

Updated 28th April 2014

Neil’s appearing on BBC One Breakfast this morning, Monday 28th April, between 9.05 and 9.15am.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006v5tb

 

Updated 25th April 2014

Daily Record interview by Rick Fulton: Former Crowded House star Neil Finn is delighted his songs have stood the test of time.

Manchester Evening News interview by David Sue: Neil Finn is a long way from his native New Zealand but is right at home in Manchester.

Don’t forget, UK viewers can see more of Neil Finn’s performance on BBC2’s Later… with Jools Holland tonight.

 

Updated 24th April 2014

Hot Press interview by Roisin Dwyer: It’s Finn For Some.

From last week’s appearance on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show with Zoë Ball , here’s Neil, Lisa Tomlins and Jesse Sheehan with Bob Marley’s Waiting in Vain.

Updated 23rd April 2014
Dizzy Heights was broadcast live on BBC2’s Later… with Jools Holland last night (the clip below might not play in some countries, sorry). UK viewers can catch more of Neil Finn on Later… this Friday night.
Neil resumes the Dizzy Heights tour tonight in Glasgow! Click here for tour details.

Update 22nd April 2014
UK viewers can see Neil and band performing live on BBC2’s Later… with Jools Holland, Tuesday night at 10pm. The recorded version of the show will broadcast on Friday night, April 25th, at 11.05pm.

Updated 19th April 2014
Neil will be on BBC Radio 4‘s “Loose Ends” on Saturday 19th 6.15-7pm. To see what time time that is at your place, check our event time converter.
Tune in here. The programme is repeated on Mondays at 1115 and 2115 and Tuesdays at 0415 on BBC Radio 4 Extra.

You can listen again to Neil’s interview and session on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show with Zoë Ball below. Tracklisting: Distant Sun, Dizzy Heights, She Will Have Her Way, Waiting in Vain (Bob Marley cover).
4 weeks left to listen. Might not play on mobile phones.

Updated 17th April 2014
Neil will be performing four songs live on BBC Radio 2’s Breakfast Show with Zoë Ball between 08:30 & 09:30 this Friday. See what time that is at your place here. Tune in here.

Updated 15th April 2014

KEXP have published some excellent photos by Charina Pitzel from Neil’s session there with his band in late March. Click here to see those. The videos of that session and others recent ones follow below on this page.


Updated 10th April 2014
Seattle’s KEXP have posted the entire March 30th Neil Finn radio session online. Watch the video below.
Songs are Flying In The Face Of Love, Strangest Friends, Driving Me Mad and White Lies and Alibis.

 

Updated 9th April 2014
Neil Finn and band on WNYC Radio’s Soundcheck. Songs are Pony Ride, Strangest Friends and Flying In The Face Of Love.

Updated 6th April 2014
The Boston Globe: The prolific Neil Finn aims for the ‘Heights’.

Updated 5th April 2014

Neil Finn and band performed a session for Q on CBC Radio with host Jian Ghomeshi. Stream or download highlights from the audio broadcast at http://www.cbc.ca/q/blog/2014/04/04/neil-finn/
Watch Neil Finn and band performing “Impressions” in the CBC Q studio below.

2nd April 2014
Neil and his band stopped off in Portland, Oregan, on Monday for a 101.9 Kink FM live broadcast from the Bing Lounge. The archived video below includes the songs “Flying In The Face Of Love”, “Dizzy Heights”, “Impressions” and “White Lies and Alibis.”

Scroll below that to hear highlights from their broadcast from KFOG Playspace in San Francisco today, plus a video of “Flying In The Face Of Love.” The audio contains a fun discussion about the performance anxiety videos. Songs are “Dizzy Heights” and “Fall At Your Feet”.

UPDATE 2019: KFOG’s Neil Finn audio link can no longer be found, but here are two extra videos.