From Colchester to Auckland to ‘Going Nowhere’ – Mark Kenington releases debut album
UK born, Auckland based indie musician Kenington is pleased to release his debut album Going Nowhere (Faster Than You).
Moving to NZ in 2004, Kenington adopted the kiwi ‘give it a go’ attitude and took up singing, guitar and piano lessons. He honed his songwriting skills and began frequenting open mic evenings.
A chance meeting with Mike Chunn put Mark in touch with producer and engineer Andrew Buckton. What started as a vague idea of making an EP turned into a full album project and well and truly planted the music making seed.
Says Kenington, “This collection of songs are reflections about dreams morphing into an energetic reality that fails to meet our expectations. We think what we’re working towards is going to be the answer but often it’s not what we are really looking for or need.”
Lead single ‘Dollar For My Daydream’ is a track inspired by the exchange between Mark and a café waitress and the fantasy that ensued. Punchy electric guitar and memorable melodies punctuated by Mark’s distinctive voice evoke the likes of Brit pop/ indie rock bands such as Supergrass and Blur.
With the help of Andrew Buckton at the helm (Midnight Youth,The D4, Sommerest, Ekko Park), the resulting album is a body of highly crafted, insightful catchy songs translated into beautifully sonic guitar pop soundscapes.
Kenington performs tonight, Friday the 28th April at The Thirsty Dog from 8PM