Goldenhorse


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.

The inception of Goldenhorse came from Kirsten Morrell and Geoff Maddock. The two met when Maddock was still playing with the band Bressa Creeting Cake, and the two talents soon started playing together. As recounted in a 2007 Scoop article, “... Geoff and Kirsten had to get a band ready at the last minute for a friend’s wedding; the beginnings of Goldenhorse stirred.”

Goldenhorse at the Ohope Tavern, 8 March 2005 - photo by Mark Roach
Photo credit: Mark Roach
Out Of The Moon
Katie Wolfe's short film This is Her, with soundtrack by Geoff Maddock, 2008
Wake Up Brother
UK produced music video for Maybe Tomorrow
Kirsten Morrell
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
Run Run Run
Goldenhorse - Maybe Tomorrow (2003)
Fish
Kirsten Morrell on Debbie Harwood's 2007 Classic Hits radio series Give It A Girl
Goldenhorse
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
Goldenhorse at the Ohope Tavern, 8 March 2005 - photo by Mark Roach
Photo credit: Mark Roach
Northern Lights
The original cover for Riverhead, later replaced
Golden Dawn
Kirsten Morrell
Photo credit: Photo by Georgia Schofield
Goldenhorse
Labels:

Siren


7Hz Recordings

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

Trivia:

Maybe Tomorrow, written by Kirsten Morrell and 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.

In 2023 Kirsten Morrell revealed to AudioCulture that Tim Finn had “invested” in their 2002 debut album Riverhead, loaning recording equipment to the band in exchange for “points” off the finished album.

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