Saturday, December 25, 2010

New Years Eve

Come along to the Gunslingers Ball on New Years Eve. The Wildwood Lights are playing and Gwen is playing bass for them. The Situations, the Grifters and Heart Attack Alley are also playing. Should be very fun!



Saturday, December 4, 2010

Show with Fabulous Diamonds


We are playing a show with Fabulous Diamonds and Sam Hamilton this Friday the 10th at the Wine Cellar. Fabulous Diamonds are this great band from Australia, it's a girl (on drums) and a guy on keys, they both sing. Pitchfork describes it as "head spinny" maybe you can decide for yourself here. I heard their second CD in a record store when I was in Sydney and liked it so much I bought it on the spot. Also, it's a good opportunity to see us because from sometime mid next year we will probably be hiatising for a while.



Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A Very Little Christmas

We have a song on the A Very Little Christmas, a Christmas compilation album with a whole bunch of songs from lots of different artists including Bearcat, Bannerman, the Crawley Christmas Singers, Timothy Blackman, the Artisan Guns, Cool Rainbows and heaps more. You can download it for free here from the 6th of December.



There is an album release party for this at the Wine Cellar on Wednesday the 15th of December. We are playing along with Dear Times Waste, Chelsea Jade and James Duncan and whole bunch of other great bands. Info here


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Sonny and the Sunsets

I heard these guys on the radio today. Apparently they are supporting Best Coast on a tour, and I like them a lot.



We also recorded a Christmas song with Dave Parker from Little Monster Studio - you can check out some photos of it here


Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Coming Out of Hiding

We are playing a show for the first time in about 4 months.
Lots of new songs and a bit of a different sound. This Friday the 5th of November at
the Wine Cellar. Come along!


Monday, October 11, 2010

One Million Kisses music video

Here is the video we made for "One Million Kisses". Directed by Jade and I, with sound design and mixing by James Hayday. Thanks to Mr Mikkelsen's year 10 Media Studies class from Selwyn college, Ben Anderson, Sarah Stuart,James Hayday and of course Lawrence Mikkelsen. It stars Jade as the fairy godmother, Ardit as Damien and Maddie as Page :)



Thursday, October 7, 2010


These guys are ruling my world right now...........



Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Christmas songs

The best Christmas song has got to be Fairytale of New York by the Pogues. We are writing a Christmas song at the moment so this has been on my mind. Thoughts? I once gave away a Pogues album because I thought it was a bit crap - how stupid could I be?



Sunday, August 29, 2010



This has Elle Fanning, Dakota Fanning's sister in it! Can't wait!

Friday, August 13, 2010

1,000,000 Kisses Music Video Shoot

On Thursday we went out to Selwyn College to shoot a music video for 1,000,000 Kisses with our friend Lawrence's year 10 media studies class. They were super awesome and we had so much fun. Thanks to Lawrence and his class for being involved especially Ardit and Maddy who stayed after school and were the stars of the show :) I've posted some pictures from the shoot below..........


Sunday, August 1, 2010

the Gladeyes on bandcamp

So we have a bandcamp page now - - It took ages but I've uploaded most of our old E.Ps here and now you can download them and make up your own if you like.



Here's the intro from our album the Gladeyes are Shit <a href="">Intro by the Gladeyes</a>


Saturday, July 31, 2010

Chai Latte

Jade and I have joined forces with Sarah and Candy from the Wildwood Lights to form a new band, Chai Latte - Watch this space............


Sunday, July 25, 2010

We are building a Gladeyes website at the moment and today I finally put our temporary one on-line. So now you can visit and be pointed to a whole bunch of Gladeyes stuff. If anyone out there who reads this has any website tips for me then please comment them on through, I'm a website newbie and last week I almost threw my computer out the window from frustration :)



Friday, July 9, 2010

Hal Hartley

This first music video was directed by Hal Hartley and the second is a clip for the NY band Kings of Wyoming whose music was used in HH's film Surviving Desire.





Monday, June 28, 2010

Enmore Theatre and Hope Sandoval



Recently I went to see Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions play in Sydney. They played at the Enmore theatre, which is sort of like a grungier version of the civic. Anyways, it's very cool, go if you get a chance.





Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Girl Awesomeness



Grass Widow


Sleigh Bells


Dum Dum Girls


Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Making of Expervier

I promised I'd put our movies on-line a few years ago and finally I've gotten around to it. This one, The Making of Expervier, is the third in a series of improvised movies that we made. It documents us and our friends, as we make a movie about the launch of our home-made raft Expervier. It's on youtube in 5 parts but you can watch them all below.







Monday, May 31, 2010


" I go ahead and say the worst possible thing. "Very Cute." This is why I should adhere to Rule 2.
In the ensuing silence, I have time to contemplate the word cute - how dismissive it is, how it's the equivalent of calling someone little, how it makes a person into a baby, how the word is a neon sign burning through the dark reading, "Feel Bad About Yourself."
And then finally she says, "Not my favourite adjective."

- Will Grayson, Will Grayson

By David Levithan and John Green



Sunday, May 16, 2010

Bad Town Blues Video


Here's a video for Bad Town Blues, made by the boys from Ladybird. It's been around for a while but today we put our new recording of Bad Town Blues to it and up-loaded it at a way nicer quality.


Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Just Kids

"I don't consider writing a quiet, closet act.
I consider it a real physical act.
When I'm home writing on the typewriter, I go crazy.
I move like a monkey.
I've wet myself, I've come in my pants writing."
--Patti Smith


Patti Smith promised Robert Mapplethorpe that one day she would write the story of their life together, Just Kids is it. I've been wanting to blog about this for sometime because it's one of the best books I've read in a while. I always find Patti Smith's music confronting in the best kind of way, but her writing is different. There is a real humbleness to the way she tells this story. And a really beautiful humour and affection in the way that she talks about all the characters she and Robert were involved with in the art and music scene of New York during the 60's and 70's, when they lived their firstly as a couple and then as very best pals.

Patti Smith was a music journalist for the likes of Rolling Stone magazine and there is a really nice part in the book where she describes how she feels about music reviewing. She says that she was never really interested in critiquing bands but rather in making lesser known music known to a wider audience.

You can find more of Patti Smith's writing at


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Crazy Cow

I have just started taking photos again, and this was the result of a low-light flash experiment.

Gladeyes Playing Saturday 8th of May


For the Proud Mary Club Night at 4:20 on K'rd. We're on around 10:30, so come along!




Charles Bukowski
from: Love is A Mad Dog From Hell

I don't know how many bottles of beer
I have consumed while waiting for things
to get better
I dont know how much wine and whisky
and beer
mostly beer
I have consumed after
splits with women-
waiting for the phone to ring
waiting for the sound of footsteps,
and the phone to ring
waiting for the sounds of footsteps,
and the phone never rings
until much later
and the footsteps never arrive
until much later
when my stomach is coming up
out of my mouth
they arrive as fresh as spring flowers:
"what the hell have you done to yourself?
it will be 3 days before you can fuck me!"

the female is durable
she lives seven and one half years longer
than the male, and she drinks very little beer
because she knows its bad for the figure.

while we are going mad
they are out
dancing and laughing
with horney cowboys.

well, there's beer
sacks and sacks of empty beer bottles
and when you pick one up
the bottle fall through the wet bottom
of the paper sack
spilling gray wet ash
and stale beer,
or the sacks fall over at 4 a.m.
in the morning
making the only sound in your life.

rivers and seas of beer
the radio singing love songs
as the phone remains silent
and the walls stand
straight up and down
and beer is all there is.


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Kate Magazine Launch

We are playing the launch party of Kate Magazine at the Whammy Bar this Monday the 3rd of May. It's just going to be Jade and I (our spunky band-mates have birthdays and things to attend). So come along and give us a chin up.

Antonioni's The Red Desert

Monday, April 5, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chuckie's in Love

I forgot how cool Rickie Lee Jones is. She wrote Chuckie's in Love
which is a song with a twist at the end.
She has done numerous albums, ranging from straight singer song writer like her self-titled debut, to more experimental like Ghosty Head.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


This is a Bearcat.


And below is the Auckland based band Bearcat. If you haven't seen them live already, then you should check them out. The lead singer - Dan is kind of like a modern day Jonathan Richman.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Chain and the Gang

Chain and the Gang is Ian Svenonius'(of Weird War and the Make Up fame)new project.

They have a record out "Down with Liberty..... Up with Chains" Hot!


Saturday, January 30, 2010

Leilani Heather

Leilani Heather is an Auckland based photographer who takes awesome photos. My friend Matthew showed me her website last year and then she contacted us to take some Gladeyes band photos.

Check out her website


*Patti Smith blog

* We played with Jens Lekman on Thursday night. One of the things I like about him is that he was in part responsible for letting people know about Arthur Russell.

Arthur Russell was one of the pioneers of the Downtown music scene in New York in the 1970s and 1980s. His music is some of the most idiosyncratic and soulful I've ever heard and it is vast in it's exploration and quantity. There is a documentary about Arthur Russell called "Wild combination" and it showcases much of his amazing music as well as having some lovely interviews with his family members and his long-time partner Tom Lee, who since Arthur's death has made it his life's mission to release and preserve Arthur's music.

Jens Lekman compiled an Arthur Russell tribute EP. "Four Songs By Arthur Russell" in 2007. It includes covers by Jens Lekman, Vera November, Taken by Trees and Joel Gibb.

Wild Combination is a good album to start with if you want to check out Arthur Russell. I think anyway.


A Movie about the Photographer Diane Arbus. I found this on the Patti Smith blog. I hope it's good.