Luka Buda

the polish-born frontman for downbeat wellington popsters the phoenix foundation, after two albums luca buda has really found his feet as a professional pop song-writer, and found time to write and record his own solo debut in 2006 – the well received special suprise, amogst his groups many successes and the birth of his son. featuring contributions from craig terris, rio hemopo, luke benge, sarah jane pardon, mike fab, tom callwood and the rest of the phoenix foundation lads, it reads like a who’s who of wellington guest performers.
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Phoenix Foundation

acclaimed and eclectic wellington pop outfit with huge flourishes of whimsical instrumentation and whatnot. their debut caused quite a bit of fuss, critics gushing at their use of melody and whatnot. conrad wedde, samuel flynn scott, luke buda, tim hansen, will rickets and richie singleton.
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  • china cove ep [2001 lovely horse PH1]
  • horsepower [2003 capitol recordings CREC1012]
  • pegasus [2005 festival]
  • happy endings [2007 flying nun]

Music Videos

Midi Pie Bed

From Lawrence Arabia’s blog, here is a nifty rendition of ‘Apple Pie Bed’ in midi form, thanks to the talented Martin Keane (the Sneaks etc).