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The Enright House


The Enright House was the not quite pop, not quite post rock, brain-child of German born Mark Roberts.

Roberts started recording music under the name back in 2000 while he was studying composition in Chicago. He relocated to Christchurch in 2004 and after some encouragement from A Low Hum‘s Ian Jorgensen, he started putting together a live group to perform the songs, which had previously been just a studio project.

My mom’s an opera singer and my dad’s a trained organist, who works as an agent for singers and conductors. My mom was singing operas while I was still in her belly. It never occurred to me that there was anything aside from music I could do with my life, and aside from getting a degree or two in philosophy, I never have done much outside of music during the last 27 years.

Mark Roberts – from an Interview with Under The Radar

The live band consisted of Roberts along with Thomas Lambert on guitar (also of A Flight to Blackout), Simon Gemmill on Drums and Evan Schaare on synths, though some earlier recordings had featured Tristan Deschain (guitar), Mary E. Jones (poetry), Amelia Radford (viola) and Nick Hodgson (drums).

After a handful of releases between 2007 and 2009, The Enright House went on hiatus when Christchurch suffered through a number of devastating Earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. Roberts eventually resurfaced in the United States with his new alias We Are Temporary.



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