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Damien Binder

by Damien Binder

Debut self titled album originally released in 2000 features wishful ballads alongside energetic rockers. Thoughtful tune smithery wrapped up in understated production with a strong weave of guitars and keys.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Stray Banter
3:18 $0.99
2. Freeze
4:24 $0.99
3. Good as Gone
3:12 $0.99
4. Who's Around
3:38 $0.99
5. Slow Dive
4:56 $0.99
6. Turn Me Round
3:41 $0.99
7. Long Run
3:39 $0.99
8. Unspoken
3:54 $0.99
9. Doubtless
3:39 $0.99
10. Big Sleep
4:54 $0.99
11. Circumnavigate
3:35 $0.99
12. Syncopated
3:02 $0.99
13. Smoke Signals
4:56 $0.99
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Album Notes
Singer-songwriter Damien Binder has been writing and recording his original style of moody alt-rock for the last ten years. Since his self-titled debut album in October 2000, Damien has gone on to perform both nationally and internationally while also supporting some of the world’s leading acts. He has played at the SxSW festival in Austin Texas, World Series showcase in Auckland and supported the likes of David Gray, Marianne Faithfull and Ani De Franco.His music has also been featured on numerous album compilations, including Sounds Like Cafe Vol. 17 in Australia.

In 2003 Damien was one of five finalists in the prestigious New Zealand APRA Silver Scroll Award for Songwriting, and was also short-listed for the 2006 International Song Writing Competition. To this day Damien’s music is regularly featured on the soundtrack for long running popular NZ TV Series Shortland Street.

With his soul-searching heart on sleeve rock, Damien’s music has been likened to such artists as Crowded House, Ryan Adams, Evan Dando, and Pete Yorn. Reviewers have often described Damien’s songs as intelligent song-craft, exquisite and honest with a “rich weave of acoustic and electric guitars.”

Prior to pursuing his solo musical career, Damien fronted rock band Second Child for five years which shot to NZ fame with their debut album “Slinky”. The band also played many esteemed support slots for acts such as The Jesus and Mary Chain, Hunters and Collectors and, most famously, Nirvana on their only NZ tour.

A constant live solo performer in Sydney in the last few years, Damien has been quietly honing what he believes to be some of his best material for solo album number 4. This time combining the talents of both long-time producer Bob Shepheard and well-known Sydney producer Michael Carpenter, the 10 new songs also feature guitarist David Hatt (Brian Estepa Band, Skinpin) and legendary NZ drummer Wayne Bell (Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Gin Wigmore to name but a few).

As of the end of June 2015 principal recording has been completed on the above with mixing and mastering to coming in July.
Of the new recordings Damien says, “I’m really excited by the new songs and feel we have tapped into some rich stuff on this one”.


2015 Currently recording, new album release date TBC
2009: While The Wind’s At Your Back
2004: Til Now
2000: Damien Binder, self titled debut album

“We’ve long had a senior squad of Kiwi singer- songwriters as favourite musical sons. Welcome the new boy with an album that deserves the same sort of respect.” NZ Herald“
A rich weave of acoustic and electric guitars behind a voice that sounds vulnerable, yet has a strong confident core… carried along on strong tunes and blazing chord progressions. Singer songwriter albums of the standard of Damien Binder’s are few and far between.” Nick Bollinger – The Sampler



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