UK born, Auckland based indie musician Kenington release his debut album today.
Mark writes honest, reflective songs of a timeless nature wrapped in lush, catchy melodies. Songs that often mix a positive vibe with a darker and deeper lyrical message.
Moving to NZ in 2004, Kenington adopted the kiwi ‘give it a go’ attitiude and took up singing, guitar and piano lessons. He honed his songwriting skills and began frequenting open mic evenings.
A chance meeting with Mike Chunn put Mark in touch with producer and engineer Andrew Buckton. What started as a vague idea of making an EP turned into a full album project and well and truly planted the music making seed.
Says Kenington, “This collection of songs are reflections about dreams morphing into an energetic reality that fails to meet our expectations. We think what we’re working towards is going to be the answer but often it’s not what we are really looking for or need.”
Lead single ‘Dollar For My Daydream’ is a track inspired by the exchange between Mark and a café waitress and the fantasy that ensued. Punchy electric guitar and memorable melodies punctuated by Mark’s distinctive voice evoke the likes of Brit pop/ indie rock bands such as Supergrass and Blur.
The album was recorded by award winning producer and engineer Andrew Buckton (Midnight Youth,The D4, Sommerest, Ekko Park) at Studio 203.
Kenington performs tonight, Friday the 28th April at The Thirsty Dog.