Miles Calder & The Rumours

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Miles Calder is a singer-songwriter from New Zealand with an expressive voice and raw heartfelt songs. Nestled somewhere between Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan and 70s Neil Young, Miles Calder & The Rumours’ brand of atmospheric Americana dresses Calder’s songs with striving harmonies and earthy tones.

The band's debut EP 'The Crossing Over' was nominated for the 2014 NZ Taite Music Prize (Best Album) and RIANZ Best Country Album and Calder received honorable mentions for the singles ‘The Crossing Over’ and ‘The Avenue’ in both the International Songwriting Competition and The John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

The band have since played numerous New Zealand festivals and supported Shakey Graves (USA), M. Ward (USA) and Fly My Pretties (NZ).

Miles Calder & The Rumours now present their debut album. Recorded over a two-year period, which saw Calder spend a year living away in New York, and his debut European solo tour, this album shows a progression to a much deeper and more diverse sound, with Calder’s lyrics pondering distance and disposition

The fittingly self-titled debut is a picture of the band after four years playing together. A collection of strong songs at its core, the album draws on a rich palette of vintage instruments and vocal harmonies to create beautiful arrangements inspired by classic folk-rock albums of the early 70s.

Miles Calder & The Rumours are touring the album around New Zealand throughout October, November and December.


released October 21, 2016

Produced by Andrew Moore, Miles Calder & The Rumours

Engineered by Lee Prebble and Andrew Moore
Mixed by Trina Shoemaker
Additional mixing by Andrew Moore
Mastered by Mike Gibson

All songs written by Miles Calder
All songs arranged and performed by Miles Calder & The Rumours

Miles Calder & The Rumours are:
Miles Calder - Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, M-Tron strings, Piano (track 9)
Nick George - Drums, Percussion, Photography
Steve Moodie - Bass,
Kirsten Moodie - Vocals
Andrew Moore - Electric Guitar, Space Echo, M-Tron strings, Vocals

Ed Zuccollo - Hammond Organ, Bananas
Dayle Jellyman - Piano
Lisa Tomlins - Vocals on tracks 4, 5, 11, 12
Finn Johansson - Electric Guitar on track 8
Chris Winter - Trumpet on track 5
Matthew Benton - Baritone Sax on track 5
Lucien Johnson - Tenor Sax on track 5
Lee Prebble - Claps, Chin Scratches

Design and Studio Photos by Nick George
Band Photos by Amandala



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Miles Calder & The Rumours Wellington, New Zealand

Miles Calder & The Rumours are a five piece alt-country band based in Wellington, New Zealand.

In March 2013 the band record in the iconic Surgery Studios in Tasman Street, Wellington. With Ryan Prebble at the helm they recorded seven tracks live over two days. The resulting debut, The Crossing Over, is out now.
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