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Welcome to davidkilgour.com, the online home of musician David Kilgour. This site will keep you up to date with what David's doing, as well as offering exclusive downloads and CDs not available elsewhere.

Here's a few free songs to download:

Christopher Columbus (David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights)
Everytime It Rains Like This (Demo)
Sun of God
Sept 98
BBC World

david kilgour news and live dates

New exhibition of David's paintings:

exhibtion poster 2023

Merge to reissue The Clean’s long-out-of-print premiere releases for their 40th anniversary

New release on vinyl: Stephen 'Radar of Small Dogs' LP. Late 80s / early 90s guitar pop/rock band formed by David Kilgour after The Clean first split. Available from Flying Nun and Grouper.

Merge has reissued The Clean’s "Unknown Country" and "Mister Pop" on vinyl. See the Buy Stuff page to order.

A new David Kilgour single has been released, "When You Hit The Ground Running". Listen to it here.

A new music video for "Looks Like I'm Running Out".

Last year DK travelled to LA to produce the latest album from Smokescreens, "A Strange Dream".

David Kilgour talks new LP, The Clean, surfing in new video & more in BV Q&A

New Zealand Tour - October / November - Tickets

David Kilgour Announces New LP “Bobbie’s a girl” with “Smoke You Right Out of Here” Video

Black Cats & Blue Highways - an interview with David by Jono Cole

David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights - Smoke you right out of here (Official Music Video)

Bobbie's a Girl - David Kilgour And The Heavy Eights

New David Kilgour & The Heavy 8s LP "Bobbies a girl"  is out on Merge Records September 20th 2019.

Thurs 24th Oct: Sherwood, Queenstown
Fri 25th Oct: The Cook, Dunedin
Sat 26th Oct: Blue Smoke, Christchurch
Thurs 31st Oct: San Fran, Wellington
Sat 2nd Nov: Whammy Bar, Auckland
Sun 3rd Nov: Whammy Bar, Auckland


David's 1994 "Sugar Mouth" album is to be reissued on vinyl with 10 bonus tracks!


NOW AVAILABLE! The 9th - Sam Hunt with David Kilgour & The Heavy 8's
Digital download at iTunes.
Digital download from Bandcamp.

Sam Hunt talks to Radio New Zealand about new album "The 9th"

Sam's interview at Mysterion Art Factory

Released May 4th, 2015 on Bandit King Records.

For more info, including live dates, click here.
"The 9th" album


MOJO’s 50 Best Albums Of 2014: The Final Score

Listen to the new album "End Times Undone" (streaming) here, with a great review of the album too
"End Times Undone" album

David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - End Times Undone
USA Tour (all shows with The Shifting Sands except Merge Fest.)

July 25th - Merge Fest. NC
July 30th - Bunk Bar, Portland (also with Daydream Machine)
July 31st - Logger Bar, Blue Lake
Aug 1st - Rickshaw Stop, San Fransisco
Aug 2nd - Los Globus, LA
Aug 3rd - Soda Bar, San Diego
Aug 5th - Bishop Pot Luck Society, Bishop, CA

The Clean tour promoting Anthology coming out on vinyl:

Sat Aug 16 - Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
Mon Aug 18 - Chicago, IL Schuba's
Tue Aug 19 - Detroit, MI Trinosophes
Thu Aug 21 - Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade NYC
Fri Aug 22 - Brooklyn, NY Glasslands Gallery (Sold out)
Sat Aug 23 - Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Mon Aug 25 - Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle - Back Room
Tue Aug 26 - Atlanta, GA The Earl
Wed Aug 27 - Birmingham, AL The Bottletree Cafe
Thu Aug 28 - Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
Fri Aug 29 - Nashville, TN The Stone Fox
Sat Aug 30 - Asheville, NC Transfigurations II Festival

Aug 22 with Roya
Aug 18-19 and 25-29 with Boogarins

AV Club Exclusive: video for "Comin' On", from forthcoming album "End Times Undone"


"End Times Undone" is now available for pre-order. Release date is August 5th.


We are currently working on completing an LP with poet Sam Hunt, hoping for a release Oct/Nov, fingers crossed, more later


DK and The Heavy 8's will be performing at Merge 25 Festival: Full Line-Up Announced!


A new LP - "End Times Undone" - is to be released worldwide on Merge Records August 5th. Tour dates to be announced soon.


8 September: Archival Video for the Clean's "Dunes", 1989 video shot by David Kilgour in New York City


20 July: Captured Tracks and Flying Nun Detail New Reissues From the Clean, Bird Nest Roys


New DK & The Heavy Eights 7" to be released on June 25

New video for 'Christopher Columbus'.

Upcoming Gigs:

Two gigs in Christchurch this coming week. May 11th, DK and The Heavy Eights, downtown Christchurch in the afternoon then the Darkroom at night as part of Christchurch Art Gallery’s tenth birthday celebrations.

April 20th - daytime instore performance at Slow Boat Records Wellijnton, followed by an evening show at Puppies (WNG) with Salad Boys in support. This is a DK solo show with a few surprises. 

$15 pre sales, $20 on the door. Tickets from Undertheradar.co.nz. Doors 9pm. Salad Boys on at 9 30. DK 10 30pm.

Also: May 11th - DK & The Heavy 8s at The Darkroom Christchurch, with support from Dark Matter.
Part of the Christchurch Art Galleries 10th anniversary celebration.

'Here Come The Cars' - a David Kilgour primer

New free download!
Christopher Columbus (David Kilgour and the Heavy Eights)

David Kilgour and the Heavy 8's play:

March 8th and 9th: Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers. Dark Matter support on the 9th, other supports to be announced!

New video for 'Diamond Mine'.

Music by David Kilgour. 'Diamond Mine' performed by David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights. Poetry by Len Lye, William Blake & Colin McCahon (John 11:9)
The focus of the work is poetry and ecology. It uses 16mm and 35mm hand-painted film alongside archival and filmed footage. Its abstract painterly sequences are combined with text, quoting the poem ‘Night Tree’ by pioneering NZ experimental film-maker Len Lye, a fragment of ‘Ah Sunflower’ by William Blake and ‘Are there not Twelve Hours of Daylight’ (John 11:9) as quoted in the painting of the same title by NZ painter Colin McCahon.

ANISH KAPOOR. Infinity on Trial – The making of Dismemberment Site I.
Soundtrack by David Kilgour. Film by Bridget Sutherland.

David Kilgour and the Heavy 8's play:

December 7th: Chicks Hotel, Port Chalmers (with the Shifting Sands)
March 17th, 2013: WOMAD Festival, New Plymouth

'Here Come The Cars' to be released on vinyl at last!

'Left By Soft' now available on vinyl!

David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights - Left By Soft' LP (12XU 034-1)

Check this out! Primavera Sound Recap, part 5: The Clean

Click here
to read Nick Bollinger's review of "Falling Debris" in the New Zealand Listener.

Click here
for video from the Campbell Live feature on Falling Debris.

New LP Falling Debris, in collaboration with Sam Hunt, will be released on Arch Hill Records in NZ on the 20th of April. David, Sam and the Heavy 8's will do a handful of shows over April / May. More on that soon. David's next solo LP is on hold until he gets this one baked.
See the Falling Debris page for David's release notes, two MP3s to download, and the videos for "Chord" and "River Plateau Song".

The new Clean LP (tentatively entitled Monsieur Pop) is close, very close to completion, expect news on its release early 09, all going well.

The Clean's new Live LP, called Mashed, is out now on Arch Hill - please see the Press page for links to reviews or the Buy Stuff page for links to purchase the album. Also Tex, Robert and DK are finally preparing to mix the new Clean studio LP at the end of May. No release date for that yet.

The Clean's MySpace site has been hacked into and we can't access the site for now and maybe never will! It's a long story!

David is planning to complete recording a new solo LP over the next 4 months. Some tracks have already been recorded.

Also as the days get colder down here DK has been painting. They're cheap and vary in size and price - see the new Paintings page. That's all for now.

Most photos on this site are © Craig McNab / Pufferfish Photography