||Reviews of 'Left by Soft'
"...one listen is all it takes to remind someone of just how good he is...." Ned Raggett, Allmusic.com [more]
"David Kilgour’s sure hand is all over this record. Like the best stuff from the Clean, Left by Soft sounds immediately recognizable, but still difficult to pin down." Matthew Fiander, Pop Matters [more]
" the record is a spotlight for his delightfully unhinged guitarwork, which veers frequently into long, eloquent solos..." Steven Hyden, A.V Club
||Reviews of 'Falling Debris'
"You realise that these aren’t poems grafted onto music but something far more intricate and personal. It is as though Kilgour’s music has grown up around these poems, attaching itself to the words like they were always meant to be together." Nick Bollinger, NZ Listener [more]
||Reviews of new Clean
live album 'Mashed'
unique, brain-fryingly brilliant..." Grant
Smithies, Sunday Star Times [more] (scroll
about halfway down the page)
firm of Kilgour, Kilgour and Scott has
delivered this 12-track gem of a live collection
taken from shows in the four main centres...
the results are likely to gladden the
of any fortysomething Flying
Nunophile...." Russell Baillie, New Zealand
"The Clean have always been about
great dreamy guitar pop and this album
is no different, Lou Reedish, droning guitars
building to crescendos and then falling
again..." Xtine, undertheradar.co.nz
||Herald rating: * * * * *
As we stood, slightly sunstruck, watching
David Kilgour and band meander pleasantly through
a set in their early afternoon Big Day Out
set, a young mate of a mate asked: "What
band did he use to be in?"
The Clean, young fellow, The Clean. Pioneering
they were. Flying Nun and all that.
And sometimes he still is, regrouping to play
to the Nun-stalgic with brother Hamish and
Robert Scott of the Bats. [more]
David Kilgour Cleans Up With The
Merge collects Clean chief's best on digital
New Zealand isn't just some Edenic fairytale
land where they filmed those Lord of the
Rings movies. It's also an Edenic fairytale
a rich musical history, a land which spawned
the so-called kiwi rock of indie legends
like the Chills, the Bats, Tall Dwarfs, Straitjacket
Fits, the Verlaines, and the Clean.
Not to be confused with David Gilmour, David
Kilgour and brother Hamish founded the Clean
in Dunedin [more]
All summer long by Gordon Campbell
More than 20 years after the Clean first
disbanded, David Kilgour is still evolving
as a songwriter
and guitarist. And still making a living.
Thank the fans in Nashville. And the
folks at Telecom.
The externals look pretty sweet. These days,
David Kilgour lives with his partner Genevieve
at the top of a turning column of flower-and-weed-tumbled
steps, in a wooden house with a sunny porch,
near the end of a pleasant cul-de-sac in Dunedin’s
North East Valley. [more]
Far Off Town - Dunedin to Nashville
‘It’s a nice thing to
do, maybe make a record in America’ muses
David Kilgour. As a founding member of the
seminal Clean and a legendary presence on New
Zealand’s independent music scene for
over 25 years, Kilgour is quietly expressing
an ambition that to most musicians might seem
obvious, perhaps run-of-the-mill. But for Kilgour,
nothing is predictable.
Far Off Town charts his time in Nashville
recording with members of Lambchop and casts
wide, becoming a meditation on the nature
of the music scene in the home of country.
Off Town is in part a straight documentary
catching Kilgour and Lambchop at work and
play, relaxed and extemporizing. [more]
From his earliest days as a member
of the legendary Clean onward, singer/songwriter
David Kilgour stood among the most important
figures on the New Zealand pop landscape.
of Dunedin, Kilgour first emerged in 1979
as the guitarist of the Clean, the highly influential
trio he co-founded with his drummer brother
when the group disbanded three years later,
the brothers reunited in the Great Unwashed,
proved even shorter-lived. [more]
||David Kilgour (opening for Lambchop),
Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA, March 13, 2002
To say that David Kilgour is a cult hero is a bit of
an understatement. The fact is, you can pretty much
divide the world into two camps regarding Mr. Kilgour:
those who look at you funny and say "David who?" and
those who sigh, dream like, and say "my idol...Well,
perhaps that's overstating the point a bit, but a little
hyperbole never hurt anyone, did it? [more]