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Henderwood (Gillian Woods & Mark Henderson) is an indie-pop outfit from Wellington.
A number of friends/producers were recruited to work on their debut ‘Here’s one we prepared earlier’. As Mark says: ‘We were a bit paranoid about songs sounding too similar from lack of production, so we got a whole bunch of people on board to do a song each. We didn’t use all of the material, but it was a great process, and we ended up with a much more interesting album.’

The first song to reach the initial part of completion was ‘Impatient for Perfection’, produced by Campbell Kneale. Henderwood sent this to the B-net radio stations as an ‘industry test’, and it was play-listed by the majority of them nationally, with much enthusiasm. BFM were particularly keen on it, entering it on high rotate the day after they received it. This was all before the song had the final mix and mastering done. Henderwood’s album is literally stitched together in their trademark way. The artwork includes knitted and crocheted articles from both sides of the family, with the unique folded paper design held together with Mark’s late night stitching!

Feedback on the song ‘Impatient for Perfection’..
‘Sounds good and edgy’ – Zane Lowe/BBC Radio 1
‘Received it, liked it (a lot), playlisted it. cheers!‘ – Troy Ferguson/95bFM
‘Adding Impatient to the playlist; destined for a good thrashing!’ – Andrew Fagan/Kiwi FM
‘I love the tune, it’s dope. expect to hear it on rotate very soon.‘ – Scott Nicolson/Radio Active 89FM

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The CD ‘Here’s one we prepared earlier’ is available from Slow Boat Records or Bandcamp.

Cover sourced from Bandcamp. Text from Henderwood. Used with permission.

Last edited: 30.07.15

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