Over the Atlantic


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Over The Atlantic is Nik Brinkman and Bevan Smith (Signer, Aspen, Skallander), who came together through shared involvement in a A LOW HUM compilation.

In 2006 Over The Atlantic were signed to the prestigious USA Carpark/PawTracks family of labels before they’d even played a single show, demonstrating the strength of their first album, Junica. This meant they were label-buddies with Beach House, Dan Deacon, Animal Collective and Ariel Pink, among others.

Over The Atlantic songs are written by Nik Brinkman and lovingly produced by Bevan Smith, two of the most intriguing musicians in New Zealand. Once writing and recording is finished, Brinkman hands the tracks over to Bevan Smith who then skillfully crafts the tracks into the final compositions you hear on record.

From nomination for Best Unreleased Song at the Bnet Awards when he was just 16, to now, Nik Brinkman is emerging as one of the most important and innovative modern songwriters in New Zealand. Even his side-project Psychic Powers (with LA-based Alejandro Cohen) has been signed to uber-awesome USA label Geographic North with the promise of a glow-in-the-dark 12″ record scheduled for release before the end of this year.

Last edited: 22.03.16

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  • View on NZ On Screen Over The Atlantic

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music Video

    "In Over the Atlantic, New Plymouth-born producer Bevan Smith teams up with singer/songwriter Nik Brinkman to make synth pop music that sounds like it came out of the mid-80s, but 20 years on. In 2006, Over the Atlantic were signed to the prestigious USA Carpark/Paw Tracks family of labels before they'd even played a gig, based on the strength of their first album Junica. Second album Dimensions was released in 2008." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Celia

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Pop ; Indie ; Music Video

    "A simple but evocative performance-based music video, directed by Daniel Batkin-Smith. This is the black background version; there is also a white background version." (NZ On Screen summary)


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