Debut album “Pretty Lies” to be released in 2017
Never Hungry Long
The Hardest Thing
Peacock Sky Vineyard, Waiheke, Sunday 6th March, afternoon
Listen on RadioNZ National with Jesse Mulligan
Aaron Carpenter And The Revelators was featured on RadioNZ National with Jesse Mulligan, Friday 13th November 2015.
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Interview with Marty Duda
of the 13th Floor
Live acoustic versions of Pretty Lies & Never Hungry Long
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“The album will be an absolute smash if this teaser album is anything to go by. It’s brash, illuminating, exceedingly well recorded, and authentic considering it was recorded in a barn on Waiheke Island.”
Colin Morris, The Dominion Post
About Aaron Carpenter And The Revelators
“It was Steve Earle who said, “Lonely is a temporary condition and Lonesome is an incurable, terminal hole in your heart you could drive a semi-truck through.”
I took him at his word and my life over the last 12 years has been etched in every nuance of these songs. I didn’t release the E.P. to just ‘get some songs out’, I released them to rid me of my demons.”
Aaron Carpenter has a gift for articulating the plight of the downtrodden and misunderstood. A knack for stepping inside his fellow man’s boots and feeling the wear on the sole, the caked dirt between the treads, and the permanent awkwardness of the fit.
This insight keeps listeners riveted throughout as The Revelators report back on the lot of small-town lifers, neglected love veterans, and the invisible homeless with both sympathy and a burning curiosity.
By his own admission, the Waiheke Island based songwriter turns more inward and that means the blues and country music, music he credits as “the commonest of human experience, perhaps the only thing that we all truly share.”
His Revelators are none other than a veteran gaggle of hot shot musicians that also include none other than Glenn Campbell Ross, (he of The Misunderstood, Juicy Lucy fame). In the latter half of 2015, Aaron Carpenter & those Revelators of his released their debut E.P, it’s first single and accompanying video “Stranger” played out on October 16th.
It’s the classic collection of songs he’s taking his whole life to write and finality will be a stroke of genuine relief. As he champions in one of the country/rock songs from the release – “Forgiving yourself is the hardest thing” ….