I first met Antony Milton when we both played at Campbell Kneale's Huttstock one-night festival in late 2002 (actually held at The Space in Wellington that year rather than at Campbell's house in Lower Hutt). It was my first (non-guerrilla) live performance and probably bit of an episodic mess (violin, then alto saxophone, then guitar) but Antony seemed to like it and suggested that we do some recording while I was down from Hamilton. And record we did! Things seemed to click almost instantly. Many tapes were filled and Seen Through was born.
released June 1, 2003
Live to 4-trk, 18-12-2002.
Ben Spiers (right channel)
Antony Milton (left channel)
It's just so easy for Martin Phillips, innit? Even after more than 30 years, he's writing the kind of effortless melodies that most songwriters would kill for. So this is just another perfect pop record to add to their discography. This will easily be a top 10 of the year.
Thanks Mark, love both records - couldn’t choose between them - the best of both worlds of the music you make. What would be equally as cool would be to see you dive into your New Zealand heritage on your next double record! Surely just as much history and music to be had there too. Cheers rse1985