Coach is a three-piece band from Auckland comprised of Abraham Kunin (guitar/vocals), Jonathan Burgess (double bass/vocals) and Todd Beeby (drums/vocals). Their music references elements of Trinity Roots, My Bloody Valentine and Dirty Three but the sound is wholly their own.
Coach released their debut E.P. in 2010 and followed up with the full-length album Family Tree in August 2012. Family Tree is a sophisticated and refined collection that strikes the listener immediately with its depth, cohesiveness and kaleidoscopicemotion.
The Coach catalogue has grown its next branch with their latest E.P. Songs For Michelle.
Family Tree was well known for its dark, varied pop, woven through interludes of heavier rock and crooning vocal harmonies in washes of falsetto settling over double bass, drums and chiming electric guitar. The three tracks on Songs For Michelle continue in a dense, gothic, 90s inspired direction and expand on the groups heavier - in parts droning - tone.
'A fuzzy netherworld between jazz and rock, retro and modern, powerful and fragile' - Marty Duda, 13th Floor
'Dreamy, dark, spacious pop music of the kind that turns thoughts inward' - Lydia Jenkin, NZ Herald