SONGBROKER SONG OF THE DAY : INTO THE EAST 'THESE FOUR WALLS'
Music has held a place in the hearts of Invercargill natives, Liv McBride and Graeme Woller since childhood.
After honing their singing and songwriting skills through their teens and twenties, and realizing music was a calling, not just a hobby, McBride and Woller serendipitously crossed paths, and the 9-year collaboration that is Into The East was born.
Into The East’s sound is inspired by Robert Plant, Alison Krauss, The Beatles, The Fleet Foxes, Ryan Adams, Laura Marling& Josh Ritter with some Queen and Simon & Garfunkel harmony thrown in.
Into The East’s 2013 debut album Fight From The Inside was produced & engineered over a 15-month period but in essence is the culmination of their 9-year musical partnership. Recording took place in spaces as diverse as Liv's wardrobe, Graeme's hallway, a Community Radio Station & an independent project studio.
Since debuting, Into The East have perpetually toured Aotearoa, picking up nominations for Best NZ Folk Album, a nomination for the highly regarded Taite Music Prize & wins in the form of NCMA Best Group, APRA Album Of The Year & Band Of The Year at the 2014 Southland Entertainment Awards.
Their latest album release How To Turn A Blind Eye contains even more gems - a particular favourite being 'These Four Walls' with it's simplicity and beautiful harmonies.