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The Hunt Brings Us Life

by Samuel Flynn Scott

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It so happened that in 2004, Wellington musician Samuel Flynn Scott had crafted a handful of songs that did not quite fit the mould of The Phoenix Foundation, the popular Wellington-based rock band.

"I was writing a whole lot of material that seemed a bit folksy for The Phoenix Foundation," says Scott. "Also, I was listening to a lot of improvised and angular music and somehow wanted to combine those elements into one project."
In order to do justice to this haunting new material, Scott formed a new band called Bunnies on Ponies. And after Mikee Tucker of Loop Recordings saw the outfit play at Wellington’s Matterhorn Bar, he suggested that Scott record the songs and release them on Loop.

The recording ensemble included Tom Callwood (a double bass player who was integral in the development of the music), engineer Brett Stanton, producer and banjo player David Long and a succession of drummers: Craig Terris (Cassette), Riki Gooch (Trinity Roots) and Mike Fabulous (The Black Seeds, Bunnies On Ponies).

The result is the Samuel Flynn Scott album The Hunt Brings Us Life, a swirling collection of haunting moods and unusual textures, that ranges from country drinking songs ('Chopped Liver') to geopolitical laments ('War Over Water'), Celtic folk ('Boil My Bones') and stoned guitar songs about people on the television ('God's Legs').

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released May 12, 2006

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Samuel Flynn Scott Wellington, New Zealand

In 2004, Wellington musician Samuel Flynn Scott crafted a handful of songs that did not quite fit the mould of his band, The Phoenix Foundation.

Scott formed a new band called “Bunnies on Ponies” & led them into the studio. The result is the Samuel Flynn Scott debut solo album “The Hunt Brings Us Life” (2006) & “Straight Answer Machine” (2008) released under the name “Samuel F Scott & The BOP”.
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