The Phoenix Foundation

The Phoenix Foundation are an progressive indie rock band formed in Wellington, New Zealand. The band was founded by Conrad Wedde, Samuel Flynn Scott, and Luke Buda in 1997 while students at Wellington High School. In 2001, the band expanded their lineup, and were joined by Tim Hansen (bass), Richie Singleton (drums) and Will Ricketts (percussion). The band took their name from a fictional organization on the popular television show MacGyver. After playing together for several years, they released the China Cove EP in 2000. Their first full length album Horsepower was released by Capital Recordings in mid 2003 to critical acclaim, and was moderately successful. Horsepower included such singles as "This Charming Van" and "Let Me Die A Woman", which received extensive airplay on alternative radio stations such as 95bFM and RDU-FM. In 2004, the band began work on their second album Pegasus, with Warner Emery replacing Hansen on bass. The album was released in early 2005 and met with some commercial success, eventually obtaining gold status in New Zealand. It was released in Australia by Remote Control Records in October 2006.

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