The Phoenix Foundation have lived many lives. From high school distortion addicts to indie folk trippers to masters of motorik dream pop. It's been five years since their last album, 'Give Up Your Dreams', but that downtime has been well spent. The New Zealand outfit have been writing, recording, touring with a Symphony Orchestra amongst other things, creating the acclaimed soundtrack for Taika Waititi's 'Hunt for the Wilderpeople'. Slowly, when they could, the six old friends found time to work together in studios, garages, forests, and sheds to put together the concise ten song album that is, 'Friend Ship', which as you would expect, weaves seamlessly between dreamy introspective pop, stretched out grooves and psychedelic rock, it also exists as a collection of masterfully crafted songs.