Brighton's (UK) Justin Champney gave me the proverbial "kick" into action on Ghost Wave. From Auckland, this self-described "fuzz" band write tight, melodic rock songs. Their Facebook bio describes the band as finding itself "somewhere between the Flying Nun bands of the 80s, the British explosion of the 1960s and the wayfaring dubs of Lee "Scratch" Perry..." I hear a strong psychedelic influence. Promising enough to be invited to CMJ 2012, and this year's SXSW 2013 in Texas, the band have clearly been noticed by some key influencers within "the industry". "Sunsetter" the first single from their self-titled EP (released in 2011/2012) is now an oldie, but still a goodie. I hear there is some new material to be released very soon. "Here She Comes" was released as a video a couple of weeks ago, and can be heard at the YouTube link below. There is a link for the download of that single (from the "Wreck Room" anthology) below the YouTube link.
For more on Ghost Wave, please go to the Arch Hill recordings web-link below. Below that is a link to the band's Bandcamp page where you can buy "Sunsetter".
Sunsetter - Ghost Wave