Following a mammoth tour of Europe, Japan & the US in 2007-2008, Stefan Neville took a sabbatical from Pumice. After a silence of several months, Stefan slowly began to re-emerge in New Zealand, playing (the drums) with a few bands in Auckland. Soon a few proper Pumice gigs were played & then, despite his best efforts to the contrary, Neville started work on a new batch of recordings. One of those found a home on the split single with Grouper, while the others appear on Persevere; a befitting title for Neville's first new grip of songs following his hiatus.
released July 21, 2009
Stefan Neville: drums, vocals, guitar, tapes, organ
Recorded by Stefan Neville in Morningside, 2009
Artwork by Stefan Neville
Open Up written by Michael Hurley
Pacific Ocean written by Bob Cardy/The Axemen