Kiwi pop-folk combo Goldenhorse began their formation upon the meeting of vocalist Kristen Morrell and guitarist and vocalist Geoff Maddock.
Upon recruiting Ben King, Vincent Hine, and Nick Gaffaney, Goldenhorse became a reality and started building a following and fine-tuning their sound. Eventually, the band released its first album, Riverhead, in 2002. Bolstered by strong singles, Riverhead peaked at number one on the national album charts a year after release, and stayed on the charts for just over a year. Their follow-up release saw a quicker turnaround for the band, chart-wise, as Out of the Moon debuted at number two, with strong showings for singles "Run Run Run" and "Fish." The five-piece would then go on to tour Europe, and in 2008 Goldenhorse released their third album, the Top 40 seller Reporter. ~ Chris True, Rovi