Crowded House Sign with BMG

Platinum-selling, multi-ARIA and BRIT award-winning band Crowded House have signed a global recordings deal with BMG for their upcoming eighth studio album Gravity Stairs, .

The first single from the album, the uplifting ‘Oh Hi’, was released last Thursday 8 February alongside a BBC Radio 2 premiere with Vernon Kay, giving fans a taste of what’s to come. Gravity Stairs will be released via BMG on 31 May.

Crowded House’s Neil Finn said of the deal with BMG, “We’re delighted to work with the good people at BMG who we already know love music and hold us in high regard. It feels like a new beginning”.

Heath Johns, BMG President, Australia, New Zealand and South-East Asia, said, “Few artists from this region have enjoyed the global success of Crowded House.

"Beyond the sales, beyond the streams, Crowded House songs have reached iconic status across generations. ‘Gravity Stairs’ features some of the best work the band has ever produced, and we can’t wait to share this incredible album with the world.”.

Crowded House have sold over 15 million records worldwide, won 13 ARIA Awards, eight APRA Awards, a BRIT Award, an MTV VMA, have been inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame and accrued billions of streams. Four of their seven studio albums peaked at Number One on the ARIA Albums chart (the remaining three peaking at number two), with impressive charting also in New Zealand, the UK, US and Canada.