Auckland band Goldenhorse were formed in 1999 by English born vocalist Kirsten Morrell and guitarist Geoff Maddock (formerly of Bressa Creeting Cake). They attracted patronage from Tim and Neil Finn who loaned them gear to record debut album, Riverhead. It eventually topped the charts and sold over 50,000 copies, spawning hit 'Maybe Tomorrow' (the most played local song on NZ radio in 2003). Led by Morrell's ethereal vocals, two further albums of melodic folk-pop followed.