'Koi Division' are a Californian band who describe themselves as “the only Fish Goth Joy Division parody cover band that matters”. After appearing on ‘The A.V. Club’ website a few days ago, the band have rapidly accumulated a shoal of new fans, myself included. I caught up with Ian Clownfish (vocals), Hook (bass, sea synth), Bernard Salmon (guitar) and Steve Moray (drums), for what I expect is their first overseas Q&A session! See there interview -> HERE <-.
We review the new album by 'Dharma Police', called 'It Only Ends Once'. Head over -> HERE <- to read more.
A few months back, HUP was alerted to the rarest of occurences....a new local band had formed. Huzzahs and hurrahs thought we. The band called themselves Loudhailer, and they were playing a few gigs in town. I headed over to their Soundcloud for a listen and it was good. More demos dropped in the weeks that followed, and the songs grew on me, having that weird knack of sounding like quite a lot of bands you know and like, but not one in particular. Anyway, I decided to ask a few more questions to find out a little more about one of Hamilton's newest bands. Skip over to FEATURES to read more.
Ngamihi Pawa was on hand to capture the magic at last night's fantastic The Others Way Sideshow here in Hamilton. Skip over to PHOTOS to see the whole shebang.
HUP was lucky enough to catch up with incredible Wellington band The All Seeing Hand ahead of their set at The Others Way Hamilton Sideshow, tomorrow night, Aug 31 at Nivara Lounge. Head over to FEATURES to read more, and get out to tomorrow night to see them at this rad gig!
HUP caught up with Luke Rowell aka Disasteradio ahead of his set at The Others Way Hamilton Sideshow this coming Thursday Aug 31. We speak about his hit new album, the wonder of The Bake House, and laughing at near death experiences in ditches. Skip over to FEATURES to read more and stream the new LP 'Sweatshop', then get along on Thursday night for a performance to remember!
‘Dharma Police’ is a side-project of ex-Hamiltonian Dan Satherley’s ‘Anecdata’, which focusses on releasing synthpop songs relating to the TV show ‘Lost’. Dharma Police has just released a new album, its third, called ‘It Only Ends Once’. We talked to Satherley about his shift from releasing songs about Trump to Lost, the origin of the Dharma Police name, and why he writes songs about the TV program. Read all about it -> HERE <-
HUP is particularly excited to announce that Spiral Stairs, aka Scott Kannberg of legendary indie rock icons Pavement, is playing here in Hamilton on Dec 2 to support the release of his latest solo LP 'Doris and the Daggers'. Support acts are to be confirmed at the time of writing. Capacity is somewhat limited and a sell-out is anticipated, so get in quick to avoid disappointment!
‘Bitter Defeat’ is a local lo-fi solo recording project, that has been sporadically releasing songs via Bandcamp since mid-2016. We talked to Bitter Defeat about the project’s influences, the irregular nature of his releases, aspirations, and whether we should expect to see him playing live anytime soon. Read about it -> HERE <-