HUP had a natter with Penelope and Robin of Wellington existential folk band Grawlixes. They have just released a new LP ' Love You To Death', and are about to embark on a twelve-date tour of the country. Skip on over to FEATURES to read more.
HUP caught up with New Plymouth-based psychedelic bedroom-pop artist Kayleb Duckett aka The Tiz to talk about his songwriting process, releases to date and plans for the future. Head over to FEATURES to read more.
HUP caught up with Matt and Lisa of tremendous Oamaru-based indie noiseniks Cuticles ahead of their show at Tāmaki Makaurau's Wine Cellar, (with The Biscuits and Kraus), this coming Saturday, 17th July. Head over to FEATURES to read more.
Barnaby Greebles reviews the debut LP from Ōtepoti indie-rock/shoegaze exponents Bathysphere. Released at the end of April, 'Heaven Is Other People' is a delicious slab of 90's inspired noise that you probably need in your life right now, but don't take our word for it, head on over to FEATURES and let Barnaby convince you further.
Arpie caught up with James from Carb on Carb and had a yarn about the past, present and future. Hop on over to FEATURES to read more!
The incredible Pat Kraus talked openly with Indira Neville about his new album 'Chocolate, Candy, Love and Dreams' and the very personal driving forces behind it's creation. Click HERE to read the full interview. Please note this article refers to suicide which some people may find distressing.
Arpie caught up with Nick and Eliza of Never Project Space ahead of their one year anniversary celebration this coming Friday 18th June! Click HERE to read all about it!
Arpie fired some question at Auckland/Hamilton based indie rock trio Universal Authors to find out about how they got together, how their songs come to be, and vital information such as who the best cook in the band is, and who is the most likely of the three to get arrested. Click HERE to read more.
Making the switch from classical to pop was a bold move for Louisa Nicklin. Her new Roundhead-recorded, eponymous full-length album bristles with an introspective intensity belying her genuine, easy-going nature. Barnaby Greebles spoke with Nicklin about transitioning from classical and pop, lyrical inspirations, recording at Roundhead, and more! Read the interview -> HERE <-
“It makes one cry for the days before the internet ruined our collective intellect”.
With respect to lyrical themes, Auckland’s Anecdata has more in common with the earliest of British synth-pop bands, having an obvious intellectualism to them.
We review Anecdata's latest album, 'Undelete', HERE.