'Tekau Nga Waiata Pai' is HUP and The HUM's Top 10 of recently-released music from around New Zealand! Episode 3, our November Top 10, has started airing on The HUM, and will be repeated each week every Monday and Friday at around 5pm. Here it is as a podcast...
Those with a penchant for experimental sound and vision are in for a treat this coming Thursday, 8 November, as The Meteor plays host to Floris Vanhoof, a Belgian filmmaker, musician, instrument builder, performer and visual artist based in Antwerp. Joining Floris will be Kraus, a key figure in contemporary New Zealand underground music. HUP caught up with the pair to discover a little more about what lies in store for the shows, and how the tour came about. Read what they had to say -> HERE <-
Auckland band ‘REPAIRS’ are returning to Hamilton in mid-November, playing with Landlords and Cartoon Villain at Nivara Lounge. We had a talk to guitarist/vocalist Martin Phillips about what happened to his other band, ‘God Bows To Math’, where REPAIRS are at with the recording of their debut album, and whether sharing a name with a New Zealand music icon has led to any cases of mistaken identity! Read the interview -> HERE <-
Failsafe Records was founded in Christchurch by Rob Mayes in 1983/1984. Mayes has some highly ambitious plans for the label, with the intended release of 25 albums over the next 12 months. We talked to Rob about this goal; how is he going to carry it out, all while based in faraway Japan? Read the interview -> HERE <-
Former Hamilton folk and blues singer-songwriter Chris Thompson recorded an album while in the British Isles in 1974, as a follow-up to his self-titled debut. Why was it never released? How is it that it is being released now? We had a chat to Chris, and owner of Pinenut Records Donald McLeod, about the imminent release of ‘Drunken Nights in Dublin’. Read about it -> HERE <-
'Tekau Nga Waiata Pai' is HUP and The HUM's Top 10 of recently-released music from around New Zealand! Episode 2, our October Top 10, has started airing on The HUM, and will be repeated each week every Monday and Friday at around 5pm. Here it is as a podcast...
It’s been a long time since The Chills last played in Hamilton—possibly greater than 20 years—so it was fantastic that they finally decided to drop by again. What were the high points? The low points? We review the show -> HERE <-
We review the new 'Creative Evolution' album by The Changing same.
Find our review -> HERE <- !
The Chills long-awaited return to Hamilton happens this coming Friday, September 14th, with a show at Altitude, the first date on a nationwide tour to celebrate the release of their highly anticipated new album, 'Snow Bound'. HUP posed some questions to chief Chill, Martin Phillipps, about the new album, his songwriting process, the state of New Zealand music, and some ideas of what Friday's show holds in store. Head on over to the FEATURES page to read the full Q and A.
HUP is stoked to be involved in a brand new monthly radio show, recorded in conjunction with our pals at The HUM 106.7FM!
'Tekau Nga Waiata Pai' is a Top 10 of recently-released music from around New Zealand. Episode 1 aired earlier this evening September 3rd, and will be repeated each week every Monday and Friday at around 5pm. Here it is as a podcast...
The HUM 106.7FM is a huge supporter of NZ music and has a fantastic playlist of classics and new music. We would like to encourage new music submissions by email to firstname.lastname@example.org