HUP had a quick catch up with Brian Purington of Auckland noiseniks Swallow The Rat ahead of their show at Nivara Lounge this coming Friday, April 26th. Head over to FEATURES to read about the band's brand new EP and their recent exploits at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
'Retrospect' is a radio show and podcast that focusses on '60s garage rock, garage punk, proto-punk, freakbeat and psychedelia music. It is produced and presented by Hamilton local Phil Grey, with shows first broadcast on Free FM, then on other New Zealand community radio stations, as well as half a dozen North American stations, and has a global following via the podcasts. We talked to Phil about his interest in these ‘60s genres, his favourite songs, and all about the show itself! read the interview -> HERE! <-
Dunedin’s ‘Fazed on a Pony’ released their fantastic EP ‘That’s How the Light Gets In’ in February. We have featured a couple of the tracks on our HUP and The Hum 106.7FM's Top 10 of new New Zealand songs - including ‘Natural Toast’, which made our #1 a couple of months ago. We talked to front-person Peter McCall about his musical influences, the artwork of the release, the meaning of the band name, and more! Read the interview -> HERE <-
'Tekau Nga Waiata Pai' is HUP and The HUM's Top 10 of recently-released music from around New Zealand! Episode 7, our April 2019 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...
HUP caught up with Will from the band Trepidations, who will play this Saturday, March 23rd, at Nivara Lounge along with Bruises and Nagasaki Tan. In the event that you wish to read the Qs and As to those Qs, this is the thing to click on....CLICKONTHIS
'Tekau Nga Waiata Pai' is HUP and The HUM's Top 10 of recently-released music from around New Zealand! Episode 6, our March 2019 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...
‘Future City Festival’ is looming! And one of the acts that I am most looking forward to is Ben Woods, whose song ‘Lozenge’ is seriously good! An earworm that you aren’t unhappy to have there, no matter how many times it repeats through your mind. We caught up with Ben to discuss that song, his upcoming album, the Christchurch music scene, and more! read the full interview -> HERE <-
One of the most highly anticipated performances at Future City Festival 2019 is the reformation of Hamilton ‘sonic rock architects’ Sora Shima, playing their first gig in over five years! Likened to bands such as ‘Mogwai’, ‘Explosions in The Sky’ and ‘Sigur Ros’, Sora Shima will be performing with their original line-up, and playing only their early material. We spoke to Jae Lurman (guitars), Adam Fulton (guitars) and Rob Shirlow (bass) about why they stopped performing, how the reformation has come about, and why it taken so long to get back together? Read our interview -> HERE <-
It's just two weeks now until Future City Festival 2019. We are super proud of the calibre and range of amazing bands and artists playing this year's event and thought we would compile a post to share some clips of most (not all) of those playing to whet the appetite! Grab your presale tickets HERE!
It’s getting closer to Future City Festival 2019 by the day. In the lead-up, we talked to Sam Smith from Auckland psychedelic-stoner-shoegaze-blues-folk band ‘Te Huhu’, about their upcoming debut album Recychedelia’, their distinctive sound, and their own upcoming festival, ‘Field of Dreams’! Read the interview -> HERE <-