They've supported My Chemical Romance this year, and they've been working on a new album since before the pandemic. Just before their current tour hits Hamilton, Max emailed a few questions to Miss June. This is your big chance to learn the secret to lasting a decade as a band ("none of us are assholes or addicts"), feel bad for not being as useful as Annabel Liddell was during Covid ("I worked 2 and a half years non-stop in the hospital as a surgical house officer"), and find out where and when we can all "expect to feel liberated".
It's all right --> HERE <--
The Changing Same's brand new album came out today, with a launch gig happening on September 30. We were given an early listen to The Changing Same Go To The Movies and you can read what we heard ---> HERE <---
Thanks to a random discovery on Twitter (yes, that hellsite is still good for some things), we review the first EP from indie Dunedin pop-rockers L. Hotel. It's quite good, as you'll learn by reading more --- > HERE <---
‘Mike Alpha Xray’ is likely Hamilton’s biggest fan of the NATO phonetic alphabet and lover of short acrostic poems, but instead harshly describes himself in his self-deprecating press release as “Kirikiriroa’s newest and least essential recording artist”. But we're not having it! Read our review of the teasers by Mike Alpha Xray to his upcoming album.... -> HERE <-
This is less of an album review than it is a public service announcement. In celebration of twenty years of the release of the Grandaddy album ‘Sumday’, they have released the album’s four-track cassette demos as its own standalone collection.
Read our review at the link - > HERE <-.
"Bitter Defeat’s second EP is a quick-fire, four-track affair that adds nicely to what the band started with 2021’s Minor Victory. Happily, it shows off a couple of new tricks as well...".
We review the bands new EP, 'Terrific Effort", -> HERE <- !
Southern Tribe is the downbeat electronic project of Andrew Newth. Active since the mid-1990s, Southern Tribe has recently released 'Retrospective’, a compilation of early songs - some you may have already heard on compilations, while others have never previously released. We talked to Andrew about the shift from Love & Violence to Southern Tribe, changes in the technology he has used through time, the future of Southern Tribe, and more!
Read the interview -> HERE <-
We threw five easy questions at Die! Die! Die! frontman Andrew Wilson just so you could get a taste of where the band's at before they play Never Project Space next week.
It's a quick read that you can...no, MUST!...find -> HERE <-
Dylan Dolby just wants to get the shopping done, but his acquaintances have other ideas.
Do you like shopping, or nightclubs, or listening to what radio announcers have to say? Well, there might be something in here for you! We take a look at the three experimental synth-based, largely spoken-word albums released to date by the Dolby Brothers.
Read the full article -> HERE <-
“The time has come to open thy heart/wallet” Bandcamp tells me, as I listen freely to Belladonna’s ‘Total Eclipse of my Brain’ EP one too many times. We have been a bit quiet at HUP recently, with seemingly little happening in the music scene to keep us excited, but here is an EP that has pulled me out of my unintentional slumber.
We review Belladonna’s latest wonderful EP -> HERE <-