Future City Festival 2019 is only a few weeks away, so HUP are catching up with a few of the bands playing the event. Future City Festival's band with the lowest average age is Gisborne punks Sit Down In Front. We had a chat with Cory, Rikki, Jackson and Roman about how a band of school kids from Gisborne have come to be influenced by The Sex Pistols and the Clash, why Cori Gonzalez-Macuer and a contestant from TV show The Block have come to be wearing their t-shirts, and more! read the interview -> HERE <-
35 years since the release of three excellent singles, Beat Rhythm Fashion have a new album, ‘Tenterhook’, to be released on 11 February. Ahead of its release, and of a nationwide tour by the band in March, we review the new album -> HERE <-!
Hamilton six-piece Bitter Defeat have risen over the last twelve months to take their place alongside the many, varied and fabulous acts emanating from Hamilton. Rob Shirlow (vocals and guitar) and Ian Duggan (keyboards) are instrumental in operating Hamilton Underground Press (HUP), and are active participants in and promoters of the local music scene. They are joined in Bitter Defeat by Julian White (also of The Scones, Kitchenette; bass), Sam Brockelsby (ex-Ancient Tapes; guitar), Ben Manning (guitar) and Kathryn Thompson (drums). Read our interview with the band -> HERE <-
'Tekau Nga Waiata Pai' is HUP and The HUM's Top 10 of recently-released music from around New Zealand! Episode 5, our February 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...