Among all the bad that’s come from the COVID pandemic, some good has also resulted. Tobermorie, active in Hamilton in the late-‘90s, have unexpectedly released an album of old recordings via Bandcamp, titled ‘Throbbing Pink Boudoir of My Heart’. We caught up with Jo, Sarah, Louisa and Rob to vaguely reminisce about the band, their career highlights, and hear about the recordings; how did they come to be released in 2021, and which songs have best passed the test of time? Read the interview -> HERE <-
Barnaby Greebles reviews the wonderful new EP from Fruit Juice Parade, 'the more you question, the further you get from the answer', before putting some questions to the band and discovering what makes the Papaioea two-piece tick. Read all about it HERE.
HUP caught up with Leighton Edwards of Auckland-based Cowboy Dan a few days after the release of their new single 'You and I' from their forthcoming EP 'Sentimental Now That We're Leaving' to find out about what the band has been up to the last couple of years and chew the fat about gigs past and future amongst other things. Click HERE to read all about it.
Struggling to understand and organise the music in your life?! The Genesis Line is a complex, yet easy to use system, and is likely to be the answer you seek. Created by Indira and Stefan Neville, Indira provides the low-down HERE.
Barnaby Greebles had a fascinating chat with Wairehu Grant about his current solo project 'Half/Time'. Learn about Wai's background and what has led him to this latest musical endeavour, as well as the incorporation of aspects of tikanga Maaori, the history of Aotearoa and punk rock into Half/Time's songs. Click HERE to read more.
Auckland’s Demons of Noon announced themselves as a serious doom metal force with debut EP The Summoning in April 2020. It wasn’t until December that they appeared on stage, supporting Beastwars in Wellington. Their next gig will be with Bloodnut and Thousand Limbs at Whammy Bar on the 18th, which made this a good time for Max Johns to catch up with three-quarters of the band for a drink or two over Zoom. Read all about it HERE.
Arpie pinged some questions in the general vicinity of Adam Fulton, head honcho at Kirikiriroa Hamilton-based underground music conglomerate Real Vegan Cult ahead of their first ever two -day festival 'RVC Fest' this coming weekend. Click on through to FEATURES to read all about it!
Arpie was fortunate enough to fire a few questions at The Datsuns drummer Ben Cole, to find out all about their brand new music, plans for touring, as well as get a few insights into the band's songwriting process and find out what's currently ripping it up on the turntable in the Cole household. Click on through to FEATURES to read more.
The first post on our revamped site is Hp's review of the fantastic new LP by Dunedin's Opposite Sex - head on over to the FEATURES page right away/at once/post haste/without delay to read and listen all about it.