One-man blues band Bob Log III will notch up his 39th show of 2019 when he plays Hamilton’s Nivara Lounge on Friday May 3, with Labretta Suede and the Motel 6 in support. He’s bound to surprise a few punters with his face-hiding crash helmet, human cannonball suit, and party-at-all-costs approach to blues guitar. HUP had a laugh-filled phone call with Bob a few days before he flew over from his adopted home in Melbourne. red the interview -> HERE <-
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 <-