Formed in Dunedin in 1980, ‘Sneaky Feelings’ was among the first wave of bands on the Flying Nun label. Almost 30 years since their last album, the band are set to release a new album, ‘Progress Junction’. We caught up with now Hamilton-based guitarist and vocalist Matthew Bannister for a quick Q&A, to discuss their motivation for getting back together, their aspirations for the band, lyrics inspirations, and releasing the new album back on their old label. See the interview -> HERE <-
Think back to many of the big music artists from the past – AC/DC, Metallica, Kiss and Motörhead, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols and The Ramones, Wu-Tang Clan and Run DMC – and you can probably picture the logos many of them use. You see them on their albums and adorning the t-shirts of their fans. While band logos seemingly are not so common now as they used to be, a number of bands still do have them, including a few from Hamilton (or related). I talked to Andrew Carter of Deathnir, Gareth Schott of Ancient Tapes, Tim Fowler from Ghosts of Electricity and Julian White from The Scones, four bands with branding, about their logos; what is their purpose, what are the advantages of having one, and how did they go about getting one? Read the full article -> HERE <-
Ex-Hamilton band Ghosts of Electricity recently released their latest album, 'Music to get Puppies to Sleep'. We caught up with front-person Tim Fowler, to talk about the new album, its seemingly less-PC content matter than their previous album, and where the band is at in 2017. Read the full article -> here <-
Ngamihi Pawa was on hand to shoot The Wedding Present's amazing sold-out show last night, a full photoset is available now over on the PHOTOS tab!
Thrash metal band Alien Weaponry hit Mount Maunganui on Saturday as part of their ‘Trembling Earth Tour’, on the back of their latest single and brand new video ‘Rū Ana Te Whenua’. We talked to the band about their cultural awareness, influences, Deathnir t-shirts, and more! See the interview -> HERE <-.
The Wedding Present's show with Ancient Tapes and Rumpus Room at Nivara Lounge this coming Wednesday, July 5th, is now completely sold out. No doorsales will be available on the night. Doors are at 7.30pm, with bands starting from 8pm. A fantastic night awaits!