HUP was lucky enough to catch up with incredible Wellington band The All Seeing Hand ahead of their set at The Others Way Hamilton Sideshow, tomorrow night, Aug 31 at Nivara Lounge. Head over to FEATURES to read more, and get out to tomorrow night to see them at this rad gig!
HUP caught up with Luke Rowell aka Disasteradio ahead of his set at The Others Way Hamilton Sideshow this coming Thursday Aug 31. We speak about his hit new album, the wonder of The Bake House, and laughing at near death experiences in ditches. Skip over to FEATURES to read more and stream the new LP 'Sweatshop', then get along on Thursday night for a performance to remember!
Dharma Police Interview
‘Dharma Police’ is a side-project of ex-Hamiltonian Dan Satherley’s ‘Anecdata’, which focusses on releasing synthpop songs relating to the TV show ‘Lost’. Dharma Police has just released a new album, its third, called ‘It Only Ends Once’. We talked to Satherley about his shift from releasing songs about Trump to Lost, the origin of the Dharma Police name, and why he writes songs about the TV program. Read all about it -> HERE <-
HUP is particularly excited to announce that Spiral Stairs, aka Scott Kannberg of legendary indie rock icons Pavement, is playing here in Hamilton on Dec 2 to support the release of his latest solo LP 'Doris and the Daggers'. Support acts are to be confirmed at the time of writing. Capacity is somewhat limited and a sell-out is anticipated, so get in quick to avoid disappointment!
Bitter Defeat Interview
‘Bitter Defeat’ is a local lo-fi solo recording project, that has been sporadically releasing songs via Bandcamp since mid-2016. We talked to Bitter Defeat about the project’s influences, the irregular nature of his releases, aspirations, and whether we should expect to see him playing live anytime soon. Read about it -> HERE <-
HUP is very excited to annouce that absolute rock and roll legends SHONEN KNIFE have added a Hamilton date to their NZ tour this October. For the uninitiated, here is a quickfire SHONEN KNIFE 101 in nine easy lessons:
*SHONEN KNIFE refers to old Japanese pencil sharpner and literally means Boy Knife in Japanese
*The all female Japanese trio SHONEN KNIFE formed in Osaka in 1981.
*SHONEN KNIFE was formed by sisters Naoko on guitar and Atsuko on Drums who both still play in the band today
*SHONEN KNIFE ...ROCK!
*SHONEN KNIFE are heavily influenced by sixtes pop and girl groups, infused with their love of The Ramones
*SHONEN KNIFE songs are stripped down, catchy, and sung in both Japanese and English
*SHONEN KNIFE can count on Nirvana, Sonic Youth, and Redd Kross to shout out "Shonen Knife ... ICHIBAN!"
*SHONEN KNIFE love to eat and sing about their favourite food Wasabi! Hot Chocolate! Sushi Bar and their favourite Ramen Rock
*SHONEN KNIFE ROCK MORE THAN YOU!
Tickets are on sale now over at Under The Radar, once they're gone they're gone so get in quick to avoid disappointment by clicking the link below!
GIMME SHONEN KNIFE TIX FOR HAMILTON OCT 4 IMMEDIATELY PLEASE & THANK YOU
funding for your HAMILTON music project - CNZ CREATIVE COMMUNITIES SCHEME - closes aug 31
The CNZ Creative Communities Scheme (CCS) helps to fund local arts projects. Each year Creative New Zealand provides CCS funding to city and district councils throughout New Zealand to distribute in their area. The scheme supports more than 1,800 projects every year. The Creative Communities Scheme and Creative NZ contestable grants are one of the few funding sources that will fund individual applicants and non-registered groups. Each of the 10 District Councils in the Waikato region administers it’s own Creative Communities Scheme funds. Here in Hamilton, Creative Waikato administers CCS funding on behalf of Hamilton City Council.
I'm into music though - how is this relevant to me?
The term 'arts projects' doesn't just mean visual arts - aspects of your musical project are eligible for funding. Full details are given in the application guide which is well worth a few minutes of your time. You can reach it by clicking HERE.
The current funding round closes on Friday 31 August 2017. Click HERE to start your application. Good luck!