INTERVIEW WITH GG VAN NEWTOWN OF HEX
Wellington pagan folk-metallers HEX hit Hamilton this coming Saturday, October 22nd, playing at Biddy Mulligan's, with Auckland's BOZO and Hamilton's own Blue Cross. HUP caught up with guitarist/vocalist GG van Newtown (and in places bandmates Kiki and Liz), to find out about how HEX came to be, an upcoming album, future plans and some of the best hypothetical dream gig lineups of all time! Skip on over to FEATURES to read more.
INTERVIEW WITH LIZ STOKES OF THE BETHS
Auckland's The Beths are playing Hamilton for the first time this weekend, along with Paul Cathro and Hamilton's own Celebrity Death Hoax. HUP caught up with singer and main songwriter Liz Stokes ahead of the show at Nivara Lounge this coming Friday October 21st. Head on over to FEATURES to read more.
HUPCAST 11 is here to greet you from the upside down world, with a few delicious slabs of indie rock to whet yr appetites for some mighty fine shows here in The People's Republik of Hamiltronia. Tracks are by HEX, The Beths, BOZO, Paul Cathro and Ancient Tapes, and the umms and ahhs are from Arpie Shirehorse. Thanks for listening!
SWEET DOUBLE HEADER OCt 21/22
The weekend of Oct 21/22 promises to be a great one in Hamiltron, with some of Aotearoa's neatest up and coming bands playing across two nights.
The Beths, fresh from supporting The Kills at The Powerstation, will headline Nivara Lounge on Friday Oct 21st, along with Hamilton's Celebrity Death Hoax (playing their second ever show) and Dunedin's Paul Cathro (Alizarin Lizard/Ha The Unclear).
The following night, Saturday Oct 22nd, sees Wellington's HEX headline at Biddy Mulligan's along with Auckland's BOZO and Hamilton's Blue Cross.
Both shows are just $10 on the door and will kick off around 9pm. In the meantime here's a little sampler or two for the uninitiated...
NEW DATEMONTHYEAR SINGLE
Hamilton indie pop band DateMonthYear has released a new single. Spit Out The Sun is a cover and was part of a compilation album project called ‘Lost on a Highwire’ that saw Hamilton-based songwriter Michael Miller commission a number of performers to produce covers of his work! Spit Out the Sun is DateMonthYear’s first recording to feature the latest line-up of Emma Koretz, Brooke Baker and Tyler Leet, alongside long-standing member Trevor Faville. Click HERE for a listen.