Auckland band ‘REPAIRS’ are returning to Hamilton in mid-November, playing with Landlords and Cartoon Villain at Nivara Lounge. We had a talk to guitarist/vocalist Martin Phillips about what happened to his other band, ‘God Bows To Math’, where REPAIRS are at with the recording of their debut album, and whether sharing a name with a New Zealand music icon has led to any cases of mistaken identity! Read the interview -> HERE <-
Failsafe Records was founded in Christchurch by Rob Mayes in 1983/1984. Mayes has some highly ambitious plans for the label, with the intended release of 25 albums over the next 12 months. We talked to Rob about this goal; how is he going to carry it out, all while based in faraway Japan? Read the interview -> HERE <-
Former Hamilton folk and blues singer-songwriter Chris Thompson recorded an album while in the British Isles in 1974, as a follow-up to his self-titled debut. Why was it never released? How is it that it is being released now? We had a chat to Chris, and owner of Pinenut Records Donald McLeod, about the imminent release of ‘Drunken Nights in Dublin’. Read about it -> HERE <-
'Tekau Nga Waiata Pai' is HUP and The HUM's Top 10 of recently-released music from around New Zealand! Episode 2, our October Top 10, has started airing on The HUM, and will be repeated each week every Monday and Friday at around 5pm. Here it is as a podcast...