The Scones Interview
Since our last interview, The Scones have been playing to increasingly appreciative crowds, and have appeared on bFM’s ‘Fancy New Band’ slot. We caught up with Julian White and Greg Edwards to talk about the bFM gig, their history together, and the bands future plans. Read about it on our -> Features <- page!
Hamilton has long been recognised for the strength of its metal bands. One that is continuing this trend, and growing in its popularity nationally, is melodic thrash metal band Deathnir. We talked to the band about touring, building a fan-base, merchandise and the bands future plans. Read all about it -> HERE <- .
HUP and THE HUM 106.7FM XMAS PARTY!
We're teaming up with The Hum 106.7FM to put together a Xmas Party on Dec 17th. MC Richard Swainson will host the evening, which will feature six neat local bands namely The Scones, Ancient Tapes, Louder Louder, Rumpus Room, Celebrity Death Hoax and Runt. Sapphira L'Amour will also be on hand to perform some fantastic burlesque routines. The night will start early at 7pm and run through til midnight. Tickets are just $10 on the door and are expected to sell out so get in early!
PHOTOSET: SKUX, ANCIENT TAPES, POLYESTER, THE BISCUITS @ Nivara Lounge 19-11-16 By Ngamihi Pawa
Polyester and The Biscuits answered some questions for us ahead of their show TONIGHT at Nivara Lounge with Skux and Ancient Tapes at Nivara Lounge...skip over to The Biscuits or Polyester to read more!
HUPZINE #5 OUT NOW!
HUPZINE #5 is now available from most of the usual suspects - Mark One Comics, Auteur House, Rocket Coffee (Barton St), Rockshop, Grey Gardens Cafe, Recycle Boutique and Duck Island Ice Cream. Browsers should have them tomorrow too, and copies will be available at the show on Saturday the 19th at Nivara Lounge.
INTERVIEW WITH AYISHA JAFFER OF SKUX
Auckland garage punks SKUX are just one of four neat bands playing this coming Saturday, 19th November at Nivara Lounge. HUP caught up with singer/songwriter and Milwaukee native Ayisha Jaffer ahead of the show! Skip over to FEATURES to read more.
Hamilton Underground Press is super stoked to announce the first bunch of bands who will be play at the first ever Future City Festival on March 3 and 4 2017...
Alexa Dexa (NYC)
Wax Chattels (Akl)
Invisible Threads (Akl)
The Joint Chiefs (Wgtn)
Old Loaves (Ham)
Celebrity Death Hoax (Ham)
Rumpus Room (Ham)
Halcyon Birds (Ham)
A second announcement and ticketing details will follow in the coming weeks.
INTERVIEW WITH LOOKING FOR ALASKA
Hamilton based pop-folk duo Looking For Alaska's debut LP reached number 12 in the NZ charts this week, possibly the highest charting debut LP by a band from this city. The band is currently in the middle of an extensive North Island tour to support the release, and will play this coming Thursday Nov 10th at Nivara Lounge. HUP caught up with the band to discuss their plans for the future, and receive something of an Absinthe challenge. Skip on over to FEATURES to read more!
HUPCAST 12 exists! Cripes! It's down there, look. Its tracks are by Skux, Polyester, Ancient Tapes, The Biscuits and Invisible Threads. 80% of these groops are playing at Nivara Lounge on Sat Nov 19 and your attendance is requested. Thanks for listening!