The Cigarette Duet is from an album I released earlier this year called Lil’ Golden Book. I recorded Lil’ Golden Book in various bedrooms I occupied from 2008-2011. I wrote The Cigarette Duet in about half an hour on a busted up Roland E-20 keyboard, sitting cross-legged on the floor of probably the most grim […]
Golden Axe were one of the first live bands I saw in Auckland, New Zealand where I live. They are a duo who play distorted ‘Nintendo’ style pop via old casio synthesizers, and homemade gadgets and effects pedals.
Shaft are the project of Bob Cardy (from Flying Nun band The Axemen). Bob Cardy has an encyclopaedic knowledge of pop, rock and soul and is a truly exceptional songwriter with a very unique singing voice. Shaft is his straight up rock n roll project and Downhill Racer sounds as timeless as any Rolling Stones […]
Vassafor is the project of Phil Kusabs (also a touring member of Blasphemy and oddly enough one time member of Flying Nun band, The Chills) who writes, produces and engineers their work. Emotive, dark, ritualistic and intelligent metal that I’ve been enamoured with since seeing them open for Mayhem earlier this year. Beautiful scary, and […]
The Tokey Tones are the recording project of Scott Mannion and Li Ming Hu. The two mini albums, Caterpillar and Butterfly, were released simultaneously in 2003 and were a big influence on me in my teenage years. Mannion tinkered with old pump organs, celestes, glockenspiels, and analog synthesizers for a few years before completing these […]
The Eversons are a new band from Wellington, New Zealand, who released a free EP on Lil’ Chief Records earlier this year. They give nods to smart, 60s-inspired pop like the Modern Lovers (heavy use of call and response back up vox), but are also clearly inspired by 90s ‘indie guitar’ bands like Pavement and […]
From outside of Wellington comes a very young bedroom producer who makes his own magical brand of sexy Italo disco while also creating his own album art and animating his own music videos. He will often sing female-style backup vocals in falsetto and shred hair metal guitar solos over his beats. The majority of New […]