I’m originally from Wellington, New Zealand, so I know first hand what a happening little city it is, from the windswept hills that harbour (did I say harbour? Check Wellington’s out below) cool boutiques, cafes and restaurants, to the bustling downtown area. Thanks to our friends at Tourism Wellington, we are giving away a bunch of New Zealand-themed goodies to the best answers to this question: What are the first words you think of when you think of Wellington?
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 [...]
After a few years of playing live as a collective, Wellington-based Force Fields have recorded and released a very solid debut album, Golden Walls. The lyrics of vocalist Paul Wedel are usually unsung and breathy, producing a pleasantly light, airy and pensive sound. The catchy Momentum and Flying West are my album picks. [audio:Forcefields.mp3]