Friday, June 29, 2012

Hot Pie Friday

We all know a good pie is the sustenance of any band on the road and there's no denying The Nudge have put in the hard yards since their album Big Nudge Pie was released.  From the Black Barn with Fat Freddy's Drop to the premiere summer festivals:  Coromandel Gold, Kaikoura Roots, Summer Sunday at Matakana, Sounds Aotearoa, The Great Kiwi Beer Festival in Christchurch and Splore, The Nudge has delivered blistering performances from the Catlins to Auckland and, on writing, can be found enjoying a cocktail or three as they play out a one month residency at super club Potato Head in Bali.  It's a long way from Newtown!

Check their tans (and new single Leif)on their return at these shows:

WELLINGTON - Friday 27 July - Meow
AUCKLAND - Friday 28 July - Powerstation with KORA


Monday, June 25, 2012

Hot Chip Monday?

(l-r: sales man, warehouse dude, birthday boy)
 Today we broke tradition and ordered up the hot chips (and giant fish burgers) to celebrate Gerry's 70th.  
Happy Birthday dear Gerry, accounts man and master of spreadsheets, data and reporting, appreciator of odd music and mouldy cheese. 
Bottoms up!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Die! Die! Die! New Album & Tour in July

July 6th 2012 sees Die! Die! Die! release their fourth studio album.  

Harmony brings together the raw energy and emotion from their live shows, fusing those savant pop elements with their DIY punk philosophy.

Die! Die! Die! are also touring their face-melting shows this July.

Hamilton Thursday 12th July - Static
Auckland Friday 13th July - Winchester (95bFM Private Function)
Tauranga Saturday 14th July “Die Die Die Booze Cruise on the Luvboat” – SOLD OUT!!!
Dunedin Wednesday 25th July - Crown Hotel
Port Chalmers Friday 27th July - Chicks Hotel
Christchurch Saturday 28th July - Dux Live
Wellington Friday 3rd August – Bodega


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

We've Got the Ocean, Got the Babes, Got the Sun, We've Got the Waves

Fireworks. Watermelon. Convertibles. Beaches. Babes. Wavves.  Girls just like to have fun and so do Best Coast - whose recently released The Only Place is ranking up there in our top albums of twentytwelve.

The video accompaniment to the first single from the album is an unashamed love letter to summer.  This Ace Norton directed clip has Bethany and Bobb getting up to all sorts of no good:

So there's a bit of a competition happening on our Facebook.  Post a postcard to our wall of your Only Place for a chance to win stuff.  Only half a year till summer's back here again...

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Eastern release Hope & Wire Double LP

As soon as the boxes arrived, the immensity of what they'd done became obvious to the Eastern. Making a double album suddenly seemed heavy. Like half a tonne heavy. Ordering and shipping a chunk of records from the Americas seemed like a great idea until they realised a double album meant double the shipping. If only the EMI NZ vinyl pressing equipment hadn't been pushed into the sea a couple of decades back. It's why we love The Eastern: their bold schemes and grand ideas make for results such as this glorious record. The Eastern's Hope & Wire is out and about now on double vinyl.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Free Download: New Bailterspace Single 'No Sense'

Beyond exciting! A new Bailterspace album, Strobosphere, their first in thirteen years, is to be released in NZ on Arch Hill. Standby for further information, and get 'No Sense' for now.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Extended Play

By virtue of the gang upstairs who organise these things, an extension has been granted till Monday 4 June for entries to our sleeveface competition. So now you've got all weekend to get your face on and submit to our Facebook page.  (For rules and stuff check preceeding posts).