It’s not often that a band’s first public performance ends with such pleasing results as Fanuc Man’s. In the recent Wellington Student Battle of the Bands, three highly surprised Victoria music students took out first place, earning a spot at this weeks re-orientation.
That pretty much sums it up. That’s all you need to know. Just put down the magazine and go get your hands on this thing. It’s good.
Wellington-based photographer Sean Aickin is currently exhibiting some of his best live gig photos of New Zealand bands at the San Fran Bathhouse, in an exhibition called Sounds Like a Blur .
Equal parts organic, orchestral and extraterrestrial; Volta blends found sounds, string sections and synths in an aesthetically pleasing manner. The album is less abstract than much of Bjork’s recent work, with ships horns, running water and marching feet tying these tracks to the real world.
This week in reviews was rather uneventful. Myself and the VBC’s Doug Téreu were roped into judging the heats for the student battle of the bands on Wednesday night at the Massey Tussock bar, then I checked out the finals on the Friday night.
With Education Vice President Joel Cosgrove Pulp – Different Class
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