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October 10, 2011

John the Baptist first burst onto the Wellington scene in a glory stomp of unrivalled revelry back in 2009. Having decided to start a band ‘before having even jammed together,’ they took to the live scene like a fat kid to cake: without caution or fear for life or limb. This year they took a […]

September 25, 2011

Banksy said “I always used to encourage everyone I met to make art; I used to think everyone should do it… I don’t really do that so much any more.” In the context of ‘Mr. Brainwash,’ you can understand where he is coming from. Still, I think his original sentiment was right, and it applies […]

September 12, 2011

They say never judge a book by its cover. They don’t, however, impart the same sentence on an album cover, and maybe ‘they,’ in their infinite wisdom, left album covers up for scrutiny for a reason. Probably not but, from judging this EP by its cover, I think I was expecting to like this album. […]

September 5, 2011

I had never been to Fred’s before going to see Paperghost, Craig Elliott and Timothy Armstrong, and I walked straight past it when I first arrived. When, however, I managed to locate the large building right on the footpath with a sign saying FRED’S outside, it was instantly enamoring. The room is warm and inviting […]

August 8, 2011

The Eversons could well be Wellington’s newest hot ticket if their lyrical, satirical, and downright enjoyable EP is anything to go by. Having been together since November last year, The Eversons have released some of Wellington’s catchiest and cleverest pop in recent memory. Blair: We’d recorded the tracks for the hell of it, and then […]

August 4, 2011

The Drab Doo Riffs arrival in our fair city is imminent and happily anticipated. Their live shows are infamously good and with the inimitable Karl Steven at the helm, you can be assured of deceptively clever rock’n’roll and a goddamn good time. How did the Drab Doo Riffs come into being? Well, the songs I […]

August 1, 2011

I AM GIANT, the brainchild of Shelton Woolright (formerly of Blindspott) and Paul Matthews (formerly of Stylus), have been honing their musical baby in the UK since 2008. Having gained members in the motherland, they are making their way back to NZ to unleash upon us their debut record and a host of live shows. […]

August 1, 2011

The Drab Doo-Riffs’ arrival in our fair city is imminent and happily anticipated. Their live shows are infamously good and with the inimitable Karl Stevens at the helm, you can be assured of deceptively clever rock’n’roll and a goddamn good time. How did the Drab Doo-Riffs come into being? Well, the songs I started writing […]

May 30, 2011

Fowl Swoop, Marineville’s third L.P., starts off with a cool low-fi sound that expands nicely, dirty but with enough pop to get you interested from the get-go. And musically it continues throughout the record. In fact, musically it’s kind of cool, with nice crunchy warm guitar sounds that are strong but melodic. Unfortunately the melodies […]

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