Josh from the Christchurch band No Broadcast chats about the band, the new extended band member collective, their latest release and ideas to make the digital musical experience return to the physical world in some small interactive way. They also chatted about their dream band to open for (The Chats), their favourite venue from the tour and their skills at multi-tasking. The Bravo Uniform Mikes sat down at Valhalla with The AUX Return on their final date of their Lower North Island tour to talk about highlights (Taranaki’s Eltham Toy Wall), road life, playing loud bluesy rock, their plans for the future and who could replace them in an emergency. Ben runs Wellington’s Valhalla – a bastion of extreme music and gathering point for many underground musicians and bands. He also runs Valhalla touring, bringing over countless international acts to dazzle, amaze and entertain local audiences. Listen to the wisdom on how to approach radio programmers, TV programmers, pluggers, and all those folks who can get your sound out there. Roger Bowie catches up with Laurence, Nat and Rob from You, Me, Everybody as they get ready to tour in July, and are feeling the love from the massive response to their song Stranger being on the soundtrack for series 2 of Netflix’s Sweet Tooth.
Also a side-track into the world of AI and it’s impact on song writing: (spoiler alert, it will not be good). Nice guys and good yarns. Roger raps firstly with Nicola Mitchell, the left half of The Mitchell Twins, whose debut EP is out today, and then segues into a clip taken in Gore a couple of weeks ago, with Jenny Mitchell and her father Ron, talking about the songs they wrote for the MLT Songwriters’ Award, one of which made the finals, and ultimately became runner-up. New project, new vocalist, new energy and a new approach; taking time to craft songs at their own pace. Memory Foam is a Kiwi Punk band with a difference – Japanese born vocalist Yuko Miyoshi uses bilingual lyrics to bring something a little different than you might expect. Gisborne born Punk band vocalist Cory has a chat about the band’s origins, their achievements and aspirations for the future.
The lads from Hamilton’s Brawler NZHC have a chat about their music, the band, upcoming shows and plans for a potential split release. The lads from Auckland’s The Boondocks have a chat about the band, their new single, the year so far, plans for the rest of the year and injuries. In episode 5 of Ben’s A/Muse interview series, he sits down with Jonathan from Doom Rock band, Demons of Noon . In this episode, Ben sits down with Eliezer and discusses hip hop and his music. Fur Patrol Back in our day there was no New Zealand Music Month. Last month MNZ’s Cuillin Hearty caught up with Bella Rafflyn, from Tamaki Makauru’s next big thing, Coast Arcade! Nick and Sasha from Wellington’s Dream State Empire have a chat about their new EP release, writing methods, history, and plans going ahead. Frontman/guitarist Joel has a chat about his new post Subtract project Furious Cartel. Blenheim Post Punk 3-piece Big Scout have a chat about their upcoming 12 track vinyl, the band’s history, plans for a tour and musical life in Blenheim. Very entertaining guy to chat to. We have a chat about all things currently going on in their world.
We’ve been really fortunate – there have been a few – but the best would prob still be an event we were part of earlier this year called Milk & Cookies. Thanks to Sam for answering the following questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Thanks to Gray and Brad for answering these questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Thanks to Tony for answering these questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Thanks to Alex for answering these questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Auckland Nu-Metal/Metalcore band Unwanted Subject have a chat about the new line-up, the old EP and plans for new music going ahead. After December’s release of the collection of singles, III, which signified the departure of their vocalist Jason, the Inside the Muzic crew were invited to chat with Will, Jared, and new vocalist Rhys about everything Primacy. Main topics, aside from a brief bout of recappinmg and reminiscing, is the Heathen Eyes recordings from about 10 years ago finally being made into a release. Silcrow – a band once known as Close to the Bone – have rebranded themselves and moved ahead with some new music to release – one of which has just dropped with an accompanying music video, with another in their back pocket to release at some point soon.