Casino & Hotel Maryland – located in the Washington, DC/Baltimore corridor; Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia – located in the heart of the Philadelphia Stadium District; Live! 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. Kerikeri born sludgy doom blues band Swamp Vulture talk about their sound, lyrics, history and plans for shows and their upcoming EP to be released on vinyl and cassette. Big tour, big release, big plans and big sound. I’ve met James a few times at venues, either in the crowd or when he was behind the mixing desk doing sound. Listen to the wisdom on how to approach radio programmers, TV programmers, pluggers, and all those folks who can get your sound out there. Fur Patrol Back in our day there was no New Zealand Music Month. In this episode, Ben sits down with Eliezer and discusses hip hop and his music. Ben runs Wellington’s Valhalla – a bastion of extreme music and gathering point for many underground musicians and bands. In recent months the release of singles Rakshasa (with Michael Murphy from Written by Wolves) and State of Mind have further cemented their status in NZ music.
What got you into music? Auckland Rockers Dead Beat Boys fuse punk intensity with classic-rock riffs, all strung together in a show uncontainable by the stage. Miscreant is a four-piece rock band based in Auckland. Honestly, any show where people have danced to our music, had a korero and a brown with us after and we’ve spent the van ride right home as a band reliving all the things we did and said. A very interesting guy with many interesting things to say. Get more Live! from the palm of your hand! Untethered from the limitations of working in a band setting (Mikey is the vocalist for prog band Outside In), Mikey quickly wrote more songs than he had written in the previous two years in a huge outpouring of creativity over a month. Gisborne born Punk band vocalist Cory has a chat about the band’s origins, their achievements and aspirations for the future. Will has a chat to Jason McIver – ex vocalist for Heathen Eyes, If He Dies He Dies and of course Primacy, in which Will was the drummer.
Also a side-track into the world of AI and it’s impact on song writing: (spoiler alert, it will not be good). Will has a chat to frontman Slim from the Christchurch GrimHop duo Slimivich . Little Pictures are an electronic pop duo from Wellington. Wellington Prog Metal band Claemus have appeared on the NZ charts recently thanks to some very strong songs in their arsenal. Our best gig was probably the end of North Island Tour show we put on at Subnine in Wellington. Thanks to Mike for answering these questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Thanks to Nick for answering these questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Thanks to Sam for answering these questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Thanks to Sam for these answers: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why?
Thanks to Rahhpz for these answers: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Thanks to Tony Breese for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Pulvinar – a 2 piece crust / grindcore / punk band from Auckland, New Zealand have a chat about their new EP, their EP tour and the band in general. Locally acclaimed live band well deserving of your attention. Roger Bowie caught up with Tom Maxwell down in Kurow where he was adding touches to his band The Killergrams’ sophomore album, due out later this year. On the 1st of October they released their first and last album, be sure to check it out here. 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.