Well, here we are bundling up for yet another Fall and thanking the universe we were too lazy to stow our coats too far from reach. Falling in line with the changing seasons, my musical preference has turned a new leaf in favor of the (personally) less explored world of hip-hop, and I have KAMAU (of the Huemen) to thank...Read More
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Culture Collide SF involved itself with successful players in the local music industry micro-climate. SF Station, a lifestyle and events guide, hosted bands at Hipstamatic’s headquarters on day 2. Different Fur Studios, a busy recording studio in the Mission, presented the stage at the Elbo Room both nights...Read More
So, Broods has released another single from their debut album, Evergreen. And in case you’ve been living some sort of Bear Grylls-style existence, eating tree bark and berries or whatever it is that people with no internet do, Broods is a kick-arse brother and sister duo hailing from the beautiful land of New Zealand...Read More
Maybe it was because I was driving through a grove of Redwood trees when I heard the line, "the old man is driving, he's driving redwood," or was it the fact that I found myself singing all of the words by the end of the song; either way, the conclusion is a definite one, Streets of Laredo are an incredibly talented band...Read More
I had the privilege of sitting down with Finn Andrews, frontman of The Veils, one warm and rather windy afternoon, on a vintage mustard couch by the Cardrona River. I have to admit this band was really what drew me to the Rhythm & Alps festival this year, and I couldn't help but feel a little flustered sitting down opposite Andrews' trademark hat and piercing blue eyes...Read More
I thought it only fitting, seeing as I will be spending the holiday season in the beautiful land of New Zealand, that I share some more Kiwi music...Read More
We feel like we have entered the twilight zone; everyone in Austin has charmed the pants right off of us. The hospitality and generosity of the people here is something quite foreign to us -- leaving us feeling like we have entered an alternate universe...Read More
It was with great sorrow that I reluctantly left the wonderful land of Australia again today/yesterday/whatever timezone you are in... But not before compiling a collection of 'CHUNES' (bogan slang for songs) that I've collected over the past two months from both Australia and New Zealand.
This collection of songs is honestly a complete jumble. Some come from great new bands that I've just discovered, some are friends of mine so I'm probably biased to their talents, some are just bands I've loved for a long time. The one thing that ties them all together (because their sound and genre sure don't) is that they are all Australian and New Zealand artists, and they deserve to get played to the rest of the world, if they haven't already.
Now, I better get out of the airport before someone comes and arrests me or calls security (I've literally heard about 40 announcements about reporting unattended items and suspicious behavior since sitting here). Enjoy.
Tom Lark hails from the earthquake ravaged city of Christchurch, although I'm told the above video for his first single 'All Night Long' was filmed somewhere just outside of Auckland. He released his six track self-titled EP back in 2011 which has been described as "a collection of sunlight starved tunes composed in musty, jungle like bedroom conditions"...Read More
The Phoenix Foundation are apparently one of New Zealand's biggest musical exports, which is slightly embarrassing for me considering I'd never listened to them before last week. These Wellington indie rockers released their fifth studio album earlier this year; the ambitious (and some have said excessive), 78 minute Fandango...Read More