One month into 2017, and I already have 11 New Zealand music releases to write about. No rest for the wicked, eh. Here’s the first three.
Here are my favourite homegrown alternative and experimental releases from 2016.
It’s a huge honour to be debuting brand new music from New Zealand’s long-running gothic/darkwave band Disjecta Membra on Six Noises.
There’s no question that Earth Tongue’s first EP makes for a captivating listen from a band carving out a distinctive sound.
First Pass #1: short and unedited reviews of music that’s caught my ear. If typos upset you, it’s best you look away now.
Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: New Zealand Noise
Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Punk Part 1
Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Eccentrics and Experimentalists Part 1
Sure, The Cavemen’s debut isn’t sophisticated or complex. But it is one of those wonderful loose-nut punk rock albums that reminds you that life is short, and you better get busy making your own filthy fun.
The Dobermen and Raw Panic make amp-melting, outlaw and middle-finger-raised-sky-high punk rock. Dig in. Now.