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Ear-drilling Fun #2. Here's some nasty punk that's been fuelling my engine.
Welcome to Ear-drilling Fun. A new column where I share the nastiest punk that's been fuelling my engine.
EOY17: New Zealand punk and metal.
EOY17: Punk demos.
Many moons ago, US music writer and musician Erik Highter asked me (Craig Hayes, barely literate hermit) if I’d like to co-write a column about the albums we’d both discovered via
I don’t think it’s going to shatter anyone’s illusions to point out that the music business is a hackneyed ol’ magic show full of tired misdirection and even more tired
Like many rapidly aging curmudgeons, I’m a complete hypocrite about the Internet. I mean, on the one hand, I’ll tell all and sundry about how much I detest the Internet because…
It’s been busy round ’ere at Six Noises of late, and I’ve got a few more New Zealand punk bands to talk about before I take a nice long tea break.
One month into 2017, and I already have 11 New Zealand music releases to write about. Actually, make that 12 local releases; homegrown experimental label End of the Alphabet Records just announced a
My faithful ol’ computer gave up the ghost a few weeks ago, and while a dead computer is an undeniable hassle, it hasn’t all been bad news. It turns out that being
“Just when I thought I was out, they drag me back in…” I published half a dozen end-of-year lists at Six Noises in the last week, and that usually signals that my work
I’m going to turn 46 years old in 2017. Yeah… me too. That’s old. Like, old old. I can’t even comprehend that number. Although it probably explains why I went
Fuck ranking albums. Especially punk albums. A fucking pecking order is the absolute antithesis of what the music below stands for. But then, you kids like your lists, right? You love your countdowns,
Did I mention I write a semi-regular punk rock column over on Canadian noisy music website Hellbound? My Crusty Culprits column features recent D-beat, crust and hardcore releases that I’ve been enjoying,
Up The Punks is an online archive that documents the punk scene in Wellington, New Zealand Aotearoa – that is, round my neck of the woods. The site is curated by local punks, and