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Interviews

Gold Medal Famous Newsletter Interview
31 May 2017 // An interview by Shade
Gold Medal Famous is a three-piece genre fluid electropop act founded in Wellington in 2008. Known for their captivating live performances, complete with intense audience interaction and comedic stunts, you might love or hate them, but you won’t forget what you’ve seen.
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Inside The Music: Kris from Coridian and JP from Armed in Advance
24 May 2017 // An interview by butch181
Alex Moulton and Chris Morgan sat down with Kris Raven of Coridian and JP Carroll of Armed in Advance to discuss their upcoming tour with Curlys Jewels. You can watch the video over on YouTube or read the interview below: Alex: Today you’re here to talk to us about your bands and an upcoming tour with Curlys Jewels at the end of NZ Music Month.
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Lucifer Gunne Newsletter Interview
18 May 2017 // An interview by Shade
The Red King, released on April 29th is my first ever EP, and after many long months of hard work I’m super excited to have it finally released! The standout songs to be found on The Red King are track 2 - Angels Mark, and track 4 - Lucifers Ward.
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Checaine Newsletter Interview
28 Apr 2017 // An interview by Shade
Checaine are a melodic/progressive hard rock band from Hamilton. They bring powerful hooks to their songs and a progressive style that keeps the music evolving and exciting.
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Dark Water Newsletter Interview
27 Apr 2017 // An interview by butch181
Thanks Nathan (vocals & guitar for Dark Water) for taking the time to talk with us. Let’s start with the band.
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Sit Down With Lincoln Greene
24 Apr 2017 // An interview by Ria Loveder
In the build up to Lincoln Greene’s Gig at the Wine Cellar in Auckland on the 27th of April, we thought we would sit him down for a chat about his style of music, River Phoenix and future projects. How would your best describe you style of music?
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Family of Strangers Tour - His Masters Voice Interview
24 Apr 2017 // An interview by jdiddynz
With the Family of Strangers NZ tour kicking off next Friday the 28th of April at the Darkroom in Christchurch, it was high time I caught up with various members of These Four Walls, Armed in Advance, and His Masters Voice to talk music, pockets, spirit animals and sausages. Here’s what went down with His Masters Voice.
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Family of Strangers Tour - Armed in Advance Interview
24 Apr 2017 // An interview by jdiddynz
With the Family of Strangers NZ tour kicking off next Friday the 28th of April at the Darkroom in Christchurch, it was high time I caught up with various members of These Four Walls, Armed in Advance, and His Masters Voice to talk music, pockets, spirit animals and sausages. Here’s what went down with Armed in Advance: Armed in Advance - Hugh Hokopaura, JP Caroll, and Ryan Thomas Hi guys.
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Family of Strangers Tour - These Four Walls Interview
22 Apr 2017 // An interview by jdiddynz
With the Family of Strangers NZ tour kicking off next Friday the 28th of April at the Darkroom in Christchurch, it was high time I caught up with various members of These Four Walls, Armed in Advance, and His Masters Voice to talk music, pockets, spirit animals and sausages. Here’s what went down with These Four Walls: These Four Walls - Gray Vickers Hi.
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Inside The Music: Brendon Morrow of The Map Room
17 Apr 2017 // An interview by Cjmorgan
Alex Moulton and Chris Morgan sat down with Brendon Morrow of The Map Room to discuss their brand new album Weatherless and dive in for a look Inside The Music.You can watch the video over on YouTube or read the interview below:   Alex: You are the Map Room Brendon: One of.
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Q & A with Nail Vincent from Devilskin
11 Apr 2017 // An interview by jdiddynz
I briefly caught up with Devilskin guitarist Nail Vincent after Devilskin's London at Underworld on 22/03/17 for a cheeky Q & A session, here’s what went down: 1. How did you enjoy the show tonight?
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Inside The Music: Matt Brooks of Like A Storm
29 Mar 2017 // An interview by Cjmorgan
Ahead of Like A Storm opening for Alterbridge at Auckland's Powerstation on Friday 31st March, Muzic.net.
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Skedaeddle Newsletter Interview
28 Mar 2017 // An interview by Shade
Skedaeddle's music is probably best described as Folk pop. Self produced, what begins life as acoustic, singer/songwriter stuff with simple live arrangements takes on a different aspect when spat out the back end of a popular digital audio workstation.
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Interview with Alpha
09 Mar 2017 // An interview by jck2
Alpha AKA Angus Grace is a Hip-Hop artist I've known from the Auckland Hip-Hop scene for a few years now.  He's the kinda artist that works hard and takes every opportunity to perform and spread that goodness.
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Interview with Paul Matthews from I Am Giant
08 Mar 2017 // An interview by Cjmorgan
Chris Morgan spoke to Paul Matthews of I Am Giant about their upcoming third album, the line-up change and what to expect from I Am Giant in 2017. What has been happening the last 12 months for I Am Giant We had a new singer Ryan Redman after Ed left, Ryan didn’t really work out.
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Cheshire Grimm Newsletter Interview
04 Mar 2017 // An interview by Shade
Cheshire Grimm's new EP Rain or Shine is an outstanding second release for this 4-piece Melancholic Wonder / Prog-Alt-Pop-Glitter band, evolving their sound into something that is more distinctive and refined. Due for release on 10 March, the EP includes the track Awaken, and it was co-produced by Ben King (Goldenhorse, Brooke Fraser, Dave Dobbyn) and recorded/mixed by Paul Lawrence at Roundhead Studios/Revaulting Records in Auckland.
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Black Alpine Newsletter Interview
25 Feb 2017 // An interview by Shade
Black Alpine are departing for Melbourne, Australia at the end of March to play shows on that side of the ditch for some time. They will also be focusing on writing more music to record and release.
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Interview: Albi And The Wolves
20 Jan 2017 // An interview by KasaiPhotography
It's not very often you see contemporary crowds being pulled into an underground live house like Nivara Lounge to listen to folk music, but there's something about Albi And The Wolves that can appeal to all kinds of music lovers and Hamilton has always been known as a town of great music. Nivara lounge is a personal favourite of mine with its cosy couches and lazy atmosphere, but it's when bands like A&TW come in that really brings this place alive.
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Merrin Newsletter Interview
27 Nov 2016 // An interview by LoraThompson
MERRIN is where soul and rock collide. With an edge defined by a distinctive guitar sound, soulful vocals and a rhythm section that creates the very heartbeat of this band, Merrin is a musical experience.
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The Recently Deceived Newsletter Interview
26 Nov 2016 // An interview by Shade
The Recently Deceived are described as being a 'power house' four-piece from Hamilton, providing high octane blistering punk with an offering of heartfelt lyrics spat over melodic hardcore rhythms. Their new EP Use Your Head has an "immediate familiarity about it" where The Recently Deceived "aren't copying their influences so much as wearing them on their sleeves".
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Interview with Jason Kerrison
10 Nov 2016 // An interview by Andrew Smit
NZ Musicians Unite For Bob Marley Tribute AlbumNorthland fans to celebrate the legend, Bob MarleyWhen Andrew Smit from muzic.net.
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Coridian Newsletter Interview
02 Nov 2016 // An interview by Shade
Coridian are set to tear up New Zealand during November with Anemoia on their Blind Faith Tour. Coridian's growing live show has seen them perform with a number of amazing Kiwi bands such as Armed in Advance, Skinny Hobos and Silence The City.
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Poison Skies Newsletter Interview
02 Nov 2016 // An interview by terry666
Auckland-based high-energy rock band Poison Skies have just released their long-awaited debut EP Day to Defy, and are embarking on the Road Rage tour, a 5-city trip through the North Island, with co-headliners Rebel Sound Radio. Terry had a chat to Jamie (bass), and here's what went down: What would you describe as Poison Skies' style?
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Rebel Sound Radio Newsletter Interview
31 Oct 2016 // An interview by terry666
Rebel Sound Radio are best described as a hard hitting three piece collective, unified by volume, distortion, high energy and with a drive to break away from the everyday grind. Formed to start something new and forge a totally different sound that will sent them apart.
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Devilskin Newsletter Interview
31 Oct 2016 // An interview by terry666
Terry had the pleasure of interview Paul Martin from Devilskin. Here's what he had to say: Hey there Paul.
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Escape The Fate - Phone Interview
27 Sep 2016 // An interview by Matt Henry
  Escape the Fate will be visiting our shores again and Matt was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to speak to Craig Mabbitt before they arrive. This was what he had to say: Hi Craig, Matt here from muzic.
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The Zoup Newsletter Interview
17 Sep 2016 // An interview by Shade
Creatively adventurous Auckland rock band The Zoup have just released their highly anticipated debut album Symbiotic, a sonic journey representing five years of musical exploration and experimentation which truly represents the collective essence of the band. Alternative rock fans can get the album on CD from Bandcamp, or download the record via iTunes or any other popular online music store.
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Bleeders Newsletter Interview
08 Sep 2016 // An interview by Shade
NZ music legends in their own right, the Bleeders are known for their hard-hitting and ear-splitting performances that leave you begging for more. November this year brings us more such brutal performances from this incredible act, at the Kings Arms in Auckland with Fireshark and Blue Ruin on the 25th, and at the NZ Tattoo and Art Festival in New Plymouth on the 26th - definitely shows that shouldn't be missed out on.
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Armed In Advance Newsletter Interview
08 Sep 2016 // An interview by Shade
Armed in Advance have been making waves in NZ music for a few years now, having performed with These Four Walls, Ekko Park, Black River Drive, I Am Giant and more recently Setting Fire To Stacey and Baker's Eddy, but in October those waves are set to become tidal with the release of their highly-anticipated debut album Change/Evolve on 7 October. With music that is a total assault on your senses, this is one of 2016's must buy albums.
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Social Shun Newsletter Interview
20 Aug 2016 // An interview by Shade
Jason Longhurst, AKA Social Shun, is an Auckland based solo artist, making weird and wonderful electronic beats and a name for himself in the New Zealand music scene.Jason answered the following questions for Muzic.
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Checaine Newsletter Interview
31 Jul 2016 // An interview by Shade
Checaine are a melodic/progressive hard rock band from Hamilton. They bring powerful hooks to their songs and a progressive style that keeps the music evolving and exciting.
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Yasamin Newsletter Interview
30 Jul 2016 // An interview by Shade
Born to Iraqi immigrants, singer/songwriter Yasamin didn’t gather up the courage to pursue her musical dream until later in her life. This would mean leaving behind a full time career as a scientist and throwing herself fully into recording.
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Ceolskog Newsletter Interview
30 Jul 2016 // An interview by Shade
Ceolskog is the solo project of Adam Helliwell, a singer-songwriter/guitarist based in Hamilton. Ceol means music in Irish Gaelic, and Skog means forest in Norwegian.
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Tokyo Rock Machine Interview
19 Jul 2016 // An interview by jdiddynz
Fresh off the back of their latest EP New Ink and the release of their killer new track and video Simulate You, I had the pleasure of catching up with Waka and Kevi Metal from Tokyo Rock Machine at my local in Putney which meant good beers and good banter. Imagine the love child of Foreigner and Fall Out Boy raised by a pack of wolves with a penchant for 80’s metal riffs the TRM sound is uncompromisingly rock.
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Evangel Newsletter Interview
22 Jun 2016 // An interview by Shade
  Evangel is a metalcore four-piece, originally hailing from Hamilton. They are determined to make their mark on the New Zealand music-scene one guitar riff at a time.
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Set On End Newsletter Interview
11 Jun 2016 // An interview by Shade
 Set on End are preparing to take New Zealand by storm with their explosive and highly-anticipated first full-length album The Dark Beyond, which is due to be released on July 15. Matt (guitar) spoke to muzic.
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Violet Highway Newsletter Interview
04 Jun 2016 // An interview by Shade
Violet Highway is a female fronted three-piece that plies a fiery blend of Rock, Pop and Blues that will leave you torn between dancing up a storm and drunk texting your ex. They match passionate lyrics with catchy melodies and powerful instrumentation.
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Stories In Sound: This Flight Tonight
25 May 2016 // An interview by Shade
This Flight Tonight is a dynamic rock project fronted by Ralph Engle. The band has got bases in both New Zealand and the UK and they have just released their latest EP titled Paradise.
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Stories In Sound: Decades
25 May 2016 // An interview by Shade
Decades are a 4 piece rock band from Christchurch. Formerly called Ashei, they have changed their sound and are headed in a new fresh direction.
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Stories In Sound: Subtract
25 May 2016 // An interview by Shade
Subtract, one of New Zealand’s longest serving metal bands, just completed their April tour and prior to going on tour Bryce and Martin came round for a chat!! This episode of Stories In Sound features these pioneers of NZ metal and gives a great insight into the history of the band and what they have got coming up in 2016.
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Stories In Sound: Villainy
25 May 2016 // An interview by Shade
Neill and Thomas come out and have a great chat on this episode, Stories In Sound with Villainy!! Villainy have been killing the game since their debut release Mode Set Clear, and have stepped it up even further with the release of their 2nd album Dead Sight!!
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Stories In Sound: Bakers Eddy
25 May 2016 // An interview by Shade
This time we feature Ian, Jamie, Alex and Ciarann from Wellington rock band Bakers Eddy! Bakers Eddy are a band who have been killing it in the Wellington scene and went on to win the Battle of the Bands competition last year which sent them on a tour throughout Europe!
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Stories In Sound: Armed in Advance
25 May 2016 // An interview by Shade
This episode features JP, Daniel, and Hugh from the hard and heavy rock band Armed In Advance! Armed In Advance is a 3 piece rock band that serve up loud rock music to anyone who wants to listen, they have been hard at work recording lately and are about to release their latest single Same Old Story.
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Stories In Sound: No Transitory
25 May 2016 // An interview by Shade
Francis has a chat with Michael, guitarist from the progressive metal band No Transitory. No Transitory consists of brothers Michael and Mark and is currently a recording project with designs on creating a full collaborative and touring band in the near future.
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I Am Giant - NZ Music Legends: Paul Matthews
25 May 2016 // An interview by jdiddynz
James Donaldson spoke to producer/engineer and bassist extraordinaire (I Am Giant, Stylus, Tadpole) Paul Matthews for muzic.net.
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Primacy Newsletter Interview
21 May 2016 // An interview by Shade
Primacy is poised and very excited to release its first EP entitled Failure and Sacrifice on June 4th. The title track is essentially a song about the failures of organised religions and their seemingly declining importance in today's society.
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Jesse Wilde & The Drive Newsletter Interview
30 Apr 2016 // An interview by Shade
Jesse Wilde & The Drive, a five-piece Auckland based band delivers catchy, southern-tinged rock with great passion and stadium confidence. Their debut album , Ghost Town Road, was released on 29 April, and they answered the following questions for muzic.
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Robby Thorne Newsletter Interview
30 Apr 2016 // An interview by Shade
  Robby Thorne is New Zealand's latest solo artist combining Country themes, life & stylings to hard rock heritage born from the mind of Rob Sadd. Whilst performing with Puppeteer, Rob completed multiple North Island tours, two albums and an EP, all the while keeping his blues / country playing style in the background of songs.
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Pills for Breakfast Newsletter Interview
30 Apr 2016 // An interview by Shade
With crushing riffs, melodies that worm in to your brain and songwriting diversity that creates variety yet a clear identity, Pills for Breakfast's debut self-titled album is definitely worth listening to. Released earlier this year, and described by muzic.
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Damien Binder Newsletter Interview
02 Apr 2016 // An interview by Shade
Accomplished singer-songwriter Damien Binder has recently released his fourth album A New World, which showcases his effortless ability to swing from soulful hymn-like ballads to moody rock and country-tinged numbers. The ten new songs find him in an expectant and buoyant frame of mind with meditations on destiny hope and rejuvenation.
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Illuminus Newsletter Interview
02 Apr 2016 // An interview by Shade
2016 could well be Illuminus' year. They recently released their single Fade Away, which is about being true to yourself and holding onto your values when challenged by society to conform, and their album Endless will be available within a couple of months.
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Villainy Newsletter Interview
02 Apr 2016 // An interview by Shade
Villainy's music traverses musical fault lines which makes for dark, intricate, and engagingly well presented alternative rock and speaking from personal experience I can tell you that their music is a complete assault on all your senses, especially when heard live. Simply put - you have to see Villainy during their current NZ tour with City of Souls and Decades - no ifs, buts or maybes!
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Agent Excited About New Album!
16 Mar 2016 // An interview by RYAN KERSHAW
Hi guys, your Kiwi fans are excited to hear of a new album in the making. For the Muzic.
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Cheshire Grimm Newsletter Interview
03 Mar 2016 // An interview by Shade
Three piece rockers, Cheshire Grimm, continue to build a reputation throughout NZ and Australia as a precise live show with funky rhythms that get audiences involved and dancing. They answered the following questions for muzic.
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Amos/Anon Newsletter Interview
03 Mar 2016 // An interview by Shade
Best described as progressive, dark and haunting, Amos/Anon, brainchild of Peter-James Dries, has remained embedded in obscurity since 2005, covertly planting their music around the country, hiding their albums and waiting patiently for unsuspecting victims to stumble upon it. If you haven't heard of Amos/Anon, then everything is fine.
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These Four Walls Newsletter Interview
03 Mar 2016 // An interview by Shade
After an almost year long writing hiatus, These Four Walls are back in New Zealand to road test the new material. Between 2014 and 2015, there were some significant changes within the band that has started to shape the future sound.
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Broken Season Newsletter Interview
03 Mar 2016 // An interview by Shade
One of the most outstanding, yet unique, acts NZ metal has seen in a long time, Broken Season present a heavy mix of metal grooves, funky Spanish rhymes, and roaring vocals to create their on variety of mosh pit favourites. Broken Season recently released their debut EP Wake Up The Fallen and they answered the following questions for muzic.
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NZ Blokes Interview with City of Souls
22 Dec 2015 // An interview by Shade
Francis from NZ Blokes has a chat with Marcus, Richie, and Corey from City of Souls!! This band has been doing amazing things and the interview gives some good insight into them as a band, their music, and what we can expect from them in 2016.
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NZ Blokes Interview with Ekko Park
18 Dec 2015 // An interview by Shade
Ekko Park have recently released their incredible new album Know Hope and Francis from NZ Bloke has a chat with singer/guitarist Joe Walsh.  They talk about the album and what the band has been up to in 2015 and will be up to in 2016.
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NZ Blokes Interview with Setting Fire To Stacey
10 Dec 2015 // An interview by Shade
Francis from NZ Blokes was able to catch up with Arend and Zak from Setting Fire to Stacey ahead of their show with Halestorm at the Powerstation. They talk about their brand new EP Love & War and the process behind it (which is available for free), a whole lot about the band and its history and tell a few funny stories along the way!
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Unknown - Hexanine Newsletter Interview
25 Nov 2015 // An interview by Shade
HEXANINE is the next big household name in NZ! Hard-case not to be taken too seriously nod your head feel good NZ Creepy Punk Metal from Marton 546.
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Jason McIver Newsletter Interview
22 Nov 2015 // An interview by Shade
Having released his debut EP The Big Blue last year, Jason McIver is a capable solo musician, as well as the founder of the Jason McIver Collective and lead vocalist for Primacy. He answered the following questions for muzic.
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Tomorrow People Newsletter Interview
22 Nov 2015 // An interview by Shade
Out of the 100+ reggae bands currently active in NZ, not one of them has moved up the ranks faster than Wellington band Tomorrow People. From the garage to playing NZ’s Premier Reggae Festival ‘Raggamuffin’ and ‘A’ rotation on radio within a year, the band has gone from strength to strength showing no signs of slowing down.
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Interview with Eden Mulholland
07 Nov 2015 // An interview by Ria Loveder
Artist, Eden Mulholland is one busy bee. With his new album Hunted Haunted having been released, a second national tour under way and a bunch of other projects on the list, he is an artist that is using his creativity to its full potential.
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Running Stitch Newsletter Interview
27 Oct 2015 // An interview by Shade
Formed in early 2015, Running Stitch is a three piece alternative rock band from Auckland. The band's debut EP, It's On was released last year, reflecting their early sound of alternate rock with folk and lots of harmonies.
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Future Sailors Newsletter Interview
27 Oct 2015 // An interview by Shade
  Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?We aren't really proud of any specific one, we are proud of all the songs we write.
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Eden Mulholland Newsletter Interview
25 Oct 2015 // An interview by Shade
Eden is no stranger to touring and his live performances are equal to the task of delivering the epic yet intimate qualities of his songs. A gifted multi-instrumentalist, digital artist and vocals freedom fighter, he is known for his generous and uninhibited delivery, whether performing solo or with his bands.
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Ekko Park Newsletter Interview
25 Oct 2015 // An interview by Shade
Auckland rockers Ekko Park have been providing a unique and explosive offering in the NZ music landscape since 2010. They released their debut album Tomorrow Tomorrow Today in 2013 and their highly anticipated second album Know Hope came out on October 30.
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Helgorithms Newsletter Interview
08 Oct 2015 // An interview by Shade
Helgorithms are a 3 piece post-metal band based in Auckland, drawing influence from bands such as Neurosis, Deafheaven, ISIS & Devin Townsend, they combine a flurry of techniques and deploy them to create songs that take the listener on an aural journey. June 2015 saw Helgorithms release their debut EP Realisation // Revelation as well as a music video to coincide with the EPs release.
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The Phoenix Foundation Interview - GUYD Tour
05 Oct 2015 // An interview by Ria Loveder
Ria sat down with Luke Buda from The Phoenix Foundation to talk about what it’s like working with his fellow musician pals, what inspires them in making music, their Give Up Your Dreams Tour, what’s next in line for them and also beer. How did you guys come up with the name ‘The Phoenix Foundation’?
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B2KDA Newsletter Interview
30 Sep 2015 // An interview by Shade
B2KDA (Ba-Too-Ka-Da) is the new name for the decade spanning, world, afro, fusion mash up that was Batucada Sound Machine. The band has changed again with an injection of youth and exuberance getting the old boys to look up and notice.
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NZ Blokes Interview with In Dread Response
26 Sep 2015 // An interview by Shade
In Dread Response are a melodic death metal band based in Auckland, the band has been going for just over 10 years now and they have just released their 3rd full length album, Heavenshore. Ben and Trajan headed down to Ding Dong lounge to meet up with Francis from NZ Blokes to have a chat about the album, the band and its recent line-up changes, and also talk a bit about what the future has in store for them.
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Interview with Reubz
25 Sep 2015 // An interview by jck2
Who is Reubz as a Hip-Hop artist? I use Hip-Hop as an art of pure expression.
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Anna Coddington Interview
24 Sep 2015 // An interview by Ria Loveder
Ria recently interviewed Anna Coddington for muzic.net.
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Primacy Newsletter Interview
20 Sep 2015 // An interview by Shade
Introducing Primacy, a 5 piece Groove Metal band hailing from West Auckland. Primacy formed in mid 2014 after the split of well know local bands The Blacklight Configuration, Overhaile and Heathen Eyes – the timing was right, the songs were right and the team was right, Primacy came together as a collective around guitarist Adrian Brausch's new and unused material from his former band Overhaile.
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Coral Pitcher Newsletter Interview
06 Sep 2015 // An interview by Shade
Coral Pitcher is a professional Singer/Songwriter from Hamilton. She performs a variety of music and styles to suit any occasions from bars, restaurants, weddings and much more.
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NZ Blokes Interview with Devilskin
26 Aug 2015 // An interview by Shade
Francis from NZ Blokes travelled down to Hamilton to meet up with the guys from Devilskin to talk about a whole bunch of things like their new tour, music, the success of We Rise, their thoughts on current sales models, and future plans! http://www.
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Magpie Claw Newsletter Interview
02 Aug 2015 // An interview by Shade
Magpie Claw are a rock band from Auckland, who formed at MAINZ. They are currently rehearsing, polishing their current songs and constantly writing and adding new songs to their set list.
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Interview with Bobby
16 Jul 2015 // An interview by jck2
Who is Bobby as a Hip-hop artist? As a Hip-Hop artist I am someone with a different outlook on music.
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NZ Blokes Interview with I Am Giant
13 Jul 2015 // An interview by Shade
Francis from NZ Blokes sits down with Shelton and Paul from I Am Giant to discuss recent events with the bands line-up changes, X Factor, their new music, new video, and new tour with Dead Letter Circus and Brendon Thomas and the Vibes! https://www.
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Nicole Andrews Newsletter Interview
07 Jun 2015 // An interview by Shade
Nicole Andrews is a self-taught pianist from Portland Oregon, now based in Wellington New Zealand. Her eclectic debut album, In the Shallows, is a collection of introspective songs with echoes of Tori Amos, PJ Harvey and Massive Attack.
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Interview with XCeeD
02 Jun 2015 // An interview by jck2
Today on ‘The Rap It Up’ blog I interview Rahul Mukund one of New Zealand’s most notorious battle MC’s. Rahul aka XCeeD is a kind of "super villain", if you will, of the 1 outs battle league.
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Interview with Ryan HC
25 May 2015 // An interview by jck2
I've been following Ryan Boot aka Ryan HC for a couple of years now and have heard his songs and videos go from strength to strength. So I hit him up for an interview to share him with the world.
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Interview With Saru G
25 May 2015 // An interview by jck2
Who and what is Saru G? I am a political/conscious rap artist.
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Interview with Matimus
11 May 2015 // An interview by jck2
  Who and what is Matimus? Who's Matimus?!
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Sound The Ocean Newsletter Interview
01 May 2015 // An interview by Shade
  Sound the Ocean – Seven music teachers by day, seven musicians by night (or whenever it’s show time). Seven’s a big number for a band and that’s because these guys (and one gal) think big.
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Team Kill Newsletter Interview
01 May 2015 // An interview by Shade
Team Kill are a five-piece Metal band hailing from Hamilton. The band released their first EP, Age Of Disease on June 21st 2014.
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Head Like A Hole Newsletter Interview
23 Apr 2015 // An interview by Shade
Head Like a Hole are back with Narcocorrido (Spanish for Drug Ballad) ready again to fuzz up the airwaves and speakers across the country. There are themes to twist the imagination and riffs to twist your head with songs like 7000 Days about the UK’s notorious criminal Charles Bronson, Trouble Again detailing past misadventures with various substances and the genre twisting Mexico a semi true story about guitarist Nigel Regan’s father spending a night in jail on the border of US and Mexico.
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Heavy Newsletter Interview
22 Apr 2015 // An interview by Shade
Heavy is an infectiously energetic rap duo packing lyrical heat. After being together for little more than a year they have already made a huge impact in there home-town of Auckland playing 2015’s Chronophonium, Laneway & Splore Festivals.
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Tainted Newsletter Interview
22 Apr 2015 // An interview by Shade
Tainted are a 5 piece metal band from Christchurch and they have their highly-anticipated third album Into Temptation coming out on 1 May. Having had a listen to this incredible album, I can assure all Tainted and metal fans that it is well worth the wait since their latest release came out in 2008.
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NZ Blokes Interview with Six60
10 Apr 2015 // An interview by Shade
Francis from NZ Blokes interviewed Six60 for muzic.net.
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Dfekt Interview
07 Apr 2015 // An interview by jck2
Who and what is DFEKT? My name is Brodie Giller, 'DFEKT' is like my alter ego, my alias.
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Amos/Anon Newsletter Interview
05 Apr 2015 // An interview by Shade
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Mel Parsons Newsletter Interview
02 Apr 2015 // An interview by Shade
Well recognized as one of New Zealand’s established songwriting stars, indie-folk singer songwriter Mel Parsons’ star is on the rise. Following the success of both her debut album ‘Over My Shoulder’ in 2009, and sophomore offering ‘Red Grey Blue’ in 2011, Parsons is on the cusp of the release of her third full length record Drylands.
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Ria Interviews Jupiter Project
26 Mar 2015 // An interview by Ria Loveder
Every year in March, Horse of the Year comes to Hastings in good ol’ sunny Hawke’s Bay. If anyone knows me well they will know I adore horses, and that I will take any chance I can get to go for a boogie.
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Hide and Tallow Newsletter Interview
25 Mar 2015 // An interview by Shade
If you want something different, you can find it in Hide and Tallow - a solo performance of drums, foot synths and vocals - pressing and pulling beats, monologues levering with and against searing effects and sub frequency bass lines. Hide and Tallow's music completely escapes the norm and showcases musical creativity at its most unique.
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Jackal Newsletter Interview
25 Mar 2015 // An interview by Shade
With their unique progressive rock-meets-psychedelic sound, Jackal's high energy shows are an absolute must-see and their brand new album is definitely a must-hear. Impressive and captivating, this four-piece band based in Auckland have proven time and time again that they are at the forefront of the alternative scene.
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Thy Assassin - Thy Assasin - A World Left Behind Album Interview
23 Mar 2015 // An interview by terry666
Interview with Josiah Forlong from Thy AssassinQuestions by Terry You have just released your first album A World Left Behind, how excited are you about that? It’s been a long time over a year for this dreaming of actually getting it out there we are pretty happy to be finally doing it.
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NZ Blokes Interview with These Four Walls - Part 2
27 Feb 2015 // An interview by Shade
These Four Walls have been doing the hard yards over the past 18 months on the Gold Coast of Australia! They have gone through/are going through a few line-up changes at the moment but 2015 is still looking to be a huge year for the guys!
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NZ Blokes Interview with I Am Giant
27 Feb 2015 // An interview by Shade
Francis from NZ Blokes got to have a chat with Paul and Ryan from I Am Giant! They are playing a show at the Kings Arms in Auckland this Saturday and are also playing Homegrown on the 7th of March so be sure to get along!
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NZ Blokes Interview with These Four Walls - Part 1
14 Feb 2015 // An interview by Shade
These Four Walls have just come off a huge summer tour supporting Devilskin all across the country!! They are currently based on the Gold Coast of Australia but before they shot back across the ditch Francis from NZ Blokes got to have a chat with Steve and Brad from the band.
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NZ Blokes Interview with Lead Us Forth - Part 2
10 Feb 2015 // An interview by Shade
Part 2 of NZ Blokes interview with Kent from Lead Us Forth! https://www.
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NZ Blokes Interview with Lead Us Forth - Part 1
05 Feb 2015 // An interview by Shade
Lead Us Forth is a Progressive Metalcore band from Auckland and are set to release their first full length album later this year! Francis from NZ Blokes had a chat with Ken, the lead singer, and they spoke about this new release along with a whole lot more!
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NZ Blokes Interview with Ekko Park
30 Jan 2015 // An interview by Shade
Ekko Park have had a hectic 2014 with some huge local and international tours, a Music Awards nomination for Best Rock Album, and have been asked to play as part of the stacked Rock Stage line-up at Homegrown this year! Francis from NZ Blokes got the chance to chat to Nick and Joe from the band and discuss all of these things plus what its like to survive the "Death By Burrito" challenge!
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Armed In Advance - NZ Blokes Interview with Stitches
23 Jan 2015 // An interview by Shade
JP and Dan from Auckland hard rock band Stitches had a chat with Francis from NZ Blokes! The guys had a huge 2014 and 2015 is lining up to blow that out of the water with new music and tours!
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NZ Blokes Interview with Braves
15 Jan 2015 // An interview by Shade
Nico and Mike from Braves take a seat at the bar with Francis from NZ Blokes and talk about all things Braves! Braves are an Auckland based Pop-Punk band who are currently working on their first full length album.
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NZ Blokes Interview with Fire At Will
14 Jan 2015 // An interview by Shade
Fire At Will have been killing it since the release of their single Can't Wait followed by their debut album The Way Out! Charlie and Kev sat down with Francis from NZ Blokes to talk about all things them, and they give a bit of insight into the future plans and next release for Fire At Will!
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NZ Blokes Interview with Emma and Chris from Static Era
08 Jan 2015 // An interview by Shade
Francis from NZ Blokes sits down with Emma G and Chris Yong from Static Era! They talk about the band, how they each got in to music, what they have done, what they have got coming up, Emma G's experience on X Factor and a whole bunch more!
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NZ Blokes Interview with Thin White Lines
02 Jan 2015 // An interview by Shade
Alex, Ben, and Ryan from Thin White Lines had a chat with Francis from NZ Blokes recently to talk about their band, music, how the music scene compares between NZ and Australia, and a whole lot of other stuff! It's a whole lot of fun with some good laughs so be sure to check it out!
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NZ Blokes Interview with Silence The City
27 Dec 2014 // An interview by Shade
Francis form NZ Blokes sat down with Justin and Adam from Silence The City to talk about the band, their music, their shows, the NZ Rock scene and a bunch of other stuff!! The guys have just released their latest music video for their song The Chase and have been asked to play on The Rock stage for Homegrown in 2015!!
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Armed In Advance - Interview: Stitches
27 Dec 2014 // An interview by Kerry Monaghan
Stitches are performing at the Music is Dead launch party on 17 January 2015 alongside Fire At Will, Static Era and Dead End Boys. Kerry interviewed Hugh (bass) about their 2014 EP Harder Times and their plans for the future.
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Interview: Summer Tour Q & A with Sam from Sons of Zion
19 Dec 2014 // An interview by Dilemma
So you are back on the summer tour buzz this year, 8 stops and ending with the Tauranga One Love Festival, how excited are you for this tour? It's such a great pleasure to be playing alongside the bands we aspired to be like as youngins in the game.
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Interview: Devilskin
16 Dec 2014 // An interview by RYAN KERSHAW
Hi guys and gal – well done on your Live at the Powerstation DVD and CD release. Some amazing bands have played that stage from Fear Factory to Marilyn Manson and now Devilskin!
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Interview: Static Era live at Music Is Dead
06 Dec 2014 // An interview by RYAN KERSHAW
  Interview with Static Era for Muzic.net.
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Newsletter Interview: FleaBITE
27 Nov 2014 // An interview by Shade
  FleaBITE is committed to producing high quality music for children that adults can enjoy. How would you describe FleaBITE's music in one sentence: "The perfect mix of entertainment, originality and intelligence for young kiwis".
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Newsletter Interview: Kitsch
27 Nov 2014 // An interview by Shade
Smashing out pop rock sensibility with a punk rock attitude, Kitsch have retained its core members for over two decades, Kitsch gear up to deliver the next phase in their evolution, an album of epic depths, prepare yourself for Plastic Lives. Tapping into modern states of mind, internet anonymity and global disruption, Plastic Lives comments on the rapidly changing information age and the recent development of online and offline personal identity and its effect on human civilisation.
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Newsletter Interview: Shihad
25 Nov 2014 // An interview by Kerry Monaghan
  Shihad recorded their first album Churn almost 21 years ago and ever since then, they have proven time and time again that they are one of New Zealand's leading Rock bands. They describe their new album FVEY as "total brutality from start to finish".
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Cairo Knife Fight tear it up with Shihad, Airbourne and I Am Giant
19 Nov 2014 // An interview by RYAN KERSHAW
  You have just finished up your Australian leg of the tour with Shihad, Airbourne and I am Giant. How was Aussie?
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The 'Final Fling' for MINUIT
06 Nov 2014 // An interview by RYAN KERSHAW
  From The 88 to Last Night You Saw This Band there has been a great output from Minuit. Quite often there is a lot of work behind the scenes with music that the listeners don’t hear, from rehearsing to promotion.
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Needless Cane Newsletter Interview
02 Nov 2014 // An interview by Shade
Needless Cane are about to embark on our second New Zealand tour, which we are looking forward to. This tour will span across both islands as we have two shows down South at Dunedin and Christchurch and then the North Island we’ll be playing for the first time in Palmerston North and Auckland, then finally we’ll be concluding our tour back home in Wellington at the event Horrolition.
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Mulholland Interview - 'Stop And Start Again' Album
07 Oct 2014 // An interview by RYAN KERSHAW
Congrats on the new album – and the Silver Scroll nomination. You can tell that a lot of work went into this release, it’s tight.
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Malcolm Menzies Newsletter Interview
05 Oct 2014 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands? I go busking a lot of the time, so I like to listen to the other people that do this when I am not at it myself.
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Interview with Emerald
03 Oct 2014 // An interview by jck2
Emerald is a singer/rapper/producer from Dunedin, NZ. She makes alternative rap.
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Electric Wire Hustle - EWH Are Back With 'Love Can Prevail'
03 Oct 2014 // An interview by RYAN KERSHAW
Congrats on Love Can Prevail. Your release If These Are The Last Days sounds like fun not just with the writing but also with the mixing of the track too (remix or no remix).
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Moana and The Tribe Newsletter Interview
03 Oct 2014 // An interview by Shade
New Zealand band Moana & the Tribe defy easy definition as their music slips and slides across genre ‘creating dub-ambient-soul-funk from nowhere else but right here, right now.’ Moana & the Tribe stand out as one of the most significant voices in Maori music.
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Whistlejacket Newsletter Interview
30 Sep 2014 // An interview by Shade
Whistlejacket is a four-piece band from Auckland. Their sound draws influence from a wide range of songwriters and bands spanning decades and genres.
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House of Gold Interview
17 Sep 2014 // An interview by jck2
    Tauranga Hip-Hop crew House Of Gold is Mr Ridl, Quizzy, Havok, Merlin and VSOP1 They recently opened for international superstar Lloyd at Taurangas La Casa. I caught up with Axel Rose aka Mr Ridl to find out more about them.
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Under The Land Flat FM Interview
15 Sep 2014 // An interview by jck2
          If you're like me you might have caught the Under The Land radio show on The Flat FM http://www.theflatfm.
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Villainy Ammunition Tour Newsletter Interview
06 Sep 2014 // An interview by terry666
Villainy interview with Neill Fraser4-09-2014Questions by Terry Villainy is about to head out on the Ammunition tour is that right? Yeah we're about to head out to 6 cities I think around the country just a little blast to get back out there we haven’t really toured since the end of last year.
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The Datsuns' Deep Sleep Newsletter Interview
05 Sep 2014 // An interview by terry666
The Datsuns Interview with Phil Somervell03-09-2014Questions by Terry Album number 6 Deep Sleep is about to be released in October. What are you most excited about?
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SKC Dose 'N' Deps Interview
04 Sep 2014 // An interview by jck2
If you're a Hip-Hop head from New Zealand the chances are you've come across SKC Dose 'n' Deps. Strictly underground and non commercial, SKC Dose 'n' Deps keep their lyrical themes dark and grizzly and their image is both creative and captivating.
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Ten Years of Funk Fusion - Tahuna Breaks Newsletter Interview
02 Sep 2014 // An interview by Joel C Blood
Ten Years of Funk Fusion Tahuna Break Interview02/09/2014Joel C Blood with Marty Greentree Recently I had the privilege of talking with one of New Zealand's most sonically stylistic and genuine men of New Zealand music, Marty Greentree. Marty is the founder and frontman for long term kiwi funk fusion favorite, Tahuna Breaks.
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Ekko Park Newsletter Interview
31 Aug 2014 // An interview by Shade
Born in Auckland, in 2010, Ekko Park is a 4 piece rock band best described as “a ship captained by an Irishman and crewed by 3 kiwis” – singer Joe, a born and bred Belfast boy, travelled the globe playing music before settling in NZ, where he teamed up with 3 kiwi fellas. A collaboration of diverse backgrounds forming a unique and explosive offering in the NZ music landscape.
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Voe & Pam - Voe Newsletter Interview
31 Aug 2014 // An interview by Shade
  Voe is a Wellington based Producer/Artist who makes psychedelic Kiwi hits. Thanks to Voe for answering the following questions: Who are your role models in the NZ music industry?
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Jason McIver Newsletter Interview
31 Aug 2014 // An interview by Shade
  Jason McIver is a singer/songwriter based in Auckland. He has been performing and recording for the past 15 years in various bands and outfits all over NZ and has even popped over to Australia for a few gigs.
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Twobarshort Interview
11 Aug 2014 // An interview by jck2
Click here to go to TWOBARSHORT VOL TWO by TWOBARSSHORT on Bandcamp. King Kai, NPC, Eyez and Micsure are a Dunedin/Christchurch based Hip-Hop crew called Twobarshort.
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Chat to PDigsss from The Peacekeepers
01 Aug 2014 // An interview by Shade
If the thought of a chilly winter sends a shudder of excitement down your spine – it’s time to dig out the board, dust it off and hit some of New Zealand’s beautiful snow-capped mountains. On the slopes, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the Corona Airstream, as you’ll be stoked to hear Corona is bringing it back – this time for a winter tour, like no other.
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Shayna King Newsleter Interview
31 Jul 2014 // An interview by Shade
Alt. singer-songwriter Shayna King’s new single Calling You is set for release this August.
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Pakkz Tha General Interview
30 Jul 2014 // An interview by jck2
If you’ve never heard of Pakkz Tha General and you’re a fan of Hip-Hop then you need to know. Now I thought I’d seen some hard grinding rappers but Pakkz Tha General is on a whole nother level.
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Decades - Cracked And Torn: Interview with Emma Cameron
30 Jul 2014 // An interview by Epitomised_Drummer
Carl recently had the pleasure of catching up with Emma Cameron, lead singer for Ashei and managed to squeeze in a few questions to follow up their National tour of New Zealand including some Australian tour dates. This is what Emma had to say ..........
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Amos/Anon Newsletter Interview
30 Jul 2014 // An interview by Shade
  One of muzic.net.
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Dark Water Newsletter Interview
30 Jul 2014 // An interview by Shade
  Dark Water are a three piece Taranaki, alternative Rock band formed in 2009. Their first year together was spent developing their sound and style, which has developed into a gripping yet gritty sound with a heaviness that enfolds melody.
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Midnight Gallery Interview
17 Jul 2014 // An interview by Dilemma
Emma interviewed Edgar and Tyla from Midnight Gallery. Here are their responses: Midnight Gallery, where did the name come from?
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The Response Newsletter Interview
04 Jul 2014 // An interview by Shade
Determined to faithfully translate their expansive albums from tape to stage, The Response have crafted a live show that utilizes every one of their limbs and will leave you wondering how two people can make so much noise. Thanks to Andy and Vic for answering the following questions: What has been your most memorable show to date?
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Devilskin Newsletter Interview
27 Jun 2014 // An interview by Shade
Devilskin is a four piece band from Hamilton formed in June 2010, they already have guts, class, kudos and confidence. The sum total of a determined and accomplished group of musicians who know what they want, the music is organic, dynamic and real.
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Ghetto Sunrise Newsletter Interview
20 Jun 2014 // An interview by Shade
  Ghetto Sunrise hail from the city streets of Auckland and play a bombastic fusion of reggae, ska, dubstep and electronica. They bring you a fine fusion of drum n bass, dubstep and live electronica, with their music being reviewed as punchy, catchy and easy to listen to.
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Decades - Ashei Newsletter Interview
20 Jun 2014 // An interview by Shade
  There are a myriad of ways to describe NZ rock outfit, Ashei, but one word that really summarises their so-far 5 year journey in sharing their music is simply: determination. Bursting on to the scene in 2009 led by a unique female voice that reaches both the gritty angst and delicate reservedness of the vocal spectrum, Ashei have shown they are an independent Kiwi rock band to really watch with their shared passion for intense live performance and honest song writing.
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Mitch Alderlieste Newsletter Interview
24 May 2014 // An interview by Shade
  Mitch Alderlieste is 17 year old musician/songwriter currently based in Blenheim, Marlborough. Already he has achieved some national success with his songs and has had opportunities to play with and be mentored by some big name New Zealand artists.
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Crash-Scan Newsletter Interview
24 May 2014 // An interview by Shade
  Breaking into the local music scene in September of 2009 with their debut album Catalyst, post-industrial metal band Crash-Scan has been a fixture in Wellington, as well as a welcome visitor to Auckland and other NZ towns and cities, for almost five years. Having made a name for themselves as entertaining and proficient performers pushing a highly individual sound, the band has taken the next step and released a follow-up to Catalyst, the punishing Repeat Until False.
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Fiona Pears Newsletter Interview
29 Apr 2014 // An interview by Shade
Violinist and composer Fiona Pears started performing as a soloist with orchestras at the age of twelve. Now based in both London and New Zealand, she has forged a career as an international soloist and recording artist.
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Heathen Eyes Newsletter Interview
29 Apr 2014 // An interview by Shade
  Heathen Eyes are a hard rock/metal band based in Auckland, and have been together since 2010. They mix influence from metal, 90's rock and ambient rock - keeping dynamics strong and mixing between heavy and softer influences.
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Megan Sidwell Newsletter Interview
29 Apr 2014 // An interview by Shade
  Megan Sidwell embodies the perfect balance of edgy, chuck-wearing rocker with the pure heart of a country belle. Her music forms a unity between the sensibilities of rock and country pop.
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Interview with Les from Soljah
06 Apr 2014 // An interview by Dilemma
The Clash of the Titans Tour, (Soljah and King Kapisi) kicks off on Friday night, how did this tour and you guys teaming up come about? I did some work with Kaps prior to this tour so I guess we musically connected and between Kaps and our managment team they sussed out that him and his wife would do this Clash of the Titans tour with us.
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Poison Skies Newsletter Interview
02 Apr 2014 // An interview by Shade
  Poison Skies are a high energy rock band based in Auckland, New Zealand.With 3 guitars, bass, and drums presented on stage, the only thing overpowering their massive wall of sound is their energy.
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DateMonthYear Newsletter Interview
30 Mar 2014 // An interview by Shade
  DateMonthYear are a flexible recording and performing unit based in Hamilton.DateMonthYear is not a band.
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Amos/Anon Newsletter Interview
30 Mar 2014 // An interview by Shade
  Since 2005 [amos/anon], brainchild of this newsletters editor Peter-James Dries, have remained in obscurity, covertly planting their music around the country, hiding their albums and waiting patiently for unsuspecting victims to stumble upon it. The music, variously described as Progressive Doom Metal and Gothic Industrial, is dark, haunting and brooding.
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The Blue Grizzly Band Newsletter Interview
30 Mar 2014 // An interview by Shade
Some of the grungiest blues you'll ever hear; The Blue Grizzly Band goes from stage to stage blowing ear drums with a whirlwind of heavy blues rock, sexy slow-jams and modern blues funk. Thanks to Grizzly Smith for answering the following questions: Who are your role models in the NZ music industry?
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Eclipse - Pink Floyd tribute band Interview 15/02/2014
16 Feb 2014 // An interview by Asmith
How long has Eclipse been performing together?Eclipse doesn't really have a fixed start date, it evolved from covers band Twisted performing at a biennial private Pink Floyd party well over 10 years ago.
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April Fish Newsletter Interview
05 Nov 2013 // An interview by Shade
  April Fish, the avant-garde duo, is made up of Katie Morton, spritian keyboard virtuoso and lyricist extraordinaire, and Wellington Warr guitarist John Costa. They answered the following questions for muzic.
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Sons Of Zion Interview 21/10/13
21 Oct 2013 // An interview by Asmith
NZ is well known for producing a lot of top quality reggae acts, what do you think separates you from the other NZ acts and makes you stand from all the others? Sam: I think maybe just the originality of our sound.
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These Four Walls Newsletter Interview
17 Oct 2013 // An interview by Shade
  With one EP & two albums and support slots for Disturbed, Nickelback, Karnivool and The Butterfly Effect, These Four Walls have been taking NZ by storm since their inception in 2007. Gray answered the following questions for muzic.
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Aethea Newsletter Interview
09 Oct 2013 // An interview by Shade
  Aethea were formed in 2005. They split in 2009 but have since played numerous reunion shows and are therefore not to be trusted...
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Slave Cadaver Newsletter Interview
09 Oct 2013 // An interview by Shade
  Formed in a pungent cloud of coffee beans and alcohol in a barren concrete dungeon in Aro Valley, Slave Cadaver hated everyone and everything and wanted to do something about it. They attempted genocide, but that appeared too much work, so in 2003 they started a band instead, covering tracks from British grind band Carcass.
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Kong Fooey Newsletter Interview
25 Sep 2013 // An interview by Shade
  Predominately hip hop inspired but not afraid to infuse old school funk, soul, dance hall, heavy bass and solid grooves, Kong Fooey is a unique sound with hard hitting positive vibes, big hooks and solid beats. Kong Fooey is the alter ego of mild mannered drummer/producer Jason Peters who having drummed for various rock bands over the years - most notably for 90's heavy hitters Pumpkinhead - uses his knowledge of beats and percussion to provide the back bone of what is the groove-heavy Kong Fooey sound.
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Static Era Newsletter Interview
15 Sep 2013 // An interview by Shade
  Static Era is an Auckland-based rock band that formed in late 2010 and features a stellar lineup of musicians from incredible backgrounds, including Tadpole, Redline, Stylus and 29 Blackbirds. Static Era has performed at Music in Parks 2013 as well as an SPCA fundraiser to benefit abadoned animals and toured with I Am Giant and Sinclarity (USA).
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Datewiththeknife Newsletter Interview
15 Aug 2013 // An interview by Shade
  Datewiththeknife started life in 2011 in Feilding out in a back shed. Datewiththeknife were the musical side project of Daniel and James.
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Shepherds of Cassini Newsletter Interview
15 Aug 2013 // An interview by Shade
  Shepherds Of Cassini are a post-metal/progressive-rock band from Auckland. The band combine progressive rock with post rock/metal influences, along with psychedelic, atmospheric sound experimentation.
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Swamp Thing Newsletter Interview
05 Aug 2013 // An interview by Shade
They're the two left in the juke joint when the hurricane's about to make landfall, when the revelers have gone home, sweat-soaked and exhausted. The bulbs are blown out, the floor's full of glass, but two men are honor bound to keep playing, pouring their sweat into the parched earth like libation.
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Into Orbit Newsletter Interview
07 Jul 2013 // An interview by Shade
  Into Orbit are an instrumental rock duo from Wellington, notable for their heavy use of a guitar loop-pedal and their widely varying song dynamics including soundscapes, creeping build-ups, elaborate rhythms, and heavy, energetic crescendos. Into Orbit was formed in February 2013 by guitarist Paul Stewart and drummer Ian Moir.
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Diamond Doll Newsletter Interview
23 Jun 2013 // An interview by Shade
  Diamond Doll is a female fronted hard rock band from the Hawke’s Bay. Expect heavy but melodic; the hard edge of metal with a rock foundation and punk rock attitude.
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Kobosh Newsletter Interview
09 Jun 2013 // An interview by Shade
  Kobosh are an alt-ish rock band from Wellington who moved to Berlin late last year and have been sifting around Europe since then. Leah answered the following questions for muzic.
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Fat Freddy's Drop Newsletter Interview
09 Jun 2013 // An interview by Shade
  Driven by the power of live performance, sheer hard work and savvy independent CD and vinyl releases, the dream of world domination for New Zealand's seven headed soul monster is fast becoming a reality. Fat Freddy's Drop have carved a place for themselves in NZ music lore - thirteen years and Freddys are still together, still doing things in their inimitable way and still getting better and better.
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A few minutes with Awa
27 May 2013 // An interview by Dilemma
So you have a new album out, tell me about it? It's awesome haha!
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Newtown Rocksteady Newsletter Interview
26 May 2013 // An interview by Shade
Newtown Rocksteady is a dance band that simply makes you move. Cool covers, righteous melodies, and hot original songs, rocksteady is more than a band, its a moment in life.
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Dick Tracy Newsletter Interview
26 May 2013 // An interview by Shade
Keir provided the following information to muzic.net.
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The Upbeats Newsletter Interview
26 May 2013 // An interview by Shade
  In the wake of such a prolific impact on the worldwide drum & bass scene, The Upbeats continue to push the boundaries. Perennially packed with enough energy to rock the floor and backed up with genuine emotion and an infinite capacity to inject a taste of something different into their music, The Upbeats’ albums drag you deep into their own personal world of drum & bass.
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Unknown - Bluebird Avenue Newsletter Interview
12 May 2013 // An interview by Shade
  Bluebird Avenue is an alternative acoustic guitar-based act from Auckland. Their influences include Elliott Smith, Jackson Browne, Jeff Beck, Dave Matthews & Tim Reynolds, and Miles Davis.
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The Hamma Newsletter Interview
12 May 2013 // An interview by Shade
The Hamma is a dirty kick-ass four-piece rock band from Hawke's Bay who play original songs and classic covers. Their album Panzer Tank is out now.
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Time out with the Ben and Les from Soljah
03 May 2013 // An interview by Dilemma
Hey guys, so you have a new release coming up... Tell me about it?
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Little Lapin Newsletter Interview
28 Apr 2013 // An interview by Shade
  Little Lapin is a Raglan based indie-pop singer/songwriter. To date, Little Lapin has independently filmed 4 music videos, recorded an EP and her vocals have featured on a theme song for a prime time TV1 programme in NZ.
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Prowler Newsletter Interview
01 Apr 2013 // An interview by Shade
Greg answered the following questions for muzic.net.
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A few mins with Maree Sheehan
23 Feb 2013 // An interview by Dilemma
What can we expect to see from you over the next year?I am looking forward to a lot more performances throughout New Zealand, promoting my new album 'Chasing the light.
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Killing Bear Newsletter Interview
18 Feb 2013 // An interview by Shade
Killing Bear is a two piece band from Pukerua Bay, Wellington. They formed in 2010 and have produced two studio albums and an EP in their basement, toured the North Island and played live on bFM, Kiwi FM.
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The Adventures of Mikejoffa Newsletter Interview
18 Feb 2013 // An interview by Shade
  The Adventures of Mikejoffa has recently finished tracking, mixing and mastering their up and coming album 'Miss Fortunes' which they will release in May 2013. Artwork is in process for the CD design and fundraising for the production.
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Gunt Interview 14/01/13
14 Jan 2013 // An interview by Asmith
I had a chat to Gunt's vocalist Rob horrible, here's what he had to say... How long has Gunt been together?
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Dislocate Interview 13/01/13
13 Jan 2013 // An interview by Asmith
I had a talk to Marty Kent, bass player for Dislocate, after their recent gig at Beyond The Black Festival, here's what he had to say... How long has Dislocate been together?
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Devile Interview 13/01/13
13 Jan 2013 // An interview by Asmith
I had a chat to Ricky (otherwise known as MC ROCKA) from Devile about his band and his views on the NZ music scene among other things, here's what he had to say... How long has Devile been together?
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The Heathen Collective Interview 13/01/13
13 Jan 2013 // An interview by Asmith
I had a chat to Goose from The Heathen Collective, here's what he had to say... How long has The Heathen Collective been together?
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Vixen Execution Interview 12/01/13
12 Jan 2013 // An interview by Asmith
I had a chat to Vixen Execution's vocalist Dan about playing at the Beyond The Black Festival and other random metal inspired activities, here's what he had to say... How long has Vixen Execution been together?
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Osmium Interview 12/01/13
12 Jan 2013 // An interview by Asmith
How long has Osmium been together? The first formation of Osmium was in 2005, as the band we are now I think 2009.
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Paper City Newsletter Interview
09 Jan 2013 // An interview by Shade
  Paper City are a young female fronted three piece Rock band. They are a tight and full sounding three piece and who play energetic pop rock that gets the crowd moving.
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Interview with Hurricane Kids
26 Dec 2012 // An interview by Jay Kim
INTERVIEWHurricane Kids19/12/12Written by Jay Kim Catching them after the soundcheck for their first show at the King’s Arms Tavern on Wednesday 19th of December, the Hurricane Kids sit down and talk about how they all came together, their views on the NZ music industry, and their undying love for Taylor Swift. Hey guys!
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Interview with Daniel Weetman from The Black Seeds
06 Dec 2012 // An interview by Dilemma
You have just released the new deluxe version of Dust and Dirt, how is it being received? DW; The Vadim remix of 'Wide Open' is getting good responses, Vadim really made the track his own.
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Minuit Newsletter Interview
30 Nov 2012 // An interview by Petros
With three albums and multiple EPs already in their catalogue, the Kiwi band with the French name have toured far flung venues from St Petersburg to the Czech Republic; storming The Crystal Method's DJ night in Los Angeles; playing the hotel where Tarantino wrote Pulp Fiction in Amsterdam; and headlining the Hanoi Festival in Vietnam. It is with much expectation that Minuit are set to release their fourth full length album Last Night You Saw This Band on 21 December 2012 at 12:12am, followed by an album release show on 22 December 2012 at Dux Live in Christchurch.
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Needless Cane Interview 24/11/2012
24 Nov 2012 // An interview by Asmith
How Long has Needless Cane been together?The band began 5 years ago, rising from the ashes of a former project.
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The New Brides Newsletter Interview
24 Nov 2012 // An interview by Shade
  The New Brides have reached #1 on the International Indie Charts with their hit song Record; Now they need your help to reach #1 on theaudience.co.
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Amos/Anon - AmosAnon Newsletter Interview
24 Nov 2012 // An interview by Shade
Since 2005 Amos/Anon, brainchild of Peter-James Dries, have remained in obscurity, covertly planting their music around the country, hiding their albums and waiting patiently for unsuspecting victims to stumble upon it. The music, variously described as Progressive Doom Metal and Gothic Industrial, is dark, haunting and brooding.
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Outsiders Newsletter Interview
15 Nov 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks Stuart for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? FEST 10 in Gainesville, Florida, USA last year.
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The Blue Grizzly Band Newsletter Interview
14 Nov 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Some of the grungiest blues you'll ever hear; The Blue Grizzly Band goes from stage to stage blowing ear drums with a whirlwind of heavy blues rock, sexy slow-jams and modern blues funk. Thanks Aaron for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from The Blue Grizzly Band over the next year?
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El Schlong Newsletter Interview
10 Nov 2012 // An interview by Shade
Thanks Leah for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from El Schlong over the next year? We are coming home to NZ to do four shows (Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin and Invercargill) and to hang out for summer.
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Kora Newsletter Interview
10 Nov 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks Laughton for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Kora over the next year? Finally the new album is out and there has been alot more focus on travelling overseas, eg Europe, USA, Japan and Australia.
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Dick Tracy Newsletter Interview
30 Oct 2012 // An interview by Asmith
Aaron spoke to Keir about Dick Tracy and their recent win of the Battle of The Grand. Here's what he had to say: How did you come up with the name Dick Tracy?
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The Bleeders Interview 23/10/2012
23 Oct 2012 // An interview by Asmith
It's been 10 years since the inception of the Bleeders, are you still the same Bleeders that you were in 2002? Sure are full original lineup doing the shows.
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Free Beer and Cash Newsletter Interview
19 Oct 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Nick for answering these questions: What is your favourite NZ venue? So far our favourite's have been Saints and Sinners in Invercargill, Wunderbar in Christchurch and The Celtic Inn in Palmerston North.
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8 Foot Sativa Interview 22/09/2012
14 Oct 2012 // An interview by terry666
I caught up with Jack Hammer from 8 Foot Sativa just hours before their opening slot for Fear Factory. How does it feel to be back in 8 Foot Sativa and what brought you guys back together as a band?
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Yasamin Newsletter Interview
08 Oct 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Yasamin is a compelling singer/songwriter from Auckland. Upon completion of her Science degree at the University of Auckland, Yasamin attended the Nelson School of Music where she really started to develop her own songwriting style.
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Yebiisu Newsletter Interview
08 Oct 2012 // An interview by Shade
  From within the depths of the Waitakere ranges comes Yebiisu - a soulful mix of reggae, funk and ska. Formed in 2009, Yebiisu wasted no time making an immediated impression on the live scene in Auckland, exciting reviewers and fans alike.
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Blackleaf Gardens Interview with Jess Blackleaf
26 Sep 2012 // An interview by terry666
Recently I had an opportunity to sit down and have a quick chat with Jess Blackleaf from the Auckland metal band Blackleaf Gardens. I definitely look forward to hearing more from these guys in the future.
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The Datsuns Newsletter Interview
17 Sep 2012 // An interview by Shade
  The Datsuns are New Zealand's most internationally applauded rock n roll band and they will be releasing their 5th studio album 'Death Rattle Boogie' 10 years to the day of releasing their highly acclaimed self-titled debut on October 5th, 2012. The Datsuns are also giving away a track from the album 'Gods are Bored' via their website http://www.
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Jackal Newsletter Interview
07 Sep 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Jackal are a four piece band based in Auckland. With high energy shows and a unique progressive rock-meets-psychedelic sound, Jackal are a must-see band.
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Adi Dick Interview
29 Aug 2012 // An interview by Shade
Noted singer, songwriter, guitarist, beat maker, producer and DJ, Adi Dick, joined Fly My Pretties for the Return Of… incarnation in 2005. Since then, he’s attended the acclaimed Red Bull Music Academy, released the much talked about solo album Our Place plus a series of underground gems including a recent EP titled Spacedust.
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Heathen Eyes Interview
28 Aug 2012 // An interview by Alistar3000
Auckland's Heathen Eyes are creating a real buzz in the local rock scene. Alistar Wickens caught up with front man Jason McIver to find out what that band has been up to and where they're heading.
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Rhiain and The Utter Strangers Newsletter Interview
21 Aug 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Rhiain and the Utter Strangers is the moniker of Wellington based anti-folk songstress Rhiain McGrath. Her first EP Heartplusmelody released on 24th August 2012 is a lyric-heavy ode to childhood, recorded with long-time musical collaborator Oli Wilson (of Knives at Noon, The Chills).
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Both Sides of the Line Newsletter Interview
21 Aug 2012 // An interview by Shade
Both Sides of the Line are a five piece band from Dunedin. They have an exuberant, upbeat guitar-based sound with male and female harmonies.
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Heathen Eyes Newsletter Interview
21 Aug 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Heathen Eyes have been described as having a powerful solid energy with obvious potential. Their latest single Ocea is now available on Bandcamp.
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SansArcade Interview
07 Aug 2012 // An interview by Alistar3000
Auckland’s SansArcade describe their music as being a little 'all-up-in-your-face' with a bit of 'let-me-down-gently'. Alistar Wickens caught up with guitarist Stu Preece to chat about their music and plans for releasing an EP.
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1 Drop Nation Newsletter Interview
27 Jul 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Hailing from the shaky city of Christchurhc, 1 Drop Nation has already made a huge impact on the music scene in New Zealand. They answered the following questions for muzic.
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Ryan Kershaw Newsletter Interview
26 Jul 2012 // An interview by Shade
In bands since he was 12 years old, Ryan Kershaw is one of New Zealand's top rock guitarists. He has also recorded music for websites and is the driving force behind the Underground Festival.
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Tomorrow People Interview
02 Jul 2012 // An interview by Dilemma
What can we expect to see from Tomorrow People over the next year? Now that our debut album is released, we are locking in dates to tour nationwide and promote the album.
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Geoff Ong Newsletter Interview
28 Jun 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Geoff answered the following questions for muzic.net.
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Kavort Newsletter Interview
15 Jun 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why? The Metal scene in NZ is great at the moment, we’ve had the chance to party with a few of them, some good times, some sore heads haha.
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Beautiful Collision Newsletter Interview
15 Jun 2012 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from Beautiful Collision over the next year? We’re heading to Napier early in July; Beautiful Collision have been selected to perform at the City Showcase.
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Human Newsletter Interview
15 Jun 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Scott answered the following questions for muzic.net.
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Invader Cain Interview 19/05/2012
13 Jun 2012 // An interview by Asmith
You guys have just released an E.P “Feeling The Trend But Thinking Again”, is it your first release?
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November Zulu Interview 19/05/2012
13 Jun 2012 // An interview by Asmith
You guys have just finished your debut EP, when was that released? Yeah we actually released a full length album a while ago but this is the first with the new line up, it was released just before the tour (with Invader Cain and Autozamm) so it’s kinda like the official release, just been trying to pump it out as much as we can on this tour.
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Autozamm Interview 19/05/2012
29 May 2012 // An interview by Asmith
So after having a look through your bio you guys have actually had a pretty successful career, how long have you guys actually been together for? 10 years exactly You guys have opened up for Silverchair, INXS, and The Black Crowes...
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Clap Clap Riot Interview 29/5/2012
29 May 2012 // An interview by Alistar3000
It seems as though Counting Spins has been a long time in the making. What made you decide to start releasing tracks as singles and on EPs so far ahead of the album release?
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Bloodspray for Politics Newsletter Interview
29 May 2012 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from Bloodspray for Politics over the next year? We will be doing more gigs and releasing our 4 track EP 'Blood and Night'.
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Daniel Ashcroft - Crackpot Theory Newsletter Interview
29 May 2012 // An interview by Shade
  What will your next release be?Well I have just released my new album entitled 'Puppies, Brownies & Sunsets'.
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Project: Blood Newsletter Interview
29 May 2012 // An interview by Shade
  When did Project: Blood form? Rob and James have been quietly working on the project since late 2005.
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Deaths Door Newsletter Interview
29 May 2012 // An interview by Shade
  When did Deaths Door form? Deaths Door was formed in August 2010.
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Neckstretchers Newsletter Interview
29 May 2012 // An interview by Shade
  When did Neckstretchers form? We formed in 2006.
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Turbostill Newsletter Interview
29 May 2012 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from Turbostill over the next year? We’ve just done two release shows for our new 4 Track 7 Inch Vinyl.
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Gift Of Ruin Interview 11/05/2012
24 May 2012 // An interview by Asmith
So we are here with Gift Of Ruin, how long have you guys been together for now? Gift Of Ruin - Ah nearly a year, not quite a year, nah over a year man, nah, yeah, nah, I actually don’t no.
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Gunt Interview 11/05/2012
24 May 2012 // An interview by Asmith
Ok, so the first thing I’ve got to ask is... what’s a GUNT?
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Pariah Interview - 11/05/2012
23 May 2012 // An interview by Asmith
Ok we’re here with Pariah from Wanganui... Denvar - Nah I’m from fucken Mars mate.
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Force Fields Newsletter Interview
20 May 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Paul for answering these questions: What will Force Fields’ next release be? Our next release will be an EP tentatively called INVERSIONS.
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Left or Right Newsletter Interview
20 May 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Steve for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Left or Right over the next year? A short tour of Australia later this year, an extensive summer NZ tour in early 2013 + a bunch of writing and jamming new material for our 3rd record.
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This Flight Tonight Newsletter Interview
06 May 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Ralph for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from This Flight Tonight over the next year? In June 2012, I am relocating (bandless) to Europe.
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Kitsch Newsletter Interview 4
26 Apr 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Sam for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Kitsch over the next year? Completion of our next album and all that comes with releasing an album.
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Nightchoir Newsletter Interview
26 Apr 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Mike for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Nightchoir over the next year? We hope to have the new album out mid year, with a winter tour and new live show.
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Cobra Khan Newsletter Interview
26 Apr 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Milon for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Cobra Khan over the next year? We're currently in the process of writing an EP, hopefully getting to Australia in July, and have 2 videos underway.
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Gatherer Newsletter Interview
26 Apr 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Alex for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Gatherer over the next year? You'll get to see a lot more of us being a real band.
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Cold Harvest Trust Newsletter Interview
08 Apr 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Cold Harvest Trust is a four piece piano/keyboard based pop-rock band from the north shore of Auckland. What began as a solo recording project for vocalist Andrew Cowie, eventually evolved into a conglomerate where each member added their personal style and input to the songs.
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Dimestore Skanks Newsletter Interview
08 Apr 2012 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Tim for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Dimestore Skanks over the next year? We are releasing our debut album 'Rough Housers and Rabble Rousers'.
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Knives At Noon Newsletter Interview
08 Apr 2012 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Paul for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Knives At Noon over the next year? We have just released the Second Skin EP (available at http://www.
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The Black Seeds Newsletter Interview
08 Apr 2012 // An interview by Shade
The Black Seeds sixth album 'Dust and Dirt' is out tomorrow!Thanks to Nigel for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from The Black Seeds over the next year?
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Interview with Sir T
03 Apr 2012 // An interview by Dilemma
Hey Sir T, so you are a new comer to the NZ music scene, how has the whole experience been so far?The experience has been wicked, I am greatful for every oppurtunity that has risen for me so far and am looking forward to what the game has to offer me in the near future.
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Interview with DJ CXL
22 Mar 2012 // An interview by Dilemma
Hi DJ CXL, You have just completed your first album, how long did it take to put together? The album was two years in the making but the whole creative process from making the beats, finding the right artist for each track through to recording probably only really took eight months.
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Kieran Cooper Newsletter Interview
22 Mar 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Kieran for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from you over the next year? I'm taking some time out after my album release to work on new material and really fine tune my set.
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Fiona Pears Newsletter Interview
22 Mar 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Fiona for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from you over the next year? I would like to hole up at home in my little music room and really do some tough practice.
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Module Newsletter Interview
22 Mar 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Jeramiah for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from you over the next year? A number of things hopefully, I really want to take module into more of a live band setup and mix in the electronics elements set up a number of shows.
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Depths Newsletter Interview
11 Mar 2012 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Josh for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Depths over the next year? We are currently working hard writing for our first album, which should be out out mid year, so expect some tours around that.
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Leeches Newsletter Interview
11 Mar 2012 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Angelo for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Leeches over the next year? Leeches hope to play a lot more and get back down to the South Island and Australia again.
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Saving Grace Newsletter Interview
06 Mar 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Vasely for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Saving Grace over the next year? Well we have a few things in the pipeline for 2012, possibly multiple overseas tours, maybe a new record....
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The Lowest Fidelity - Will Saunders Newsletter Interview
05 Mar 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Will for answering these questions for muzic.net.
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The Outsiders Newsletter Interview
05 Mar 2012 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Stuart for answering these questions for muzic.net.
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In Dread Response Newsletter Interview
04 Mar 2012 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Trajan for answering these questions for muzic.net.
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Interview with Derty Sesh
19 Feb 2012 // An interview by Dilemma
So.... your Sophmore album, after so much controversy surrounding 'Forever' on your first album, how are you hoping this one will be received?
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Mz J Newsletter Interview
05 Nov 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians? Like I said in my album 'thanks'.
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Charity Children Berlin Newsletter Interview
05 Nov 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from Charity Children Berlin over the next year? As winter arrives in Berlin, busking on the streets is becoming less feasible.
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Freaky Meat Newsletter Interview
05 Nov 2011 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from Freaky Meat over the next year? More of us live with fresh material.
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Funkommunity Newsletter Interview
05 Nov 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Isaac Aesili for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Funkommunity over the next year? We will be touring with the Funkommunity band in NZ, Australia and all going well Europe and Japan.
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K.One Interview
14 Oct 2011 // An interview by Dilemma
So your debut album was released on Monday, how is it being received? K.
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Adam Page Newsletter Interview
04 Oct 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from you over the next year? I will have a presence at a stack of the big festivals in NZ over the next year (can't tell ya which ones yet!!
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The Tiny Lies Newsletter Interview
04 Oct 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Charlotte for answering these questions: How do you describe The Tiny Lies’ music? Put simply, Alt-folk with hints of Country-noir.
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Amos/Anon - AmosAnon Newsletter Interview
25 Sep 2011 // An interview by Shade
  With the dawn of Swampfest in Palmerston North comes the release of AmosAnon’s new EP 'Darkness from Light', and when we say release we mean it in the ‘return to the wild’ sense of the word. You can’t buy AmosAnon’s album from anywhere; you have to find it hidden around the city or even better, legally download it.
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Mountaineater Newsletter Interview
25 Sep 2011 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect from Mountaineater over the next year? Mountaineater will be recording an EP with Dale Cotton before summer and working on an album over summer leading up to gigs early next year with Jakob and Cairo Knife Fight; An Emerald City and, we hope BDO (lastyear had an element of debacle and I'm not refering to our performance!
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Amiria Grenell - Amiri Grenell Newsletter Interview
21 Sep 2011 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from you over the next year? I am about to embark on my album release tour, then in October I will be performing in Fly My Pretties around NZ and Melbourne.
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Luger Boa - New Hot Nights Interview
30 Aug 2011 // An interview by terry666
Luger Boa Interview 18/08/11 Before Luger Boa took to the stage at The Royal on 19 August 2011, Terry sat down and had a chat with Jimmy. Hi ya Jimmy.
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Axesword Newsletter Interview
21 Aug 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians? Work extremely hard to create your music.
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Oslo Brown Newsletter Interview
21 Aug 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from Oslo Brown over the next year? Lots of shows, hopefully a tour and our debut CD.
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The Nudge Newsletter Interview
21 Aug 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Ryan Prebble for answering these questions: What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians? Play what you are into, if you are into it, audiences will be into it, don't try and control it too much, it's music...
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Sonic Altar Newsletter Interview
14 Aug 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Sonic Altar have been working hard for the past 5 years. Having supported Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss, Whitesnake and Alice Cooper at Rock2wgtn, coming 3rd in the World Battle of the Bands in Hong Kong, recording their debut album with a professional producer from the UK and releasing the album in Japan on a record label; the band has come along way since its original incarnation back in 2006.
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Outrun The Buffalo Newsletter Interview
31 Jul 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Tim for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Outrun the Buffalo over the next year? A lot of gigs, especially in light of the recent release of our debut EP But Now They Live in a Zoo.
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Hand Me Downs Newsletter Interview
31 Jul 2011 // An interview by Shade
  10 Questions with Lucy Cioffi, lyricist and vocalist from Raglan band Hand Me Downs What is your favourite place in NZ to be?I have lived in Raglan for two years and every day feels like a holiday.
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Ishtar Newsletter Interview
31 Jul 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What can you never leave home without?Lou: my phone & lip balmPagey: Legs.
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Ash Grey - Ash Graham Newsletter Interview
12 Jul 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from you over the next year?I’m currently busy in the studio recording my debut album, when not there I’m performing anywhere and everywhere I can.
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Hanna Grace Newsletter Interview
12 Jul 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from you over the next year?The release of my debut album 'Concrete & Roses' and album release tour, with a few more singles to follow!
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The Nomad Newsletter Interview
12 Jul 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from you over the next year?Over the next year I plan to travel to the UK & Canada to play some shows and am orgaising a remix of my new album, Perilous Times - I’ve already got a few people lined up to remix some tracks.
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Known Associates Newsletter Interview
12 Jul 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What inspired you to start Known Associates?The sheer excitement of recording an album with a kick-arse live band.
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FreeDay Newsletter Interview
12 Jul 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?Crowded House – they are legends in the music industry in NZ and overseas – they have an ability to write exceptionally crafted songs that we really admire.
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Kieran Cooper Newsletter Interview
12 Jul 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from you over the next year?More gigs.
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Nadine Loren Interview
02 Jul 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Nadine for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from you over the next year?Lots of live shows, some collaborations and some remixes by Paul Oakenfold.
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Ammp Newsletter Interview
02 Jul 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Andy for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Ammp over the next year?Lots of single releasing, hopefully some radio play and heads down finishing the second album.
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Villainy Newsletter Interview
02 Jul 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to James for answering these questions: Villainyvill·uh·nee /ˈvilənç/ Noun: 1. The actions or conduct of a villain; outrageous wickedness.
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Agent Newsletter Interview
02 Jul 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to James for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Agent over the next year? More recording, gigs, video, an album, and one or two singles.
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Chris Hurn Newsletter Interview
05 Jun 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from you over the next year?Hopefully another album - and more shows.
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The Red Suns Newsletter Interview
05 Jun 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Danny McCrum for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from The Red Suns over the next year? The current plan is simply to play live and continue recording.
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Leeches Newsletter Interview
05 Jun 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from Leeches over the next year? Hopefully a full length CD and lots of shows!
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Luger Boa Newsletter Interview
05 Jun 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Jimmy Christmas for answering these questions for muzic.net.
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Kidz In Space Newsletter Interview
05 Jun 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Ash for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Kidz In Space over the next year? We are aiming for a "Bigger" live show, We want to do more festivals also, so expect us to get out and about this year.
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Jonny Love Newsletter Interview
05 Jun 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Jonny Love for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from you over the next year? Touring, touring, touring!
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The Adults Newsletter Interview
05 Jun 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Jon Toogood for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from The Adults over the next year? An album released on June 20.
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State of Mind Newsletter Interview
10 Apr 2011 // An interview by Shade
State of Mind have acheived a lot since they formed in 2004; three albums (with the third due for release tomorrow), loads of gigs and the creation of their own record label, SOM Music. Patrick Hawkins and Stu Maxwell are State of Mind, and they answered these questions for muzic.
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The Twitch Newsletter Interview
10 Apr 2011 // An interview by Shade
Famous for their badass three piece sex drugs and rock n roll stylings and notorious for getting kicked out of hotels throughout the country, The Twitch released their second album 'Time For Change' last year. Vocalist and Bassist Fleur Jack spoke to muzic.
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Vince Harder Newsletter Interview
10 Apr 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Vince Harder needs no introduction. He is after all, the voice behind one of the biggest songs to come out of New Zealand in the last five years.
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Mt Eden - Interview with Jesse Cooper
14 Mar 2011 // An interview by sidvicious
I’ve been to London three times in the last three years. In 2008, when people found out I was from New Zealand, their first reaction was “Oh, Lord of the Rings!
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The Phil Edwards Band Newsletter Interview
14 Mar 2011 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from The Phil Edwards Band over the next year? This year we will be touring throughout New Zealand and Australia, celebrating the release of our debut album 'Slow Borders'.
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Kasium Newsletter Interview
14 Mar 2011 // An interview by Shade
Kasium is Kieran Cooper (vocals, guitar), Chris Birch (drums, vocals) and Paul Braddock (bass) playing a unique brand of post-grunge-alternative-rock. Formed in 2008 in Auckland, the 3 piece have written and recorded their debut EP 'Premonition' and produced a video for their track 'Drowned'.
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Julia Deans - Looking forward to 'Grassroots' Interview
08 Mar 2011 // An interview by Dilemma
This is the first grassroots festival how excited are you to be part of the line up? Julia Deans - "pleased as punch" I believe is the expression.
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Jayson Norris Newsletter Interview
27 Feb 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from you over the next year? Ok, well I’m currently on tour through out NZ on my Freedom Twenty Eight tour.
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Ivy Lies Newsletter Interview
27 Feb 2011 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from Ivy Lies over the next year? (Emla) We have been focusing a lot on the album release, which is really exciting and with that we plan to tour this album in May and bring out some new material towards the end of the year, we are wanting to go back over to LA to play as well.
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Suppression Newsletter Interview
23 Feb 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Duane for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Suppression over the next year? Finishing off our recordings then getting into the studio to record our 1st single and video to promote it.
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Timothy Armstrong Newsletter Interview
30 Jan 2011 // An interview by Shade
  Thanks to Timothy for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from you over the next year? Another album......
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Luger Boa Interview 26/11/2010
05 Dec 2010 // An interview by terry666
Luger Boa Interview 26/11/2010 Luger Boa rose from the ashes of The D4 with singer Jimmy Christmas taking Rock n Roll to a new level. I was lucky enough to get the chance to talk to Jimmy Christmas just before a show recently.
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The Checks Interview 26/10/2010
05 Dec 2010 // An interview by terry666
The Checks Interview The Checks started in 2003 in the Devonport, Auckland quickly attracting attention. The Checks play the Big Day Out and are later invited to support REM on the NZ leg of their world tour.
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The Earlybirds Interview 26/11/2010
05 Dec 2010 // An interview by terry666
The Earlybirds Interview The Earlybirds started in the Devonport music scene in 2005. They have spent the past five years sharing the stage with bands such as, OpShop, Midnight Youth, The Feelers and Stereophonics.
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Ninja Monkey Newsletter Interview
30 Nov 2010 // An interview by Shade
Hailing from sunny Hawkes Bay, Ninja Monkey is a pop rock foursome with a penchant for catchy hooks and big guitar solos. Since coming together in 2009, Ninja Monkey have gone from strength to strength and, in May 2010 debuted at the Cabana Hotel to positive reviews.
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Blue Blood Newsletter Interview
27 Nov 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from Blue Blood over the next year?
 December: Releasing the follow up hit and second single 'Walk Away'.
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Katchafire Newsletter Interview
21 Nov 2010 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Logan for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Katchafire over the next year? A huge world tour...
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Mercury Crowe Newsletter Interview
21 Nov 2010 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from Mercury Crowe over the next year? We released our first music video for the single 'Kiss Me or Kill Me' on Friday 5th November, with another single baking in the oven for release next year.
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Dakota Scream Newsletter Interview
07 Nov 2010 // An interview by Shade
  What can we expect to see from Dakota Scream band over the next year? As many shows as humanly and physically possible in as many venues as exist, as well as the release of the EP.
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An Interview With Plum Green
27 Oct 2010 // An interview by amandashootsbands
We caught up with the lovely Plum Green for an interview before the release of her latest EP titled The Red to see what makes her tick. Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands?
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Bleeding View Newsletter Interview
24 Oct 2010 // An interview by Shade
  Bleeding View formed in April 2010. Fronted by both Frances Cannon and Braeden Maclean the bands songs are unique with the lead vocals switching between songs.
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The Ramps Newsletter Interview
24 Oct 2010 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Mike for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from The Ramps over the next year?We’ll be promoting ourselves off the back of our first EP 'Plural'.
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Turbostill Newsletter Interview
16 Oct 2010 // An interview by Shade
Turbostill are a dirty rock 'n' roll band from the ever-prolific Palmerston North scene. Formed in late 2000, the band have been playing locally constantly since.
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Barracks Newsletter Interview
16 Oct 2010 // An interview by Shade
  Barracks formed in early 2010 when Simon, Martin and Kane, having previously been playing together in bands, joined together with long-time friends Hunter and Keir to complete the line up. Defining their style as Post/Melodic Hardcore, Barracks offers music with depth that maximises the use of every instrument within the band.
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Dear Time's Waste Newsletter Interview
16 Oct 2010 // An interview by Shade
  Born from sleepy disillusionment with life in Auckland's leafy suburbs, Dear Time's Waste paints an aural picture of soft water colour with a grey wash of light that is - according to one listener - "akin to a morning orgasm". What can we expect to see from Dear Time’s Waste over the next year?
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Crimson Rain Newsletter Interview
16 Oct 2010 // An interview by Shade
Hailing from Auckland, Crimson Rain consists of four members from three different nationalities who embrace the post-grunge era with heavy distortions, elegant solos, head-banging riffs, powerful beats and impressive sounds that will catch hold of your mind. Editor Note Crimson Rain is one of the most outstanding rock bands I've come across in 2010, and are definitely worth the listen - especially if you like such bands as Agent and Shihad.
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The Black Seeds Newsletter Interview
11 Oct 2010 // An interview by Shade
  Originating from Wellington, New Zealand, The Black Seeds have carved out their reputation through platinum selling albums, a masterful live show, and a sound that fuses infectious grooves and melodies with undiluted roots music. They answered these questions for muzic.
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Daniel Ashcroft - Crackpot Theory Newsletter Interview
08 Oct 2010 // An interview by Shade
Crackpot Theory is a one man band, Daniel Ashcroft writes and records all the music himself, and plays all the instruments. Crackpot Theory has been around since 2008 and in that time he has released 3 albums in 2008 and 3 albums in 2009.
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Jessie James & The Outlaws - Jessie James and The Outlaws Newsletter Interview
08 Oct 2010 // An interview by Shade
Jessie James are supported by an impressive band of Outlaws. Comprising members of members from Hikoikoi, Fly My Pretties, Spartacus R and the Dunstan Rangers, and these questions were answered for muzic.
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Eva Prowse Newsletter Interview
08 Oct 2010 // An interview by Shade
Eva Prowse is a striking new-folk-pop singer songwriter who has rewritten the rules of country-folk to create a fusion of genres which undeniably proves her talent as one of New Zealand’s emerging female vocalists. She answered the following questions for muzic.
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The Good Fun Newsletter Interview
20 Sep 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from The Good Fun over the next year? You can definitely expect to see a whole lot of hard work, and hopefully heaps of new material, heaps of gigs, and heaps of fun times!
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Tommy Ill Newsletter Interview
13 Sep 2010 // An interview by Shade
How do you come up with your lyrics? I tend to make a lot of instrumentals first before I write the words.
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Amos/Anon - AmosAnon Newsletter Interview
29 Aug 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from AmosAnon over the next year? Some more collaboration with Marque Duckmanton and Dan Ashcroft is almost a certainty.
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Kora Newsletter Interview
29 Aug 2010 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Bradley for answering these questions: What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians? Stick to your guns.
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Run Ruby Run Newsletter Interview
29 Aug 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from Run Ruby Run over the next year?  Will: An EP release, and awesome live shows.
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Frozen Alice Newsletter Interview
29 Aug 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from Frozen Alice over the next year? 2nd album, already half written, extensive touring of NZ & Australia.
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Project: Blood Newsletter Interview
16 Aug 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from Project: Blood over the next year? James: More shows, an album or 2 EP's, hopefully a Christmas album, or the recorded live to air set.
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Cage Demise Newsletter Interview
08 Aug 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from Cage Demise over the next year? Play more gigs covering more NZ soil, an album release plus even more heavier songs.
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Faster Pussycat Kill Kill Newsletter Interview
08 Aug 2010 // An interview by Shade
How do you describe Faster Pussycat Kill Kill’s music? Rock n' Roll surfabilly with pop sensibillities.
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Shut The Hell Up! Newsletter Interview
04 Aug 2010 // An interview by Shade
Shut The Hell Up! have existed for the last 2 years, playing plenty of shows over the North Island.
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Sola Rosa Newsletter Interview
04 Aug 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from Sola Rosa over the next year? We're looking to release 'Get It Together' in Australia later this year and in the UK/Europe and possibly the US and Japan early 2011 with tours to follow.
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These Automatic Changers - The Automatic Changers Newsletter Interview
04 Aug 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from These Automatic Changers over the next year? The first EP of course.
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The Rocket Jocks Newsletter Interview
01 Aug 2010 // An interview by Shade
The Rocket Jocks are a two piece from Gisborne. Lucas Mucus plays guitar and Res Rapid plays bass; they share singing duties.
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Mile High Newsletter Interview
01 Aug 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from Mile High band over the next year? Lots and lots of shows including our tour and some outdoor shows in summer.
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G-TARanaki - The Thomas Oliver Band Interview
28 Jul 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from The Thomas Oliver Band over the next year? The big one for us is the release of our debut full-length album, which is long overdue for us!
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G-TARanaki - In Dread Response Interview
21 Jul 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from In Dread Response over the next year? Trajan - 2011 is going to be a pretty exciting year for us, we're working on our follow up album, there will be plenty of touring and shows to promote it, no doubt you'll see our ugly mugs in some new video clips.
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G-TARanaki - The Checks Interview
20 Jul 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from The Checks over the next year?A brand new album.
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G-TARanaki - Shotgun Alley Interview
12 Jul 2010 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to David for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Shotgun Alley over the next year? In February this year we recorded our debut album, at this point we are in the mixing mastering phase with goals to release it before the end of 2010.
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Medictune... A name to remember.
02 Jun 2010 // An interview by Miss_Jukebox
What had to be the drizzliest day on the year so far in Christchurch, a day where I had the most gruelling battle with my umbrella, I was sitting at a grotty table of a food hall. I needed an aspirin.
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Mama Tilly Newsletter Interview
24 May 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from Mama Tilly over the next year? Lisa: Wrecked hotel rooms, scandalous media attention, tonnes of groupies - you know, the usual lot for a rockstar.
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Tim Guy Newsletter Interview
24 May 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from you over the next year? The next year for me is touring.
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Rhian Sheehan Newsletter Interview
26 Apr 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from you over the next year? I've been working on a lot more TV/Film soundtrack work lately, so there is plenty more of that to come this year.
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Cybiont Newsletter Interview
18 Apr 2010 // An interview by Shade
How did you come up with the name Cybiont? The name Cybiont was coined by French scientist and thinker Joel de Rosnay.
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Coast Newsletter Interview
18 Apr 2010 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Jade for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from you over the next year? We want to record a new album some time this year - which we’re holding out to do pretty badly of course!
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Puppeteer Newsletter Interview
18 Apr 2010 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Rob for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Puppeteer over the next year? We've just released our debut album, 'Tucked In By Brutality' so we're currently booking a long string of shows around the North Island to support the release and get these songs into the minds of Metal/Hard Rock fans.
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Eqwanox Newsletter Interview
18 Apr 2010 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Nick for answering these questions:(Questions were answered in April 2010) What can we expect to see from Eqwanox over the next year? Our debut album 'All Roads Lead From Here' came out April 5 nationwide and we then supported Dragon in Hamilton on their recent NZ tour.
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Jdubs Newsletter Interview
09 Apr 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from Jdubs over the next year? I'll be taking the album on tour in May, hopefully performing all over the place throughout the year.
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Pavlova and The Jandals Newsletter Interview
09 Apr 2010 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Joel for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Pavlova and The Jandals over the next year? Lots of great shows, our debut album, more quirky stop motion videos, and more music!
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Niko Ne Zna Newsletter Interview
09 Apr 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from Niko Ne Zna over the next year? More touring, more recording, more writing, more action, more more more!!!
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Farmer Pimp Newsletter Interview
09 Apr 2010 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Claire for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Farmer Pimp over the next year? First off is the release of our debut album 'Sweet Hot Pepper Pop'!
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Wires & Wood Newsletter Interview
14 Mar 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from Wires & Wood over the next year? We'll be doing more of the stuff we have done for the last few years.
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George and Queen Newsletter Interview
14 Mar 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from George and Queen over the next year? The main event for George and Queen this year is the release of our third album, 'Teenagers and Grownups'.
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Danny McCrum Band Newsletter Interview
01 Mar 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from the Danny McCrum Band over the next year? We're currently planning a tour, we're supporting Jimmy Barnes at The Powerstation in Auckland on April 6th and we will possibly be back in the studio very soon too.
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Connan Mockasin Newsletter Interview
01 Mar 2010 // An interview by Shade
What will your next release be? Either the first BARB record which is Liam Finn, Lawrence Arabia, EJ Barnes, Seamus Ebbs and myself or the first SOFT HAIR record which is Sam Eastgate and myself.
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Fiona Pears Newsletter Interview
14 Feb 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from you over the next year? I will be performing at festivals and doing some concerts in my local area over the next few months then I will return to the UK for 3 months to work on finishing arrangements for my 5th CD.
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Pig Out Newsletter Interview
14 Feb 2010 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Kit for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from Pig Out over the next year? An album release, singles, tours, shows, t shirts, videos, stickers, interviews, airplay, articles.
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Aum Newsletter Interview
01 Feb 2010 // An interview by Shade
How do you describe your music? Our music ranges from progressive ambient textures to Dubstep, Drum & Bass, and experimental electronica.
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The Twitch Newsletter Interview
01 Feb 2010 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from The Twitch band over the next year? A lot of kickass shows and more videos.
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Maisey Rika Newsletter Interview
01 Feb 2010 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Maisey for answering these questions: What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians? My advice would be to just keep on keeping on no matter what life throws at you, there will always be that light at the end of the tunnel, if you truly believe in yourself.
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Tama Waipara Newsletter Interview
01 Feb 2010 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Tama for answering these questions: What can we expect to see from you over the next year? This year is an exciting one full of new challenges.
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Ethanol 58 Newsletter Interview
06 Dec 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? We are starting to have a number of memorable gigs but our most recent stand out would have to be our EP release at the Kings Arms.
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Streetlight Requiem Newsletter Interview
06 Dec 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Tim for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? It would have to be Skanarchy Fest, we got the chance to play with 8 of the best Ska and Punk bands around to a huge croud going absolutly nuts.
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Knives At Noon Newsletter Interview
06 Dec 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Tim for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? This would have to be a few weeks back, we had the opportunity to play with The Veils and An Emerald City!
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Departure Lounge Newsletter Interview
06 Dec 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Oakley for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Otautahi Allstars at the Park Cafe, Marahau.
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ROY G and the BIVinators Newsletter Interview
22 Nov 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? The 2008 Parihaka International Peace Festival.
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Danny McCrum Band Newsletter Interview
22 Nov 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? I always enjoy theatre gigs the most.
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Fuser Newsletter Interview
22 Nov 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Played with Luck (Jordan Luck from The Exponents) once and at the end of the their set they got us up to sing the last couple of songs with them.
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Tommy Ill Newsletter Interview
22 Nov 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? That’s a hard one.
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Julian Temple Band Newsletter Interview
22 Nov 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Two gigs come to mind that are equal in satisfaction value.
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Karma In Chaos - Prolepsis Newsletter Interview
22 Nov 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Our 'Inner Reflection' video release party at Toto’s Bacco Room with Shades Of Gray & Graham Candy.
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The Black Seeds Newsletter Interview
08 Nov 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Mike Fabulous for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? The best gig in recent memory has to be a show we did in Hamburg near the end of our US/European tour.
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Urbantramper Newsletter Interview
08 Nov 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? January 2009, the Soundshell, Wellington Botanic Gardens.
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Sons of Zion Newsletter Interview
26 Oct 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Rio for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Native Noise 2009, huge crowd, huge stage, beautiful stage with a beautiful vibe, people of all different cultures celebrating Waitangi Day together.
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Kabanaz Newsletter Interview
26 Oct 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed and why? Waikanae Hotel, it was the first time we played there and the atmosphere that night was electric… people on the Kapiti Coast really know how to have a good time and we always are made to feel at home whenever we play there.
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These Four Walls Newsletter Interview
16 Sep 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? We did the Parachute Festival a while ago - that was a pretty big buzz playing a couple of shows in front of 2000 people.
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The Zoup Newsletter Interview
16 Sep 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? The Emergenza competition Australasian final last December at The Metro Theatre in Sydney, where we were the only kiwi band - Before then the biggest venue we had played was the Kings Arms, so The Metro Theatre seemed massive.
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Interconnector Newsletter Interview
16 Sep 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? It would be on the knife between our E.
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Kitsch Newsletter Interview 3
12 Sep 2009 // An interview by Shade
What can we expect to see from Kitsch over the next year? For the last 18 months we have taken a break from live performance, spent alot of time building an arsenal of tracks, which we dissect in the practice room.
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The Casino Riot Newsletter Interview
29 Aug 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks To Iliyas for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? As The Casino Riot it would have to be a gig we recently did at The Dogs Bollix.
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Citizen Cadre Newsletter Interview
29 Aug 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Mike and Frank for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? F: The Earth Hour awareness concert we organised in Wellington's Civic Square this year was it for me.
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Tahuna Breaks Newsletter Interview
29 Aug 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Highlife New Years Matakana 08/09.
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No Love Lost Newsletter Interview
29 Aug 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Best gigs are always at small, intimate venues where you're up close and personal with the crowd.
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David Dallas Newsletter Interview
17 Aug 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? My showcase at SXSW 09 in Austin Texas.
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Jamie Strange Newsletter Interview
05 Aug 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Parachute Festival...
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The Septembers Newsletter Interview
01 Aug 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Mighty Mighty on our summer tour.
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Opensouls Newsletter Interview
01 Aug 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Jeremy for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? I haven’t played it yet, still waiting for my invitation to play at half time for the Warriors.
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Cairo Knife Fight Newsletter Interview
01 Aug 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Nick for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Last Kings Arms show with SideKickNick and Nameless Sons.
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Minuit Newsletter Interview
01 Aug 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Paul for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Best gig???
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Soulsystem Newsletter Interview
18 Jul 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? That’s a tough question.
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Mercury Crowe Newsletter Interview
18 Jul 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? I’d say our Wellington album release at Bodega in May would be well up there.
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Tiki Taane Newsletter Interview
21 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? In 1984 I mimed 'Blue Suede Shoes' by Elvis to about 60 people, it was my first gig, I was 8.
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Harbour City Electric Newsletter Interview
21 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? That's kinda like asking what is the best movie you've ever seen - how do you narrow it down?
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Psyrok Newsletter Interview
14 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? The Big Chill Bar in London, because it was my first gig playing my own material and it went well despite the nerves!
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Falter Newsletter Interview
14 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? I'd have to say a show that stands out in my mind was New Years' in Nelson with Shihad.
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Amanda Goodwin Newsletter Interview
14 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? My recent album release party which was held at Ra Bar, Dunedin.
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Set On End Newsletter Interview
07 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Bring Me The Horizon and Cancer Bats support show, it gave us the chance to preform to a sold out venue with the maddest all ages crowd we have seen @ the Studio.
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The Checks Newsletter Interview
07 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Callum for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? We did a show at the Vector Arena with The Killers.
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Mel Parsons Newsletter Interview
07 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? I think my favourite recently was our show in Westport at the Buller Workingmens Club on the release tour.
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Fuelset Newsletter Interview
07 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? The first Auckland show back after the Australian tour, it was great to be back home and the turn out was awesome.
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The Pleasures of June Newsletter Interview
07 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Most memorable, The Dog Bollix, with Nebulone and Woodview March 06, great sound system, good crowd and we were bang on it.
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Payola Newsletter Interview
07 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? On this years Summer of Sin Tour we headlined the River-fest in Levin alongside great acts like The Volunteers and An Emerald City etc.
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The Phoenix Foundation Newsletter Interview
07 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Richie for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Well one of my favorite ever shows was at the Mercury Lounge in New York.
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Selon Recliner Newsletter Interview
07 Jun 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Belinda for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Wish I could conjure up something really obscure for this...
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Rare Shot Blue Newsletter Interview
04 Mar 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Cannan Downs Festival.
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Darklight Corporation Newsletter Interview
04 Mar 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Probably our last gig at Bodega in Wellington.
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The Volunteers Newsletter Interview
04 Mar 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Marliesje for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? We were at The Valve Bar.
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Restoration Newsletter Interview
28 Feb 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? FUSE - National Youth Talent Quest Event, held at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington.
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Diesel Phoenix Newsletter Interview
28 Feb 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? I'm going to say the Wednesday night show we had at the Kings Arms towards the end of last year.
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Sola Rosa Newsletter Interview
15 Feb 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Rhythm & Vines.
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Roofdog Newsletter Interview
15 Feb 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? This is a tough question to answer but I’ll say supporting UK band Stiff Little Fingers at the Powerstation was a recent highlight for me personally.
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State of Mind Newsletter Interview
15 Feb 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? The biggest gig we've played would be either the BDO Boiler Room or RNV main-stage at New Years 2am.
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Spartacus R Newsletter Interview
15 Feb 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Benjamin for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Would have to be Spartacus R's Delusions in 3D.
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Ragamuffin Children Newsletter Interview
15 Feb 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? One of our favourite shows we ever played was our first album release show at the Harbour Light Theatre in Lyttelton, Christchurch.
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Matt Bentley Newsletter Interview
15 Feb 2009 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Me and a few mates did a live music-comedy performance in Hamilton a while back called 'Steal This Play' - took the piss out of the DVD piracy warning you see on every DVD, amongst other things ("You wouldn't punch a hobo...
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Sonic Altar Newsletter Interview
15 Feb 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Kane for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? Rock2Wgtn without a doubt!
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Civilian Down Newsletter Interview
15 Feb 2009 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Tony Breese for answering these questions: What is the best gig you have ever performed at, and why? The best gig we have done so far was a small festival in Paraparaumu called Zeusfest.
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Reb Fountain newsletter interview
06 Dec 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? It's a crazy thing to try and nail down the best ever gig when each show is so so different and memorable in it's own way - and it's just that, a memory.
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The Ramps Newsletter Interview
23 Nov 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Mike for answering these questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Our best gig was probably the end of North Island Tour show we put on at Subnine in Wellington.
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Jonny Love Newsletter Interview
09 Nov 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? I played a support slot recently for Newton Faulkner which was great fun.
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Forbidden Joe Newsletter Interview
09 Nov 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Alex for answering these questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Wellington folk festival 2008 - A great crowd, pouring rain and gumboots galore, on damp spirits, brilliant musicians everywhere, fantastic organisation.
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The Funky Monkeys Newsletter Interview
05 Oct 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? We have a lot of fun at all of our shows but a highlight for us was performing at Auckland's, Coca Cola Christmas in the Park.
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Solstate Newsletter Interview
05 Oct 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Tony for answering these questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Playing with Audioslave at the Auckland Town Hall.
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Eqwanox Newsletter Interview
05 Oct 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Nick for answering these questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Opening for Billy Corgan was an overwhelming experience considering it was our 4th gig and 2 of us were still in 6th form at High School, but the last 3 years we have done some guest band spots at the Smokefree Rockquest and each year those are highlights for me.
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Antagonist A.D. - Antagonist A.D Newsletter Interview
05 Oct 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Sam for answering these questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Umm it's really hard to say, one of my favourites will always be in Adelaide at this place called The Underground with our friends The Red Shore.
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These Four Walls Newsletter Interview
05 Oct 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Gray and Brad for answering these questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Probably the 'Walk Away' video release party.
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The Headless Chickens Newsletter Interview
05 Oct 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? You mean out of literally hundreds and hundreds of different gigs?
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Puppet Newsletter Interview
28 Sep 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Probably North Harbour stadium for the 4Shore youth expo in March 07.
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Slave Cadaver Newsletter Interview
12 Sep 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Jared and Eli for answering these questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Jared: We've still yet to play it!
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Electric Wire Hustle Newsletter Interview
31 Aug 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Taay for answering these questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? 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.
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Streetwise Scarlet Newsletter Interview
31 Aug 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Sam for answering the following questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Hmmmm, well, opening for My Chemical Romance at Vector was pretty amazing, just seeing that many faces staring at you is pretty crazy aye.
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Little Pictures Newsletter Interview
15 Aug 2008 // An interview by Shade
Little Pictures are an electronic pop duo from Wellington. The boyfriend/girlfriend duo of Mark Turner and Johanna Freeman write warm, happy, bedroom pop music.
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The Symphony of Screams Newsletter Interview
03 Aug 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Rock2Wgtn, earlier this year, supporting Ozzy Osbourne, and Kiss.
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5th Threat Newsletter Interview
03 Aug 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Rahhpz for these answers: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? It would be a toss up between opening for The Bouncing Souls or The UK Subs.
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Thirty Years Late Newsletter Interview
20 Jul 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Steven for answering the following questions: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Valve - Wellington.
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Diesel Phoenix Newsletter Interview
06 Jul 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Sam for these answers: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? We toured Australia promoting our debut album 'White Lies & Black Hearts'; The Alley Bar in Brisbane was our last show.
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Miscreant Newsletter Interview
22 Jun 2008 // An interview by Shade
Miscreant is a four-piece rock band based in Auckland. After spending six months sweating it out in Studio 203, with acclaimed producer Andrew Buckton, the boys are now ready to launch into the NZ music scene with the release of their Debut Album ‘Complicated Characters’.
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Grace Lawry Newsletter Interview
08 Jun 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? I would probably have to say Tealight Acoustics in June 2006 when Jessica Something Jewish (USA) and Alps (Aus) played.
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Unknown - Shayne Malone Newsletter Interview
08 Jun 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? I would have to say Shake The Lake, Hamilton in March.
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Elemeno P Newsletter Interview
08 Jun 2008 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Dave for these answers: What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? In recent times, last summer tour in fact we played this huge gig down in Hawea.
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Bulletproof Newsletter Interview
25 May 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? There’s been so many its hard to compare, but recently, it would have to be one of either Paris or Ljubljana Slovenia.
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Doppler Newsletter Interview
25 May 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Two gigs that really stand out are opening for OpShop in our hometown and playing with Elemeno P (in front of 2500 drunken university students!
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The Gridlock Project - Gridlock Newsletter Interview
25 May 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? The best gig we have performed at is by far our album launch at Whangarei in May 2007, it went off!
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Lauren Thomson Newsletter Interview
25 May 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? It's a hard question because there have been so many great gigs!
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Katie Thompson Newsletter Interview
11 May 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? One event that stands out in my mind would have to be in 2007 when I went to the Tamworth Music Festival in Australia.
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Charm School Rejects Newsletter Interview
27 Apr 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have performed at, and why? Probably our CD Release at Subnine or our 2008 kick off gig,we had a fairly big crowd at our CD release and everyone was so into it, it was awesome.
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Waxplanet Newsletter Interview
14 Apr 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Dylan: Concord Dawn at Bar Xcel in Timaru, because it was packed with Campaigners, sound complaints for miles and I got to MC with Tiki.
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Dukes Newsletter Interview
14 Apr 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Playing at 35,000ft was better than most 9 to 5's.
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Every Man For Himself Newsletter Interview
09 Apr 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? 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.
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Us As Robots Newsletter Interview
09 Apr 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? The most fun we have possibly ever had playing was last November.
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Los Muertos Newsletter Interview
09 Apr 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Woah, what a tough question to start off with.
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White Birds and Lemons Newsletter Interview
09 Apr 2008 // An interview by Shade
Photo taken by Nic Staveley. What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why?
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Just One Fix Newsletter Interview
09 Apr 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Probably the Hellyeah support show we played at Studio last year.
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Real people - Kat McDowell
30 Mar 2008 // An interview by Shade
When Kat McDowell was growing up in West Auckland, she always knew that singing was her thing. It was just a matter of where she'd decide to take her music.
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Strangers Newsletter Interview
03 Mar 2008 // An interview by Shade
What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? For me, last year's show with The Wrongmen and Smashin' Off at The Schooner in Auckland was particularly good for some reason.
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Redline Newsletter Interview
10 Feb 2008 // An interview by Shade
Seven years ago Chris Yong was lead guitar for Tadpole, playing tracks from their double platinum debut album 'Buddhafinger' to large audiences across Australasia and supporting the likes of Killing Heidi, Living End, Placebo, Live, Sugar Ray and Regurgitator. He left the band in 2003 and discussed the possibility of starting his own band with brother and drummer, Richard.
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DateMonthYear 2008 Newsletter Interview
04 Feb 2008 // An interview by Shade
DateMonthYear Interview (questions answered by Trevor and the rest of the band): What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why? Maybe last years concert with the Trust Waikato Symphony Orchestra at the Hamilton gardens.
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The Broken Heartbreakers - Broken Heartbreakers newsletter interview
02 Dec 2007 // An interview by Shade
The Broken Heartbreakers are a folk-pop group based in Auckland. The group is based around the song-writing nucleus of John Guy Howell and Rachel Bailey.
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Ois II Men Newsletter Interview
18 Nov 2007 // An interview by Shade
Ois II Men is a punk band hailing from Christchurch. "Ois II Men began in the drunken haze of Punkfest 2006 when FC, Jenks, Bentos and the members of ex-Christchurch band Not With You decided they should start a band where being so drunk they could barely stand would be an advantage, and so the band was born.
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Labretta Suede and The Motel Six - Labretta Suede Newsletter Interview
18 Nov 2007 // An interview by Shade
Labretta Suede and The Motel 6 are a bunch of crazied Rock 'n' Rollers with a wreckless set and a show of music and outfits you could just LICK. Muzic.
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White Island Newsletter Interview
05 Nov 2007 // An interview by Shade
White Island is a guitar based rock outfit comprised solely of David Bennett and can be accessed via MySpace at www.myspace.
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Scribe Newsletter Interview
05 Nov 2007 // An interview by Shade
Scribe is one of the most prominent figures in the Aotearoa Hip-hop scene at the moment. He has just released his second album, 'Rhyme Book' which has been performing well on the NZ Album charts since it debuted four weeks ago at #4.
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B2KDA - Batucada Sound Machine Newsletter Interview
22 Oct 2007 // An interview by Shade
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8 Foot Sativa - Step Up, Step Up – An Interview With 8ft Sativa, 6th October 2007
16 Oct 2007 // An interview by CEOMong
After a 5-hour delay due to transportation issues, and a hefty amount of blame directed Jamie’s way, I finally met up with Gary Smith, the only original member of 8 Foot Sativa; a genuinely awesome guy who is dedicated to and loves music – and quite rightly so! We discussed at length (and could have for several hours) motivation, conspiracy and the future of 8 Foot Sativa in a cosy corner of Bar Mode in Palmy North, during their national Undoing Tour.
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Delgirl Newsletter Interview
08 Oct 2007 // An interview by Shade
Delgirl are a three piece acoustic group from Dunedin and here are their answers to our interview questions: What is your greatest achievement? We are still hoping for world peace but in the meantime...
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My Band, Whoa Oah – an interview with Black Chrome, Sept 28th 2007
02 Oct 2007 // An interview by CEOMong
Black Chrome is: Wolfgang Blitzer - Lead Gat/Vox Jimmy Snuff - Bass/Vox Von Chrome - Drums/Vox Killer - Rhythm Gat I rocked up to the band’s rehearsal venue to discover only Jimmy knew about the interview … that didn’t stop the band warmly welcoming me into their space to have a beer or two, and some solid yarns over the state of the Palmy music scene, NZ music in general and how we are taught to listen to the same old engineered tunes by fat A&R cats. Love of the music motivates Black Chrome, collectively the members have literally decades of riffs and countless gigs under their belts – a history that has provided them with a sound that is uniquely theirs.
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Flip Grater Newsletter Interview
11 Sep 2007 // An interview by Shade
Flip Grater is a Christchurch based singer/songwriter. Her style ranges from dirty indie-folk, to gentle introverted lullabies.
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Axis Mile Newsletter Interview
13 Aug 2007 // An interview by Shade
1) What is your greatest achievement? Umm being together for this long.
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Magnum Opus Newsletter Interview
13 Aug 2007 // An interview by Shade
1) What is your greatest achievement? Playing a gig while very drunk 2) What do you think could be done to make NZ music even better?
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Solaa Newsletter Interview
31 Jul 2007 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Isaac (trumpet) for getting the answers from the band: What is your greatest achievement? Maintaining a band of 12 members over the last 10 years and developing an album with some of NZ's most talented vocalists.
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Spacifix Newsletter Interview
16 Jul 2007 // An interview by Shade
Spacifix are a group of young New Zealanders writing and performing original music that is simply "world fresh". Full of colour, energy and theatre, these young entertainers defy comparison.
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The Deadly Deaths Newsletter Interview
08 Jul 2007 // An interview by Shade
What is your greatest achievement? It's hard to pick one.
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Bloodletting Newsletter Interview
08 Jul 2007 // An interview by Shade
What is your greatest achievement? Putting this band together, getting out there and playing heaps of shows, as we are a relatively young band and haven't been around for very long..
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Interview with Brent Hayward from Fats White
07 Jun 2007 // An interview by Shade
An original self taught do it yourself artist Brent Hayward is one of the most distinctive voices in New Zealand music and film. In a career stretching back over 25 years he has organized his own gigs and recording sessions, made his own posters and self-released his music.
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Kitsch Newsletter Interview 2
20 May 2007 // An interview by Shade
What is your greatest achievement? As a band-It’s a toss off between, A: Recording 3+ albums, and, B: Staying together for 12 years.
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Antagonist A.D. - Antagonist Newsletter Interview
20 May 2007 // An interview by Shade
What is your greatest achievement? Greatest achievement in my eyes would be putting out the album, and having that released through 1157, along with touring and selling the album all over NZ and Australia.
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False Start Newsletter Interview
06 May 2007 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Andrew for these answers: 1) What is your greatest achievement? Our new album 'Adore Tu Ser' and opening for Fall Out Boy.
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These Four Walls Newsletter Interview
06 May 2007 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Chris for these answers: 1) What is your greatest achievement? Being in a band with 4 other guys who are all as committed as myself and chasing the same dream.
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The Rabble Newsletter Interview
06 May 2007 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Chazz for these answers 1) What is your greatest achievement? I'd have to say playing with The Unseen from Boston USA would be my greatest achievement.
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Adi Dick Newsletter Interview
23 Apr 2007 // An interview by Shade
1) What is your greatest achievement? I think it's hard to pin down a greatest achievement as a single event because every step along the way for me has been crucial.
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Moonlight Drive Newsletter Interview
12 Mar 2007 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Hello Sailor, Crowded House, Dragon What is your favourite NZ venue?
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Equus Newsletter Interview
12 Mar 2007 // An interview by Shade
Greatest Achievement? Audience participation.
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Brutally Frank Newsletter Interview
26 Feb 2007 // An interview by Shade
What is your greatest achievement? Recording our debut album, the Finer Details and the awesome feedback we've received on it so far.
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Orkid Newsletter Interview
26 Feb 2007 // An interview by Shade
What is your greatest achievement? The songs with out which Orkid would be nothing of any worth What do you think could be done to make NZ music even better?
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Streetwise Scarlet Newsletter Interview
12 Feb 2007 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Sam for answering the following questions: 1) What is your greatest achievement? Our greatest achievement as a band would have to be getting our record done over the Christmas / New Year break this year, it has been a long time coming I guess.
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Jakob Newsletter Interview
29 Jan 2007 // An interview by Shade
These questions were answered by Jason Johnston, drummer for Jakob. 1) What is your greatest achievement?
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Cornerstone Roots - Newsletter Interview
29 Jan 2007 // An interview by Shade
1) What is your greatest achievement? Recording with Jamaican ghetto star Big Youth 2) What do you think could be done to make NZ music even better?
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Diesel Phoenix - DonkeyPunk Newsletter Interview
21 Jan 2007 // An interview by Shade
These questions were answered by Logan (manager and drums). What is your greatest achievement?
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D.I.C - DIC Newsletter Interview
21 Jan 2007 // An interview by Shade
These questions were answered by Shane (guitar) and Sypho (vocals) What is your greatest achievement? Releasing 'Kindergarten Crackwhore' after years of failed attempts, band splits and general carnage.
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Infinite Flying Kick Newsletter Interview
21 Jan 2007 // An interview by Shade
What is your greatest achievement? Rob - Watching 5 Bruce Lee movies in a row on Christmas Day.
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Katchafire- San Francisco Bathhouse Wellington 23rd Dec 2006
05 Jan 2007 // An interview by johnsoncraigsbc
Although I ended up driving into town by myself, this particular night turned out to be rather enjoyable. The San Francisco Bathhouse is a great venue, housing numerous bands of all genres.
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The Feelers Interview
21 Nov 2006 // An interview by Shade
1. Congratulations on the release of your new album ‘One World’ – this is a great achievement, what inspired you the most when creating this album?
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Agent Newsletter Interview
06 Nov 2006 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Jimi for answering the following questions:1) What was your greatest achievement during 2006?That would have to be releasing our debut album 'Expand/Contract'.
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The Bleeders Newsletter Interview
06 Nov 2006 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Angelo for answering the following questions: 1) What was your greatest achievement during 2006? Getting the album out was cool.
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Don McGlashan Newsletter Interview
06 Nov 2006 // An interview by Shade
1) What was your greatest achievement during 2006?Releasing my first solo album and it faring quite nicely thank you everyone.
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Paul McLaney Newsletter Interview
06 Nov 2006 // An interview by Shade
1) What was your greatest achievement during 2006? Musically?
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Donald Reid Newsletter Interview
06 Nov 2006 // An interview by Shade
1) What was your greatest achievement during 2006? Finally releasing the album!
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PNC Interview
01 Nov 2006 // An interview by Shade
The “rap” game is a very busy genre, with many players coming and going. What do you think is vital in the ongoing success of any band/artist?
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Roger Greenaway Newsletter Interview
23 Oct 2006 // An interview by Shade
Roger Greenaway is a musician, multi-instrumentalist, family man and modern day balladeer. He has been writing and performing for as long as he can remember, and probably then some.
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Fingerprint Newsletter Interview
23 Oct 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Blindspott, Shihad, The Bleeders, The Datsuns, Steriogram, The Valves, Stylus, Redline What is your favourite NZ venue?
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The Septembers Newsletter Interview
09 Oct 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? the nixons, the bads, straitjacket fits, minuit, neil finn, bailterspace, breakfast of champions, heavy jones trio, the mockers, miriam clancy… What is your favourite NZ venue?
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The Mint Chicks Newsletter Interview
09 Oct 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? As far as this country goes, from the past my favourite artists are the Scavengers, the Swingers, and the Gordons, and in recent times I have been impacted by This Night Creeps, Flick, Meat Bix, the D4, and the Datsuns (among many others I can't think of right now) and I look forward to a lot of things as well.
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The House Of Capricorn - House Of Capricorn Newsletter Interview
09 Oct 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Grenade Kills 3 before their recent demise were definitely one of the most entertaining, eclectic and talented groups this country has ever seen..
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Blindspott Newsletter Interview
25 Sep 2006 // An interview by Shade
Blindspott released 'End The Silence' in May 2006. 'End The Silence' is an intensely heavy experience, both in terms of pure metal carnage, but also emotionally.
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Aethea Newsletter Interview
25 Sep 2006 // An interview by Shade
Aethea was formed in 2005 and play metal music at its finest. 1) Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists?
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Paul McLaney Newsletter Interview
25 Sep 2006 // An interview by Shade
Thirteen schools by the age of 12, growing up in the shadows of North-East England’s sprawling petrochemical factories then transplanted worlds away to the idle wiles of Aotearoa’s northern reaches; music was the only constant in the life of Paul McLaney, singer, guitar-player. Yet his music has only furthered his travels, and his stylistic leanings have been anything but constant.
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Module Newsletter Interview
11 Sep 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Kora for the amazing live shows Rhombus for the wicked production Paul Mclaney for his musical honesty and textures in his voice SJD for his extremely lovley music Paddy Free for his awesome energy and technical genius Dave Dobbyn for his all round pure genius Michael Nyman for his incredible Piano work & All my extremely talented friends What is your favourite NZ venue?
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Crash-Test For Favourite Things - Pre CD release interview 1-9-2006
01 Sep 2006 // An interview by johnsoncraigsbc
Who are your favourite musicians/bands? Hanson.
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Equuslive Collective Newsletter Interview
28 Aug 2006 // An interview by Shade
The Equuslive Collective is a grouping of Christchurch based musicians writing, recording and performing their compositions. Abandon, Desk, Design Floor, Equus, Hardfill and Intermission are all bands who have recorded under the auspices of the collective.
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The Puddle Newsletter Interview
14 Aug 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Largely, but not exclusively, those I've also known and loved.
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Antagonist A.D. - Interview with Sam from Antagonist
04 Aug 2006 // An interview by Andrew
Your debut album 'These Cities, Our Graves' is coming out in less than two weeks, released nation wide through 1157. "Hardcore with a message" is one way I've heard the album described.
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Servo Newsletter Interview 2
31 Jul 2006 // An interview by Shade
Yo, I'm Servo, my claim to fame is actually being on Hit Your Head Music...Sick!
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Samuel Flynn Scott Newsletter Interview
19 Jul 2006 // An interview by Shade
SAMUEL FLYNN SCOTT ON WETTING HIS PANTS IN PUBLIC Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? I love The Clean, they're pretty much as good as NZ music has ever been and they continue to inspire.
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Twinset Newsletter Interview
17 Jul 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Tape Man, Ladi 6, House of Shem, Age Pryor, Ryan Prebble & Recloose.
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Gramsci Newsletter Interview
03 Jul 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Jakob, Dimmer/Straitjacket Fits and The Phoenix Foundation.
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5star Fallout Newsletter Interview
03 Jul 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Quarter 2, Stylus, Steriogram, 48May, Goodnight Nurse and Shihad.
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Interview with Pete(drummer of 5star fallout)
21 Jun 2006 // An interview by Sailor
So the tour's coming to an end, looking forward to it or wishing it could go on longer? Yea for sure, it's been so amazing out on the road playing tonnes of shows, yeah I wish we could just tour constantly, it's totally fun.
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Ruptus Jack Newsletter Interview
19 Jun 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? I quite like some of those band NZ class A drugs.
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Aerial Newsletter Interview
19 Jun 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Pluto, HDU, Anika Moa, Goldenhorse, Bic Runga, Jakob, Steve Abel, Shihad, The Chills and the Verlaines What is your favourite NZ venue?
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dDub Interview
15 Jun 2006 // An interview by Shade
Hi Derek Thanks heaps for such an awesome opportunity for me to interview you and the band! I am really looking forward to hearing your answers and especially seeing you guys play in Wellington next Saturday.
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The Mint Chicks Newsletter Interview
05 Jun 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? I've always really loved This Night Creeps.
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Orkid Newsletter Interview
05 Jun 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Kora/Fuce/Mountains of Murry/Fat freddys drop/Greg Malcom/DegreesK/sifty chris and the gladeyes/Split Enz/etc etc What is your favourite NZ venue?
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Blindspott Interview
31 May 2006 // An interview by Epitomised_Drummer
Picture this, sitting at a table in a boardroom with 4 members of Blindspott, in the EMI head office in Auckland. Brandon grabbing a few dozen beers, Dave sitting texting on his phone, Shelton making toast and Damian cruising in a few minutes late.
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Cyphanetik Newsletter Interview
22 May 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Mareko, R.
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Juse Newsletter Interview
22 May 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Smashproof, Ethical, Te Reo Takiwa, the Feelstyle, Submariner, SJD What is your favourite NZ venue?
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Louie Knuxx Newsletter Interview
22 May 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Breaknwreck of course, Pluto, I'm checking for Capone they're gonna be dope, cats like Mareko, Frontline, PNC, Money etc, RES are my fav local hip-hop act.
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Black Chrome Newsletter Interview
22 May 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Wall of Silents, Horror Story, Flesh D-vice...
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Horror Story Newsletter Interview
08 May 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? Flesh D-Vice, Toy Love, Toxic Avengers, Flame Job, Black Chrome What is your favourite NZ venue?
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Epitome Newsletter Interview
25 Apr 2006 // An interview by Shade
Epitome are an alternative grunge rock band from Auckland. Band members are Grant (guitar, vocals), Carl (drums), Warren (bass) and Sam (guitar).
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Brutally Frank Newsletter Interview
25 Apr 2006 // An interview by Shade
Brutally Frank are an Auckland based rock band. Thanks to Jeremy (vocals) for sorting out the answers to our questions!
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Black Chrome Punkas.com Interview
24 Apr 2006 // An interview by Shade
Black Chrome is a band who have been building their support the old-fashioned way - by quality live shows of stripped-down punk rock 'n' roll songs. The Palmerston North three piece have now (at last) released their debut, self-titled album and answered some questions for me via the magic of email.
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Kolektiv Newsletter Interview
10 Apr 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists? The Twitch, dDub, salmonella Dub, Rodger Mannins hip flask, Pluto, the D4, MISSING TEETH, Shihad, Fat Freddy's, Trinity Roots, Dave Dobyn, the Finns,Rhombus, Farmer Pimp, Kora, Sola Rosa and many many more...
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Nort Newsletter Interview
27 Mar 2006 // An interview by Shade
Who are your favorite NZ bands and artists? Shihad, 8 Foot Sativa, Agent, Demiurge, HLAH - when they were around What is your favourite NZ venue?
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Goodnight Nurse Interview
25 Feb 2006 // An interview by Andrew
The other week I talked to Joel from Goodnight Nurse. I was running late and had to be at work in an hour.
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Scourge of Tussin Interview
12 Feb 2006 // An interview by Shade
Since this interview took place, Scourge of Tussin have gone into hiatus. 1) Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists?
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80 Proof Newsletter Interview
12 Dec 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? 80 PROOF Who would you most like to tour with?
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The Johnsons - The Johnson's Newsletter Interview
12 Dec 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? The Checks, Scribe and (of course) The Johnsons.
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Innominado Newsletter Interview
29 Nov 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? Jamie: Huge international success??
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Ominous Youth - Ominious Youth Newsletter Interview
29 Nov 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day?We all think that 'The Rabble' will be a huge international success because although their music is pretty hardcore punk, it has melodic choruses and verses.
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Hestia Solstice Newsletter Interview
14 Nov 2005 // An interview by Shade
Once a band then non-corporeal solo project (Think Gramsci, NIN) within the confines of a collective. Now an inbetweener of the two concepts taking the best from both dualities.
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Diefenbacker Newsletter Interview
13 Nov 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? Redmore Who would you most like to tour with?
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Servo Newsletter Interview
13 Nov 2005 // An interview by Shade
Another cutting edge artist from the Hit Your Head Music label. SERVO is a punk/rap MC from Napier who has been doing shows since about a year ago.
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DateMonthYear Newsletter Interview
13 Nov 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? Who can tell?
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El Schlong Newsletter Interview
13 Nov 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? Hmm, I think that in order to be successful overseas bands have to get out of NZ, and although I can think of many NZ bands that deserve international recognition, I can't see many of them leaving.
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Unknown - The Halloweens muzic.net.nz Interview
10 Nov 2005 // An interview by Shade
1. Who do you admire most in NZ music at the moment?
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Amy Racecar Newsletter Interview
03 Oct 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? We feel the Finn Brothers have a good way with a lyric and a melody.
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David Yetton - Dave Yetton Newsletter Interview
03 Oct 2005 // An interview by Shade
Who is Dave Yetton? Singer, songwriter, bass player and founder member of The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience.
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Starkers Newsletter Interview
04 Sep 2005 // An interview by Shade
The following was included on the muzic.net.
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Ishtar Newsletter Interview
04 Sep 2005 // An interview by Shade
The following was included in the muzic.net.
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Agent Newsletter Interview
22 Aug 2005 // An interview by Shade
Agent are perhaps one of the most well known New Plymouth bands. Watch for this 3-piece hardcore group in this years' Battle of the Bands!
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Stingfish Newsletter Interview
22 Aug 2005 // An interview by Shade
Stingfish is a four-piece rock outfit from Wellington. Shaun Jones (guitar, vocals) was kind enough to answer some of our questions: Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day?
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Eqwanox Interview
16 Aug 2005 // An interview by Shade
1. Influences?
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Flying Boats - House Music
10 Aug 2005 // An interview by Shade
Interview taken from the Nelson Mail dated 4 Aug 05 Cafes, hired halls and, occasionally, pubs and bars have been the traditional venues for musicians who want to get their original songs out to the public. But this approach, like musical fashions, is changing.
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Kapabal Newsletter Interview
08 Aug 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? I think there alot of New Zealand artists that could do well, i think its just a matter of good marketing & knowing the right people because we definitely have alot of talent over here.
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Jordan Reyne Newsletter Interview
08 Aug 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? I have no idea.
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Kitsch muzic.net.nz Interview
02 Aug 2005 // An interview by Shade
1. Congratulations on your soon to be released album The Burning Ground.
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Bruce Paine Newsletter Interview
25 Jul 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? There are so many talented artists in this country it is extremely difficult to say.
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Sullen Moon Newsletter Interview
25 Jul 2005 // An interview by Shade
1. Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day?
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Mahinarangi Tocker Newsletter Interview
11 Jul 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? Op Shop Who would you most like to tour with?
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Hype Newsletter Interview
11 Jul 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? The Insurgents, Chris Young is an amazing songwriter and a hit machine.
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Fats White Newsletter Interview
26 Jun 2005 // An interview by Shade
The following interview was carried out by muzic.net.
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Losing Face Newsletter Interview
26 Jun 2005 // An interview by Shade
The following interview carried out by muzic.net.
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Nebula One Newsletter Interview
22 Jun 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? Anyone who has the balls to do something of their own rather than copy US punkrock kids or Gangsta's has our vote.
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New Ending Newsletter Interview
30 May 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? The Bleeders, they're great guys and they've been working hard - they deserve it.
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Civilian Down - Miss Conduct Newsletter Interview
30 May 2005 // An interview by Shade
Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? Definatly Hellserpoppin.
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Hellborne Newsletter Interview
30 May 2005 // An interview by Shade
1) Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? Scoure of Tussin and other "Slave Recdordings" bands 2) Who would you most like to tour with?
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Cathedra Newsletter Interview
30 May 2005 // An interview by Shade
1) Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? Shaun: 48 may maybe Ted: Die!
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Edward Gains Newsletter Interview
30 May 2005 // An interview by Shade
1) Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? I am a fan of the Reduction Agents.
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Siren Junkies - Sonic Newsletter Interview
30 May 2005 // An interview by Shade
1) Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day? As far as bands go I have no idea.
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Gods of Nothing Newsletter Interview
30 May 2005 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Mark from Gods Of Nothing for completing the following. 1) Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day?
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Stoods Newsletter Interview
30 May 2005 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Phil Stoodley for answering the following questions for us. 1) Which NZ artist/band do you think will be a huge international success one day?
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8Forty8 - 8-Forty-8 Newsletter Interview
30 May 2005 // An interview by Shade
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This Night Creeps
30 May 2005 // An interview by Shade
Thanks to Luke for answering the following interview questions: 1. What inspires you the most when coming up with your lyrics?
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Hype Interview
21 May 2005 // An interview by Shade
1. Who would you most like to support live?
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Troy The Snail - TROY TO THE WORLD
26 Apr 2005 // An interview by laneem
Take four musically talented guys with let’s say average good looks, a mom who says they’ll make it, a carving in a chemistry lecture theatre and what do you end up with? TROY THE SNAIL, an up-and-coming punk rock band straight out of the depths of South and Central Auckland.
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An Interview with Operation
18 Apr 2005 // An interview by Shade
by Andrew@CheeseOnToast 11 June 2004 "I'm Renee and I am in a hospital-theme band called Operation - you should come see us play. We dress as doctors and nurses.
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Ruptus Jack Interview
29 Nov 2004 // An interview by Shade
1. How was Ruptus Jack formed?
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Misfits of Science Interview
26 Nov 2004 // An interview by Dilemma
Finding the connection between kiddie fiddlin’, drinking loads of red bull and scribe selling out could concoct a lot of misguided thoughts, or be a recipe for mischief making, number 1 single and a platinum selling album. Muzic.
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Cold By Winter - "We The Living" Album Release Show - 05/11/04
15 Nov 2004 // An interview by Andrew
This interview took place in the garden bar of the Kings Arms Tavern in Auckland at the release show of "We The Living" on Friday 5 November 2004. Andrew: Who are your favourite musicians/bands?
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Meat-Bix
14 Nov 2004 // An interview by Shade
1. Who are your favourite New Zealand musicians/bands?
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Evermore Interview 2004
20 Oct 2004 // An interview by Shade
These questions were answered by Dann from Evermore 1. How do you come up with your lyrics?
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Stylus Interview
09 Oct 2004 // An interview by Epitomised_Drummer
Carl - What are your influences? Dave - As a band we listen to so much different music its Scary!
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Tempo 38 Interview
09 Oct 2004 // An interview by Epitomised_Drummer
Carl: What are your influences? Tempo 38: Rise against, Faith No More, Rancid, Transplants, OMC, Good Riddance Carl: What would you be doing now if you weren’t in Tempo 38?
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The Bleeders
03 Oct 2004 // An interview by Shade
This interview taken from the muzic.net.
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Agent
03 Oct 2004 // An interview by Shade
This interview taken from the muzic.net.
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The Boxcar Guitars - Boxcar Guitars
01 Oct 2004 // An interview by Shade
This interview taken from the muzic.net.
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Rhian Sheehan
01 Oct 2004 // An interview by Shade
This interview taken from the muzic.net.
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Katchafire
01 Oct 2004 // An interview by Shade
This interview taken from the muzic.net.
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Fang
01 Oct 2004 // An interview by Shade
This interview taken from the muzic.net.
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Deja Voodoo
01 Oct 2004 // An interview by Shade
Interview taken from the muzic.net.
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Ramekin
01 Oct 2004 // An interview by Shade
1) Who are your favourite New Zealand musicians/bands? Subtract, NeWayHome, Indicator Dogs, Second Theory, Agent.
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The Nana Squad
01 Oct 2004 // An interview by Shade
Interview taken from the muzic.net.
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Daniel Gannaway Interview
31 May 2004 // An interview by Shade
New Zealand independent singer, songwriter and surfer, Daniel Gannaway is home - for now. With four albums under his belt and a new one in the works - he talks to AllAboutSurf about swapping London for the beach, rediscovering surfing and making music.
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Fur Patrol
31 May 2004 // An interview by moffat
muzic This month being New Zealand music month, how do you think it has helped you as a band evolve? Fur Patrol Back in our day there was no New Zealand Music Month.
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Fourth Member - Inertia Tour
03 Mar 2004 // An interview by moffat
muzic Who are you favourite musicians/bands that have an influence on your music? Fourth Member Nickelback, U2, Jet, The Darkness, Foo Fighters and Pearl Jam.
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Mozelee - Inertia Tour
03 Mar 2004 // An interview by moffat
muzic Who are you favourite musicians/bands that have an influence on your music? Mozelee (very quickly) NICKELBACK, yeah definitely Nickelback.
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Epitome - Inertia Tour
03 Mar 2004 // An interview by moffat
muzic Who are you favourite musicians/bands that have an influence on your music? Epitome The entire New Zealand music scene at the moment is such an inspiration for us.
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