With a hot pink eco-friendly package, Christchurch's ChartDisc certainly stands out from the crowd. Now onto the music...
#1 Atmospheric and engaging with some really nice bass lines, A Different Day by O'Lovely cleverly explores variations on the same theme.
#2 The frenetic in your face song Fist Full Of Dollars by Bang Bang Eche is wonderful apocalyptic nerd rock. Now get that ass on the dance floor; you'd look uncool otherwise.
#3 T54's rock song Julie K is next. The quintessential NZ sound is all encompassing. Humongous!
#4 Sounding a bit like the Beatles on the wrong speed setting; Details by the appropriately named Transistors slaps you in the face. Masochistically I played this one a few times.
#5 Unobtrusively describing a cold and lonely place, the melancholic Mystery by Valdera lilts along in dark sonic beauty with wonderful undertones and composition.
#6 Offbeat aficionados Kyle Blackman with stonking Sleepy Age are next, the candy sweet indietronica so damned good!
#7 Where to Be by No Aloha is an old meets new, guitar-driven melodic rhythm to get your money-maker moving.
#8 The beautiful Some Kind of Closure by The Undercurrents is next with hints of that ever present Dunedin sound. Excellent!
#9 Grungy postmodernist rock from Sexy Animals with Up The... has touches of an Elvis Presley impersonation. Good touches that is.
#10 There's an Iggy Pop nuance with the song Motorbike. Into The Void's no nonsense rock n roll has a pleasant gritty crunch. Yum!
#11 With an excellent intro and bridge creating anticipation, The Cranks soon explode with Interferon's dangerously infectious rhythms.
#12 Relaxing Burning Ships by How To Kill is the perfect last track to a fantastic CD.
Christchurch's fourth Music Sampler is worth having a squizz at. Keep an eye on any upcoming releases and be sure to catch these bands at any good venue nearby.