27 Apr 2019

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking
muzic.net.nz 20th Anniversary with Written By Wolves, Skinny Hobos, Dead Favours, Coridian and Rebel Sound Radio. Auckland May 4 2019!

Equus - Equus Newsletter Interview

12 Mar 2007 // An interview by Shade
Greatest Achievement?

Audience participation. It's the vibe. Getting to tour the world playing Music on stages small and arenas large. Organizing a Collective that still makes original Music for reasons other than finance. A level of Musical interaction with a large body of individual talents, which can be easier, said than done. Being part of the whole Punk Explosion of the late 1970s.

Making NZ Music better?

Less Capitalism. A distinct clarification of Culture and Commerce. An attempt to address quite why we have access to some high quality training institutes yet seem to actually lack the scene to employ them. This is as much an "Arts" whinge as a "Music" specific one. Reconfiguring the tenants of our beloved NZonAir. We are man enough to nominate Jody Lloyd for this role. Some central government funding for the AA scene, the kick on for High-School Bands, equipment and venues for that age-group to develop their voices at their speed.

5 Years is where?

We might have another 2 Equus Albums out, a second Equuslive Collective Album that tidies up all the odds and ends that have been part-recorded over the years.
Lisa's solo Album "Journey Home" will cut. Christchurch Gospel Festival to run with the Blues and Jazz week, culminating in the most massive shout out to ever emanate from this part of the Globe.

Best thing about making Music?

Communication. The finding of solutions to problems that may not be restricted to Musical ones. Again the vibe. Our Mothers like us doing it.

Advice to aspiring artists?

Listen honestly. Learn not only your chosen instrument but what it actually is that you wish to say on it/with it. Your own dialect, accent, vocabulary. Listen to the right records. You know which ones. If you don't try Miles Davis, Prince, Gramsci, Aretha Franklin, Straightjacket Fits and the Who. There is not point in saying "music was better when…" , the crap on the radio has always been the crap with the Advertising budget. It is your responsibility to dig a little deeper. Read about quantum physics, in particular string theory. Everything starts with a Bass note.

About Equus

Live Performance Group of the Christchurch based original musicians Collective Equuslive.

currently recording their 6th Album, which will be released this year, alongside an EP and a promo video.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Equus


Scratch Tracks
Year: 2009
Type: Album
Blue Horse Compilation
Year: 2006
Type: Album
Hind Legs
Year: 2006
Type: Album
Bring It To Hear
Year: 2004
Type: Album
Year: 2002
Type: Album
Got Hooves
Year: 2002
Type: Album
Year: 2001
Type: Album

Other Interviews By Shade

Emily Fairlight Newsletter Interview
23 Aug 2018 // by Shade
Wellington based musician Emily Fairlight has just released her latest work Mother of Gloom - and muzic.net.
Boycrush Newsletter Interview
07 Aug 2018 // by Shade
  Boycrush is the project of Alistair Deverick, also drummer of The Ruby Suns, with a live band comprising multi-instrumentalist Hayden Eastmond-Mein (Lawrence Arabia, Panther & The Zoo) and The Ruby Suns frontman Ryan McPhun. Alistair answered Shelley's following questions for muzic.
Captain Festus Mcboyle's Travellin' Variety Show Newsletter Interview
02 Aug 2018 // by Shade
Captain Festus McBoyle and his motley crew have been successfully infecting NZ for over 7 years. Armed with cheeky humour and side-splitting songs, this Madcap Troupe is more fun than a squirrel up ya’ jumper!
Dead Celeb Newsletter Interview
04 May 2018 // by Shade
Dead Celeb are a Wellington based Alternative Rock 4 piece with a powerhouse sound. Described as "...
Apollo SteamTrain Newsletter Interview
31 Jan 2018 // by Shade
Tauranga act Apollo SteamTrain started in a non-traditional way; it was decided early on to record a bunch of tracks from an extensive back catalogue of songs written by Brendan over the past 20 years, and then assemble the best musicians available to deliver the music in the live format. With a new single set for release in February, a tour lined up for March, and a new album in the works, Apollo SteamTrain are starting 2017 on a high note.
Vic Manuel Newsletter Interview
02 Dec 2017 // by Shade
Vic Manuel is a singer songwriter whose first instrument was Flugelhorn in a cadet band. At age 13 he found an old guitar and taught himself how to play.
Owlet Nightjar Newsletter Interview
02 Dec 2017 // by Shade
Owlet Nightjar is a new soul/dub/blues project from Newtown Rocksteady guitarist Tim Key. They recently released their debut album The Regenerative Principle, which was described as being "a wonderful fusion of genres, appealing to a range of music lovers and enthusiasts.
Killing Bear Newsletter Interview
27 Oct 2017 // by Shade
Killing Bear is a band which has been kicking around the Wellington Music scene since 2010 and over the years has had a steady flow of hit songs and historic shows. Those who are connoisseurs of the psychedelic pop rock realm will remember hits of the band such as Love is Like a Skateboard, Wild Robots Roaming Free and Ride the White Rhino.
View All Articles By Shade

NZ Top 10 Singles

    Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
    Billie Eilish
  • TALK
    Khalid And Disclosure
  • WOW.
    Post Malone
    Post Malone And Swae Lee
    Jonas Brothers
    Billie Eilish
    Billie Eilish
    Sam Smith And Normani
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem