19 Sep 2020
UsernamePassword

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking

Dukes - 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. The flight over to the MTV awards in Sydney. MTV and Air New Zealand put on the meanest show, preshow party courtesy of 42 Below and lots of flash hors-d'oeuvre's, live music, etc etc and then onto the Airbus which was equipped with enough champagne to sink a ship let alone a plane, and then once the plane hit altitude, we played at the front of the plane and strolled back and forth down the aisle. Very up for it audience too...that's gonna be hard to beat.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

Maybe the Dux de Lux in Christchurch, Ross has been good to us over the years. Or the Wunderbar in Lyttelton, super cool, seen some very good shows there.

What can we expect to see from the Dukes over the next year?

We'd like to put an album out, play more up north with good bands...

What other NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?

At the NZMM show at Galatos last year, Collapsing Cities were awesome. Great hooks and really danceable rhythms, just real fun, lots of smiles and bad dancing. The Have, so good a band, they're like the most well-oiled Holden or Ford you can think of...they make you play better.

If you could, what rumour would you start about yourselves?

That we're supporting Prince on tour and we're the only band his royal purpleness will go out and see.

What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?

Ah. Listen to good music. Dig for it.
 

About Dukes

Dukes, hailing from the musical south of Christchurch, return to Auckland for two quite different shows in support of their second single release, 'Mornin' from their debut album 'Lil' Sunshine'.

“'Mornin' is something like a burst of sunshine, its cruising down a West Coast road in an old XR Falcon with windows partly down, wind in your feathered hair, listening to a scratchy push-button AM radio, while the buttons on your western shirt gleam in the late afternoon sun.” Matt Barus, writer and lead singer of Dukes.

'Mornin' is the second single to be picked by New Zealand On Air for radio play and with a self-funded video directed by Richard Bell of Shuriken, the single is set to become a household toe-tapping favourite.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Dukes

Releases

Still Life
Year: 2010
Type: Album
Lil' Sunshine
Year: 2005
Type: Album

Other Interviews By Shade

The Nighthawk Experience Newsletter Interview
19 Apr 2020 // by Shade
The story of The Nighthawk Experience (NHE) follows two different character's named Kage and Yume. Kage is a 17 year old boy who feels nihilistic about the world and is trying to find meaning and purpose.
Read More...
Sex Beard Newsletter Interview
19 Sep 2019 // by Shade
Sex Beard have been taking New Zealand by storm with their original blend of 'get your ass on the dance floor' rock and punk music. Their unique sound has seen them play support alongside heavy hitting NZ acts such as Skinny Hobos, His Masters Voice and Skelter.
Read More...
Interview with Iveta & Simone
25 Jul 2019 // by Shade
Iveta & Simone are New Zealand’s edgy female vocal duo taking the region by storm with tracks such as Sunshine, More Than A Man and the newly released L.O.
Read More...
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.
Read More...
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.
Read More...
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!
Read More...
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 "...
Read More...
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.
Read More...
View All Articles By Shade

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • WAP
    Cardi B feat. Megan Thee Stallion
  • MOOD
    24kGoldn feat. Iann Dior
  • SAVAGE LOVE (LAXED - SIREN BEAT)
    Jawsh 685 x Jason DeRulo
  • LAUGH NOW CRY LATER
    Drake feat. Lil Durk
  • IN THE AIR
    L.A.B.
  • GO CRAZY
    Chris Brown And Young Thug
  • MOOD SWINGS
    Pop Smoke feat. Lil Tjay
  • SWEET & SOUR
    Jawsh 685 feat. Lauv And Tyga
  • ROCKSTAR
    DaBaby feat. Roddy Ricch
  • HEAD & HEART
    Joel Corry feat. MNEK
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