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Elemeno P - 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. We played just as the sun was setting behind this massive mountains in front of the stage. 4000 people were having a great time and I just felt super lucky to be doing what we do in such a beautiful place...a little hippy I know but true.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

I do have a soft spot for the Power Station...I think it's called Bar Retro now. It was the first venue Elemeno P played at so it will always be special.

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

A new record, a nationwide tour, a few more singles

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

The Mint Chicks because they as so innovative with their songs whilst still being little pop gems.

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

That I've voluntarily checked myself into a b-side celebrity rehab clinic.

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

Take the money...


--- Elemeno P's self titled album is out now!
 

About Elemeno P

Pop music: an expression of the current consciousness of what’s happening. An onomatopoetic description for sure, a boom, a bang that jolts and shakes things around, it can shift and change into many forms, its chameleon nature becomes seductive. Phil Spector called the stuff he did "little symphonies", encapsulated stories about life that has just as much resonance as the high brow classical form he borrowed from. Pop music is the sound of the actual, all the little details of how we live our lives, the soundtrack to our reality.

Elemeno P make pop music that bangs, guitar power pop with big choruses that is an invitation to a party next to a pool with lots of girlies, where the summer is endless and school or work is but a distant memory. Choice.

Dave Gibson describes the band as "We’re just happy people" and Dave is indeed a person full of the jollification that life can bring. But don’t let that cloud your perspective, he has a solid background in musical performance. Playing in a variety of acts: Queen City Big Band, hardcore band Nickel and in 1998 toured Eastern Europe in a band called Elephant, where he broke his back - the fun has to stop sometimes. He’s also somewhat of a of a media veteran, having appeared in numerous commercials and featuring in the film The Locals and also a stint as a radio DJ. Surprisingly finding time to complete a commerce degree, he’s a man who knows what to do and how to do it.

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Releases

Elemeno P
Year: 2008
Type: Album
Trouble In Paradise
Year: 2005
Type: Album
Love & Disrespect
Year: 2003
Type: Album
Fast Times In Tahoe
Year: 2002
Type: EP
Every Day's A Saturday
Year: 2002
Type: EP
Nirvana
Year: 2002
Type: EP

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