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Connan Mockasin - 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.

What is the best part of being a musician?

Having your ego stroked.

What is your favourite place in NZ to be?

Te Awanga in the Hawkes Bay.

How did you come up with your band name?

I used to make mockasins out of quad bike tyre with sheep skin. and my first name is Connan.

What rumour would you like to start about yourself?

I once wanted a back tickle so much that I opened my bedroom window at night and put a lamp on my back for the moths. and that I like japanese girls!
 

About Connan Mockasin

Somewhere between fantasy and reality, innocence and wisdom, pop music and an art form as yet unnamed, is the world of Connan Mockasin.

Enter that world and you may find yourself, as one UK reviewer did, “giddy with the oxygen of originality”. Put simply, Connan Mockasin is not like anyone else. Whether he is singing an ode to a favourite pet, parading one of his handmade costumes, strumming his autoharp, performing fretboard heroics or manipulating one of his home-styled instruments, he has the uncommon ability to make an entire crowd smile.

Since relocating to the UK from his native New Zealand over three years ago, he has charmed audiences everywhere; from Hyde Park (where he played alongside the White Stripes) and Green Man Festival (Robert Plant, Joanna Newsom) to London’s legendary Durr club, where he remains the only artist to have been invited back three times. He has collaborated with Fatboy Slim on a track for the multi-million selling DJ/producer’s new album Brighton Port Authority, which also includes contributions from David Byrne and Iggy Pop.

Visit the muzic.net.nz Profile for Connan Mockasin

Releases

Jassbusters
Year: 2018
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Caramel
Year: 2013
Type: Album
Forever Dolphin Love
Year: 2011
Type: Album
Please Turn Me Into The Snat
Year: 2010
Type: Album
Buy Online @ Mightyape
Uuu It's Teasy
Year: 2006
Type: Album

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