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Newsletter Issue #103: 18 Jun 2006

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Better Late Than Never!

Well here's a slightly late edition of the muzic.net.nz Newsletter. The reason being... no one had anything to write about this week!

So, here's an opportunity. If you've got an opinion, or just something you want to get off your chest, now is the perfect chance to do it. Send in your juiciest bits of goss, your most one-sided of opinions and you may see them here - along with thousands of other people who get this newsletter!

So start sending stuff in now, make sure you glam it up when you do, and you might just see it here next week! Send them to [email protected].


Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists?

Pluto, HDU, Anika Moa, Goldenhorse, Bic Runga, Jakob, Steve Abel, Shihad, The Chills and the Verlaines

What is your favourite NZ venue?

The Kings Arms in AK, St. James Theatre, (there have been some amazing shows there). The Cricketers Arms, Electric Ballroom, and the Clyde Quay Tavern in Wellington (all sadly deceased)

What is the best thing about being in Aerial?

Being able to produce our music as we intend it to be. Seeing something as personal as my songs come to fruition which may not have happenend otherwise. Having the chance to work and collaborate with some great musicians, and being able to create something to be shared with our friends.

What is the best live gig you have ever been to?

Interpol was pretty great earlier this year, D4 at Tanuki's Cave, the best rock 'n' roll show ever performed in a Japanese restaurant. Sigur Ros in April was stunning. Shihad at True Colours, 2003. Coldplay at Galatos. I also enjoyed Sweetwaters a few years back, does that count??

Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

That's too far away for me to even contemplate.. still singing, still writing...probably re-working the songs on 'The Space Between'!!

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

Via the website www.aerialmusic.co.nz

What rumour would you like to start about yourselves?

Performing live soon, at a venue near you!!

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

There is no such thing as a bad idea, just better ones. Art is never finished it's only ever abandoned.

Aerial’s music takes you on an emotional journey, passing through haunting, melancholic moments and stunning ethereal melodies.

Aerial began as friends recording song ideas in a studio, but quickly realised they had something special that needed to be taken further.

The experience has led to the production of a gorgeous collection of songs on Aerial’s debut album, ‘The Space Between’, released on Shock Records in June 2006.

You'll find more information on Aerial at muzic.net.nz - well worth checking out!

Ruptus Jack

Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists?

I quite like some of those band NZ class A drugs. Some of them are sweet tho, so I don't know why they band them in the first place, anyways, fav Artists.........Shihad, The Datsuns, Shapeshifter, HLAH, Concord Dawn.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

What is the best thing about being in Ruptus Jack?

5 best mates playing wicked music and touring around the country. Meeting awesome new friends and seeing places you would never see unless you were in our band.
What is the best live gig you have ever been to?
Opeth, Audioslave, Pantera, Muse, Showgirls
Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

If I wanted to see myself in five years, I'd probably give me a call, see if I was keen to meet up for lunch, say 1 ish, go to a time travel bar, kind of like them oxygen bars they got now, and yeah, meet there.
How do you keep in contact with your fans?

Sometimes I use a stick to prod at the different settings, my favorite being 3 as it is the fastest.
What rumour would you like to start about yourselves?

We are all members of a death metal project called "The Camel Toes of Death" - Once we played a gig where we all got erections........There were no survivers.
What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?


Thanks to the awesome Macca for submitting these answers. We most recently saw Ruptus Jack performing at Mango Music here in Palmy to a huge audience of... five. The guys didn't let that phase them, awesome performance! Definately one to see live - the pic above was taken just after opening for Deep Purple!

You'll find more information on muzic.net.nz. Check out their latest music video too, via the link on their website.

What's New

A bit on MySpace

Thought I would do something a bit different and draw some attention to a few MySpace pages. A great number of NZ musicians and their fans have set up pages on MySpace now, and they're a great way to check out the latest information on your favourites - especially if they're actually keeping their pages up to date!

Here's a few from our Friends page:

http://www.myspace.com/muzicnz (hmm I wonder who this belongs to...)

If you haven't already, check out our MySpace page, and add yourself as a friend!

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