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Newsletter Issue #192: 20 Jul 2008

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Thirty Years Late

Thanks to Steven for answering the following questions:

What is the best gig/event you have ever performed at, and why?

Valve - Wellington. Crowd was mental, really got into our stuff and weren't shy. Had a great time, was like a big party. People were being lofted towards the ceiling, bottles laid strewn across the floor while their owners chanted "louder." Ugly people became beautiful and all was right with the world... It was fantastic to see such an amazing display of sweaty man love.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

Masonic in Devonport because; wicked staff and many good times, meeting new bands, and trying to hook our drummer up with a hot pash from a man/woman.

What can we expect to see from Thirty Years Late over the next year?

Single(s) on radio. Planning/starting a tour overseas. Some form of national tour. Keen to meet some more really cool people and bands.

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

Lucid 3 - great muso's, fun times. Inverse Order - a really great band we saw a few weeks back, huge sound, huge potential.

If you could, what rumour would you start about Thirty Years Late?

We originally wrote and preformed all of Whitney Huston's music...also our singer is really a ninja.

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

Keep slogging it out. Make every show count, even if it is in front of two people (like a few of our weeknight gigs back in the day.)

Thirty Years Late is Damian (vocals), Daniel (guitar), Steven (bass) and Rowan (drums).

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This Theory Of Static

This Theory Of Static are an Alternative Rock band based in West Auckland.

Born out of a project which Guitarist/Vocalist Dean Young started in 1998 under the name Breathingunderwater with Young as the sole member, the studio based project turned out a critically acclaimed album and several EP's until 2006, when the band name was changed after a clash with an American Emo act.

Under the new moniker This Theory Of Static, the album 'R[evolve]' was recorded and while in the studio, the band contributed an acclaimed cover of Minuit's break-beat anthem 'Fuji' to the album 'She's Lost', a collection of underground artists covering NZ songs.

In June of 2007 a live line up was finally cemented. With Jerome Buckleigh [Guitar] Matt Burling [Bass] and Luke Hale [Drums] on board, the band started gigging in March of this year and have not looked back .

"We are quite busy right up until September at this stage, and we have an album in production ['Electricity'] that we have been working on for 18 months now, which will be done by years end.“

This Theory of Static is Dean Young (guitar, vocals), Matt Burling (bass, vocals), Jerome Buckleigh (guitar), Adam Vink (guitar, synth) and Luke Hale (drums).

Website Links:

Muzic.net.nz Profile
Official Website
MySpace Profile
Amplifier Profile

Check out This Theory Of Static supporting Provocateur with Infinite Flying Kick on 26 July @ Oblivion, Auckland.
Full gig details


NZ Music News

APRA Silver Scroll Awards 2008 – Announcing the top 20 New Zealand songs of the last twelve months

The APRA Silver Scroll Award has been presented since 1965 and as an event, is a highly anticipated evening on the nation’s music industry calendar.

The Silver Scroll will be presented at the invite only event held on September 10th at Auckland’s magnificent Town Hall.

The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA)* are proud to announce the top 20 songs eligible for New Zealand’s most prestigious songwriting award.

The Top 20 contenders for the 2008 APRA Silver Scroll are:

- 'Baby Come On' - Dave Gibson & Justyn Pilbrow - Elemeno P
- 'Bright Grey' - Samuel Scott, Luke Buda, Tom Wedde, William Ricketts, Richard Singleton & Warner Emery - The Phoenix Foundation
- 'Butterflies' - John Chong Nee & Delani Tuala - Delani
- 'Dreams In My Head' - Anika Moa - Anika Moa
- 'Gather To The Chapel' - Liam Finn - Liam Finn
- 'If I Say' - Sam Trenwith - Radiator
- 'Life Will Get Better Some Day' - Kody Nielson - The Mint Chicks
- 'One Day' - Jason Kerrison, Bobby Kennedy, Matt Treacy & Clinton Harris - OpShop
- 'One Will Hear The Other' - Jon Toogood, Tom Larkin, Phil Knight, Karl Kippenberger & Barry Palmer - Shihad
- 'Our Love Is Due' - Lauren Thomson - Lauren Thomson
- 'Purua' - Brannigan Kaa, Hone Kaa & Jo Paku - Brannigan Kaa
- 'Saying My Name' - Geoff Maddock - Goldenhorse
- 'Sense Got Out' - Wayne Mason - Wayne Mason
- 'Seriously' - Steven Mathieson, Tim Van Dammen & James Brennan - Collapsing Cities
- 'Tane Mahuta' - Ryan McPhun - The Ruby Suns
- 'The Phone Song' - Nick Buckton - Side Kick Nick
- 'These Roses' - Gin Wigmore - Gin
- 'Walk Right Up' - Brent Park & Karoline Tamati - Ladi6
- 'White Roses' - Iva Lamkum, Caleb Robinson & Miles Crayford - Iva Lamkum
- 'Wild Kisses Like Rain' - Dave Dobbyn - Dave Dobbyn

More Info...

Children's music awards finalists announced

The status and recognition of children's music in New Zealand is about to be raised with the announcement of the finalists for inaugural awards: the APRA Children's Song of the Year and the What Now Children's Video of the Year.

Both awards are to be presented at StarFest the finale event of Christchurch City Council's annual two week KidsFest on July 18 at the James Hay Theatre.

Finalists for the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) New Zealand Children's Song of the Year are Angela Steele for 'Girl In The Mirror', Claudia Gunn for 'Lullaby Time', The Tangible Titans for 'Sleep Baby Sleep', Craig Smith for 'The Wonkey Donkey Song' and Fatcat & Fishface for 'Una Momento'.

More Info...

New Logo for NZ On Air

NZ On Air now has a new logo...

Music Industry Seminar @ Auckland

Promotions and publicity for independent musicians - The Depot Artspace presents a one day seminar aimed at independent musicians who want to learn how to promote their music in New Zealand.

Speaking at the seminar will be a selected number of key local music industry figures who will share their experiences and answer your questions on topics including tour promotion; publicising your next album release and how to promote your music online effectively.

Rebeca Caughey Funktion Music Media
Rebecca is the Managing Director of Funktion Music Media. She currently manages Shapeshifter and Ladi6 and is a tour publicist for artists such as Bic Runga and Brooke Fraser.

Lauren Clough Maiden New Zealand Entertainment
Maiden New Zealand is a music marketing & promotion company set-up in May 2007 by former EMI Label Manager Lauren Clough. Lauren mainly works alongside independent NZ artists to promote their music through radio & video play, marketing, publicity, album releases and touring. Artists currently on the roster include The Black Seeds, Sola Rosa, Iva Lamkum, Cornerstone Roots, Tahuna Breaks, The Midnights, Andy Lovegrove & Flip Grater. As well as working with artists, Lauren also does publicity for music festivals, NZ Music Awards, APRA Silver Scrolls & NZ Music Month and will shortly be moving into artist management.

Matt Turner Kurb promotions
Kurb is an online promotion company specialising in digital music marketing and artist management.

Date: Tuesday July 22nd
Time: 9:15am to 4:00pm
Seminar cost: $5
Venue: Kerr Street Artspace, Devonport, Auckland
Seats are limited so please email your details to [email protected] to reserve your place.

For further information go to: http://www.depotartspace.co.nz/blog/Music-Industry-Seminar.html

Site of the moment: Kiwi Hits

Kiwi Hits is a NZ On Air website which focuses on the Kiwi Hit Disc and the local funding schemes run by NZ On Air, and under the Kiwi Hit Disc title you can listen to every single Kiwi Hit Disc ever made!

Kiwi Hits Website
Kiwi Hits International Website



Muzic.net.nz News

New Artists

The following musicians were added to the muzic.net.nz website recently. Check them out:

Devils Elbow

Shut The Hell Up!

Jonny Love

Laurence Cooper

Jinetero MC

Freddy Fudd Pucker

We now have over 2,300 musicians and bands listed on muzic.net.nz!


Congratulations to C. Oquist from Greymouth and T. Bennett from Rotorua for winning their copy of The Symphony Of Screams debut album 'Heed To The Voices'!

Don't miss out on your chance to win the following prizes:

We are giving away 3 Hit Your Head Prize Packs:
26 July - Tempo 38 Prize Pack including their split CD with Australian's Provoke
2 August - Angel Hammer Prize Pack
9 August - Flip Your Lid compilation and the Secluded By Right EP

We are also giving away a double pass to the Devil's Elbow gig in Napier on 9 August

EarBuddies is all about providing people who listen to loud music with affordable, good quality earplugs that don't muffle or affect the quality of sound they're hearing, but that will still protect their hearing from damage.

Enter to win some EarBuddies today!

New Review

- Bulletproof - 'Dark Times Desperate Measures' album review.

The next issue of this newsletter is going out on 3 August and will feature The Symphony Of Screams and 5th Threat!

We have space available in two of our August newsletters (17th and 31st), so if you are a NZ musician or in a band and would like to promote your music this winter by featuring in this newsletter, please email Lisa. We can also feature NZ music websites, venues and record companies.

If you would like to advertise your next album release or tour in our newsletter and/or gig mail out email Adam.

NZ Top 10 Singles

    Jack Harlow
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View the Full NZ Top 40...
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