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Newsletter Issue #296: 18 Jul 2010

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5th Threat

Thanks to B-ry for answering these questions:

What can we expect to see from 5th Threat over the next year?

Our first full length release, and not one not two but THREE video releases, our TEN YEAR anniversary and a whole lot of radness!

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

Always try do it your own way. There's no specific way around some things, you can only take so much from those who have come before you. That said, without influence you’re only gonna explode!

Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?

Cervix - a great new band with their own style and attitude. Brutal ska-core yet somehow refreshing.
The Rocket Jocks - nerds for life! Whats radder than singing about star trek, lord of the rings, cartoons and rock’n’rolling at the same time?

What can you never leave home without?

When on tour: a bottle of whiskey, a backpack of two minute noodles and an open mind.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

The Thirsty Dog and Whammy Bar.

What is in your CD collection at home?

CD collection-alot of punk rock from the 80’s-90’s and more recent and also alot of 60’s, and 70’s ska, soul and rockabilly! Record collection- an entire CLASH back catalogue (EVERY LP and EP released...)  along with alot of first wave punk rock, early 70’s rock n roll and heavy metal

What is your favourite place in NZ to be?

On any road on the way to any show

What inspired you to become a start 5th Threat?

5th threat was a band that always stood out to me, raw and powerful yet with a very tangible message.The Pure guts and passion on display helped  to inspire me to start my own band with mutual friends, and a few years later I stumbled into the band as bassist after sharing a flat with the boys. I now refuse to leave.

5th Threat is Rahhpz (vocals, guitar), Matt (guitar, vocals), B-ry (bass, vocals) and Chris (drums).

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Dole Day Rage

What can we expect to see from Dole Day Rage over the next year?

Lots haha. We have a split EP coming out shortly with our friends The Killingtones, an opening slot for international acts Strike Anywhere and SNFU 23rd July, a NZ Tour end of July/start of August and also looking to record a full length album in November.

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

More than anything, if you’re going to start a band, do it because you want to enjoy yourself not because you want to make money. If people like you and you end up making money, that’s a bonus.

Who are your favourite NZ musicians/bands, and why?

Currently my favourite NZ bands are: 5th Threat, Ghost Echoes, Garage Fodder, Cervix, Roofdog, The Bludgers, Dick Dynamite, Vicious Rumour, Kaos & Riot – because they’re all awesome.

What will Dole Day Rage’s next release be?

Split EP with our friends band The Killingtones.

How do you come up with your lyrics?

The world is a messed up place, I write social commentary about it. I throw in a few metaphors and adjectives so it leaves people thinking “By George, I wonder what that fellow is really writing about.”

Who would you most like to support live?

Personally I’d like to play The Rebellion Fest in the UK. That way I could say I supported heaps of awesome bands so people thought I was cool.

How do you describe Dole Day Rage’s music?

3 Rabid Dogs eating the 4th

What is your favourite NZ venue?

The Thirsty Dog because sound is awesome, the bar brings good vibes and it’s within stumbling distance from my house.

What is the best part of being a musician?

Being broke but knowing it’s worth it.

What is in your CD collection at home?

The best of Britney Spears.

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

Well, it’s not our most embarrassing moment, but our mate Dave pee’d his pants while we were in Palmerston North. It was even more sweet because he said “I’m a grown man and I pee’d my pants! What’s wrong with me.”

What inspired you to start Dole Day Rage?

We started the band because we wanted to play incredibly drunk fast music and kick ass while doing so.

How did you come up with the name 5th Threat/Dole Day Rage?

At the time the band started, two of the members were on the benefit and I had recently got off it. We couldn’t come up with a band name and one of the guys put forward the band name “Snakes and Daggers” – because it was so shit it was awesome.

Fortunately (I think) we decided to have a different name and Dole Day Rage got put forward.

Or to give you some generic pretentious explanation “it was like, reflective of the times man.”

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

Tauranga Take Over – April this year. It was our best performance and people appeared to enjoy it.

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

With all the millions of dollars we make we can afford to hire people to write back to all our diehard fans.

Dole Day Rage is Whitey (vocals), Rahpz (guitar), B-ry (bass) and Greg (drums).

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Not OK

What can we expect to see from not ok over the next year?
We will continue to play shows throughout Australia and we are currently writing new material for our 4th release. We're hoping to do the odd single and possibly a video before the album is ready.
What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?
Keep playing regardless how much it costs and how much it fucks with ya life... it's still better than not playing at all.
What NZ musicians or bands would you like to see more of, and why?
Black Chrome - Just a straight up no bullshit sound.
Vicious Rumour - Young guys wth good taste.
What inspired you to start not ok?
Nelson did. There isn't much to do besides drinking in Queens gardens and getting STD's.

What rumour would you like to start about not ok?

That the whole band are in their early 20's.  Thanks and see ya round.

Not OK are Kurt (vocals, guitar), Justin (bass, vocals), Cohen (guitar, vocals) and Chris (drums).

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NZ Music News

Battle of the Bands 2010 National Championship has started!

The 2010 event has kicked off this week at three of NZ’s best live music venues. THE KINGS ARMS, Auckland on Wednesday 7th July, BODEGA, Wellington on Thursday 8th July and JUICE BAR, Auckland on Saturday 10th July.

Don’t miss the live action; at least 4 or 5 Bands hit the stage at every Battle show; Bands put their hearts and souls into their passionate performances, ensuring an entertaining, fun night of live music for music fans to enjoy.

Battle of the Bands National Championship is NZ’s largest R18 Band competition; events will take place nationwide, allowing bands throughout the country to take part.

Two months of eliminations are being held at multiple live music venues in the main centres of Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch during July and August. Each venue hosts a series of heats, semi-finals and regional finals. Feeder heats will also be held at some other regional locations determined by entry numbers and corresponding localities. Throughout the event, judging and voting determines each region’s champion; who then represent their region at the National Final in Auckland in September.

Full Article

Gatherer - 'This City Sunrise'

A discography of previously released but not commercially made available material is now available at all online digital music retailers.

Once from Wellington but now relocated to Melbourne. Gatherer is a familiar feeling, delivered with unfamiliar sound. Beautifully haunting melodies, complex rhythms and a wall of sound so huge it's hard to comprehend how only three people can make it. Gatherer dares to be different. Gatherer is your dream girl’s music collection, listening to Converge during the day and Jeff Buckley at night.

Opening for bands such as ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, touring with Fear Before, Horse The Band, Young Heretics and a slew of other international acts, Gatherer continue to breathe life into a otherwise stale world of loud, alternative music.

Gatherer is currently in the studio working on their debut album, which promises to take there sound to new extremes in all directions.

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