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Newsletter Issue #357: 23 Oct 2011

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The Tiny Lies

Thanks to Charlotte for answering these questions:

How do you describe The Tiny Lies’ music?

Put simply, Alt-folk with hints of Country-noir.

What is your favourite NZ venue?

That would have to be our beloved Wunderbar. It overlooks the Lyttelton port and is home to many a strange object and person. It's currently lost its stairs, but the post-quake re-opening parties just keep getting longer and bigger.

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

We, like so many, are part of the great Facebook machine. Also Bandcamp. We exist on MySpace but only vaguely.

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

Most of our favourite artists are local- not because all the best musicians are in Christchurch- but because these are the people who we collaborate with and are constantly drawing inspiration from. That's really valuable to us. To name a few- Delaney Davidson has got to be in there. When he's in the country, he's been known to spin a bit of voodoo magic on his lapsteel with us. Harley likes a myriad of NZ artists but particularly enjoys the masterful songwriting of Steve Abel. Charlotte loves the vocal work of The Unfaithful Ways, the strange beauty of Hannah Harding and the Starlight Room, Devillish Mary and The Holy Rollers when you wanna get moving, and she has a shameless crush on local artist Happiness Stan.

What is the best part of being a musician?

The best part of being a muso is that it's one of those rare roles in which you are not only allowed to be an honest human being, but it's expected of you. People want to experience something real when they come to a show- whether it be joy or sorrow- and to be able to present an emotion like that through music and have it spread through a room is something profoundly satisfying.

What can we expect to see from The Tiny Lies over the next year?

We'll be working on some new material which has been waiting patiently side of stage while we've been absorbed in the EP and our work with the collaborative project of The Harbour Union. So expect to hear some new stuff, and a full-band show in December which will reflect the rich sound of the EP.

The Tiny Lies are Charlotte Ivey and Harley Williams.

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

I will have a presence at a stack of the big festivals in NZ over the next year (can't tell ya which ones yet!!) both with my solo show and also with a new duo I'm putting together with NZ drummer Riki Gooch (ex TrinityRoots, Fat Freddy's Drop etc) called 'Band of Thousands'. You'll also see me collaborating with some of your amazing musical minds over here.

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

Don't give up! It's a hard, hard industry at the moment with so much disposable music at the publics finger tips. If you have a concept you are proud of, just keep hammering at it. The concept of 'making it' in the music industry has certainly changed to a more media based, image specific idea, but as long as you are staying true to your music and are happy it doesn't matter if you're on TV or not! Also, set up a bandcamp site or something similar... this is a great way of sharing your music AND SELLING IT to the world without the stress of printing CDs etc etc... although I do enjoy making a physical CD, a lot!

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

Riki Gooch, coz he's my home boy! Mara TK, what a voice, what a vision. Little Bushman, classic psychadelic jams. Julien Dyne, again, what a vision. The Troubles, a classic Sunday night raucous jazz hang at Happy in Wellington, love those peeps.

What will your next release be?

An EP of Band of Thousands with Riki Gooch... and also an EP called 'Whip my Beard'... all songs played and recorded with my Beard alone, seriously!

Who would you most like to support live?

Anybody who's out there doing their own thing. I think it's really important to give anyone ya big ups if they are being creative and individual.

How do you believe you fits into the NZ music industry?

Well, moving from Australia recently I am just skimming at the top of this immense Kiwi musical lake... I plan on purchasing a deep water suit soon and plunging into the deepest, most murkiest of the waters though!!

What can you never leave home without?

My legs.

How do you describe your music?

Doo bee doo, bah pow, bap bap kazing, blam blam yap!!

What is your favourite NZ venue?

I'm a big fan of Downstage Theatre in Wellington. I have presented some of the best shows of my life there. The staff treat you like a rock star too, which is an added bonus! Love the place

What is the best part of being a musician?

It is the profession with the most amount of truth involved. You can be in complete control of your pathways, you just need confidence in your art... Musos are also the greatest peeps to party with!!

What is in your CD collection at home?

One minute i'll be listening to John Coltrane, the next J Dilla. Or I'll be digging on some old Burning Spear record and then decide to listen to some Van Halen. It's like the great jazz composer Duke Ellington once said... "There's two kinds of music, good and bad. You decide".

What is your most embarrassing on tour/gig moment?

In my solo show I often choose a member of the audiences name to make a loop out of with my pedals. I was on tour in Australia recently and a girl called out her name, Sophie Corfaiz... I thought she said Sophie Whoreface... and off I went. I was mortified when the venue manager told me her real name at the end of the show!!

What is your favourite place in NZ to be?

Right here, talking to you.

What inspired you to become a musician?

My grades in all of my other subjects.

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

There are 2 actually, within 3 weeks of each other. The first was premiering a piece for solo sax and loop pedals co-written with NZ composer great John Psathas at Downstage Theatre in Feb this year. It was a very emotional journey on stage and quite a difficult piece to execute. I had a 3 minute or so applause at the end and then broke down in tears backstage. It was pretty intense. The second best gig was being featured at WOMADelaide this year. There was nothing quite like playing to thousands of your home crowd. It was a beautiful day, I was on a beautiful stage... it was just the most beautiful experience.

How do you keep in contact with your fans?

I wait at the bar.

What rumour would you like to start about yourself?

I'm a bearded lady.

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NZ Music News

BDO Tickets On Sale Now

BDO Tickets On Sale NowTo celebrate their 20th year, The Big Day Out has commandeered a grabaseat flight from Air New Zealand to pack full of fans and the odd muso celeb type and bring them all up to the Big Day Out which takes place in Auckland Friday 20 January.

The grabaseat Big Day Out flight on Thursday 19 January takes off from Christchurch, stops in Wellington on the way and lands in Auckland in time to get everyone along to the exclusive Big Night In pre-party on Thursday night.

On board you have a chance to not only get the party started with your mates but win an exclusive Big Day Out experience upgrades and mingle with some of the stars we are flying up for the show.

It’s a party in the air! Tickets are ridiculously limited as you can imagine. The ticket price includes return flights on Saturday and tickets to both the Big Day Out and the Big Night In.

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Shihad Announce ‘The Meanest Hits’ Tracklisting And Cover

Shihad Announce ‘The Meanest Hits’ Tracklisting And CoverLegendary New Zealand rockers, Shihad have confirmed the tracklisting for their NOVEMBER 7 greatest hits collection, THE MEANEST HITS.

After winning the Herald Legacy Award at last year’s New Zealand Music Awards, the band who have sold more than a quarter of a million records worldwide (and counting), and with nine full albums under their belt, are finally releasing their first career retrospective album.

Fans can choose from a 20-track disc of their biggest hits or a limited edition deluxe package with 38 tracks, featuring all the hits and the band’s personal favourites.

Full Article



St Jeromes Laneway Festival Announcement

St Jeromes Laneway Festival AnnouncementIt is with great excitement that we can finally announce the amazing line up for the ST JEROME'S LANEWAY FESTIVAL, which takes place on Monday 30th January 2012 (Auckland Anniversary Day) in Auckland City, New Zealand.
Now in its third year, the St Jerome's Laneway Festival is one of the most unique musical events in New Zealand. This summer the festival is located at one of Auckland City's newest sites, the newly revamped SILO PARK, Wynyard Quarter, Beaumont Street.  The recently developed Auckland Waterfront with spectacular views to the Harbour Bridge and the towering restored silos will provide the backdrop for 2012's coolest indie line-up.

Over the last three years, LANEWAY FESTIVAL NZ has hosted many brilliant musical acts including Echo and the Bunnymen, Daniel Johnston, The 3Ds, Foals, Yeasayer, The Dirty Three, Deerhunter, Beach House, Blonde Redhead & Childrens Hour.  Other unknown acts that have gone on to have major international success shortly after the festival is announced: Florence + The Machine, The XX, Cut Off Your Hands, Ariel Pink & Warpaint. It's an impressive record, one we're determined to uphold.

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Muzic.net.nz News

New Artists

The following musicians were added to the muzic.net.nz website during the last fortnight:

Bloodspray for Politics SINSIN Charity Children Berlin
Mother Motor Rumour, The Bunny Walters
Mz J Machete Justice Ria Hall
Badd Energy Full Fucking Moon Ryan Prebble
Captain Sergeant Major Ruby-Mae Karl Jensen
As Colour Fades Crimson Vendetta, The

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These reviews were added to the site in the last two weeks, check them out at the links below:

- K.One - Far From Home Album Review

- Cybiont - So Much Work For Love To Do Album Review

- Mmdelai Self Titled EP Review

- DJ Definite - From Hell to Breakfast EP Review

- Eminence/Darklight Corporation Guns of Dawn Tour @ The Royal, Sept 9 2011

- Bond St Bridge - Spring Summer Awesome Winter Album Review

- Minuit - Live @ the San Francisco Bathhouse, Wellington - 15 October 2011

- SINSIN - Layers EP Review

- Funkommunity - Chequered Thoughts Album Review

- Kive - Gravitate EP Review

K.One Interview

Check out our interview with K.One here.

You can check out every single interview and review in our Articles Page.


These photos were added to the site during the last fortnight, check them out at the links below:

- Minuit

- Full Fucking Moon

- York Street Band Experiments

Our latest photos can be viewed here.

Tour Features

Every feature we have ever had on the site can be viewed here.


Information about muzic.net.nz newsletters


The next muzic.net.nz newsletter is going out on Sunday 6 November
and will feature Freaky Meat, Funkommunity, SINSIN and Charity Children Berlin!

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