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Newsletter Issue #436: 23 Jun 2013

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Diamond Doll

Diamond Doll is a female fronted hard rock band from the Hawke’s Bay. Expect heavy but melodic; the hard edge of metal with a rock foundation and punk rock attitude. Diamond Doll bring the noise but they don’t forget the music. In April this year they released their debut EP album 'Plus None'. They answered the following questions for muzic.net.nz:

Which one of your songs are you most proud of, and why?

Twist, we've had really good feedback about it, and it seems to be the song that gets stuck in everyone's head. It's probably one of our more 'flowing' songs, but it's also a great song to play live as you can't help but get a bit lost inside of it - I think Rick Ecker of altered frequencies sums it up well - "Twist... is a heavy song that feels like it's pulling you down to kick your ass". It's also been a good song to experiment with in respect to incorporating samples (with an SPD-S sampler) to create a beefier, fuller sound without having to add another member. This is something we're continuing to experiment with in our new material.

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

We would definitely like to hear more Kiwi rock bands on the radio in general. There seems to be a bit of a divide where bands categorize themselves too much, then you get the attitudes to suit. I think if we all left the attitudes at the door and stuck together, NZ 'Rock' (all inclusive, haha...) would flourish.

How would you describe Diamond Doll's music in one sentence?

Diamond Doll delivers a powerful no-frills style of music in a highly energetic fashion with aggressive vocals that are contrasted by softer, more vulnerable moments.

What has been your most memorable show to date?

That would have to be our farewell gig with/for our previous bassist Hogga, who left for Melbourne at the start of this year. He definitely said goodbye in style by managing to remove all his clothes except his studded belt and then proceeding to entertain the remaining patrons by dancing on the bar.

What local albums have you been enjoying recently?

Generation Dead has just released their 4-track EP, make sure you check out In Fear of Fear, wicked amping track. A couple of us have also been thrashing Solace by Jakob.

What is Diamond Doll’s long term goal?

To keep going... the hardest thing in a band is to stay together, so ultimately that is our long term goal.

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

We'll be hitting the road again to promote our debut EP Plus None, and will be releasing a video for our new single from this EP, Twist.

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

If it's your aim to play in a band but don't think you're good enough, just go for it anyway. It's the most fun environment (in our opinion) to play in, and you'll learn and develop with your band members. Sometimes your limitations can be the catalyst to creating something more original and creative, because your restrictions make you consider the essence of what you're trying to communicate.

Diamond Doll are Tyley (vocals), Kane (guitar), Ben (bass) and Livid (drums).

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Official Website
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Reverbnation Page
Bandcamp Page
The Audience Page

Muzic.net.nz EP Review
EP Review by Rick Ecker (USA)
95bFM Radio Interview (through The Audience) with Tyley

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NZ Music News

Music industry bodies PPNZ Music Licensing & RIANZ merge

A clearer and more streamlined approach to music licensing and industry representation is forecast to result from the merger of PPNZ Licensing and the Recording Industry Association of NZ.

The two bodies, which carry out licensing and industry representation activities for recording artists and their labels throughout New Zealand, announced on 11 June they are joining forces under a new name – Recorded Music NZ Limited.

Under the merger, Recorded Music NZ takes on the roles previously carried out by each organisation. Recorded Music NZ divides its operations into three main areas of activity – member services, music licensing, and pro-music.

Full Article

Outward Sound Recipients Round 2 2013

Outward Sound is pleased to announce the 2nd round of grant recipients for 2013.

Four Stage Ones, two Stage Twos, one Stage Three and three Business Development grants were awarded.

Full Article

Secondary Schools 2013 National Songwriter Awards

Proudly presented by The School of Music and MusicWorks. The School of Music are accepting YouTube video entries from all secondary school students across NZ.

Prizes include scholarships to attend intensive two-day songwriting and performance workshops hosted by The University of Auckland, School of Music and the opportunity to win the National Songwriter Supreme Award on Saturday 10 August at the National Songwriter Awards Evening.

The National Songwriter Supreme Award winner will receive $2000 of Music Works vouchers and a professionally produced single of their original song courtesy of Roundhead Studios, KOG Studio and Godfrey de Grut.

Full Article

New Releases

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Bannerman releases album number 3 Clawhammer
Independent Waiheke Island artist Bede Taylor releases 3rd solo album

Tours and Gigs

The SuperVillians announce first national tour
Head Like A Hole - The Monsta X Tour
Justin Bieber NZ concerts officially announced!

Fly My Pretties 20 date 'Homeland Tour'
The Drab Doo Riffs Announce The Aquatic Ape Theory EP Release Party!

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Muzic.net.nz News

New Artists

The following musicians have been added to the muzic.net.nz website in the last fortnight:

Radar Angel
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New Reviews

Jan Hellriegel - Lost Songs Album Review
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Eden Mulholland - Feed the Beast Album Review
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Three Houses Down - Moon And Back EP review
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Sleeping Dogs - Death of a Muse Album Review
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