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Newsletter Issue #439: 21 Jul 2013

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Our Musicial Team

Several members of the muzic.net.nz team are involved in their own music projects. Want to find out more? Keep reading...

Sean McCarthy plays bass for The Flaming Mudcats. The Flaming Mudcats are a band that swings, shuffles and gets low-down in their devotion to the sounds of the Blues, R&B and Rock n Roll.

A firm favourite in Auckland’s Blues scene, this band is well versed on what it takes to please a crowd exhibiting levels of professionalism and musicianship that makes it easy to become a dedicated fan.

They released their debut album Gave You What You Wanted in 2011. Read the review here.

Peter-James Dries
performs as AmosAnon. AmosAnon is a up-and-coming gothic industrial producer with a sound reminiscent of late nights listening to Nine Inch Nails, Tool and Marilyn Manson.

AmosAnon are a self-releasing entity with seven releases. AmosAnon's latest album Thanatos was released this year.

You can read the review for Thanatos here.

Aaron Smith is the lead vocalist and guitarist for The Blue Grizzly Band. From it's conception The Blue Grizzly Band have blown onto the scene and made their mark, from opening slots with the likes of Anika Moa and The Thomas Oliver Band to winning the Jim Beam Battle Of The Bands 2012 and playing at the Tankapalooza Festival.

The Blue Grizzly Band is some of the grungiest blues you'll ever hear; going from stage to stage blowing ear drums with a whirlwind of heavy blues rock, sexy slow-jams and modern blues funk.

The review for their debut EP Broke Ass Blues is here.

is a multi instrumentalist, poet and graphic designer. River's sound is best described as alternative underground and does not lend itself easily to explanation or reference. A medley of various styles, that work themselves together into a cross-disciplinary sound. Because of the differing styles of all the instruments played, a new and dynamic music has been created.

He plays a wide range of instruments, including guitar, bass, drums, saxophone and violin.

His most recent album Shadows was released in 2010. Read the review here.

Annemarie Duff performs under the moniker of Mmdelai. Mmdelai is described as being ethereal electronic with many influences, her sound includes deep beats, shimmery synth hooks and washy vocal layers. It ranges from shoe-gaze to trip hop to something like french pop. Up-coming projects include work with D'Opus (AUS), Miniatures, O'Lovely (NZ), Nancy Wilson and time lapse film maker Stefan Lush.

Mmdelai's debut album For Sleep and Creativity was released in 2010. Read the review here.

Tony McDonald is a member of PlasticGroove and Secret of Origin.

PlasticGroove are a retro futurist Kiwi band from Wellington. They are described as a multi instrumentalist attack combining 80's new wave and modern rock influences into a toe tapping, head banging, butt shaking frenzy. Reviews of their singles can be read here and here.

Secret of Origin are a Wellington rock band with a heavy focus on bass, guitar, drums, synth and vocals. The review for their single Beyond The Grave is here.


NZ Music News

Big Day Out - Date for line-up announcement made

This is what you’ve been waiting for – hold the phones and get those calendars ready, the Big Day Out returns to Auckland and our 2014 lineup announcement is on the way.

Thursday 1st August is the day in question. The very first place you will find the Big Day Out lineup to end all Big Day Out lineups is at http://www.bigdayout.com/ -- going live at 6am

We are absolutely over the moon to be back and have a brand new home at Auckland’s Western Springs. It’s no secret now but we’ve been working to transform this iconic city green space into the most incredible festival site ever experienced in Auckland.

New stages, new activities, nooks and crannies for you to discover. We have a lot to unveil. From the stadium where legends like Bob Marley have played to the park where we are laying out whole new Big Day Out zones and treats….

And stand by to snap up a Big Day Out Auckland early bird ticket when we go on sale – there will be only 10,000 of these tickets at a special price of $165 (booking fee inclusive), twenty dollars cheaper than the full price ticket.

Early bird tickets go on sale from http://www.bigdayout.com/ and http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/ at 9am on Monday 12 August.

Full Article

National Country Music Awards - Finalists Named

Voting has closed for the 2013 National Country Music Awards to be held at Founders Theatre, Hamilton on Saturday 17th August.

The cream of New Zealand’s country music stars will assemble for this, the most prestigious national award on the country music calendar.

Full Article

Going Global Music Summit 2013 Announces Dates, Speakers and Opens Artist Applications

Going Global Music Summit 2013 is a 3-day showcase of new music featuring national artists, occurring in September (5th– 9th September) alongside the Going Global Music Summit industry seminars. The Summit takes place in Wellington (Sept 5th), Auckland (Sept 7th) and Christchurch (Sept 9th).

Independent Music New Zealand is proud to announce that the GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2013 will be happening again in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch this September - the dates are listed below.

Artist applications are now open at http://www.goingglobal.co.nz/ and attendant registrations to the event are open from today, via NZTIX – full details are below.

If you are looking to take your music overseas, come and hear from people who are working with both new and established artists on the global stage.

With more international speakers attending than previous years, GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT 2013 continues to provide global business opportunities and educational awareness within the New Zealand music community.

Full Article

New Releases

P-Money Releases Gratitude Instrumental & Deluxe Versions
Kingston Release Debut Album 'Black & Bloom'

Tama Waipara releases The Hunter
Blacklistt Album Tour
Paquin To Release Second EP In Series Of Three
Ginny Blackmore Breaks Top Ten
Transistors Announce Album Release and Tour
Auckland band Vessel debut - Friday Drive EP
P-Money Releases Instrumental Album & Drops 'Celebration Flow' Video

Tours and Gigs

Yellow Eye Dunedin Presents Swamp Thing Breaking The Ice And Heading South Tour
Blacklistt Album Tour

Passenger set to return to New Zealand for shows in November
Kaikoura Summersounds Music Festival
Anberlin to play one-off Auckland show
Fly My Pretties 'Homeland' Cast Announcement
City And Colour Announce Two NZ Shows!
Paquin To Release Second EP In Series Of Three
Imagine Dragons Live @The Powerstation!
Death 101
Lamb of God Live @ The Powerstation!
Transistors Announce Album Release and Tour
Katchafire & Sons of Zion Live at The Powerstation!


NZ Music News
Gig and Tour News
Artist News


Muzic.net.nz News

New Artists

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

Melodic Passenger Splashh
Jimmy Hamlin Nachur
Overhaile Ginny Blackmore
Devilskin Paquin

Add yourself or your band to muzic.net.nz!
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New Reviews

Concord Dawn - Numbers Will Kill Us All EP Review
Written by Alistar

Sun Bear - High Seas EP Review
Written by Peter

Hera - Live at York St Album Review
Written by Tony

Decortica And New Way Home @ The Royal - 25/05/13
Written by Terry

Little Lapin EP Review
Written by Janise

All of our reviews and interviews can be read here.
Want to write reviews for muzic.net.nz? Email [email protected]

New Photos

Thanks to Alistar for these fantastic photos, taken on 13 July 2013 at the San Francisco Bathhouse in Wellington.

El Schlong


Tour Features

All muzic.net.nz features can be viewed here.


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