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Newsletter Issue #520: 04 Aug 2019

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AUGUST 2019

Many thanks to Chris Morgan for providing this guest editorial:

Live music, the remedy to all life’s problems (except making money ?)

Back in the June newsletter, Paul Martin from Devilskin spoke about how music uplifts and cheers, envelops and enhances us.
I couldn’t have said it better myself.

For me, music has been a large part of my life, as a child going on tour and sitting backstage at festivals whilst watching my step father play, was a great escape from what was not always the best life at home.
Fast forward to my teenage years, living with depression I leaned on many musical elements to guide me through, finding meaning in lyrics as if they were written specifically for me.
Going to concerts as a broke uni student was my escape, it was the place where you could completely forget about everything in life and just let the beat transfer your spirit into a different universe to just enjoy the music with others.

I’ve been fortunate to be a music photographer for the last 10 years, and have been able to keep my addiction of live music satiated through the view of the camera lens.

Over the month of July, I had the pleasure of touring around the country with Villainy and Dead Favours for Villainy’s Raised In The Dark album release tour. With 6 Sold out shows and the second Christchurch show extremely close to capacity, I didn’t just get the chance to indulge my live music addiction, I got to witness others from 5 years old all the way through to their 70’s and older also indulge their addictions.
Speaking to people during the tour, you learn that to them, live music has the exact same effect. Being able to escape the 9-5, the school day or even the house for just that couple of hours, standing shoulder to shoulder with friends and strangers, they are able to forget about those deadlines or the mess in the kitchen at home. They can lose themselves for just a few hours and refill their soul.

Thank you to all the musicians that put on live shows every week. Without you, the world would be a much darker place.


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Chris is one of Muzic.net.nz's leading photographers who shares our love of music. You can read more about Chris and some of our other team members in this issue.

Thank you Chris, for writing this editorial.


THE MUZIC.NET.NZ TEAM

In this very special edition of the Muzic.net.nz newsletter, we get to know some of the incredible volunteers who make up the Muzic.net.nz team:

Lisa Jones - Manager

My name is Lisa, and I am the Manager for Muzic.net.nz, while my husband Adam runs the IT side of things. We live in Palmerston North with our 2 children - Eden and Tate. I'm a 'Naki girl at heart and was born and raised in New Plymouth.

I love music and I'll listen to anything at least once. If anything, Muzic.net.nz has increased my love for music, and I'll do anything I can to support our local bands and musicians. Although I enjoy listening to a wide range of genres, Rock will always be my favourite.

If I could give advice to NZ’s musicians it would be don’t give up. If you believe in yourself, you’ll be capable of achieving great things. Build yourself a great support network and don't be afraid to unleash your creativity - in this world you have to be different to stand out from the rest.

Photo: Adam (Website Developer), Lisa (Manager), Steve Bone (Auckland Photographer) and Adam Binns (Dunedin Photographer). Taken at the From the Pit photo exhibition at Flying Nun, Auckland in May 2019 by Dave Simpson.

Chris Morgan - Auckland Photographer
Chris Morgan Photography

Well hello there, dear reader. My name's Chris Morgan, I have been a music photographer for about 10 years now, after being asked to bring along my camera to a friend’s gig. I found the bug very quickly and kept pushing myself into other bands concerts as much as I could until we get to where I am today.

Having toured alongside, I Am Giant, Devilskin and recently Villainy, the advice I’d give to bands as they start getting onto larger tours is having a tour photographer come with you for your entire tour; this way you can compose the look of your images to create a uniform look throughout the entire tour, get angles that YOU want, giving you valuable social media content every single night to keep your audiences engaged. You’d be surprised at how much value you will get from it for very little budget.

Check out my latest work on Instagram.
Email for (photography) gig, tour or promo bookings.

Nikita Weir - Auckland Photographer
Antonia Pearl Photography

My name is Nikita and I am a photographer from West Auckland. I live with my husband, two children, dog and three cats. I started my journey to become a photographer when my son was born and found my passion in music photography when I photographed my friend's band in their storage shed in West Auckland.

I work part-time as a teacher and part-time as a photographer, photographing live music and events, weddings, boudoir and birth.

I was motivated to become a volunteer for Muzic.net.nz because I enjoy photographing live music. I love the rawness, the emotions and the passion that musicians express. I love to support local and upcoming artists.

If I could give advice to NZ’s musicians it would be to set achievable goals; big or small and celebrate every success.

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Bevan Triebels - Christchurch Photographer
Triebels Photography

Henry Rollin once said one defines oneself by reinvention. Bevan is the epitome of this. In 2013 he took a drastic career change and threw himself behind the lens. A culmination of passion and professional photography endeavours he continues to develop in both style and skill.

Bevan is now forging a path to capture the sights and sounds of the music industry. In his images you will see a visceral reality of emotion of both the fans and artists alike.

If I could give advice to NZ’s musicians it would be: any music photographer can get a good shot; to get a great shot work with the photographer shooting your gig and give them heads up on some of the epic photo opportunities they can expect.  With this insider information the photographer can ensure they position themselves in the perfect spot to capture that never to be repeated moment.  Whether it’s a gnarly stage dive or an intimate crowd moment, share the knowledge and expect nothing but gold images.

Ryan Kershaw - International Correspondent/Interviewer

Hey everyone, my name is Ryan; I am a full-time musician and music teacher - so my day job is playing music, writing about music, recording music and performing music! My interests are pretty much the same, plus a weird mix of eating Rogan Josh, boring programs about trains, pottery and boxing. I had been using the Muzic.net.nz website since it started in 1999, and started providing interviews for Muzic.net.nz a few years ago, followed by international correspondence and then advice articles. My music tastes are very wide - from psychedelic to delta blues, jazz to death metal, space-age pop to Downtempo. 

My favourite New Zealand bands/musicians are Head Like a Hole (HLAH), El Schlong, Arc Of Ascent, The Diamond Dead, Tiki Taane and Kora, but there are many I love (especially old friends from the underground metal world).... too many to list here! There has been many memorable NZ gigs over the years (again too many to list here) but having Peter Posa give me a massive hug and tell me how much he loved my cover versions of his songs was great (played at Te Awamutu Country Club) and playing at the Aotea Centre at 17 years old with a new wireless system was fun! But with all of the crazy gigs over the years, again there's just too many to even start with. I continue to play and am looking forward to releasing some new material in a while, but in the meantime I am loving coaching bands and musicians internationally, with everything from confidence to achieving their goals and improving their songwriting skills. New Zealand musicians can book a coaching session by emailing info@ryankershawmusic.com.

I have been fortunate to have pushed for more awareness of mental health and self-development for many years in the industry and am now seeing some of those early seeds that were planted begin to really grow and influence more good change in the music industry. 

Apart from my advice columns, if I could give advice to NZ Musicians it would be: Listen to the 'shoulds' in your mind and act on them, with a mixture of discipline and self-compassion.

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Jamie Denton - Reviewer

Kia ora all, I’m Jamie. I live in Auckland and I have been passionate about music since very young (when my older brother would bring home Smiths and Cure records and the sounds would bleed through the walls!). I’ve been playing music on and off since the early 90’s (I bought my first guitar the day after I heard Nirvana’s Nevermind for the first time, then switched to bass a couple of years later). I’ve tinkered around in bands such as Ishtar, Naquadah, Poison Skies and have recently been doing an alternative-electronica project called Empire To Ashes. I work at the University of Auckland for my day job, married with no kids, but a couple of fur children named Marshall and Gibson. Not sure what else to write, I like stuff and people.

If I could give advice to NZ's musicians, it would be: it won't be easy, it will be exhausting, it will take long hours, you'll have massive arguments with your band mates, it will drive you crazy at times, you'll sometimes play to no-one, but it will always be worth it!

Empire To Ashes:
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Axl Scott - Reviewer and Interviewer

By day I am a video producer for a company called Lexa Dixon Productions; and the head of media and comms for Wellington band management company PlasticGroove. By night I am sometimes a gig reviewer/interviewer. I started out with Altearoa, and then branched out to MNZ.

I would say rock and metal is my life, but in saying that, I do enjoy some lighter stuff when I am working or just chilling out. When chilling I enjoy a bit of Minecraft and making weekly Vlogs/Entertainment videos for YouTube.

If I could give advice to NZ’s musicians it would be just like acting (been in the field for 14 years) it’s really hard here in New Zealand, but what we need to do is stick to our craft and enjoy it. Don’t just do it for money as New Zealand is hard by that.

You can check out my production company, Lexa Dixon Productions here.

The Muzic.net.nz Team

Reviews:

Paul Goddard (Garden Party Riot), Corinne Rutherford, Jacinda Selman, Matt McGrath (Headroller),  James Castady-Kristament (JCK), Andrew Smit (Frankencopter), Kris Raven (Coridian), Steve Shyu, Rupa Kelly, Lou Clement, Ben Ruegg, Jamie Denton, Jessie Armstrong, Jason Peters (Kong Fooey, Hunt The Witch), Carl Hayman (Alyson Wonderband), Trevor Faville  ( DateMonthYear), Kerry Kingi, Brendan McCarthy (Apollo SteamTrain), River Tucker, Emily Riordan, Callum Wagstaff, Ria Loveder, Reef Reid, Axl Scott, Peter-James Dries ( Amos/Anon, VHEMT, Far From Eleven), Rory McDonald (Lucifer Gunne), Tony McDonald (PlasticGroove), Jacquie Walters and Darryl Baser.

Interviews:

Paul Goddard (Garden Party Riot), James Castady-Kristament - Rap It Up Blog (JCK), Andrew Smit (Frankencopter), Steve Shyu, Lou Clement, Kerry Kingi, Brendan McCarthy (Apollo SteamTrain), Reef Reid, Axl Scott, Darryl Baser and Ryan Kershaw.

Photos:

Steve Bone, Chris Morgan, Chris Zwaagdyk, Gareth West, Nikita Weir, David WatsonTaylor ConboyGinelle Cocks, Chony Musson, Grant Stantiall, Ngamihi PawaMichael Newton, Jenny Feaver, Reef Reid, Nichole DavisBruce Mackay, Bevan Triebels, Sarah Bowden and Adam Binns (Before The Snooze).

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AMANAKI

Formed from various Auckland and Hamilton metal and hardcore bands, Amanaki is a name rising in the extreme music scenes of Aotearoa. Adding on top of existing EPs and singles, the band's impassioned and bold performances are turning plenty of heads this side of the country.

Muzic.net.nz's Steve S. caught up with the four-piece to chat about live performances, influences and what the immediate future holds.

Starting with an introduction: Sum up yourselves in five words!

Jared: Loud, rowdy, fun, aggressive, melodic.

Jethro: Hope-filled, wholesome, heavy, ambient, angry.

April: Barking, beauty, beasty, breakdowns and Burgerfuel.

Ethan: Aggressive, heavy, sing-a-longs, punk-jumps

When it comes to writing Amanaki’s music, what are your top influences?

Jared: For me, artists like Stray From the Path, Stick to Your Guns, Rage Against the Machine, Counterparts and Have Heart would be my top influences. As a band, we all have our different vibes. Jethro’s a massive For Today fan and you can hear that in some of the drum patterns he’s written.

April: I take most of my influence from non-metal genres and bands like jazz and the band Daughter. But I do love Stray From the Path, Silent Planet and Counterparts.

What are some unexpected or non-musical influences in your song-writing?

Jared: As a Christian band, we take some inspiration in our lyrics from verses of the bible.

April: Personally, I write a lot of my riffs and ideas from life experiences. For example, at the start of this year, I had a lot of negative things hit me all at once, which made me produce some angry-sounding riffs for our new material.

How did the band choose the name 'Amanaki'?

Jared: Amanaki was a name that I came across. April and I had been discussing potential name ideas and we wanted a name that held meaning. We wanted a name that meant something along the lines of hope, so I looked up different translations of the word hope and when I saw "amanaki" I instantly knew it was the one.

Which band(s) would you most like to open for and share a stage with?

Jared: I’m sure all of us have different bands that come to mind, but for me opening for Stray From the Path or Terror would be pretty amazing!

Jethro: There are so many... But For All Eternity, Silent Planet or Counterparts would be crazy!

April: I would love to open for Stray from the Path, Silent Planet or Counterparts too.

Ethan: Would love to share the stage with Northlane, Counterparts or Stick to Your Guns as well.

What Kiwi bands have you guys been really digging recently?

Jared: New Zealand's scene is really amazing at the moment. My top pick at the moment would have to be ColdxWar from Wellington. Such a heavy, groovy band, it’s hard not to get into them!

Jethro: For sure! ColdxWar is my favourite!

April: Loving ColdxWar too, they are super great live.

Ethan: ColdxWar make some great music and are really awesome guys! Seas of Conflict have been grinding hard for years and I can’t wait for the new music they're going to release! Xile and Antagonist A.D. always keep it heavy as well, so it’s great when they come back to play shows.

Read the full interview here

Amanaki are Jared Kerr, April Haines, Jethro Wall and Ethan Downey Parish

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THE SNAKE BEHAVIOUR

One of Christchurch's finest rock bands, The Snake Behaviour, have recently released their incredible first album Serpent Psychology. With a history in excess of 14 years, they have become a long-time staple of the Christchurch music landscape and they are now considered to be a legitimate force in the local scene. The band took the time to answer some questions with Axl Scott from Muzic.net.nz.

How long have you played for, and how did TSB start?

Chris Bull: The Snake Behaviour started way, way back in 2003, in Nelson. My friend AJ Murtagh and I were stuck in small town Nelson going nowhere fast. A few years earlier we had briefly played in a high-school cover band together called Twisted Vision, but AJ left shortly after joining due to personal issues. We had been playing music in various youth groups etc as well and in 2003, bored and full of angst I purchased a crappy $99 acoustic guitar and him and I went about writing songs, heavily influenced by Nirvana, and equally full of angst.

After a couple of years going nowhere I moved in to a flat with a high-school friend, Jonathan Deans, and he picked up guitar, playing every day until at a point he could be a guitarist in a band. Our first performances were acoustic and a few quiet electric songs, usually to our friends and associates who had come to drink at the flat. We also played a few shows to limited people at the local youth group hall etc. Our first real show came at my then girlfriend's 21st birthday in November 2006. It was followed by another friend’s birthday in December 2006 in Wellington. In March 2007 we performed at yet another friend’s birthday. Sometime around then, Jono and AJ both moved to Christchurch, and in late 2007 after breaking up with my girlfriend, I joined them. We gained a place as the old boys on the YCP youth circuit in Christchurch.

Basically, from there we met other bands and got opportunities (The highlight at this time was probably playing with well-known pop-punk band Streetwise Scarlet). Eventually, AJ and Jono both moved on, and after several line-up changes, we come to our most recent line up. I met our now recently former guitarist Michael in 09 and we found drummer Simon Gemmill shortly after and started practicing. We desperately needed a drummer for a show back in 2012 after our drummer couldn’t make it, so called up our buddy Samuel from Corrupted Omen and asked if he wanted to play drums that night (Samuel was a guitarist, but just played drums himself to write his own songs – he had never heard our songs), but given all this he still said yes, and the rest with him is history. In 2014 our bassist Iain left after becoming a father, and our current bassist Sam was recommended to us from an associate of another local band, and again, the rest is history.

Was music something you always wanted to do, or did you dream of other things?

Samuel Keen: I had initially wanted to work in the computer industry. But when I got into music (a whole story in itself) when I was 15 I never looked back

Chris: No definitely not, in fact, I wasn’t particularly interested outside of being a casual listener for a long time, until really late at high school, even then it wasn’t until 03 that I started thinking, I wanna play music. Until then, professional sports was where I wanted to be, pity I was a bit crap ?

Sam Grueber: Music was something I always loved, but it didn't really click that I should pursue it as a career until about four years ago. Up until then I'd studied as a chef, worked as a software tester, and wasted a lot of time working in admin roles. I figured 'music could only be a hobby because it seems like only the very lucky/fortunate ones actually make it'. But then I realized that if I'm not even playing the (music) game, then there's no chance I can win/succeed. So, I figured I'd give it a crack anyway and see what happens l

What do you think could be done to make the NZ music industry better?

Chris: I think funding, and major radio airplay could be encouraged – I feel like so many epic acts never get heard, or get to the heights they should due to financial constraints – there’s still a bit of that ‘Don King’ promoter type attitude of bands being given their 5 mins of fame, but then being discarded once the next thing comes along. I feel like, here in Christchurch anyway, some promoters, radio stations etc, are more interested in their reputations than promoting local acts. I would like to see more grants and stuff, and looser criteria, obviously you can't give handouts to every Tom, Dick and Harry, but once you’ve proven you’re taking it seriously, there should be equal opportunities.

I also am uncomfortable with the idea of judging bands as not good enough for airplay, TV or this show or that. Art isn’t there to be judged, it's to be interpreted.

I'd also like to see the government/councils stand in and subsidise local venues as part of the funding they give towards the arts. And, of course, there should be more scope for women to play key roles in the performance of heavy rock and metal. Thank goodness for organisations like Muzic.net.nz, it's time to get rid of the egos, kids!

I see that The Dead Kennedys gave you your album name, how so?

Chris: As I mentioned, we had the honour of playing with them in Christchurch in 2018. As a joke, during his speech to thank us for playing, Skip called us Serpent Psychology, backstage afterwards we joked with them. While we won't change the name, we will name our album that – so that’s it!

What was the original name of the album going to be called?

Chris: It was recorded under the working title Youthanise – we still love that name, so look out for it soon – wink wink.

What’s next in the TSB world?

Chris: Getting a drummer, know anyone? After that, gigging, a new EP, and Yes, touring Serpent Psychology.


Read the full interview here

The Snake Behaviour are Chris Bull, Samuel Keen, Michael Gibbs and Sam Grueber

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CAPTAIN FESTUS MCBOYLE'S TRAVELLIN' VARIETY SHOW


In his formative years Captain Festus McBoyle was a rock and roller known as Rich Manic, who performed in bands such as Runninghouse. These days however, he is the ringleader for a Vaudeville musical comedy Troupe from Auckland, Captain Festus McBoyle's Travellin' Variety Show. The good Captain sat down with Darryl Baser from Muzic.net.nz for a chinwag over the phone.

I’ve been in rock bands for nearly 30-years, I got to the point where I kinda got bored with it. I decided I really wanted to do theatre, and I love comedy and things like that, so I get to do the whole shebang with this project. I still get to dress up, wear make-up, and jump around like a bleedin’ idiot. It’s good fun, it’s a really good outlet you know. It feels more honest than doing the rock stuff, I feel more free and it’s much more playful. In many ways, this project is more rock and roll, than rock and roll ever was. We’re flown around the country, put up in good hotels, we’re paid good money to play. We’ve played to crowds of over 16,000 people, played most of the big festivals in NZ, WOMAD, Splore, Cubadupa, Wondergarden, Auckland City Limits, Nelson Arts Festival. We’ve done more in this genre than I ever did in the rock genre.

I'm not adverse to the idea of playing in ‘rock’ bands again, I just got sick of having to find new drummers and bass players. I feel very fortunate to have played with some great musicians over those rock years and I’ve also been very fortunate within this genre too. I feel very lucky indeed. 

So, what are y’all up to at present, playing live much?

We’re coordinating a series of events called The Free Family Fun Day Mash Ups. These are fusion events, we bring together local bands, comedy acts, circus entertainment and Children’s performers for one epic show. Bernie Griffin and the Thin Men is who we’re playing with next. We’ve already played with Otis Mace and The 1B4s, Galveston and Torana. The next one’s having Irish dancing too. These are community events, a celebration of family and community. Kids get to see live bands, hopefully inspired to be the musicians of tomorrow. Adults get to see kids’ entertainment that isn’t all sugar coated, ‘cause there’s a lot of it out there. You could definitely say we’re the rock and rollers of the kid's world. We’re a tad edgy, a definite swagger, we’ve also got wide appeal and transcend age and culture with ease. 

These events [the Mash ups] are currently happening all over Auckland, but it’s a template which can travel. It could go all over the country really, the main travelling entity would be my lot, and we’d pick up locals in each region. The cool thing is we bring in schools, who run cake stalls and sell sweets and stuff, so they make a cut on the event, we then bring in the local Lions or RSA clubs to do all the hot food, then we bring in the local food banks. When people come they bring dried and tinned food to donate, so we create a food mountain for the community, and the whole event is free thanks to funding. The next one’s funded by the Albert-Eden local board. We did a ticked one at the Kings Arms just before it closed, that had like 450 people. Crazy it was. Sweatiest gig I’ve ever played. We’ve got another couple of grant applications going through now, it’s a great way of keeping us busy and provides a great free family event for community 

You know with rock bands, there’s always one person who does all the work? That’s always been me, this has been really good for getting my head around event coordination and grant applications. The more you do, the better you get, it’s a very worthwhile thing to do. We’ve managed to pull in a fair bit of funding now, getting a NZ On Air grant last year was the icing on the cake. 

Captain Festus has a song on a compilation put together by children’s entertainment legend Suzy Cato.

Yeah that came about after Suzy did Dancing with the stars, she was asked to do a kids album by Sony, she also spearheads The Kiwi kids music collective, which is basically a collective of NZ children’s entertainers, she put together a compilation album and chose our song ‘The Little Things’ which was pretty awesome, we got huge mileage out of that, We delayed the album release to ride that wave. Then the next thing ‘The Little Things’ was chosen as a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. It was chosen as part of the last 2% of  19,000 entries, we got chosen for best kids’ song in that one. We didn’t win it, but it was great exposure.

The band ain’t restricted to simply being in the ‘children’s music’ genre.

We’re quite lucky because we transcend age and culture with ease, we target new-borns to old age pensioners, we’re like a vaudeville musical hall/ panto style mixed with Monty Python and Spike Milligan, a bit cheeky and a bit risqué. Being that versatile has helped us get into festivals all around the country, there’s not much we haven’t played now, it’s pretty cool.

New Album Bubbles n’ Squeek

The Little Things Music Video

The Free Family Fun Day Mash Up Facebook Page

Read the full interview here

Captain Festus McBoyle's Traellin' Variety Show is Captain Festus McBoyle, Miss Lucy Drawers, Ebenezer Strong, Mr Cheese and Ethel the cleaning lady


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BLINDSPOTT

Blindspott finished a reunion tour earlier this year which featured an incredible set at Jim Beam Homegrown 2019. Axl Scott from Muzic.net.nz had a talk with the iconic Marcus Powell, who has played in outstanding NZ acts Blindspott, Blacklistt, and currently City of Souls. Here's what went down:

Who are your favourite NZ bands and why?

City of Souls and Blindspott for starters. Good peeps and rad music. I'm lucky to be a fan of the bands I play in. Outside of that… Coridian, Seas of Conflict, L.A.B, Marlon Williams (although he plays solo haha), Church and AP.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

With Blindspott - I hope to have some more releases and still jamming locally. City of Souls will be on the international stage by then.

Who has been the biggest international band you have played with?

Hmmm… Biggest… We played the summer sonic festival in Japan alongside Metallica, Tool, Linkin Park and Deftones… Joan Jett in Texas… Black Eyed Peas at the Big Day Out… I guess any of them haha.

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What motivated you to learn guitar and perform in bands? Was this always a dream of yours?

Musical family mate. Playing since I was 6 or 7… More than playing guitar, the dream has always been to entertain. I love the performance.

What encourages you to keep going?

The love of it mate. Writing is a healthy form of expression for me. I can hold on to a lot of emotion and can’t find words at times but the guitar and recording in a DAW allows me to get that out.

What can you never leave home without?


Always carry a pick, and a drum key on me… As of lately a cloth for my Harley… Gotta keep it clean boltz.

What does Blindspott mean to you?

Hard yakka haha. We put a lot of energy into building the brand and a lot of individual personality, if that makes sense. We pour our heart into it so it's a reflection of us over time.

Nil By Mouth is clearly a fan favourite, but what is your favourite track?

ILAH mate. By far!

Blindspott delivered 2 kick-ass albums, which one was your favourite and why?

Original self-titled. Simply because it was the original line-up. Good friendships back then with good people.

I have always loved the End the Silence cover, where did that idea come from?

Marcus Ringrose was the designer we employed to create the artwork. We jammed ideas as a team and that's his end result. I love it too man.

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

Be authentic.

Can you tell us about The Crescendo Trust of Aotearoa and how it started up?

I worked as a mentor in schools for the NZ Music Commission. It showed me how much I can help others with music. I studied audio engineering alongside youth development and worked with some amazing producers in London with the intention of creating a programme to help young people. This is a very brief explanation but basically how it started.

What does the future hold for Blindspott?

Can’t say just yet. Have to wait and see guys.

Read the full interview here

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The following new artist pages where added to Muzic.net.nz in the past month:

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We also interviewed Albi & The Wolves and Hybrid Rose during July.

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