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Newsletter Issue #535: 06 Dec 2020

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2020 has been a year of ups and downs, lefts and rights with plenty of upside-down and inside-out moments. We've faced challenges head on, fought our way through many trials and tribulations and battled our way through the haze. Despite everything that has been thrown our way, one things for sure - we have come out of this stronger, wiser and with more resilience than ever before.

As we made our way through the year, it was incredible to see how much support there is within the NZ music community. Many organisations stepped up to help distribute funds to those in need, whilst others arranged several online hui in a bid to help us all through what was a very trying time. We'd like to give special mention to MusicHelps, Boosted, MMF, NZ Music Commission, Independent Music NZ, Performing Arts Network of NZ, Auckland Live, NZ On Air, Creative NZ, Te Mangai Paho, Recorded Music NZ, OneMusic and APRA/AMCOS for all their mahi.



There are so many good people in this world, and the amazing volunteers that make up the Muzic.net.nz team definitely fall into that category. They devote countless hours as well as their time and energy towards NZ music and all that they do is appreciated on so many levels. Many thanks to all of the following:

Steve Bone, Ben Ruegg, Chris Morgan, Chris Zwaagdyk, Corinne Rutherford, Reef Reid, Steve Shyu, Adrian Drew, Andrew Smit, Cory Waddingham, Erica McQueen, Gaby Ivanov-Giraldo, Harry Platt, Jamie Denton, Jason Peters, JP Carroll, Kerry Monaghan, Kris Raven, Louise Clement, Mike Alexander, Riley Al-Johary, Samuel Verlinden, Carl Hayman, Kerry Kingi, Trevor Faville, Brendan McCarthy, River Tucker, Callum Wagstaff, Beth Mountford, Melany Barrington, Peter-James Dries, Tom Ashman, Tony McDonald, Gareth Heta, Isla Norman, Madeleine Howard, Chris Chick, Kev Rowland, Darryl Baser, Paul Goddard, Mungo Bates, Chontalle Musson, Gareth West, Ginelle Cocks, Nikita Weir, Ngamihi Pawa, Jenny Feaver, Amanda Hodge, Bruce Mackay, Garry Thomas, Nichole Davis, Bevan Triebels and Andrew Mackay - thanks so much!



The Muzic.net.nz team would also like to thank these incredible people for all their support during 2020:

Nicole, Bridie & Paula (NicNak), Leanda (Eleventy12), Adria & Jessica (Trigger Marketing), James Southgate, Mahoney (Aeroplane), Nancy (Blackout), Josie & Sarah (Great Things), Maria & Heidi (Mushroom), Lorraine Barry, Matt Ealand, Paul (Storm the Gates), Kelly and Dan (Homegrown / Downtown Shakedown), The ladies at The Label, Cheree Ridder, Carwyn (Kaos FM), Brian Byas (Molten Metal), Lindsay Eadon (The NZ Show on 4ZZZ), Huia & Chris ( Kog/Integrity), Paul & Poppy (CRS), Jaz & Fenella (Twice The Hype), Hayley & Rodney (Wood Lane), Andrew (Ding Dong), Matt & Lee (Triple A Records), Jackie (Jacman), Samantha Ridder, Ciara & Rose (Live Nation), Bridget de Launay, Bev Adair-Beets, Dan & Mikee (Loop), Reuben & Elleana (Banished Music), Kelly ( Elephant Publicity), Nick (Hamilton Gardens Festival), Tim (Tombstone), Xan ( Susie Says), Bex (Auckland Museum), Gavin (Auckland Council), Tess & Jesse (Auckland Arts Festival), Adam (Pead PR), Pennie Black, Reuben (Madcap) and Riccardo Ball.

We would also like to thank all the bands and musicians who have worked with us during 2020 - we love that New Zealand has so many incredibly talented bands and musicians and it's always a true pleasure to work with you all.

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Myself and the Muzic.net.nz team wishes each and every one of you a very musical Christmas and an incredible New Years.

- Lisa and the Muzic.net.nz team.


We have plenty of goodies lined up for 2021, including a new Newsletter Editor, Beth Mountford:



I’m Beth. I like music and editing. Suffice to say, I am utterly stoked to be the new editor of this gorgeous monthly showcase of New Zealand music!  

Other hobbies of mine include photography, pina coladas and being absolutely terrible at surfing! By trade, I am a communication graduate, floundering around in the shallows of the job market until I can return to the sweet sanctuary of postgraduate study in the new year.  

My current residence in Wellington provides a busy and stimulating pool of music in which I consider myself fully immersed. Since joining the Muzic.net team, I've been so amazed at the scope and variety of home-grown artists. Whilst we’re all trapped here together, I hope to bring energy and insight (if you will) to the newsletter and do my bit for the New Zealand music scene. 

I’ll catch you all in February after what will hopefully be a very sweaty, significant summer for New Zealand music.  

xXx  



And now for a few words from our Lead Co-ordinator, Steve Bone:


that 2020 has been a shit of a year.


For us photographers and reviewers… for the venues… for those trying to promote or host concerts… for the sound & light techs… and for the musicians that have had to postpone or cancel gigs time after time.

Just ask The Jordan Luck Band who have just completed "The 2020 Rescheduled Rescheduled Rescheduled Tour".

At the time of writing this our photography stats are just under half of our end of year tally from 2019… this shows what a rocky year we have had.
I think we have all appreciated having access to live music over the past few months post-lockdowns and realised that we have some damn talented musicians in the country.

This time last year I said "Roll on 2020!" Is it too late to retract that comment? I guess it is.
I’d like to say, "Before I see 2021 I would like to see the terms and conditions please!"

A handful of the photographers in the team had photos in the second year of the FromThePit exhibition in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. I managed to have a week look at the Christchurch exhibition while I was down there and helped set up the Auckland gallery. Sadly, I missed out on viewing the Wellington exhibition, but the photos I saw of it looked great.

Other than the big list of people that we are thanking for their support throughout the year (and every year), I would like to throw a high five to every member of the team for their work.
It does not go un-noticed.
For those in Auckland that I see every now and then… good to see you all.
For those from out of town who I have met this year for the first time… great to meet you and finally put a face to the name/email.

I’ll sign this off with a huge heart-filled thanks to the hardest working volunteer in the team who puts in the countless hours each week some before many are awake.
Lisa, thank you for everything you do.
We couldn’t do what we do without your dedication.

Steve B – Lead Co-ordinator.

Photos (Steve Bone Photography): Paul Ubana Jones, Thomas Oliver and Sonic 2020



Sometime in the middle of 2020, four Auckland metalheads and rockers Chris (guitarist and vocalist), Neo (drummer) and two Matt's (bassist and lead guitarist) got together to jam, rehearse and write songs. Fast-forward to the tail-end of this dramatic year, and quartet White Noise Mafia have taken out the grand prize at the prestigious annual Ding Dong Lounge Band Competition of 2020. Steve S from Muzic.net.nz caught up with the band post-win for an exclusive chat about their path thus far, what lies ahead, their biggest Kiwi inspirations, and... Pizza!

First of all, congratulations on winning the Ding Dong Lounge Bands Competition 2020! First round is on me, what are you all having?

Chris: Matt H will always go for an Export Gold, Neo's probably somewhere chugging a Blue V, Matt S will be on the Guinness. And just a couple of G&T's for me!

It’s said that White Noise Mafia began no more than four months ago; how did you guys all meet?

Matt H: I've known Neo since intermediate school. He was the drummer that everyone wanted to have in their band because he was an absolute beast behind the kit at such a young age. I then met Matt S at Rock Camp 2015 and we got along as we both loved punk rock, and we ended up starting a band called {Silvera} the following year. I met Chris because he flicked me a message at the start of 2018, asking if I wanted to join his band for Rockquest. I declined out of the fact I already had a band entering that year, but we ended up becoming closer mates at the start of 2020 and I returned the favour by offering him a spot in my band. I brought the group together after posting on Facebook about forming a band, and decided the line-up in less than 15 minutes knowing I had chosen a great group of dudes to work with.

In six words or less, describe the feeling you felt when your band’s name was announced as the year’s competition winner.

Neo: Absolutely over the moon.

Matt H: Absolutely f_cking stoked!

Matt S: Pure elation, satisfaction and pride in my band.

Chris: Just disbelief, relief and pride.

What do you guys believe was your secret weapon in securing the top spot?

Chris: The other bands were so tight and their songs were so well-written, so it's really hard to say. I guess if I had to say one thing, it would have to be crowd engagement. We definitely pride ourselves on showing the audience a good time, and getting them as involved in the show as we possibly can, and people seemed to genuinely connect with that. It was really beautiful to see.

Run us through the process of how White Noise Mafia write a song - Who writes what parts?

Matt H: Right now, I've been writing music and sending it to Chris, who then sends the demo back to me with vocals. After this, we go back and forth until we're happy with the outcome and take it to the band. Sometimes we make further changes with everyone all in the band-room.

What do you believe White Noise Mafia can bring to the table of rock and metal in Aotearoa?

Matt S: I’d say we bring not only a creative passion for music, but a-balls-to-the-wall “f_ck it” way of playing and performing, with a willingness to adapt on stage to how an audience vibes with the show.

As part of your prize package, you get to record a music video with SIS Studios. Do you have any key ideas or important messages you wish to portray in your debut-release video?

Chris: Absolutely. The song we're aiming to record is about breaking free from toxicity in relationships, whether that be romantic, friendships or blood relations. I hope we can portray it visually in a way that will inspire people to stick up for themselves and know their worth, instead of allowing themselves to be pushed around or feel like they're not valued. We've all been through these experiences, which is why I think it's important to know that we do have value and don't have to put up with being taken for granted.

What other Kiwi bands or musicians have influenced you guys?

Chris: Well, Matt H is a die-hard Th' Dudes fan, and we're both really big on {Shihad} and {Devilskin}. I'm also a huge fan of {Villainy} and {City of Souls}... Too many amazing bands to choose from!

What's the one band would you hope to one day share a stage with?

Matt S: Definitely {Shihad}. They've been a huge influence on White Noise Mafia and they're a group that writes awesome music and who we really look up to. In fact, we actually covered their song Think You're So Free at the Ding Dong Lounge grand final!

Last but not least! Fill in the gaps: "White Noise Mafia wouldn’t have gotten to where we are if it weren’t for ___ and ___".

Neo: It wouldn't have been possible without the awesome team at Ding Dong and, of course, my old man.

Follow White Noise Mafia on Facebook, and see them at their final show of 2020, Friday 11 December at, you guessed it, Ding Dong Lounge.

Read the full interview here

Find out more about White Noise Mafia



Arrays
 is the solo studio project of JP Carroll - the archetypal one man band. With his new album Light Years set to be released on 2 December, Cory Waddingham from Muzic.net.nz talked to JP about all things Arrays and then some.


Great to chat JP!

Firstly, congratulations on the No Way Out (23 October 2020) single release, it's a great song dynamically, and there's clearly a lot of time spent arranging the overall composition. Me like the chug! What inspired this transition from your previous band Armed In Advance, to branch out as a solo artist?

Hey Cory, thanks so much for organising this interview, really appreciate it bro!

Thanks for the kind words regarding No Way Out, a lot of effort definitely went into all aspects of the track. It's really exciting to put it out there, and to have a few people reflect back to me with some positivity is really rewarding.

AIA unfortunately reached a natural conclusion, as the band members had divergent paths geographically and otherwise. Hugh moved to Tauranga, while I was going through a difficult patch in life. At the time I had a lot of anxious energy to put into making music, and AIA couldn't support it, so Arrays became an outlet for that creative energy.

Since then, I've found a lot of joy in digging deep to develop myself as a producer, songwriter, mixing engineer and musician with Arrays. It's been a surprising and rewarding journey, and I'm looking forward to the next chapter!

Arrays 2018 alum Wreck was released a couple years ago - what have you been spending your time on since then? I see that your other project Swerve City is also making some movement with new releases- what's the story? Busy busy! How do you manage both bands time wise?

Around the release of Wreck was actually a super low point for me creatively, I had managed to force out the album because I felt I should be creating. I went through a year of real soul-searching after that album, and toyed seriously with the idea of giving up music completely. So, I put my tools down for a wee while, and took the foot off the gas creatively speaking.

During that time I started to collaborate with Kev, which formed the basis of Swerve City. I was enjoying that process, but still feeling quite tentative with how much time and effort I was putting into music. I was back to creating, but my heart still wasn't really in it.

Then, around September 2019, the drive to create with Arrays came roaring back. That prompted me to put out The Enemy, and I made a plan to get to work releasing some singles. Since then, I've put out a handful of singles with Arrays, while building a catalogue to release as an album - And that album is coming out this year.

Swerve City is a rock band in every sense of the word. We're all contributing to the writing and arrangement process, we're investing in high quality recordings, and we're practicing regularly. The live show is a really important aspect of the project, and we're all working really hard to ensure that it is great, and looking to improve it all the time.

Arrays, at this stage, is purely a studio project and brand in development. I'm developing my recording skills, songwriting skills, marketing skills and just nurturing it as an online entity. These are all things that I'm able to work into my spare time.

Because the demands of the two projects are quite different, It works quite well, and I regularly take inspiration from one project and apply it to the other (marketing, design, release strategy etc). So, you can probably notice some similarities in how the two projects present themselves.

Ha yeah man! This new Arrays material has been completed through a hard time in our country's history with Covid 19 lockdowns, and the subsequent restrictions. Has it worked in your favour to knuckle down and get the job done, has it impacted you negatively and/or has it created a different space with social media being used much more?

I thought I would get more time to use on music during lockdown, but actually it ended up being about the same. Also, when you're stuck inside, the joy of creating doesn't flow quite as easily, so that spare time doesn't always get used creatively.

I think social media generally decreases the amount of time independent artists can use on making music, because there is an expectation to release other content to accompany the music now. Music videos, behind the scenes, photos, even blog posts - the music is still the most important thing to nail, but it certainly isn't just about the music anymore.

So I wouldn't say lockdown impacted me negatively, but I had to think creatively to still find the time to be creative and enjoy myself under such strange circumstances.

When are you hoping to bring this new material into the live circuit?

I've always said that once there is a demand to see this music live, I'll put together a band. With everything that goes into creating live music, if there is no one there to see it I think it would be a thoroughly disappointing experience. So, until I hear from people that a live Arrays show is something that they're interested in, this will remain a studio project.

Nice look forward to that! Let's talk about the lyrical component of Light Years yeah? After looking at Light Years' lyrical content I've noticed a theme of loss, love, and conflict, from a first person narrative. Are these themes based on your own life experiences or abstract?

Many of the songs are lyrically derived from aspects of personal experience, for sure. I'm a believer in writing what you know. Some songs are definitely inspired by more abstract concepts, and in the future I'm wanting to write more from abstraction - although it's hard to know where to draw the line, to make songs relatable for the audience. Even if a song is inspired by a personal experience, ultimately it's impossible to capture the breadth and depth of human experience in three and half minutes of music - so they tend to be distilled themes and emotions, which ultimately take them away from the land of personal experience and into a more visceral and focused theme. So, they might start off inspired by an event, or a feeling, but then they end up being a bit more ubiquitous and universal.

Little Blue Dot is a track I'm really interested in as its almost Sci-Fi with the ambiance, and the story telling sets it aside from the other tracks lyrically - where did you find the inspiration for this song?

This is definitely one of the more intimate songs I've written. It's about being distant from our loved ones, which can be interpreted from a number of perspectives. The 'little blue dot' is derived from Carl Sagan's interpretation of earth as a 'pale blue dot' when seen from space, from a distance.

I think we all inevitably explore away from important relationships, over time, though often not intentionally or permanently. It's just a song about honouring those relationships and being the gravity for someone else - or being your own gravity if that's what you need.

Look I could go on and on dissecting Light Years, track by track man - it's a great listen, mean guitar tones, tasteful effects all round, solid rhythm sections, and well produced. The track order is laid out as a journey (my OCD pet peeve if it's not thought out), but to wrap everything up JP, what are you most proud about with Light Years? And please not a one sentence answer haha!
From writing/tracking/prod/overcoming hurdles - spill the beans-what makes you most proud with this release ?


Thank you so much, you're really flattering me here. I'm so glad you enjoyed listening to the record mate!

Writing - I think any time you can string together 10 songs and put them out on a record, that's definitely something to be proud of. I like that with songs like No Way Out and Little Blue Dot I'm starting to explore and push boundaries with my sound. I'm looking forward to playing with those extremes in future releases.

Tracking - I definitely made getting the best takes a priority for this record. Once I had all the tracks in the bag and edited, even before mixing, I could hear that it was sounding a cut above my previous efforts with Arrays. I've established a workflow in the studio that I'm excited to bring into future projects, and I'm starting to feel a lot more confident in the driving seat of productions. I guess you don't really think about how you're going to grow from a project like this, it's more about enjoying the journey and moving towards a finished product, so it's good to reflect on.

Production - I think generally speaking, this is the best sounding work I've produced to date - so that's really rewarding. Imposter syndrome and relentless self-evaluation are two personality traits that prevent me from enjoying it completely, but the quality of the production is something that has been reflected back to me a few times in the build up to release, from a handful of different people, so I'm really happy that I've been able to develop this skill set. Hopefully in the future I will be able to feel more confident in myself and my productions, and enjoy the finished product a little more.

Overcoming Hurdles - I feel like the main hurdle in this project is myself! Every time I'm about to start the process of releasing a new single, or announcing a new release, I come up against a wall of self-doubt. So, I've had to be a bit courageous in the face of that, and the rewards are starting to creep in - As I'm writing this, No Way Out is sitting in the radioscope top 40 rock chart at number 18, for the second week running - that felt like a pipe dream 6 months ago, so I feel like I might be on track. Really looking forward to releasing this record and getting to work on the next one, so I can continue to get out of my own way.

That's a very concise answer JP , you clearly are motivated and driven, and I can't wait to see when and where Arrays pops for some live entertainment! One last thing man will there be a follow up hard copy of the record for us old-school consumers ?

To answer your question, I’ll get a feel for demand for physical copies of the record and if enough people want one, I’ll put something together. So, if you’re into it, let me know!

Arrays' Light Years will be available to purchase on Bandcamp from 2 December 2020.

Read the full interview here

Watch No Way Out Lyric Video

Find out more about Arrays


Channeled have been crazy busy this pandemic year with song releases and multiple gigs between and after lockdowns (kindly supporting my band Investigator at The Thirsty in Auckland). Their sophomore album is out November 27th with the lead single I Can't Quite Put My Finger On It already in ear holes. Adrian Drew from Muzic.net.nz thought it was high time he caught up with the man behind the band, Ben Ruegg.


Hey Ben, I'm loving your first single I Can't Quite Put My Finger On It. I see you're doing a kind of waterfall release for this album, with a new track out each fortnight. Where did that idea come from?

Hi Adrian! Yeah, well we kinda discussed how people listen to music now. We are all still album people in the band, that being that when an artist releases an album we all want to spend time with it. The placement of tracks, the order they run etc...that matters to us. On our new album, we spent time deciding where tracks sit too. But we also discussed that others listen to singles and won't want to listen to the whole album. We did initially decide to do a waterfall but then have now turned back to releasing just two tracks from the new lot and that's it. The rest will come out together on November 27th. .

Originally starting off as a solo project, now a rockin' four piece, give us a little background on how Channeled came to be what it is today.

I was playing shows by myself with a backing track of all the other instruments save for guitar and my lead vocal. I enjoyed it but ultimately it didn't have the energy of a band. I had been in bands before with success coming from Anything But Federal back in 2008, but now closing in on my 40s and having a family and job, I didn't know whether I was able to have so many band practices as we did back then. Luckily, I found a group of musicians that have been able to take the music, learn it and then perform it without it taking up a lot of our valuable time with our family. We all share the same vision and when we get up on stage together we all feel something that just brings us closer. I'm so grateful to have such wonderful musicians bringing this project to life the way I always wanted it to.

You've said that listeners should expect something a bit different from the new album. Is it a big departure from your self-titled 2019 release?

Yes. I believe so. There are many tracks on here that when compared to the debut are sonically different. A Conversation With You and Is That Glass? are a couple of examples. I don't want to spoil any names of songs because I really want listeners to just enjoy it the first time. I've been a big fan of records that Brendan O'Brien has produced where everything sounds a lot more organic and raw. A lot of the tracks aren't layered with a lot of vocals. I really want it to translate live because for me live music is the experience I live for. Some of the vocal takes were first one's without any changes, capturing mistakes and imperfections but with my raw authentic emotion coming through. I just want it to sound real.

Matt and I discussed looking at different amp types that aren't so high gain. For example, Where Did It All Go Wrong? sounds quite big and heavy but it's using vintage amps with just some crunch and overdrive, not distortion. I would say go in with an open mind on some of these tracks. Listen to them and think about being in the moment, what I am singing about and what sort of emotion I am trying to capture. If you see us live, you know how much I sing my heart out. I love channeling the feelings and experiencing them on stage. I really feel that a lot of these tracks capture it so well.

I hear some similar themes being lyrically played out. What are your main writing inspirations?

The biggest one for me is just where I am in my life right now. I have made some big changes to my mindset and how I view things. I have cut out parts of it I was so attached to and have since found more peace. The debut is very much about my struggles with life and the decisions I made. This new album is more about accepting those things and moving on. More of a reflection about it than anything else. There is definitely a lot more of a feeling of hope and optimism in the new songs then there was on the first one. I have truly enjoyed writing these lyrics as a lot of them came out very quickly. I think about 4 songs were written in less than two weeks. It was an incredible feeling and one where I listen back to the song now I can really understand what I am talking about. Songwriting is magic to me. I love how songs form from just the smallest of ideas.

There are also songs that have sat around unfinished for months simply because I couldn't feel anything. I have been reading a lot of Deepak Chopra and have been making time to practice meditation more often in order to be present at the moment that we have right now. That's all there is. One of my favourite songs on the album discusses my relationship with mediation and how it has helped me personally to accept things in order to stay aware of the present. After all, we are all made of atoms, which are made up of subatomic particles. And quantum physics has theorised that those particles aren't actually particles. It's fascinating stuff.

Another book that really inspired me lyrically was A Brief History Of Time and while you may not directly notice the relationship between it and my lyrics, it's more that it got me thinking about my life which in turn has allowed for these new songs to come to fruition.

What can we expect from Channeled this summer and into 2021?

We have a launch show coming up, along with a new music video. Next year I hope we can get another album up and just keep writing new music that we enjoy listening to ourselves. I love that even I don't know what 2021 holds for us. I guess I will find out along with everyone else.

Time for some quick fires...

If 'Channeled' could open for any International Headline Act, who would it be?

Incubus!

What's on your heavy rotate playlist right now?

Music my students introduce me too. Loving Wallows right now!

What's the best & worst gig you've ever played?

Our recent one with Coridian was awesome! One of the best as we won over the crowd who didn't know us. Worst gig.....probably last year when I performed the debut by myself. There was no one there!

What's some advice you could give to other kiwi artists who are just starting out?

Make sure you are writing and performing music because YOU like it. Everything takes time. Stay focused. If you feel something when you write a song I promise you others will too. Stay optimistic. Get out there and prove yourselves like everyone before you did.

Where can we buy/stream your music?

We are on all good streaming platforms and you can find us on iTunes.

Read the full interview here

Find out more about Channeled


Photo Credits:
Top Photo - Andrew Treeby

Remaining Photos - Simon Raymond Watling
Photos are from the Ding Dong Lounge Bands Competition 2020



On episode #106 we spoke to legendary New Zealand guitarist Hammond Gamble. We talked guitars, we dove into Hammond's background and the psychology behind playing and performing. To top off a fun and engaging episode, Hammond gave us a special solo performance which can also be viewed on YouTube.

On episode #107 we spoke to Skinny Hobos frontman Alex Ferrier. We talked about bands, gear, touring immediately after lockdown and Alex makes a surprise announcement about the future of Skinny Hobos.

Coming up on our final couple of episodes for the year, we talk to guitarist Jimi Kara (Kara Gordon) and Dunedin based classical / pop artist Molly Devine. Follow us on the socials and join us on our journey as we try to figure it all out.

Listen to our episodes on our website, iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, iHeart Radio, Player.FM, TuneIn and all other good podcast apps!

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