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Newsletter Issue #89: 12 Mar 2006

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1157 Records!

This newsletter is the very first of this type - newsletters which are devoted to promoting NZ Record Labels - and this week we talk to the guys at 1157 RECORDS!

Featuring some of New Zealand's best and most well-known artists, 1157 Records is a well respected record label that proves with a little do-it-yourself attitude anything can be achieved. Members of Independent Music New Zealand, 1157 is at the forefront of NZ music and they are a true inspiration to anyone looking at setting up a record label of their own.

- The muzic.net.nz team

Hey everybody

Welcome to 1157 Records. 1157 is a small independent predominately Punk / Rock / Hardcore label run out of Auckland. Bands that have featured on the 1157 roster include The Bleeders, Kitsch, Cold By Winter, This Night Creeps, Missing Teeth, Balance, DSM and the newest addition Cobra Khan.

What do we do here at 1157? Basically we do our best to work alongside the bands and help get their music out to you, the music fans. This may be in the way of releasing records, assisting with touring, promotion, building profiles, International opportunities, offering advice (it’s not always taken) and generally looking after the general interest of the band.

So if you like what you hear, check out our website at www.elevenfiftyseven.com

Inside the website you will find all the latest news on each artist including MP3’s, Videos, and Upcoming Shows.

Below are a few Q&A’s with some of our bands.

Cheers to Lisa & muzic.net.nz

Seeya at the Shows
- 1157


The Bleeders Debut Album Out Soon on Universal!

The Bleeder's debut album 'As Sweet As Sin' will hit stores on April 3rd, 2006.

'As Sweet As Sin' features the new single 'Nightmares', an adrenalin-infused shot of punk rockn roll; as well as the band’s raw-knuckled previous hit 'The Kill'; and new versions of the singles 'Out Of Time' and 'A Bleeding Heart'. Along with the single CD version, a limited double-disc edition is also being released with a DVD containing all the music videos and a behind the scenes documentary covering the bands trip to New York and in-the-studio footage.

Recorded at Big Blue Meenie studios in New Jersey late last year, with Sal Villenueva (Thursday, Taking Back Sunday) producing; and mastered at Sterling Sound NYC by George Marino (everyone from Metallica and AC/DC to Arctic Monkeys and The Cure), the album is described by vocalist Angelo Munro as "a long time coming, and a big step forward for the band that points the way to the future".

The Bleeders came together three years ago, and rapidly passed the kind of career milestones that many acts wear as a badge of achievement – an independent EP, residencies in the alternative radio Top Tens followed by a Top 20 single, acclaimed videos, high-profile support slots, and successful national and international tours. They could have just gone with the flow, and seen what came next.

But, the Bleeders are not “go-with-the-flow” kind of folks, and they don’t wait around for something to happen. Right from the beginning, this band was determined to make something happen – and every click on the highway thus far has been about creating that. Now, the next stop along the road has been reached. 'As Sweet As Sin' is thrillingly energetic; possessed of mightily powerful hooks and razor-sharp performances, and characterized by an honesty and integrity which invests the album with a real depth.

The emotional territory covered by 'As Sweet As Sin' will ring familiar to many; and, as the Bleeders’ music is primarily about communication, they “lack the sense of exclusivity that confines so many bands to their cliquey pigeonholes… If you buy a Bleeders album [or] go to a show, you’re in the gang, no further questions.” (Real Groove, Mar 2006).

The album also features stunning original artwork from artist and vintage horror movie aficionado Chris Knox, who shares many of the off-kilter sensibilities which have inspired the Bleeders.

The Bleeders are:

Angelo Munro
Hadleigh Donald
Ian King
Gareth Stack
Matt “George” Clark

Cold By Winter

Cold By Winter written by Scotty Rocker (Drummer)

Cold By Winter formed sometime during 2002. In that time we have played with a number of international artists such as Hot Water Music, Mudvayne, Terror, Haste The Day, Parkway Drive and Most Precious Blood to name a few. January 2006 saw us embark on our first European tour that saw us playing 30 shows throughout Europe taking in countries such as Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, France & The Czech Republic. While on this tour we had the privilege to play with former L7 members and their new band The Shocker from the U.S.

The coming year will see us focus on writing for our new album and planning for a return to Europe along with an Australian tour.

Negotiations are currently underway for licensing options of our debut album 'We The Living' in Europe and Australia. 1157 has been the best and most active label for us and our kind of music. They are one step ahead of the rest and still bring out the best in NZ Punk / Indie and Hardcore.  What happens next, we are not sure of but there is a lot to come from Cold By Winter in the coming year.

Love and Bruises
- Cold by Winter

Cold By Winter official website
Cold By Winter at 1157
Cold By Winter on muzic.net.nz

Cobra Khan

Cobra Khan Interview – Questions answered by Milon Williams (Vocals, Guitar)

1) Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists?

It’s hard not to sound biased here but here goes: Kitsch, The Bleeders, Missing Teeth, Suicide Dogs. Sticky Filth, Los Muertos, Day One (R.I.P), Capone, New Way Home, Kali Yuga and Concord Dawn.

2) What is your favourite NZ venue?

I would have to say Valve in Wellington. I’ve played some brutally hot and sweaty gigs there, and love walking out to the street bench outside the karaoke bar next door to catch some crispy Wellington air to cool down on.

3) What is the best live gig you have ever been to?

There have been many favourites, but the first that comes to mind is the most recent one I have been to which was the band Against Me at the Kings Arms 9/2/06. Just good old fun time punk rock. Nothing pretentious, no gimmicks, just good times.

4) Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

Andy - working on the set of terminator 4.
Sarah - on the catwalk at a fashion show in Milan.
Benn - investing in his family's third McDonalds in Hawkes Bay and swimming in his golden arch shaped swimming pool.
Dean - being the next kiwi hardcore 'don' of the New York underground.
Me - hanging out at Pog Mahones on Ponsonby Road.

5) How do you keep in contact with your fans?

Very poorly via my 56k modem connection at home, answering e-mails on our only existing 'website' which is our site at myspace.com. When these cheap broadband deals hit NZ I’ll have a much easier time keeping in contact with people!

6) What rumour would you like to start about yourselves?

That we are all brothers and sisters, separated at birth but raised by the black panther that roams the grassy knolls of the South Island...

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

Make a band with a label guy, a guy who makes videos, someone with a station wagon and a hot chick. Makes life a hell of a lot easier!

Cobra Khan Myspace website
Cobra Khan at 1157
Cobra Khan on muzic.net.nz


Kitsch Interview – Questions answered by Sam Icke (Vocals, Guitar)

1) Who are your favourite NZ bands and artists?

To this day Sommerset are still my favourite NZ band and probably will be until the day I die. Right now im backing Cobra Khan. And Sticky Filth are definitely my earliest inspiration to play music.

2) What is your favourite NZ venue?

Re-Fuel in Dunedin = Good times.

3) What is the best live gig you have ever been to?

Day One reunion show 12/1/06 is the best this year. Too many 'best live gigs' to choose from in the past.

4) Where do you see yourselves in 5 years?

Retiring, filthy rich, mansion in the hills, cottage on a beach, mint condition V8 Holden Kingswood, 2 dogs (a rotty and a bull mastiff), 2 wives (one for each house) ... maybe.

5) How do you keep in contact with your fans?

Occasionally we get Email, which we return with gratitude; otherwise talking to people at shows is the best way to communicate.

6) What rumour would you like to start about yourselves?

That we have started a new trend of wearing skimpy garments made only out of gaffer tape (Duct tape).. Oh...maybe that’s not a rumour.

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

Ignore negative opinions regarding your music, record as much as possible, and, put backing on the Gaffer Tape and apply with extreme caution.

Kitsch Official Website
Kitsch at 1157
Kitsch on muzic.net.nz

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The following are new reviews that have been added to the site over the past two weeks:

Pluto The Exponents

Soundsplash 2006


The following are new bands and musicians that we have added over the past two weeks:

The Quick And The Dead TMUAC
Cradle Spike Farmer Pimp
Peneloping Kingston
Smith The Alien A Flight To Blackout


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Palmerston North is world famous in New Zealand for a few things... its proportion of population aged 15-25, its square and the wind. All three were present in the square last Sunday, but the wind failed to put a dent into the legondary Shihad's performance to a crowd numbering in the thousands.

Mention should also be made of the supporting acts, Twice Daily (local all girl rock act), Black Chrome (local punk/rock three piece) and Farmer Pimp (jazz/trip-hop 5-piece from Auckland). All three played excellent sets, despite being the first time on the big stage for many of them.

From my vantage point on the crowd side of the barricade I managed to snap a few pics of all of the acts. This did prove a little interesting when Shihad came on, I definately wouldn't recommend anyone trying to take pics from the mosh pit! However they did turn out surprisingly good:

Twice Daily Black Chrome
Farmer Pimp Shihad

We'll be heading along to the EdgeFest at the end of March and will have photos up in our EdgeFest feature in early April.

Jon Toogood from Shihad rocking it up in the Square, Palmerston North.

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