14 Jun 2021

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking

Paul Winders and The Goodness - Boy Dust Album Review

18 Jul 2012 // A review by Miss_Jukebox

Had enough of this Winter? Why not go on a little escapade down memory lane, destination; the Dunedin sound. Paul Winders and The Goodness return with a second album Boy Dust which encapsulates that old school Kiwi alternative rock charm. Winders and members of The Goodness are no strangers to the music scene. You might even call them veterans of the Dunedin music soundscape. And this album demonstrate that they have not lost a single beat and can still produce something that captures the vibe of a quintessential 80's/early 90's Kiwi album. 

To juxtapose the frozen Winter days, this album is brimming with feel-good Summer tunes. Songs like 'Happy Man' and 'Sunshine' are so buoyant, its almost impossible not to bounce alongside these tracks. But more than this, Boy Dust has a couple of more profound gems lurking within it. The title track is a beautifully sweet melody laced as an ethereal lullaby. 'Find you' has a slightly grunge-esque aura surrounding it. Towards the end of the album is the bittersweet waltz, 'Boyndlie,' which has an eeriness that will linger on beyond the song. 

It's nice to see such talanted musicians still so passionate about what they do, and showing that they can still do it well.It seems to come easy to the band, which allows them to have a little fun with the album. Boy Dust is full of old-school upbeat rock waves, a sound which Winders and his team have mastered. This sound is the inspiration for many recent alternative rock albums, which shows the currency of this style in the new school of modern alt-rock.

This album denotes a renaissance of the Dunedin sound. If someone wanted to describe what that sound was, better than words, this album defines it, in fact more than that, this album IS the Dunedin sound.




Boy Dust
Year: 2012
Type: Album

Other Reviews By Miss_Jukebox

Age Pryor - Single Review: Burning Sun
15 Nov 2018 // by Miss_Jukebox
Having built a steady portfolio of compositions since the turn of this century, Age Pryor (Fly My Pretties, The Woolshed Sessions, Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra) has inconspicuously become a pillar amongst New Zealand’s finest artists. And in the same understated way his career has unfolded so far, his new single Burning Sun retains the unassuming charm and placidity of his sound.
Sola Rosa - EP Review: In Spaces
15 May 2018 // by Miss_Jukebox
The highly-acclaimed, genre-fusing artist Sola Rosa is back with a new EP In Spaces - a stellar addition in the artist’s almost two-decade career. In Spaces explores the soundscapes of funk, soul and RnB, pillared by sturdy grooves and commanding vocal performances from a selection of outstanding feature artists.
Emily Fairlight - Single/Video Review: The Escape
13 Mar 2018 // by Miss_Jukebox
Poet and alt-folk singer-songwriter Emily Fairlight has released her latest song The Escape - a bittersweet romantic ballad with plush country/folk vibes. It’s a hauntingly beautiful composition that sinks into you with its heartfelt delivery and writing.
The Frank Burkitt Band - Album Review: Raconteur
14 Feb 2018 // by Miss_Jukebox
Peruse through the gorgeous pages of Frank Burkitt’s storybook in Frank Burkitt Band’s latest album – a beautiful collection of narratives set to folk, jazz, blues and American roots essences. Raconteur is the second full-length album from the band, who formed in Wellington during 2014 after Burkitt, and his partner Kara Filbey (who provides vocals, flute and percussion on the album) moved from Edinburgh.
I Am Giant - Single Review: Don't Look Back
08 Feb 2018 // by Miss_Jukebox
New Zealand’s rock darlings, I Am Giant have started their 2018 with a bang – releasing their first new single of the year, Don’t Look Back; before they unleash their hotly-anticipated third full-length album, Life in Captivity - which is due out in March. This will be the first full-length release from the band since 2014’s Science and Survival.
Lucas O'Connell - Songs to Sleep On Album Review
10 Nov 2013 // by Miss_Jukebox
Music voyager Lucas O’Connell has released a beautiful debut album, Songs to Sleep On that encapsulates his skills to meaningfully personify all that is around him. The album was recorded primarily in Wellington’s Surgery Studios under the guidance of his main studio engineer Dr.
Lucie Hill - Little Lapin EP Review
09 Jul 2013 // by Miss_Jukebox
One look into her bright eyes, Little Lapin will have you mesmerised. Auckland-based Lucy Cioffi in her musical alter-ego Little Lapin has finally released her self-titled debut EP.
Sarah Conlan Singles Review
25 May 2013 // by Miss_Jukebox
Sarah Conlan, a young country singer/songwriter is part of a country music resurgence happening before our eyes. I always thought of country music as a self-contained genre.
View All Articles By Miss_Jukebox

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • GOOD 4 U
    Olivia Rodrigo
    Doja Cat feat. SZA
    Olivia Rodrigo
    Russ Millions x Tion Wayne
    Olivia Rodrigo
    Olivia Rodrigo
    Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar And Giveon
    Dua Lipa feat. DaBaby
    The Weeknd And Ariana Grande
    Lil Nas X
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem