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Mars

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Former Flying Nun artist Stephen McIntyre formed Mars after returning to New Zealand from Japan, where he made a small fortune busking in Tokyo's crowded subway stations.

Originally from Christchurch, one can hear in his work the same influences that have inspired other South Island bands down the years: it's all about textures. No pointless strumming here; songs abound with vocal harmonies, countermelodies and interweaving guitar parts, creating a rich series of layers which support sincere lyrics about life and love.

Band Members:
Stephen McIntyre (vocals, guitar)
Yuri Jo (guitar)
Colin Hunter (bass)
Simon Walker (drums)

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  • Auckland

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  • Wonderful

    From the EP of the same name and the album Live From Hempfields.
    Download Now [Size: 3.75MB | 4:06 | 128kbps]

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Kraven
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Critics Raving About New Mars' Album
Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:24 am
From Press Release:

Live From Hempfields - out now on Perfectlife Records and available from Real Groovy stores or online from amplifier.co.nz

The long-awaited Mars' album Live From Hempfields has got the critics raving. The latest issue of Rip It Up awarded it four stars, describing the eleven-track disc as "absolutely stunning"; while NZ Musician has been equally enthusiastic, telling its readers to "listen and love it".

Created over a period of three years and finally available for mass consumption, Hempfields is a timeless and eclectic mix of pop-inflected rock. Recorded in Christchurch, one can hear in Mars' music the same influences that have inspired other South Island bands down the years: it's all about textures. No pointless strumming here, this is a delicately arranged collection of songs with outstanding use of vocal harmonies and interweaving instrumental parts. Each song abounds with countermelodies, creating a rich series of layers which support sincere lyrics about life and love.

This is most evident in I Love You featuring cello and violins against an intricate vocal and guitar arrangement. Opening track On The Way rocks out in a way that recalls mid-period Chills; overdriven guitars with classic pop sensibility. On other tracks, in particular the two radio hits How 'Bout You? and Wonderful, singer Stephen McIntyre's warm voice is accompanied by glacier-clean guitars.

This is classic pop music that can hold its own with the very best. In an age where so many albums sound like a one-course meal, Live From Hempfields appears as a veritable feast. Wait no longer and dig in!
 

darren

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Mars playing at Edens Bar on Friday Night , NOV 25th
Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:31 am
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