"…People just endlessly collect media and data. They could be a hoarder and you wouldn’t know because their hoarding is just digital. You might think, look at these people, they have such simple lives, but actually no. Their desktop is a mess, they have hard drives coming out of everywhere, and they haven’t cleaned up their iPhone for ages." - Sui ZhenSUI ZHEN DIGITAL HOARDING FEMALE BASIC
This week on Vanguard Red I interviewed NYC minimal dream pop duo Courtship Ritual. You can read the full story by clicking here.COURTSHIP RITUAL INTERVIEW MARTYN PEPPERELL VANGUARD RED
Over the last few years I’ve been interviewing and reviewing for prominent New Zealand based music news website Under The Radar. Today, due to having a lil time up my sleeve, I decided to upload an alphabetical list of all of the interviews I’ve done for them. You can check any of them out by clicking on them.INTERVIEWS UTR UNDER THE RADAR MARTYN PEPPERELL
I interviewed Andras Fox for Under The Radar. You can read the full story by clicking here. He has some New Zealand shows happening very soon.UNDER THE RADAR ANDRAS FOX INTERVIEW MARTYN PEPPERELL
After the December 2011 earthquake in Christchurch, electronic music producer and DJ Maxx Mortimer (then known as Import) said goodbye to the city he’d lived in since 2007 and returned home to Wellington.
This week on The Audience I profiled Maxx Mortimer. You can read the full story by clicking here.THE AUDIENCE MAXX MORTIMER MARTYN PEPPERELL INTERVIEW
On ‘Road Song’, Wellington based bedroom musician and producer American French Fries (real name: Kaine Harington) constructs a guitar-led math-rock soundworld as dusty, desolate and yet fundamentally optimistic as a road trip down an endless countryside road. Fittingly, Kaine formed the idea of American French Fries and his forthcoming debut album Don’t Make Plans or Plan To Break Them during a three week road trip from Vancouver to San Francisco in 2013.
You can read the full story by CLICKING HERE.
Built around a robust songwriting frame, ‘Old, stale, negative’ by new Dunedin garage rockers Clemintine is a textbook study in infectious vocal melodies buried beneath fuzzed-out guitar riffs and rollicking drums, all supported by lackadaisical bass notes. The trio project of James Russell (guitar/vocals), Oscar Francis (bass) and Max Lake (drums), Clemintine came together in late 2012.
You can read the full story by CLICKING HERE.THE AUDIENCE DUNEDIN WELLINGTON CLEMINTINE AMERICAN FRENCH FRIES BANDS NZ
The tiny city of Dunedin, located in the Otago Region of New Zealand, is synonymous with smart bands, incredible melodies and a wholly distinct and innovative music. Thanks to The Clean, The Chills, The Bats, The Verlaines, and The Dead C, Dunedin has amassed a worldwide reputation for innovative music.
In conjunction with local Dunedin label Fishrider Records, Ba Da Bing presents a compilation on the Dunedin of today. These bands have all created their own sound separate from the shadow of their city’s past, yet they retain the air of slightly disturbed melancholia, space and distance from the rest of the world so many of their predecessors shared. Whether it is dark synth-pop, teen angst noise pop, guitar & organ jangle, or all-out psychedelic weirdness, these songs all hail from an isolated place on the edge of the world. Yet again, an extraordinary number of incredible groups are populating the scene, and the songs on Temporary are the best of the best. A Dunedin Double Plus Good, if you will.