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Amplifier Newsletter #70

Amplifier Newsletter #70


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Dirty Industry - Fluid

Fluid's radio debut, Dirty Industry, was released in early May, 2003, and made heads turn when it jumped to No. #1 on The RockFM's nightly countdown show after jusr a few weeks of airplay. Dirty Industry has also grabbed the attention of top Kiwi bands like Pacifier and Zed, who have each picked up Fluid to support them in since hearing the original demo.


Ziko injects a fresh style and sound to the Auckland music scene after a successful takeoff over the last few months. Exploring the ground between groove based rock and electronica, this 4 piece produce a varied set including late night lounge moments as well as their trademark powerful and energetic numbers.

Nota Bene EP - Ramekin

With hard hitting pulsating beats, this brand new, long-awaited EP from Ramekin is true headbanging material. It's heavy, but with an alternative edge. It is an edge which will give Ramekin the success they deserve. This is the sort of music that you can't resist getting up and jumping around to.

top 3 tunes

1. Nesian Mystik - For the people

2. Remember - P-Money

3. Take Aim - The George W. Bush Track


Hello Sailor appear on Aust. TV show 'Countdown' 1979

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Gordon Campbell: Best New Music Of 2017

Any ‘best of list’ has to be an exercise in wishful thinking, given the splintering of everyone’s listening habits... But maybe… it could be time for the re-discovery of the lost art of listening to an entire album, all the way through. Just putting that idea out there. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Ten x Ten - One Hundred of Te Papa's Best-Loved Art Works

An idiosyncratic selection by ten art curators, each of whom have chosen ten of their favourite works. Handsomely illustrated, their choices are accompanied by full-page colour prints and brief descriptions of the work, explaining in straightforward and approachable language why it is of historical, cultural, or personal significance. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Portacom City - Reporting On Canterbury Earthquakes

In Portacom City Paul Gorman describes his own deeply personal story of working as a journalist during the quakes, while also speaking more broadly about the challenges that confront reporters at times of crisis. More>>

Scoop Review of Books: Christopher Pugsley’s The Camera in the Crowd - Filming in New Zealand Peace and War 1895-1920

Pugsley brings to life 25 exhilarating years of film making and picture screening in a sumptuously illustrated hardback published by Oratia that tells the story through surviving footage unearthed from the national film archives. More>>



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