LOOP Recordings update - 12/05/05
LOOP Recordings update - 12/05/05
A sublime album of contemporary pop. Out next week.
SKALLANDER: THE CAMELS
LOOP Recordings and Involve are pleased to announce the release of "The Camels" by Skallander. This aetheric collaboration between Matthew Mitchell (ex-Wellington jazz scene, lately Hungarian media mogul) and Bevan Smith (of Aspen, Signer, Marineville fame) is certain to turn heads - You have not heard anything like it before.
In stores on May 17
"Wellington duo Skallander deliver up a drifting dream of a record with The Camels. Sparse yet heavy bass lines, distant guitar drones, suspended strums, meticulous Mac-glitches and murmured vocals - it's spacious, sad, richly detailed and disconcertingly lovely. Repeated listening reveals mysterious things lurking beneath the shiny surface of a sound that's as deep and dark as a midnight swim in the Pacific. The best record to date from the LOOP label." Grant Smithies (Sunday Star Times)
The Green Room 004: HOPE hits number 6!
HOPE, the final and fourth instalment in The Green Room series hit stores last Friday, and has already leapt up to exciting feedback and number six on the official New Zealand compilation chart. With awesome tracks from NZ favourites like Kora, TrinityRoots, Fat Freddy's Drop, Rhombus and Recloose, it's not hard to see why.
The Green Room 004: HOPE release parties:
The first on Wednesday May 18 at Rakinos in Auckland with Recloose , Isaac Aesili (Opensouls), and Dylan C and the Loop soundsystem. Strictly limited door sales only.
The Green Room 004: HOPE party then moves to Bodega in Wellington on Friday May 20th, featuring downbeat-kings Kora, DJ Fitchie (aka Mu from Fat Freddy's Drop), Hollie Smith and P Digsss. Get your pre-sale tickets from Cosmic Corner, Cuba St.
All the best for the b-nets!
This year LOOP Recordings will be representing the Wellington music scene at the b-net awards, with 12 award nominations including . Vote now online at http://www.95bfm.co.nz - voting closes Friday 13th May.
Amongst our award nominations are two of the most prestigious honors:
Best Album Fly My Pretties
Most Outstanding Musician Rhian Sheehan Barnaby Weir
Best Compilation LOOP Select 006: KONO
Best DVD LOOP SELECT 006: KONO
The b-net awards ceremony is being held at the Auckland Town Hall on May 27th. Tickets are available now at ticketek and Real Groovy.
A&R call for LOOP Select 007
This is an appeal for all musicians, film-makers and 2D artists to submit work for the upcoming LOOP Select 007 scheduled for release in early July. No matter what your style or medium, no matter what software or equipment you use, if it's fresh, risky and cutting edge NZ outta-space next level s**t - we will consider it for sure.
With each successive Select release, LOOP has managed to push the envelope. Our latest effort, LOOP Select 006: KONO (which was released in December) has sold gold-status, and the growing popularity of the Select series, is providing an opportunity to all local visual artists to be published and promoted.
Send in your work for consideration to:
Att: Mikee Tucker LOOP Media Ltd. Level 7, 173-175 Victoria St Wellington
Samuel Flynn Scott supporting Nick Cave
Returning to New Zealand for the first time in almost a decade, Nick Cave will be playing two sold-out gigs in Wellington and Auckland in May. Supporting this tour is LOOP artist Samuel Flynn Scott. Alongside fellow guitarist David Kilgour, the Phoenix Foundation front-man will be including a track from his yet to be released solo album, out on LOOP Recordings in October.
Nick Cave and Sam Scott will play Wellington on Thursday 12th, and Auckland on Friday 13th May.
The Upbeats LIVE on Radio Active!
The Upbeats will be performing live and in-studio on Radio Active as part of the Live on Drive Series. You can check them out on Wednesday 18th, Radio Active 89fm, Wellington. Big up!
This weeks LOOPKast has been uploaded to the net for you listening pleasure. Enjoy!
Loopkast 009 http://psurkit.net/show/loopkast009.php
LOOP Recordings Aot(ear)oa http://www.loop.co.nz
Listen and buy online: http://www.thegreenroom.co.nz