Amplifier Newsletter #169 - 17 May 2005
Amplifier Newsletter #169 - 17 May
Kia ora , Scribe has just gone platinum in Aus, The Checks are in the UK on the NME Tour, The Brunettes have just completed an American tour with The Shins and Goldenhorse are playing gigs in London; Aotearoa music doing it proud at home and abroad! Speaking of The Checks their new EP, What You Heard, is available from us as a complete download.
Also we reckon that with Pegasus, The Phoenix Foundation have delivered an album that will get you through the crappy and rainy weather being dished up at the moment in NZ. Since we got our copy it’s rarely been out of the Amplifier stereo. This is the last week for the two free 48May downloads so get in quick!
Ka kite ano.
Download What You Heard EP - The Checks
What You Heard EP is the debut release from The Checks that has had record labels all around the world salivating. Containing three tracks of raw bluesy rock What You Heard proves that these young fellows from Auckland's North Shore have the talent to more than match the hype. The What You Heard EP can be purchased as either a download or CD from Amplifier. http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/15029/what_you_heard_ep.html
Competition Win Tix and CDs to Bring Da Ruckus
We've got 5 double passes to give away to 5 lucky winners, for Bring Da Ruckus being held on Saturday night at Auckland's 420. The first two winners out of the hat will also receive RES's, Red Eye Society CD and Frontline's "Street CD" Line em Up. ENTER HERE http://www.amplifier.co.nz/default,15046.sm
Album Pegasus - The Phoenix Foundation
Six-piece Wellington band The Phoenix Foundation are pleased to present the much anticipated release Pegasus. The 11 track album was again recorded and produced by Lee Prebble at The Surgery in Wellington. Singles Hitchcock and Damn The River have already reached the top spots on the New Zealand Alternative Charts and b.net stations. http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/14760/pegasus.html
Video Moonshine feat. Akon - Savage
Moonshine feat. Akon is the track that has moved into top spot on the NZ Singles Chart and like a bad tenant it's just refusing to move out. Savage's second single is from his debut solo album Moonshine features Akon and was shot stateside. http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/15033/moonshine_feat_akon.html
Summer 2003, APRA silver scroll winner Guy Wishart and vocalist Belinda Bradley sat down on an inner city Auckland verandah and began to write songs. With a Dictaphone and a vintage acoustic guitar, they fleshed out a handful of songs and began to form the concept of their new band to be named RECLINER. The first single to be released is "This Was For You". http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/14893/recliner.html
Tammy Apollo 13 Morning Light http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/7522/morning_light.html
Mark That's My Home Lex Pistols http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/7154/thats_my_home.html
Stephen Very Best Of The Quincy Conserve The Quincy Conserve http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/14461/very_best_of_the_quincy_conserve.html