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Amplifier Newsletter #173 - 15 June 2005

Amplifier Newsletter #173 - 15 June 2005

Kia ora , We never realised how much NZ albums are like buses. You wait ages and nothing comes along then suddenly you get three arriving all at the same time. This week has seen new releases from Nathan Haines and the NZSO (Life Time), Dave Dobbyn (available light) and Fat Freddy's Drop re-releasing their seminal Live at the Matterhorn EP.

Three great CD’s to keep you warm and relaxed during these chilly winter days. In the news this week, the Tall Dwarfs are off to tour the USA, Goldenhorse go from strength to strength and have added more London dates to their Northern Hemisphere tour, the NZMIC have released the latest State of the Music Nation Report and dDUB are embarking on a nationwide Tour.

Ka kite ano.


Latest Goodies


Fat Freddys Drop - Live at the Matterhorn This is the EP that started it all. Long before their chart topping album, Based on a True Story, came Live at the Matterhorn. Unavailable for nearly a year, The Drop have decided to reissue one of Amplifier's most popular CD's ever. Live at the Matterhorn captures Fat Freddy's Drop at their live best. 4 tracks that go for an incredible total of 78 minutes!


Nathan Haines - Life Time Nathan Haines is New Zealand's biggest selling jazz artist, he releases his first New Zealand album in two years. Life Time was recorded with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and the Nathan Haines Quartet. The recording includes compositions from John Coltrane, Cole Porter, Bacharach and David, Jacques Brel, and of course original compositions from Nathan's last two albums, as well as from brother Joel Haines.


Savage - If You Love Savage Savage has been all over the NZ charts like he owns them and now he's just wrapped filming his 3rd video for the single "If you love Savage" (wave your hands) which was produced by 41 (Frontline) and is a big club anthem. "If you love Savage" (wave your hands) is taken from the album Moonshine.

Win a dDUB CD and Double Pass dDUB are taking to the road again for a national tour and they've given us 5 Winter Tour EP's and 5 double passes to one of their tour dates to give away to give away to 5 lucky Amplifier users. ENTER HERE l


Beatrootz The Beatrootz family have an immense desire to succeed in their passion for music and entertaining. Individually, the members of Beatrootz have been singing and performing since their childhood days, as a group, they have been together for almost 2 years. Beatrootz have been performing all over Wellington, moving crowds and audiences with their unique and catchy tunes. Check out the track and video for their release No DJz

Staff Selecta

Tammy More Than Anyone Thorazine Shuffle
Mark Peter Wang Pud The Axemen

Richie Far Away Thomas:Parkes

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