Amplifier Newsletter #174 - 22 June 2005
Amplifier Newsletter #174 - 22 June
Kia ora , The NZ on Air grants were announced last week and no bands that Amplifier staff are associated with got one (sob). Bing Turkby though has shown what can be achieved with no grant and lots of imagination. We’ve had the video on high rotate up at Amplifier House all week, you can check it out below. After the slew of new releases last week it’s been a bit quite this week so we’ve had enough time to get the Gear section of the site back up and running. Keep your eyes open over the next few weeks for some great kiwi music items like clothes, hats, MP3 players and books. And what would an Amplifier mail-out be without mention of Fat Freddy’s Drop. The Wellington chart toppers are going on tour. Check here for details. http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/15959/fat_freddys_to_tour.html
Ka kite ano.
Substax - Electro Soul Plane Substax formed in London eight years ago, now based in Auckland their debut Electro Soul Plane incorporates deep production and drums with spacey electro synths and vocals, with tempos ranging from uptempo breaks to moody downtempo slices of electronic soul. A truly beautiful taste of NZ's new electronic sound.
Che Fu - 2D Che Fu returns with a special edition super limited vinyl release of his brand new single. '2D' is taken from Che Fu's forthcoming August album release. Also included on the 12" are a 2D remix, album track 'Not That Special' & instrumentals of all three tracks. Check out the video for 2D here.
Bing Turkby - Chase Scene Bing Turkby represents Turakina by putting out way too many albums in his "hayseed surrealist style" (NZ Musician magazine quote.) He records at home by himself, but is joined by the mighty Nemo Spork on drums and Tyrone T. Blowhard on sax when playing live. For all those who love truth, justice, and Tangy Fruits (and Spaceman candy sticks), the Bing Turkby Ensemble is here to save the day
Win a Nathan Haines Life Time CD Thanks to Nathan Haines and Festival Mushroom Records we've got three copies of the new release from Nathan Haines, Life Time. Nathan is New Zealand's biggest selling jazz artist and Life Time is his first release in two years. ENTER HERE
Dub Conspiracy T-Shirts Dub Conspiracy is the production house founded by Andrew Penman of Salmonella Dub. We're delighted to make available a limited number of Dub Conspiracy t-shirts. Two designs in stock are Dub Conspiracy and ANZAC Camouflage Pattern.
Richies Birthday Special
Richie Sight Unseen
Monica Psilocybin Boy Sleepers Union http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/14631/psilocybin_boy.html
Head Like A River Bannerman http://www.amplifier.co.nz/nzmusic/14301/head_like_a_river.html