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Amplifier Newsletter #179

Amplifier Newsletter #179 - 27 July 2005

Kia ora ,

We’ve had a call from some people who are planning on making a DVD of the Children's Hour reformation gigs. The DVD will be shot at the Auckland and Wellington gigs with a couple of bonus clips from the Christchurch gig last April. The makers would like to know how much interest there potentially is though before totally committing. If you think they should make the DVD then please drop an e-mail to us at and we’ll pass your comments/questions on. Speaking of live music check out these upcoming tours from Mark de Clive-Lowe and Sola Rosa.

Ka kite ano.


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Recloose - Hiatus On The Horizon 'Hiatus On The Horizon' is the stunning new album from internationally acclaimed US producer Matt Chicoine aka Recloose, who moved to New Zealand 4 years ago. His success in London, New York, Berlin and Tokyo has been flourishing since the release of his first album 'Cardiology'. ' Hiatus On The Horizon'features Joe Dukie (Fat Freddy's Drop), Riki Gooch (TrinityRoots), Hollie Smith, Lisa Tomlins, Jonathan Crayford and more.


Ermhen SonyBMG have sent us three copies of Ermehn's hard and brutal new album The Path of Blood to give away to three lucky Amplifier users. The Path of Blood is an unflinchingly raw album. The tracks are not fantasies of far away Bloods & Crips, but the reality of a life lived hard in South Auckland. ENTER HERE l


Fat Freddy's Drop - Based on a True Story It's the most succesful album ever retailed by and has topped the charts in New Zealand despite a total lack of advertising and promotion. Now Fat Freddy's Drop's much loved debut album, Based on a True Story, is available as a double vinyl set in a gatefold sleeve.


Autozamm - As For Now Autozamm's debut album, As For Now, has been captured by producer David Holmes (Gramsci) up at Kog studios and mastered by the infamous Howie Weinberg (Nirvana, The Cure, Beastie Boys). It contains 10 dynamic tracks ranging from balls to the wall rock n roll to laid back martini-induced smoothness.


AudioSauce - Come And Get Me AudioSauce is wellington-based Miles Tilly. Instrumental hip-hop, drum&bass, jazzy broken beats, soulful electronic folk, chunky house beats. Come And Get Me is animated by Paul Herschell. Paul is an award winning animator - "Bee Bo" (Special Commendation for Animation, Kodak Music Clip Awards 2003)

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