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Amplifier Newsletter #181 - 10 August 2005

10 August 2005

Amplifier Newsletter #181 - 10 August 2005

Kia ora , This week Amplifier managed to save on its weekly food bill by filling up on finger food at the Hayley Westenra Odyssey album launch at St Matthews Church in Auckland. We’ve also been fielding lots of calls from various press outlets about downloadable music in NZ. I wonder what’s got them stirred up? And speaking of downloadable music its great to see P-Money, one million dollars and Fat Freddy’s Drop getting recognition at the worlds biggest download store iTunes. This week amongst several very tasty selections check out the new one from ex-Stereo Bus member Dave Yetton and a rather sweaty video from Wellington’s OdESSA.

Ka kite ano.


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Dave Yetton 'Blow Out Your Candles' is the celebrated first solo release from Dave Yetton -- previously known for his work with the wonderful New Zealand bands, JPS Experience and The Stereo Bus. The songs were first recorded using an acoustic guitar onto a clunky old tape cassette, later, with Dale Cotton producing, the tracks were recorded at Platform Studio in mid 2004 and the album was then completed in Dave's home studio.


The Great New Zealand Argument To mark Amplifier's hosting of the Public Address Store we've been given one autographed copy of Russell Brown's excellent book, Great New Zealand Argument: Ideas About Ourselves, to give away. is the premier bloggers forum in New Zealand and plays host to some of the country's keenest minds. Great New Zealand Argument: Ideas About Ourselves is a collection of some of the most important writing about who New Zealanders are and how we are changing, spanning 70 years of our history. ENTER HERE nd_argument.html


OdESSA - Bring the Money They're one of New Zealand's top live acts and now OdESSA have teamed up with the Independent Film Company of New Zealand to bring that live intensity to your TV screens. Filmed over a gruelling 18 hour shoot, Bring the Money Back, is the next best thing to being at an actual OdESSA gig.


P-Money - Magic City

The Platinum selling "Magic City" features 16 incredible P-Money produced tracks and an amazing line-up of guest artists gathered from here and around the world. Now available on Double Vinyl is the full album, featuring all the hit tracks like Stop The Music, Keep On Callin' and Easy, as well as the double instrumental album, showcasing the beats that have made P-Money one of the country's best producers.

Label - Monkey Records

Monkey Records was formed in the year 2000 by musician/producer Nigel Braddock to nurture and support innovative NZ artists. They have spawned a genre-defying clutch albums of high quality original music from Aotearoa. Monkey began life as an ambient/downbeat label they have broadened their horizons to encompass a wider range of electronica plus world fusion, indie-folk and noir lounge pop releases. Artist include: Eightfold, Ishta, onelung, Peachy Keen, Dystopia, Hummel & many more.

plus world fusion, indie-folk and noir lounge pop releases. Artist include: Eightfold, Ishta, onelung, Peachy Keen, Dystopia, Hummel & many more.

Staff Selecta 6 Dubhop Daniel Ward Richie Sub Rosa O.G. Mark She Speeds Straitjacket Fits Tammy


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