Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Holmes plea answered

Holmes plea answered

The blokes behind Kiwi band RockGodsAnonymous [RGA] have fast-tracked the launch of their latest single following a plea from broadcaster Paul Holmes for more humour in music.

And they are endorsing the call for a bigger chill-out factor with the early release of the powerful and deep love ballad 'My New Girlfriend', a track is from their forthcoming album 'Sweet London.'

But they are also touting the return of a Men's Movement to bring back more manliness and higher standards in society.

Their stance is akin to Kiwi classics "Bliss" and "Blue Lady", along with icons like Al Bundy, Lion Brown, The Beige Brigade, Barry Crump, The Mad Butcher, Stubbies, Tana Umaga, Wal Footrot, The Hoff, and of course Y-Fronts.

RGA believe their latest tear-jerking, beer-opening, un-melodic, and quite frankly intense attempt at a love song will strike a chord with grass-root Kiwis, and make a difference to society.

Founders Dan Stenhouse and Tipene Mac, in a rare foray off the farm, say in light of the Holmes' call, they hope people will be inspired by their soulful sound.

"Like Paul, I'm all for a bit more light-heartedness in music and society. But we gotta bring back the staunch factor and push the PC boundary. We all know it's long overdue," says Tipene.

"I say bring back the mullet and bad facial hair and get back out there on the land. Mate, Kiwis are real. They're staunch you know. My New Girlfriend basically pays homage to that. It's one for all of us."

Adds Dan: "This is about Ford and Holden and Chev drivers as much as anything. It's a chance for them to hear some real music because it's all about soul, life-blood and purity there brother. Na Tumeke!"

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
K Emma Ng's Old Asian, New Asian

This book, written by a young second-generation Chinese New Zealander, gives many examples of the racism that Asian New Zealanders experience. More>>