Amplifier Newsletter #219 - 17 May 2006
Amplifier Newsletter #219 - 17 May
Kia ora , Well we’re half way through NZ Music Month and truth be told we’re just about ready to drop. But we have to soldier on and bring you all the goodies. Remember that anyone buying a download during May will go in the draw to win 100 MP3’s specially chosen by Amplifier staff.
We’re also running the first ever annual Amplifier NZ Music Quiz where you can win a huge prize pack (see below) including one of the smallest MP3 players we’ve ever seen.
The debut album from The WBC can be previewed and pre-ordered now with a discount price, its due for the release on the 1st of June. Don McGlashan’s incredible new album Warm Hand has been rolling out of the office and we’re pretty excited about the new Sam Scott Flynn release The Hunt Brings Us Life. This weekend look out for gigs from Agent Alvin at Refuel in Dunedin (Sat), Bring da Ruckus at 4:20 in Auckland with a huge hip-hop line up (Sat), The Phoenix Foundation at Auckland’s The Kings Arms (Fri) and Fat Freddy’s Drop at the San Francisco Bath House in Welly (Fri, Sat).
Ka kite ano.
Samuel Flynn Scott - The Hunt Brings Us Life
Singer / songwriter / guitarist Samuel Flynn Scott of Phoenix Foundation presents his debut solo album. The recording ensemble includes Tom Callwood, engineer Brett Stanton, producer and banjo player David Long and a succession of drummers: Craig Terris (Cassette), Riki Gooch (Trinity Roots) and Mike Fabulous (The Black Seeds).
The Ultimate Amplifier NZ Music Competition
Welcome to the first annual Amplifier.co.nz NZ Music Month, Kiwi Music Quiz. We're going to stretch your mind to see how much you know about Kiwi music. The prize pack includes: 1 * mobiBLU Cube DAH-1500 MP3 player donated by Coda, 1 * 95bFM Moneyshot t-shirt, 2 * $10 Amplifier vouchers, 1 * NZ Music Month Bag containing 4 NZ artists CDs courtesy of the New Zealand Music Industry Commission. ENTER HERE
Amplifier's 10 Essential Kiwi Tracks - Indie Essentials
For NZ Music Month 06 we're going to bundle 10 essential kiwi tracks each week that have been hand picked by Amplifier staff. This week 10 tracks from the Indie Labels everyone should have on their MP3 player.
Katchafire - Hey Girl
Hey Girl is taken from the Slow Burning album from Katchafire. The boys from Hamilton have just released a remix CD for Music Month - 'Homegrown Dub' - a remix album containing 12 brand new dub remixes of Katchafire tracks from some of NZ's most innovative, prolific and experienced studio talents.
Downloads eight - OdESSA
Thanks to the guys from eight, they have released their self produced albums as mp3 downloads, check out Build, Shift and Unfinished. eight encompasses powerful melodies, drum and bass undertones, emotive vocals, huge guitars, and a fistful of classic pop rock sensibilities.
Auckland's Miriam Clancy has immediately claimed her place in the long Kiwi tradition of great singer-songwriters. The feisty 32-year old is delivering Lucky One, her stunning debut album due for release in July. Lucky One impresses for its lyrical maturity, sophisticated songcraft, her commanding and distinctive voice, and the raw emotions on display. Preview 4 tracks from the forthcoming release.
Staff Selecta Ultimate Meterman Mark http://www.amplifier.co.nz/release/7344/reset_start_reset.html?play=17942# item17942
Before The Rain Comes Johnny Barker Tammy http://www.amplifier.co.nz/track/17397/before_the_rain_comes.html
Loveable Losers Tourettes Stephen http://www.amplifier.co.nz/video/14354/loveable_losers.html