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Kaleidoscope World Series 29 - Supergroups and up-and-comers

Kaleidoscope World Series 29 - Supergroups and up-and-comers

Powertool Records brings you the next summer mini-festival – Kaleidoscope World Series 29, this Saturday January 18th.

Hosted at West Auckland’s most happening new venue, UFO, it’s a showcase of the known, the unknown and some unexpected surprises.

The 9-band lineup is a mixture of styles for any music lover: the all-star Brother Love band, Fats WhiteGem Indigo, psychedelic supergroup The Seeds of Orbit (Mark Petersen - -Straitjacket Fits, Cabbage Bomber, Shaft), Vostok Lake, The Twitch, Changing Same (Matthew Bannister’s band), Ian Morris and Grrlfriendz.

The will be a compilation featuring all the acts playing - entry is $15 and includes the CD.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Powertool-Records/120970161263397

Inside the Kaleidoscope: about the artists
(Poster indicates running order of the bands).

Brother Love have been rowing their rockin’ boat for 20 years now, helmed by guitarist/songwriter Marty Henderson. Over their 2-decade career, Brother Love’s various indie star-studded line-ups have gained the notice of record labels in New York and Germany, with the band touring the US twice. They have released four albums and a 7” internationally, and their lo-fi hi-volume take on psychedelic garage blues has earned them slots playing alongside bands such as Bardo Pond, Fuzzhead, Mark Arm’s Bloodloss, San Francisco’s Monoshock andBarbara Manning, the No-Neck Blues, Dead Moon, King Loser and Sebadoh. In 2013, the group released the retrospective compilation “20 Years In A Rockin’ Boat”, and they have since been working on new material for both vinyl and CD/online. 
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brother-Love/105270622939?ref=hl
http://homepages.ihug.co.nz/~turkey/brotherlove.htm

Fats White - An original self taught do it yourself artist, Brent Hayward, aka Fats White, is one of the most distinctive voices in New Zealand music and film. In a career stretching back over 25 years,Hayward started out with the punk rock band Shoes This High in Wellington in the late 1970s before carrying on as Smelly Feet and The Kiwi Animal; then forming Fats White (Phats Blanco). (Credit:http://rumsby.net/martin/interviews/brent+hayward+aka+fats+white)

Gem Indigo plays experimental/alternative improvised music – an original blend of all musical styles. Inspiring, uplifting, entertaining solo electric guitar music complemented by vocals and harmonica.

Seeds of Orbit are 3-piece lovers of psychedelic folk and heavy rock stoner mod tunes! Made up of Mark Petersound (aka Mark Petersen– Straitjacket Fits, Cabbage Bomber, Shaft), Bridgette Bowie and Marty Doo. Their fantastically psychedelically mind-altering debut EP ‘Seeds of Orbit’ has just been released on Powertool.

Vostok Lake began as a musical project in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2007. It is the brainchild of Daphne Lawless, a self-described "renaissance woman trying to start a renaissance". Vostok Lake creates music according to the "Weightless Music" ethos, using open-source software and consumer-standard equipment, without any involvement with professional studios. "Vostok Lake is 100% within the Kiwi do-it-yourself tradition", says Lawless. "Electronic, open-source music is the wave of the 21st century. It's democratic, and it's punk. We aim to be totally independent from the music industry - and to prove that anyone can create good quality electronic popular music with a minimum of financial outlay."

Twitch are a young art-punk band; you can check out some of their songs here: http://www.youtube.com/user/MusicTwitchNZ

The Changing Same is Matthew Bannister’s band; the vehicle for his original tunes. They have just released their new 4-track EP, ‘Make Up My Mind, on Powertool Records’.

Ian Morris is an Auckland-based singer/songwriter; part 60s sound/part Britpop and all his own. Have a listen to this lovely number The Music Plays On.

Auckland all-girl trio Grrlfriendz were formerly known as Spicegrrlz. Friends since intermediate, Toyah and Sophia met "kickass guitarist"Annabel at a party, where the three decided to start a badass all-girl band. Drawing inspiration from bands like Bikini Kill, Babes in Toyland and The Red AuntsGrrlfriendz have plenty of girl-punk panache. Grab a free download of Streetkings, check out the exclusive In Session performance of 'Boy 2', and have a listen to their debut album Welcome To Planet Lesley. (From TheAudience.co.nz)

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