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

 

Shayne P. Carter - Offsider Vinyl Preorders

SHAYNE P. CARTER
OFFSIDER

VINYL LP PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE HERE

Shayne P. Carter (Straitjacket Fits, Dimmer, Bored Games) critically acclaimed solo record from last year has now been released on 12" vinyl LP.
Shayne P Carter (born in Dunedin, New Zealand) is best known for leading early 80’s punk band The Bored Games followed by The Doublehappys, then the Straitjacket Fits into the mid 1990’s. From 1995-2012 he was the only permanent member of Dimmer. Offsider is his first album under his own name.
Accolades Carter has earned during his career include membership of the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame, the Legacy Award (both earned with Straitjacket Fits at the 2008 New Zealand Music Awards), and New Zealand Music Awards for Best Group and Best Rock Album (Dimmer, 2004).

Shayne P. Carter writes on Offsider:
“I was born in Dunedin ages ago now, and wrote all the songs for my first band Bored Games on one string. My flatmate Graeme Downes taught me the chords of D and E and G while we were flatting together in a student hovel and I applied that information to six strings in my successive bands the Doublehappys, Straitjacket Fits and Dimmer.
I guess I grew up around the fabled Flying Nun Dunedin scene but when my friend Roger Shepherd sent me a signed copy of his new book recently, he'd signed it to David Kilgour. I thought maybe there was a metaphor in that.
Rock n roll has taken me everywhere from the Winz office in Dunedin to the Arista offices in New York with both locations providing their own oppressive ambience.
I'm about to release a new album of piano based songs called "Offsider". I like the title cos it seems to suggest being out of step or out of kilter with the times which it probably is. I decided to write the songs on piano - despite having never played the instrument before in my life - because I liked the idea of naivety and discovery and having a new angle on songwriting after so many years doing it.
I explored the classical music solo piano music canon before embarking on the project because I wanted to see what had been done with the piano before I sat my useless self in front of it. Schubert's lieder, Chopin's Nocturnes, Debussy's neo psychedelia, Mozart's pristine classicism, Beethoven's cosmic exploration - it was an amazing journey of discovery of a whole universe of music I'd previously known nothing about. Like all influential music it was the essence of this music rather than it's actual sound that inspired me.” - Shayne P Carter 2017
“Please excuse an uncharacteristic and unscheduled swerve into gobsmacked, awestruck wonder, but this is something really special.” - Metro Magazine


SHAYNE P. CARTER - Offsider
Vinyl LP
PRE-ORDER

SHAYNE P. CARTER & BAND NZ TOUR - AUGUST 2017:

• Friday 11th August - Blue Smoke, Christchurch
• Saturday 12th August - The Cook, Dunedin
• Friday 18th August - Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh
• Saturday 19th August - Meow, Wellington
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Review: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sweet

The Royal New Zealand Ballet has accepted the challenge of this heart-touching tragedy and largely succeeded. More>>

ALSO:

NZ's First Male IAAF Gold: Tom Walsh's Historic Shot Put Victory

Although feeling very sore but with a great feeling Tom Walsh took his place as number one on the victory dais to receive his much deserved gold medal. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Hard To Find Books

"Unfortunately we are in crisis and this friendly dinosaur faces extinction… Our only hope is to try and raise funds to buy the building and restore it to its glory, either fully funded or with a viable deposit." More>>

Kid Lit: Lost Mansfield Story Discovered At Wellington Library

Previously undiscovered letters and a story written by a young Katherine Mansfield were recently unearthed in Wellington City Library’s archives by a local author researching a book about the famous writer. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION