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Wiretap 02

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE your local, international and lovable radio station wishes to announce the release of:


The second release from local bootlegger Dave Branton, who has been diligently and selflessly attending local music events and creating an archive of live recordings unparalleled in the post-earthquake city of Christchurch.

Wiretap 02 is a compilation of live recordings made during 2018, of the underground and alternative music scene in Christchurch. It’s available on bandcamp, and as a limited physical release on cassette. The recordings were all broadcast on Wiretap ( at some point during the last year, but have been given a bit of spit and polish by somebody that knows what they’re doing - so they a slight cut above the usual microphone-in-a-corner traditional bootleg sound.

The full track listing of the cassette version is:
Side 1
Adam Hattaway - To Write it (16th August 2018 - Space Academy)
Bill Direen and the Bilders - Wonders (12th October 2018 - The Darkroom)
Centre Negative - Shut Up!! (1st March 2018 - Space Academy)
L.A. Suffocated - Turning my Head (1st March 2018 - Space Academy)
The Fluffies - If I was Your Guy (March 2018 - DarkSpace)
Coyote - Hypnosis (1st February 2018 - The Darkroom)
BnP - Cleanliness (13th October 2018 - DarkSpace)
Outsiders - Bill is Dead (5th May 2018 - Hellfire Club)

Side 2
Ben Woods - Praise (16th August 2018 - Space Academy)
Contact Rock - Flotation Chamber (13th October 2018 - DarkSpace)
Butterflies Welcoming Spring - Machine (11th August 2018 - Lyttelton Records)
Carradine Choke - Still Fuck Off!! (7th June 2018 - The Darkroom)
Mr sterile Assembly - Othering heights (7th June 2018 - The Darkroom)
Pavlov’s Puss - People on TV (23rd August 2018 - The Darkroom)
Spencer’s Joke - Spencer's going away party (The Darkroom 2018)
The Teasers - Sugar Pie (27th October 2018 - Space Academy)

Additionally, Jay Clarkson’s song Lovescarf is also available as a digital-only bonus track on the bandcamp release. This was recorded by Nigel Yates, at The Crown in Dunedin during August of 2018.

WIRETAP, broadcasting at 9pm NZT Tuesday evenings on, is a fortnightly-ish show showcasing Dave Branton’s live recordings.

What is 8K.NZ?
8K.NZ is an internet radio station streaming a full-spectrum sound selection from post-earthquake Christchurch, New Zealand. Launched in July 2016 by a pack of battle hardened radio veterans, musicians, DJs, and young upstarts, our non-commercial and democratically driven station features “music picked by people”, and not some tasteless algorithm.


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