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AuthorClodagh O'Connor-McKenna

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September 10, 2007

For some reason I was late on getting on the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s bandwagon. I tend to have a thing against angry girl rock’n’roll, which I mistakenly took them to be. Like many people, it wasn’t until I heard their second album Show Your Bones that I really began to appreciate them.

September 10, 2007

Local band The Users describe themselves as the most unambitious band in Wellington. They aren’t heading to Melbourne or London to try and make it big, nor are they furiously writing or recording any new material for an album or planning to conquer the wider musical world in any way at all. In a Wellington […]

May 14, 2007

In a bout of modesty during a recent interview, lead singer of Opshop Jason Kerrison proclaimed, “I’m always amazed that anyone’s interested in anything we do”. Well Jason, I’m right there with you on that one.

May 7, 2007

Wellington band The Bonnie Scarlets have been getting local crowds on the dance floor for about a year now. I sat down and had a chat to Peter (vocals/guitar), Adam (vocals/guitar), Chris (vocals/drums/percussion) and Curtis (vocals/ bass/harmonica) about their music and scored the totally sweet cabin at Camp A Low Hum.

April 30, 2007

The bearded boys of southern garage rock are back. While they might have dropped most of the beards upon the release of their second album Aha Shake Heartbreak, the Kings of Leon have proved that they just get more splendid with age – this, their third offering, being one of the best rock n roll […]

March 26, 2007

With The Kings of Leon, The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and even The White Stripes all poised to release new albums, 2007 is set to be a fantastic year for blues/indie rock. But there is one album which, although it will probably fly under many people’s radars, thoroughly deserves to be highlighted before it is […]

March 19, 2007

Psychoanalyse is the debut album from Hawkes Bay based singer/songwriter, Daniel Munro. I must admit, I put this album on and instantly forgot I was meant to be listening to it. Never a good sign.

March 12, 2007

I can’t rave enough about Nick Cave. He is the kind of guy you just want to hang out with, drink scotch with and hear some of the amazing stories I’m sure he has to tell. (I may be a little bit obsessed).

February 26, 2007

I’m interested in listening to any new band with a drummer called Mince. Upon listening to their album, you get the impression that the uniquely named Mince, along with Barry on bass and Jon on guitar and vocals, had nothing but a good time writing and recording this album.

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