It's been just over two years since the release of Mufti Day, an album that featured the four alt radio hit singles Lance's Tape, Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave, Cryptic Lipstick and 365 (feat. Emily Edrosa). For Auckland indie guitar pop merchants Dictaphone Blues, it's been nearly as long since the band hit the road too, so to finish of the kiwi summer in hip fashion, that's exactly what they're going to do. Songs old and (a few) new will be aired as the band gear up for a busy 2017.
The last 18 months has seen Dictaphone Blues singer-songwriter Edward Castelow busy producing recordings for other acts in his Mezzanine Studio in Mt. Eden. Dad Jokes, Bryony Matthews, The Conjurors, Blazing Shade, Borneo, Lacuna, Black Science and Thee Rum Coves have all been through and recorded either albums or EPs, keeping Ed's appetite for recording whet while not focusing on his own songs.
Come the end of 2016, some new material emerged from the aural realms and Ed set about demoing these new ideas. These new songs made it into the hands of revered UK producer Dave Eringa (The Who, Manic Street Preachers, Idlewild and Kylie Minogue) who will be working alongside Ed in the production of a new record.
Thursday 2nd March: Blue Smoke, Christchurch w/ Best Bets
Friday 3rd March: Refuel, Dunedin w/ Salad Boys
Saturday 4th March: Nostalgia Festival, Christchurch
Friday 10th March: AUSA Orientation in Albert Park, Auckland (Day Show)
Friday 10th March: Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh w/ Herriot Row
Saturday 11 March: The Cabana, Napier w/ Special guests
Thursday 16th March: The Wine Cellar, Auckland w/ Fantis Atlantis (AUS)
TIckets via Under The Radar
The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience will play a one off-show, Saturday 22nd April at the newly refurbished Hollywood Theatre in Avondale to commemorate their friend and band mate Jim Laing.
Sun Kil Moon’s will play their first show in New Zealand in nearly a decade at The Tuning Fork on 28 May, 2017.
Two of New Zealand’s indie rock heavyweights have joined forces again for a short tour over the coming Queens Birthday weekend.
As the powerhouse guitarist for inarguably one of the most important progressive rock bands ever, Steve Hackett has been a guiding influence for musicians and guitarists for over 40 years.
By Poppy Tohill
When I sat down with Australian rockers The Delta Riggs lead singer, Elliot Hammond and bassist Michael Tramonte (Monte) all I knew them for was the fact that Elliot thinks he’s Noel Gallagher and they ruin people’s nights, but as we delve deeper into a fantastically, strange conversation I discovered that the people who say such things are false.
To mark 30 years since the release of U2’s fifth studio album The Joshua Tree, an anniversary edition of the seminal record will be released by Island Records on 2nd June 2017.
Imagine Dragons wants to collaborate with YOU on their next music video!
As we, the Rock and Roll fans of New Zealand come down from our collective high of a massive summer touring circuit and yet another incredible Homegrown, BV Entertainment has made it their business to keep this party going for a little bit longer still.
The stone-hard riffing machine that is Endless Boogie return to NZ in April for one Auckland show at the Tuning Fork on Sunday 23rd April.
TheSlacks have never been a band to shy away from a good time and it’s with this intent that they announce there forthcoming tour to promote the single and video release of Big Aroha.