Week 23

What up what up. Hope your weekend is going well. Me? I’m melting. It’s humid as shit and I hate it. BUT there’s been a tonne of great music coming out. I put some of it on this lil playlist for you. Have a listen/read or if any of y’all out there are telepathic I’m broadcasting all these thoughts as far and wide as inhumanly possible

Most of the songs are on a Spotify playlist over here (Jay Som isn’t on New Zealand Spotify but I’ve tried adding the track anyway so it might work I don’t know. Let’s find out)

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Week 21

Holy shit it’s hot right now. I’m going to melt but before I’m gone completely I’m going to write about this playlist which is as always up on Spotify HERE.

ICYMI I wrote about Laneway 2017 over here, there’s only one line about food so if you want to read about the actual music at the fest this’ll be right up your alley. I’m gonna go put Process on again and try not to burn to death

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Week 20

Yoooo. What a week. Five sick gigs, one mild hangover, hella good sun times and one sleep til Laneway. S U M M E R.

Go throw Being. a like on Facethang, they opened at three of the gigs I went to this week and they were fantastic every time. The only reason they’re not on this playlist is cause they don’t have any songs online yet but keep an eye out for them.

Playlist is up over here and words are down there. How Get aren’t on Spotify so make sure you head to their bandcamp to give them a listen. Til next time

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Laneway 2017 Prelude

This year’s Laneway will be my uh, shit, fourth? fifth? Whatever, I’ve been to a few now and I’ve had varying degrees of success at each. The first I went to I didn’t see nearly enough of what was on offer, spending most of my day wandering aimlessly waiting for the three bands I wanted to see, standing at the precipice of a chasm of musical depth that I was yet to plunge into. Last year’s Laneway was my best, I vowed ahead of time to not bother drinking (or more accurately to not spend more time in line for a drink than I actually would drinking it) and mostly kept that promise. Clashes forced me to go in with a see-what-I-can-of-whoever-I-can attitude and honestly the day was better for it. Sure, I kind of regret not seeing Grimes’ entire set but I also got to see Beach House at sunset and pretty sure I would’ve regretted missing that even more.

I’ve put together a playlist of the 10 acts I’m most excited for come this Auckland Anniversary Day. If you’re going; plan ahead but not too rigidly, get there early, eat heaps before going in, and do as Mick Jenkins does and drink water.
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Guestlist: Hospital Sports

I’ve been a fan of Auckland band Hospital Sports for a few years now, their 2013 self-titled album is to this day one of my favourite local releases and every time I’ve seen them live they’ve put on a fantastic show. Danny, Nick and Morgan picked out ten tracks they’ve been jamming a lot lately and wrote about what it is they like about each track. This playlist is below (and half of it is up on spotify here.)

Hospital Sports are playing a few shows around the country in support of their second album Take Care which is out today. They’re great live so if they’re playing near you make sure you head along:

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