Every month, Wellington City Libraries acquires new CD’s for its large, broad, eclectic collection, and Wellington music is no exception. We regularly inspect local music websites, trawl music vendors latest releases and check out independent labels like Flying Nun, Arch Hill, Rattle and Lil’ Chief for the latest in Wellington and New Zealand music. So, with this influx of mint music in mind, every two months we’ll provide the latest titles and artists added to our Wellington music collection.
Eb & Sparrow by Eb & Sparrow
Eb & Sparrow are a well-travelled and regarded five piece band from Wellington who have supported fellow NZ alt-country icons Taimi Nelson, Delaney Davidson and Marlon Williams. Soulful, multi-genre and seriously accomplished.
Check out this Youtube video of their release, ‘In the harbour,’:
Small and common place by My Chameleon
We love when customers and/or staff members suggest titles for us to include in our collection, and that’s how we found out about this small gem of an EP. Lauryn from Karori library suggested we order it and when (kindly) questioned further, she even wrote us a quick review! ‘A charming, heartfelt collection that contemplates the simple things in life. The song writing is full of sincerity and the melodies are summery and cheerful, with moments of sober reflection.’
Be mine tonight by the Wellington Ukulele Orchestra
It wouldn’t be a complete summer without a release by the Wellington Ukulele Orchestra. This time around they’ve paid tribute to locally loved and revered songs like Wake up, Counting the Beat and the Dudes, Be mine tonight. Radio New Zealand interviewed Wellington’s very own orchestra of the ukulele in the podcast below on the recording of the album, aired on the 1st of November 2014:
And more choice recent Wellington releases:
by Fazerdaze by Gold Medal Famous by Bunnies on ponies