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New library ‘Wellington’ music releases on CD: Feb. – Jhan Lindsay/Wayne Mason/Del Thomas/Timothy Blackman/Tomorrow People/Tunes Of I/What Noisy Cats

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Every month, Wellington City Libraries acquires new CD’s for its large, broad, eclectic collection, and Wellington music is no exception. We regularly inspect Bandcamp, 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 month we’ll provide the latest titles and artists added to our Wellington music collection…

WellingtonMusicBlog18_Jhan Lindsay and The Chattelaines.
Jhan Lindsay is a Wellington based musician, composer, teacher and Independent Marriage Celebrant who currently teaches voice and music in schools in Wellington and Wairarapa. Her debut CD if full of gentle acoustic tunes that thread the line between folk, and jazz. Find out more about her here.


Cover imageSense got out / Wayne Mason and the Fallen Angels.
Backed by his band ‘The Fallen Angels’ which consists of long-time bassist Clint Brown, drummer Richard Te One and guitarist Greg Turner Mason delivers another set of melodic originals. Themes of fractured relationships colour this set with some darker hues than his previous work. Pick up a copy here.


Cover imageDriving home alone.
Del Thomas is the moniker of Scottish rock n’ roller Deryck Hope who settled in Wellington in the mid-90’s and formed the band ‘Glass Onion’, who got quite a bit a airplay with their self-titled EP that came out in 1997. After ‘Glass Onion’ folded he put together some blues based covers bands (The Pukekos, SilverLine) as well as a band played tribute to the blues of early Fleetwood Mac and Peter Green. However songs kept piling up & he was drawn back to releasing some original material. His 2013 debut is full of catchy blues-rockers. Fine out more about Del & his music here.

Cover imageModern sprawl.
More lo-fi acoustic songs from Timothy Blackman who runs the HomeAlone music label. The influences of Daniel Johnston & early Beck flow through a set of meditations on modern life. Check out our interview with Tim here.



Cover imageBass & bassinets.
More ‘sunshine reggae’ from the Wellington 7-piece, the follow up to 2012’s One which took home the Waiata Music Award for ‘Best Roots Reggae Album’. Southland muso’s Daniel Sugrue (drums) and Hamo Dell (vocals) join the lineup. Recorded by main songwriter Avina Kelekolio in his home studio using with a Logic setup, an interface and a good vocal microphone it just sounds awesome. Tracks vary with old school reggae on some, Hip-Hop, pop & soul influences on others. You couldn’t find a better summer album than this one. More about the band here.

Cover imageRestless.
Another reggae album that has a different feel to it than The Tomorrow People’s latest effort. ‘Restless’ is the full-length debut from ‘Tunes Of I’, following an EP ‘T.O.I’ in 2013. Produced by Barnaby Weir (The Black Seeds, Fly My Pretties) and recorded in legendary Wellington studio The Surgery with Lee Prebble. More straight ahead, it doesn’t straddle genres to the degree that Tomorrow People do on ‘Bass & bassinets’, but still colour the Dub/Roots sound with moments of calypso and jazzy breaks. Check out more about the band here. Watch some videos here.

Cover imageA different ocean.
‘What Noisy Cats’ came about when guitarist Luke Marlow, former front-man for the indie three-piece Rico Suave, got together with bassist Vincent Waide with the idea of mixing some louder sounds into the indie folk template. Melds a degree of ‘rock atmospherics’ with folk and some shoegazey elements to create something unique. ‘A Different Ocean’ is their first full length album, after 2010’s self-titled EP. Follow them here.

Cover imageShifting sands.
The latest album from Del Thomas has more of an acoustic touch, but also has its share on bluesy rockers like ‘Movin On’ & some nice instrumental jams. Check it out on Bandcamp here. NZ Musician review here.




All covers courtesy of Bandcamp & Amplifier. Used with permission.

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