The New Brides

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Founded in 2011 ‘The New Brides’ are an indie-rock group. in their own words…

Wedding-crashers rejoice! Their name may evoke pristine scenes of bouquet-landscapes and nuptial-chamber chastity, yet the songs produced by Wellington Indie-rockers The New Brides contain the same essential rock ‘n’ roll swagger and teenage-angst as London’s The Clash and New York’s The Strokes. Whereas Wellington’s residents have become accustomed to the swirling sounds of the ambient shoegaze genre, The New Brides conjure a raw sonic energy that captures the capital’s blue-collar music scene set against a colorful backdrop of melancholic lyrics about love, loss and drugs…

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‘Calculation’, Live at San Francisco Bath House, Wellington New Zealand, 12 July 2013

Cover image/Text sourced from Bandcamp. Used with permission.

Last edited: 17.11.16

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  • View on NZ On Screen Bride of Frankenstein

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Alternative ; Flying Nun ; Music Video

    "This Joe Wylie animation is a veritable treat: the melodramatic grotesqueries, bright colours, surgery porn and animated tomato sauce all contribute to produce one of New Zealand's first iconic music videos. The band apparently kept their breakup a secret until Wylie finished work for the clip, so he could get paid! The Auckland-produced video was the second made for 'Bride of Frankenstein'. The first was shot in Sydney, and in B movie style featured band members as surgeons who construct a bride (played by Toy Love keyboardist Jane Walker)." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen The Piano

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Drama ; Film

    "Ada (Holly Hunter) has been mute since she was six. She travels from Scotland with her daughter (Anna Paquin) and her grand piano to colonial New Zealand, for an arranged marriage. When her husband, a stoic settler (Sam Neill) sells the piano to Baines (Harvey Keitel), Ada and Baines come to a secret agreement. She can win her piano back key by key by playing for him, as he acts out his desire for her. An especially big hit in Europe, Jane Campion's Oscar-winning tale of sexual emancipation in the bush is the only NZ film to have won the top award at the Cannes Film Festival." (NZ On Screen summary)

  • View on NZ On Screen Havoc at the Big Day Out

    Source: NZ On Screen

    Resource type: Music ; Young Adults ; Television

    "This special 1999 edition of the youth show travels to downunder's summer music festival du jour: The Big Day Out. Mikey Havoc and Jeremy 'Newsboy' Wells slip, slop, slap and survey the "punters, munters, sights and sounds" at Mt Smart Stadium. They meet musical acts of the era, including Korn, Marilyn Manson and Fatboy Slim, and local heroes Shihad. Newsboy interviews "Nelson College old girl, grunge super bride and Big Day Out recidivist" Courtney Love, who gives him the glad eye (apparently) and he reads her a viewer question from "Doug Myers of Remuera"." (NZ On Screen summary)

 

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