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    The Eighth Note: The Spectre Collective

    07.12.18 | Permalink | Comment?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians.

    A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or introduce you to a new musician/band and their music.

    Today’s guest’s are new Psych band The Spectre Collective.

     

    Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:
    We’re a paranoid psych band from Wellington, and we play warped and uneasy grooves that are both catchy and wonky. At the moment we’re a multi-instrumentalist 3-piece, but we’re looking to expand our live line-up and add more limbs to this strange beast over time.

    What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
    We got together as a band at the start of August and released our debut album ‘Paleofuture’ at the end of September. It all came together extremely quickly, so we’re relying on that momentum to keep churning out new stuff. We’re currently writing our second album that we’ll hopefully release by the end of the year. It expands on the paranoia of the first album and gets even darker. We’re playing around with a bunch of different styles; there’s some off-kilter swampy shit as well as some space rock, catchy kraut grooves, psychedelic horror and doom. It feels both earthy and spacey, like a mix of folklore and science fiction. Apart from that, we’re just practising and trying to book more gigs for 2019!

    Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
    You can find our tunes on our Bandcamp page, and it’s the best way to directly support the band. There’s also Spotify, etc. You can find out about upcoming gigs through our Facebook page.

    What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
    We’re bad with questions like this, so we won’t answer it. HOWEVER, the 3 albums we are currently cranking as a band are Masana Temples by Kikagaku Moyo, Mirror by Orchestra of Spheres, and Polygondwanaland by King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard. (Special shout outs to You by Gong, Mulatu Of Ethiopia by Mulatu Astatke, and Dead Magic by Anna von Hausswolff).

    Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?
    Orchestra of Spheres, Earth Tongue, Mermaidens, Linen, The All Seeing Hand, ONONO & Spook The Horses.

    What ’s your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
    Valhalla has great sound and lighting, and San Fran has a nice vibe for both audience and performers. It’d be fun to play in a sweaty lounge somewhere and make the wallpaper peel. Someone put on a house party.

    In your songwriting or composing (or the band’s songwriting) how do the compositions and songs take shape?
    The process will likely evolve over time, depending on who’s involved. Currently, our drummer Will leads the charge on the songwriting front, and will approach Jono (guitar/keys) and Lochie (bass) with riffs, beats or ideas that they can embellish or improve on, and then we jam them out and see what other magic happens. Other times, we’ll find the song in the mixing stages and overdub a bunch of stuff. Will also writes the lyrics – sometimes they’ll dictate the direction of the song, and other times the lyrics/vocal melodies are shoe-horned into a pre-existing structure based on whatever we recorded in our jam sessions.
    We record all of our jams on a phone so we can listen back and see what works, what doesn’t, and where other things can come into play. We have a song on the album called Pissed Uncle that was completely improvised and recorded on a phone, and that made the cut because fuck it, why not. It’s definitely the outlier of the album, but there’s a chaotic insanity contained in that song that could only have been achieved through wild improvisation, and it felt right to archive it, warts and all. Funnily enough, it’s usually the song names that become the most important aspect of the songwriting process. They help set the tone. If a song has no name, it has no identity.

    Where/when is your next gig?
    We’re playing at Bush Bash on Sat Dec 8th up on Polhill Reserve in Aro. It’s an awesome one-day mini music fest that our friend Ben Jones puts on, and there’s a cool assortment of bands, artists, poetry, etc. No door sales so get in quick before they sell out!
    We’re also playing at Welcome to Nowhere on the weekend of Jan 11th, out near Whanganui. Two days of solid bands and sun out in the middle of nowhere, where you can go for a swim and run around with dogs and shit. It’s awesome.
    There are some more exciting gigs to come in 2019, but we can’t announce them yet…


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    New Album: Vera Ellen

    23.11.18 | Permalink | Comment?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘New Album’ is where a band or artist answers some questions about their latest release. Up next is Maple Syrup singer Vera Ellen, who is now based in LA.

     

    When/where was the new album recorded?
    The album was recorded over the last few months by myself in my bedroom, and by in my bedroom I mean a curtain that sections off a part of the lounge. I was sick of putting off recording music because I couldn’t afford it. I had been listening to alot of punk at the time & was inspired by the, “just do it regardless of means” attitude.

    Who produced/engineered the album? How did the tracks come together in the studio, or at home?
    I did everything myself barring a few vocal features from my roommates. I just got into a heavy creative period where I would come home from work and just record and record. There’s lots of songs that didn’t make the album. It felt important for me to do everything myself and I certainly learnt a lot doing so.

    How did the songwriting happen? Are there any overall themes within the songs/album?
    This album is very organic in the sense that nothing was planned. I would write as I was recording and in a sense the urgency of the record came from the limited time I had in the apartment alone. The album reflects on my time in LA and mostly grapples with a longing for anonymity in a time where everything feels so public hence the notion of ‘Beat Yr Name’. There’s also a lot of commentary on our current political climate particularly in the States, and themes of female sexuality, love and of coarse heartbreak.

    Were you going for a different sound/approach on this album?
    This album feels more urgent than anything I’ve done before. I just wanted to make something because I felt I needed to. There weren’t really any rules. It’s also much heavier & faster which I just think is more in line of what I have being doing in bands & what I listen to. The last release I had was when I was 18 so as a 23 year old I think many differences are to be expected… otherwise that would be a little frightening.

    Was there any specific gear you used to capture that?
    Just drum machines & electric guitars recorded through a Midi on garageband. I’m sure the shitty gear adds to the sound in some way haha.

    Is there a particular single/track that you feel captures the essence of the album?
    Probably the final track, ‘Beat Yr Name’. It’s sort of a running verse, almost spoken, with a repetitive distorted guitar line…

    Everyone my age is having a mental crisis
    From the unemployment and the petrol prices
    And now we’re all depressed and I guess in debt
    And now I’m taking pills just to ease the stress

    Being in this country makes me uglier
    Like I am losing touch with who I was before
    And every word it weighs heavy on my shoulders
    The weight is getting heavier as I get older

    Everyone my age has got a stone to throw
    Guess I am the one they come to when their feeling low
    And we all just fight each other cause it’s easier to hurt a person that you’ve never met before
    And who cares if I never have to see your face
    Or the way your body sinks when I beat your name

    Everyone my age thinks they’ll be famous soon
    Guess that’s how you get by when you always lose
    I guess were activists just for showing our faces
    And telling everyone how were completely shameless

    Everyone my age thinks they’ll be famous soon

    Is there a physical copy available? If not which digital platforms is it available on?
    As of Friday I have tapes, zines and it will be available on Bandcamp, Soundcloud and soon spotify!

    Are you working on a video/videos for any of the songs? Are you doing any gigs or promotion for its release?
    I have a few videos in the works and I have a ‘Beat Yr Name’ and I had a listening party last Friday. I’ll also be releasing the video for ‘Betty Mary Alice’ this week which I’m very excited about!


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    New Album: Al Fraser

    14.11.18 | Permalink | Comment?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘New Album’ is where a band or artist answers some questions about their latest release. Up next is Al Fraser, whose new album ‘Toitū Te Pūoro’ is released today on Rattle Records.

     

    When/where was the new album recorded?
    I recorded most of Toitū Te Pūoro myself at home over the past year. I have my studio in a renovated chicken coop in my garden where I did most of my recording. Some of the recordings are taken from sessions at The Surgery (Wellington), Albany St (Dunedin) and CoCA, Wellington.

    Who produced/engineered the album?
    I engineered the recordings myself. I’ve been recording music for a little over 10 years now so felt comfortable that I’d get clean and polished recordings from the gear I have now. Myself and Steve Garden from Rattle Records mixed and produced the final recordings.

    How did the songwriting happen? Are there any overall themes within the songs/album?
    The albums’ point of departure is Te Korekore, the place of gestation that is where all things in the universe originate. This was a concept I was introduced to by my friend Te Ahukaramū Charles Royal. His uncle the Rev. Māori Marsden was a tohunga and wrote a book called The Woven Universe which explains Te Korekore more than I can. The music then moves into Te Pō and into Te Ao Mārama. From there on the music encounters entities within the natural world, the world in which we all live. I explore places that I have a connection to. I already knew the sonic I was after with some of the pieces. I chose the voices and whakapapa of the taonga to reflect the story I was trying to tell. And from there honed the compositions until I was happy.

    Were you going for a different sound/approach on this album?
    I was going for a wide, lush and detailed sound that reflected the sound I get from my live performance looping rig, with lots of reverb and delays. But I wanted to put this sound into a computer environment to make it easier to edit later. So I played around quite a bit with reverbs, delays and other space enhancing effects.

    Was there any specific gear you used to capture that?
    I used Ableton Live, mostly as a sequencer but did make use of some of it’s looping functionality. I did a lot of mid-side recording using an AKG C414 B-ULS for the mid and an AKG C414 B-ULS TL2 for the side channels, but also used my sE 4400 to capture darker sounds. These mics went into an Apogee Mini-Me converter. I went through a few different reverb plug ins until I settled on Valhalla Vintage Verb. It’s fantastic, versatile and only costs $50!

    Is there a particular single/track that you feel captures the essence of the album?
    Chrysalis.

    Is there a physical copy available? If not which digital platforms is it available on?
    Yes, the album is released on CD. At the moment it’s only on Bandcamp but it will be on all the other streaming platforms soon.

    Are you working on a video/videos for any of the songs? Are you doing any gigs or promotion for its release?
    Yep, there is a video for ‘Chysalis’, and I’m having an album launch on Wednesday November 14th 6pm at {Suite} Gallery on Cuba St. It’s open to all. I’ll be performing, Ariana Tikao and Phil Boniface will sit in and we’ll have a listen to the album with some drinks and snacks. Come along!


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    The Eighth Note: Eight Eyed Orchid

    08.11.18 | Permalink | Comment?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians.

    A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or introduce you to a new musician/band and their music.

    Today’s guest’s are Brad & Tink from new Rock/Metal act Eight Eyed Orchid.

     

    Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:
    We are Eight Eyed Orchid, our members are Jared Beckett (bass), Tere Goodwin (synths), Marcus Gurtner (drums), Brad Jenkins (guitar) and Tink Matthews (vox). Our music mostly lives in the alternative rock/metal neighbourhood, with some progressive rock sensibilities twisting and stretching things in interesting directions. Big riffs, dark, psychedelic, quirky, catharsis, that sort of thing.

    What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
    Our debut EP ‘One By One & Two By Two’ is being released on 8 November; the lead single Petrichor came out back in August. Since the EP recording we’ve been working on songs that will be on our debut album.

    Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
    You can keep up to date with EEO developments via our Facebook page. Our music exists purely in the digital realm, it can be found on Bandcamp, Spotify, all the usuals.

    What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
    Brad:
    Faith No More – The Real Thing
    The Smashing Pumpkins – Siamese Dream
    Tool – Ænima
    Tink:
    Tool – Ænima
    System of a Down – System of a Down
    Slipknot – Slipknot

    Which other Wellington musician(s) would you most like to work with?
    We’re still so shiny new as a band, the idea of a collaboration with other musicians has never come up. What I (Brad) have thought about, though, is working with a lighting designer—a great light show can take a gig to another level—so if any clever lighting folks read this, flick us a message!

    What’s your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
    Valhalla is a fun place to play. Ben works his arse off to support local bands.

    In your songwriting or composing (or the band’s songwriting) how do the compositions and songs take shape?
    Brad writes a song (just music, no vox) and makes a demo. Tink then comes up with his vocal material for the song, while Jared, Tere and Marcus use Brad’s demo parts as a jumping-off point for coming up with their individual parts. Then it’s a matter of seeing how all the parts sit with one other and tweaking rhythms, melodies, harmonies, screams and feedback as needed.

    Where/when is your next gig?
    Our release show for One By One & Two By Two is on Thursday 22 November at Valhalla. We have Sheeps and Planet Hunter joining us, so radness is guaranteed 😉


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    The Eighth Note: Bored Housewives Club

    26.10.18 | Permalink | Comment?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians.

    A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or introduce you to a new musician/band and their music.

    Today’s guest’s are Aaron & Alayne from cute new band Bored Housewives Club.

     

    Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:
    We make twee lo-fi guitar pop. We try to write the most efficient pop songs, with no excess boring guitar bits or samples from obscure 50s movies. If that doesn’t work then we just play louder and moodier until it does.

    What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
    Aaron: We just released a lovely wee E.P. called Iti, it’s a lovely and cute E.P. about modern romance. Soon, we will start work on our first full album Utu, which will be less about liking other people and more about hating ourselves. After that we will completely change our sound and be reborn on our second album Ata, that album will be an electronic dreamscape, a commercial failure, and ultimately break up the band. Also, I haven’t told Alayne this plan so this is the first she is hearing of it.
    Alayne: Yeah, dope.

    Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
    Facebook, Bandcamp, & Spotify. [Also Twitter & Instagram].

    What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
    Aaron:
    Ramones – It’s Alive. It’s just like listening to The Beach Boys but real fast.
    Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Fever to Tell. That made me release there was so much more to music than Limp Bizkit and The Eagles.
    Channel Z: The Best of, Volume 1. It’s a compilation album but it’s the perfect mix of embarrassing early 2000s music and amazing Kiwi musicians.
    Alayne:
    I listened to Rumours by Fleetwood Mac on repeat and NOTHING ELSE.

    Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?
    Alayne: Hans Pucket! Maple Syrup! Girlboss! Bad Friend!
    Aaron: Womb! Riki Gooch! Hex! Olmecha Supreme!

    What’s your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
    Alayne: Our first gig was at Caroline and we had a lovely time.
    Aaron: Moon Bar, the gigs are over at a reasonable time and there no stairs. It’s a big plus for accessibility and I broke my foot carrying my amp down some stairs so I get very nervous on them now.

    In your songwriting or composing (or the band’s songwriting) how do the compositions and songs take shape?
    A lot of the songs we have at the moment we just wrote at home, alone. However, the new ones we start jamming and then say something like ‘that sounded nice’, and then we make a song.

    Where/when is your next gig?
    Wherever will have us, please book us please. Thank you.


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    The Eighth Note: Jack Panther

    25.10.18 | Permalink | Comment?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians.

    A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or introduce you to a new musician/band and their music.

    Today’s guest is upcoming musician Jack Panther, who has just released debut track Heartbreakers.

     

    Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:
    I’m Jack Panther, a songwriter and producer living in Wellington. I love collaborating and working with some of Wellington’s up and coming artists.

    What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
    For the past 4 years I’ve been working on writing, recording and producing a 5 track EP, which is expected to be out early next year. With this EP I’ve been developing and playing with different music styles, ranging from Pop to Indie.

    Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
    My Instagram.

    What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
    Arctic Monkeys – AM
    HAIM – Days Are Gone
    Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence

    Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?
    I really love Wellington band Womb. Everytime I see them live, I fall in love with them all over again. They’re a great group and really know how to grasp an audience’s attention.

    What is your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
    I’m used to playing smaller spaces and bars like Basque, but also really vibe flat gigs. Both are great atmospheres, and yet so different to one another. I like the idea of being able to play music to a smaller crowd of people with a few beers on a Sunday afternoon, but there is nothing quite like the thrill of a house party.

    In your songwriting or composing (or the band is songwriting) how do the compositions
    and songs take shape?

    It depends on what’s inspiring me at the time but usually I sit at the piano or guitar and play chords which fits with the vibe I’m looking for. From there, I’ll start with a melody phrase and write around it. Each song I write can be shaped so differently, but usually starts with a phrase that’s important to me, whether I had written it down days before or came up with it then and there.

    Where/when is your next gig?
    I often play small bar gigs with my other band, Garden of Sweden, and currently working on a live set for Jack Panther.


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    The Eighth Note: Simloco

    19.10.18 | Permalink | Comment?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians.

    A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or introduce you to a new musician/band and their music.

    Today’s guest is Kapiti Coast Hip-Hop artist, and No Problemos member, Simloco.

     

    Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:
    I’m a musician from the Kapiti Coast lately focusing on creating hiphop with a twist. Following up from a successful few years with The No Problemos, a couple of us having started our latest endeavour under Simloco. Creating beats and writing raps in a home studio, we trust the process and make music with no expectation.

    What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
    We’ve been working hard on an album for the last year or so, ready for release in October. We’re putting a lot of focus on getting some visuals together and are looking forward to getting some new music out there to the people.

    Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
    We’ve got a few clips on YouTube, some songs on SoundCloud but will be sure to get the release on Spotify, Apple Music etc.

    What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
    Californiacation – Red hot chilli peppers
    1999 – Joey Badass
    Uprising – Bob Marley

    Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?
    Drax Project, Louis Baker.

    What’s your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
    Bring back Bodega! 😉

    In your songwriting or composing (or the band’s songwriting) how do the compositions and songs take shape?
    My homie Dusty Miller aka Tim Calkin is a beat making mistro and we’ve been making music together since day one. Often we’ll sit down, get inspired and make something from scratch. In the ideal situation we’ll get the bones of a track in an evening and let it work itself together from there.

    Where/when is your next gig?
    Playing with SkyCanvas in October at San Fran. We’ll be doing a local headline show in Kapiti and again in October for the album release.


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    The Eighth Note: We Are Home

    11.10.18 | Permalink | Comment?


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians.

    A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or introduce you to a new musician/band and their music.

    Today’s guest’s are Fraser and Lars from new psychedelic band We Are Home.

     

    Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:
    We are an independent Wellington based band that write and play psychedelic rock/funk music. We’ve been together for about three and a half months with the current lineup, each of us with different musical experiences. We like to bring a fresh blend of tunes riddled with self improvement and existential themes.The core motivation and messages we bring are of self-discovery, positivity, and exploration of the human experience.

    What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
    We’re working on our debut album titled ‘Winds Of Change’ currently. We’re releasing it in three waves which people can pick up for free when you sign up to our Website. The first wave is due to release 23rd October.

    Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
    Online. We’ve got Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, and a Website.

    What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
    Given Lars writes 95% of the music, his three most influential albums are:
    Where the Light is – John Mayer
    Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
    Lost in the Dream – The War On Drugs

    Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?
    We’re not hugely familiar with all of the local bands as yet! But we’ve worked with Earth To Zena and Archie The Brave, and they’re both amazing groups that we’d love to work with again. Otherwise, we’d be willing to work with anyone local if they’ve got a similar rock/funk/psychedelic sound! We love branching out and making more connections with other musicians.

    What’s your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
    We’ve only played Moon Bar and Caroline as a full band. While we love both, the system at Caroline was absolutely popping. We frequent the night markets on left band and also busk on the waterfront frequently too. As everyone in Welly will say, “you can’t beat Wellington on a good day”. So venue, Caroline, but the waterfront is beautiful too.

    In your songwriting or composing (or the band’s songwriting) how do the compositions and songs take shape?
    Lars will write something using acoustic guitar and vocals, and bring that idea to the band. Then Dani normally comes up with a harmony, and the other boys write their respective parts normally on the fly. The songs normally come together very quickly, and take a few sessions of structure and polishing before they’re ready for performance.

    Where/when is your next gig?
    Moon Bar in Newtown, on October the 11th. Tickets from our Website.


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    The Eighth Note: Lucifer Gunne

    04.10.18 | Permalink | Comment?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘The Eighth Note’ is 8 quick Questions with Wellington Musicians.

    A chance for us to catch up with people & see what they’re up to, or introduce you to a new musician/band and their music.

    Today’s guest is Rory from Lucifer Gunne.

     

    Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:
    My name is Rory, Lead singer and Bassist of Lucifer Gunne, an alternative rock band from Wellington, New Zealand

    What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
    Currently, We’re wrapping up on our last few shows of this year, and getting ready to work on some new material for you all! Our plans have changed throughout 2018, and the EP isn’t looking likely to see the light of day, but we promise you, we’ll make up for it with something MUCH larger next year. We can’t spill much on it yet, but you’ll definitely wanna watch this space!

    Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
    You can find us over on Facebook for any new info about the band! This is where you’re most likely to find any news on us, and any updates to the band!
    As for our music, you can find us on any of your favorite streaming platforms! We also have a Website where you can find CD’s and merch!

    What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
    -The Black Parade by MCR (I love dramatic concept albums, and this one holds a lot of nostalgia for me!)
    Demon Days by Gorillaz (Again, a lot of nostalgia, this album gave me a whole new avenue of music to explore in the more electronic based scene)
    American Idiot by Green Day (Oh man, what an album! The storytelling aspect has definitely shaped the way I work as a musician and was probably my soul influence for picking up a guitar)

    Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?
    There’s two groups that really stand out in the local music scene at the moment for me: Pale Lady and EgoValve. All the guys from Pale Lady are super talented as well as really nice guys, make sure to check out their EP Told to Fold. EgoValve on the other hand, are an awesome three piece that I can’t stop listening to at the moment. In answer to your question, I have no idea how I could collaborate with these guys, but man I’d love to!

    What’s your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
    This one has to go to Valhalla. We’ve played there so many times and can’t get sick of it, there’s always a good lineup and the crowd is usually great. If you don’t know where to support your local scene, definitely check this place out.

    In your songwriting or composing (or the band’s songwriting) how do the compositions and songs take shape?
    Usually me or Don (Guitarist) will bring something along to the table. If it’s already finished, we just make up parts for the rest of the band and we’ve got our song right there. I personally prefer it when we all just jam in our practice space and see what we can come up with. With a new project on the rise though, we’re trying to change up the way we right, I can’t give away the secret sauce right now, but we hope you will all notice the difference!

    Where/when is your next gig?
    Our next gig will take place on the 4th of October at Valhalla.


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    New Single: Peyton Morete

    01.10.18 | Permalink | Comment?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘New Single’ is where a band or artist answers a couple of quick questions about their latest Single release. Up next is young songwriter Peyton Morete, who earlier in the year won the House Of Sound – Music Academy & It’s not OK Campaign ‘Champions of Kapiti Songwriting Competition’. The task was to write a song to encourage the voice of young people who have faced some tough challenges in life or know people who have and to encourage hope. The prize was to have the song professionally recorded, with an accompanying video, at Surgery Studios in Wellington by Lee Prebble, with Barnaby Weir as the producer. Peyton’s song ‘Little Guys’ was the winner.

     

    What the song is about lyrically?
    The song lyrically is about how there may be rough times right now and you may feel life isn’t worth living and there is no hope but just take one day at a time and eventually you’ll find something or someone who will bring light to your life. That I know how hard it must be to go through this emotional and physical pain but you’ll find peace if you keep on going.

    Who produced/recorded it? Did the track come together in the studio, or at home?:
    I went to Surgery Studios in Wellington where Barnaby Weir, from the Black Seeds, produced my song and Lee Prebble mixed it. I also had help with drums and piano parts from Andy Christiansen and Elan Van Mills from House of Sound Music Academy.

    Were there any gear or effects that you used in the mix to get the sound you were after?:
    I used band equipment instead of electronic based music. That’s because I prefer the band recorded sound than the new electronic pop sound. I also think it has more of a natural and real feel to it which helps get the song across more as it feels more real.

    Is this a stand-alone track or part of an upcoming album or EP?
    This track is only a stand-alone track. I am working on recording new songs though that could possibly turn into an ep or album later down the track.


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