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    The Eighth Note: Earth To Zena

    15.02.19 | Permalink | Comment? | By

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘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 Earth to Zena, who released their debut E.P ‘Transmundane’ late last year. They will be touring the South Island soon to support it, and will be back in Wgtn to play at the Newtown Festival in March.

     

    Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:
    We’re Earth to Zena! We’re a four piece psychedelic dream-pop shoegaze band. We like to combine apparent opposites: dreamy atmospheres with cutting riffs and noise; catchy infectious melodies with noise and a bit of experimentalism. We hope the result is music that’s surprising and dynamic.

    What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
    We’ve recently released our debut EP ‘Transmundane’, and have just started working on a new collection of songs. The first of which, ‘End of the World’, can be heard in our recent performance on RNZ’s “NZ Live”, which can be streamed from their website.

    Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
    The BEST place people can follow us and find our music is in person at any of our upcoming shows. The next best place is our Website. We’re also on Spotify and Facebook.

    What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
    Each member of the band has pretty distinct backgrounds and tastes, which helps us find our own unique sound. We’re gonna bend the rules a tiny bit and choose 4 albums. We each picked one!
    Chronologically:
    Pink Floyd – Meddle (1971)
    My Bloody Valentine – Loveless (1991)
    Mint Chicks – Crazy? Yes! Dumb? No! (2006)
    Tame Impala – Lonerism (2012)

    Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?
    There’s so much great music out of Wellington right now, that’s a tough choice. We recently saw Glass Vaults at Space Place and were super inspired. Both sonically and visually that show was so immersive and hypnotic, we’ve talked about it a lot since. So we’d certainly love to work with them. We’re also really excited to share the stage with Hans Pucket when we open for them at Wellington Gardens Magic on 11 January.

    What is your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
    We had a blast at Moon Bar for our EP release show in September. Caroline has also been very good to us and hosts us regularly. We’re playing SanFran for the first time tonight though, so who knows, that could become a favorite. Overall though we’re really looking to play more outdoor shows now that summer is approaching. …and Space Place, we gotta play there sometime!

    In your songwriting or composing (or the band ís songwriting) how do the compositions and songs take shape?
    It varies song-by-song, but often Renee (our lead singer and synth player) will bring the bones of a song that she’s written, often just voice and ukulele, and then as a band we’ll transform it into a fully embellished song, each bringing our own pieces to the arrangement. Then later when we record it we’ll hear the song with new ears, add new elements and maybe even restructure things, and then we’ll selectively bring some of those changes back to the live performance. So the songs are constantly evolving really, with writing informing performance informing recording informing writing informing performance, on and on forever.

    Where/when is your next gig?
    In February we’ll be touring the country, in CHCH on 27 Feb, Dunedin on 1 March, back in Wellington for Newtown Festival on 3 March. Those are just the dates booked so far, hopefully we’ll be adding some stops. Stay tuned!


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    The Eighth Note: The Spectre Collective

    07.12.18 | Permalink | Comment? | By

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘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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    The Eighth Note: Eight Eyed Orchid

    08.11.18 | Permalink | Comment? | By

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘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? | By

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘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? | By

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘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? | By

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘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? | By


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘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? | By

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘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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    The Eighth Note: Tower Of Flints

    28.09.18 | Permalink | Comment? | By

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘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 Joe from Tower of Flints.

     

    Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music:
    I’m Joe from Tower Of Flints. We’re a five-piece indie rock band with dark lyrics, great grooves and plenty of noise.
    Lineup is:
    Vocals, guitar – Joe Harrison (previously Brave New Void)
    Guitar / e-bow – Neil Beales (The Sell-Outs)
    Lead guitar – Daniel Edmonds (Gold Wolf – UK)
    Drums – Felix Nesbitt (Funkacybin, Farming The Population)
    Bass – Chris Fursdon (Julie Lamb Outfit, Blackwater).

    What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
    I spent most of the last three years writing material. We still haven’t performed all of it publicly and we’re looking at new ideas too. We’re also looking at incorporating keys/piano into some of the songs. Piano is my new weapon of choice! We will be releasing a single and/or EP in the next few months. Still deciding which songs. (Probably “Blameless”) Also a video – working on concepts!

    Where is the best place people can follow you & find your music?
    We’re on Facebook and Instagram. There are eleven demos on Soundcloud and YouTube. I keep meaning to sort out Bandcamp too. It’s on my list!

    What were the 3 most influential albums to you growing up?
    Since there are five of us, I suppose this would be fifteen albums? But as I’m the one answering the question (hard one, btw):
    David Bowie – Diamond Dogs
    Suede – Suede
    Elizium – Fields Of The Nephilim
    And about a thousand others across many genres.

    Which other Wellington musician (s) would you most like to work with?
    That’s a tough one, as there are so many great musicians in Wellington! I was talking to Ills Winter (Elizabeth de la Rey) after her set at Moon the other day. We’re looking at a gig together soon, which I’m really looking forward to! I’m a big fan of her Ills Winter and Porcelain Toy work. I’d love to collaborate on stuff.

    What’s your favourite Wellington venue to play in?
    Valhalla. The sound on stage is great, so everyone plays well. Always a good vibe. Cheap beer. Lots of people in black clothes. Dark and moody, just as any great rock venue should be. And as I’m not a great dancer, it doesn’t really matter if my shoes stick to the floor.

    In your songwriting or composing (or the band’s songwriting) how do the compositions and songs take shape?
    I work in a very patchy manner, recording bits of different instruments and vocals, shifting them about on the screen until I have a rough structure. Then I go back and record the different parts all the way through. I usually start early on a weekend morning, in my dressing gown, with a coffee and an unplugged guitar, mucking about until something cool happens. I have heaps of notebooks with words, lines, verses and stuff that has just randomly occurred to me. I flick through these as I listen to what I’ve recorded and something usually fits or starts a train of thought. I almost never work out a whole song from start to finish, with all the words in the right order. I’m far too disorganised and chaotic for that. We haven’t written as a band yet, but that’s about to change. So far, the guys have definitely put their own mark on the songs I came to them with and the results are far superior to my demos!

    Where/when is your next gig?
    Caroline, September 28th with Swallow The Rat and Witchblade.


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    The Eighth Note: Ash Broke

    08.09.18 | Permalink | Comment? | By

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    ‘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 Ash Broke from Hip-Hop collective OneRoof.

     

    Who are you? Tell us a bit about your music?
    I go by the name of ASH BROKE, I represent ONEROOF. My music is basically stories of my life and is a way for me to talk about things I couldn’t talk about in conversation, it is my type of self-therapy.

    What have you been working on lately? Any new tracks or albums on the way?
    I am currently working on a new album with Hazbeats (YGB) called ‘Hate being Broke’. I am also working on a side project with other local artists including Simloco, Innocent Max, Koast, Hugh Tanner, Dylz & D1m3, MC Dro, Myles Murphy, and Bound2Smoke.

    Where is the best place people can find you and your music?
    Bandcamp.

    What were the three most influential albums to you growing up?
    DMX – It’s dark and hell is hot.
    Tupac – Greatest Hits.
    Notorious B.I.G – Life after Death.

    Which other Wellington artists would you most like to work with?
    Louis Baker and Raw Collective.

    Your favourite Wellington venue to play?
    It’s always been Bodega for me, it’s a hard one to top.

    In your song writing, how do the songs take shape?
    I try to find a beat that evokes a feeling or an emotion. Then I try and draw on something from my personal life that correlates with the vibe of the beat. Then I will rinse the beat on repeat until I start to see the picture clearer

    Where/when is your next gig?
    DMC 18 DJ Championship Sept. 8th at The Grand.


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