TEAM PICKS OF THE WEEK
RADIO PLUGGER AND IN-FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT
"Think it over, what's in your head." A whimsical slice of Christchurch/Dunedin guitar pop reminiscent of The La's 'There She Goes', 'Boogey Man' speaks of the inherent fear in us as children - but can easily translate to adulthood troubles. The titular character could represent anyone in our lives - friends, enemies, bosses, landlords - but take it on the surface, and you've got yourself a jangly little tune to slide away to. The first song I heard from The Bats and still my favourite.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER
"I never tire of this song. Beautiful melody and lyrics and restrained production."
The annual Vodafone Pacific Music Awards took place last night at Sir Woolf Fisher Arena Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau.
'Marley Sitting on a Pumpkin Seed' is his first foray into children’s music.
Originally released in 1992 on Flying Nun, this 2018 volume is the redux 26th Anniversary “Wild Things” collection of out of control, filthy & fuzzy 1960’s mayhem from NZ.
Wax Chattels create darkly hypnotic and frenetic music that's both rhythmically complex and sinister.
‘Bloodlines’ draws inspiration from the female Sudanese Aghani Al-Banat musicians the track is based around.
The Recorded Music NZ Best Jazz Album and the APRA Best Jazz Composition awards will be presented on the opening night of the Wellington Jazz Festival, Wednesday 6 June.