Album Review: The Mint Chicks – Screens

The Mint Chicks Screens * * * May is New Zealand Music Month, and what better time to review the latest release by local darlings of troublegum-infused noiserock, The Mint Chicks? Following on from prior releases Fuck The Golden Youth and the critically acclaimed Crazy?  Yes!  Dumb?  No!, the Auckland boys decided it was time […]

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Album Review: Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – Vs. Children

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone Vs. Children * * * * In a highly anticipated follow up to 2006’s Etiquette, Owen Ashworth offers plenty of lo-fi sounds, rounded out not just with his signature electronic tinkering, but with a more grown-up presence.  The honkytonk keys are toned down, and Ashworth slips in a mature selection […]

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Correction – Sunday’s show at The Crocodile is Free, but….

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Album Review: Death Cab For Cutie – The Open Door EP

Death Cab For Cutie The Open Door EP * * * A welcome treat to tide fans over until their next full length album, The Open Door EP is a collection of songs that didn’t quite make the cut for the runaway success that was Narrow Stairs. Described by bassist Nick Harmer as “part of […]

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Album Review: Super Furry Animals – Dark Days/Light Years

Super Furry Animals Dark Days/Light Years * * * * Dark Days/Light Years could well be considered the second coming for my favourite Welshmen, the Super Furry Animals.  Always innovative, the band performed the album in a live webcast to celebrate the digital release of the album in March, which was prefaced with a series […]

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