Auckland's Wax Chattels debut eponymous LP will be released on May 18 in partnership with Captured Tracks. Today, the band shared a new single, "In My Mouth" via NPR.
The trio told NPR that the track is their "homage to Auckland's best dive bar." NPR answered back, saying, "If that's the case, this dive bar has been shattered, battered and fried into a post-punk surrender. No survivors, just a fluorescent strip dangling from the ceiling, flickering the remnants of a crazed brawl." NPR further notes "In My Mouth" is "the herky-jerk industrial-punk of Suicide's 'Ghost Rider' whipped into psychotic dance music."
Kody Nielson second single, Ruban's Birthday from his forthcoming album Birthday Suiteis out today, and following in the pattern of releasing tracks on family and friends' birthdays it coincides with his brother Ruban's. Happy Birthday Ruban!
Grayson Gilmour's most recent album Otherness continues to grow as a multi-faceted body of work, with the albums moody penultimate track, Artery, pressed to a limited run of 7"s as part of Canadian independent label, Kingfisher Bluez, single club.
Kody Nielson has just unveiled the first single from his forthcoming album Birthday Suite. The single is called Bic’s Birthday. Appropriately, it is released on Bic Runga’s birthday, 13th of January. That's today. Happy Birthday Bic!
In addition to the album list below, we also have a special shout out to Street Chant who won the Taite Music Prize in April (for their 2016 album, Hauora), and also the Flying Nun Foundation which launched at the APRA Silver Scrolls in Dunedin.
We released eleven albums this year, with a mix of new and reissues. We’re honoured to be working with all these clever sorts and can't wait to show you all what we have installed for 2018!
Over a 15-year music career, Grayson Gilmour’s work has won him acclaim and audiences around the world. His signature fusion of a subtle pop sensibility and the inventive exploration of sonic detritus/ambience has seen Grayson build a dedicated fan base and admiration from music critics worldwide. And not just for his solo work - also his band So So Modern, and more recently, his compositions for film have commanded much attention.