Are there any indiepop Kiwis?

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Re: Are there any indiepop Kiwis?

Post by michael » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:30 am

This is stuck in my head now,


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Post by Blank Frack » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:51 am

Anyone up for Wildwood Lights tonight and/or Teacups tomorrow night? Both at Winecellar.

I'm expecting a resounding NO from all the Teacup haterz. But c'mon, EVERYBODY loves the Wildies!!
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Post by grumpytimes » Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:36 pm

oops, sorry markie I didn't those last few posts. was going to see if you were thinking of seeing the wildies, but then i got put off by the weather last night.

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Re: Are there any indiepop Kiwis?

Post by Blank Frack » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:11 am

So, The Bats at Kings Arms next Saturday. Everyone must be going to that right? I mean, gig of the year and everything.

Richie Rich? Michael? Simply Thrilled? Grumpmeister?

Bruce and Magda are going if that sways it for you.
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Post by richie rich » Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:35 am

Blank Frack wrote:I mean, gig of the year and everything.
That was Jens Lekman. You missed it. Or was it The Parallelograms...in a church...in Butterley? In which case, I missed it.
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Post by michael » Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:52 am

I'm going. What time are you getting there?

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Post by grumpytimes » Wed Sep 15, 2010 5:08 am

yep I'm going to The Bats. Not sure what time we're going, probably ten-ish.

ALSO, Alexis and I are DJing at DOC this Friday. Plus James Duncan is going to be playing a short set, so if anyone fancies that I will be there (obvs).

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Post by Blank Frack » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:09 am

I'm going on Friday. Chelsea Teacup is apparently playing with James Duncan (who always makes me thing of Duncan James from unmissed UK boyband Blue)too and EVERYBODY loves the Teacups, right?

On Saturday we could maybe go for prematch drinks somewhere? Galbraiths maybe? 8pm-ish perhaps?

*EDIT* - Update on drinks - Bruce is suggesting 7pm at DOC for those with very strong constitutions so ignore my Galbraiths idea.
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Post by grumpytimes » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:02 am

Cool - not sure if I can make it to DOC but I'll be in touch - may just meet people at KA

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Re: Are there any indiepop Kiwis?

Post by richie rich » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:28 am

With the recent demise of Fleet FM I thought that it was a pertinent (indeed poignant) time to put up the set list from the last Simply Thrilled show that me and Mike did back in March 2010. It was really just a chance for us to play all our favourite hits from the past 34(!) shows. Sometimes I think about what I might play if we were to do a radio show next weekend. I’d probably just put the Allo, Darlin’ album on repeat and add in some Tennis (Marathon, South Carolina and Baltimore... “South Carolina really makes a man, If the South can’t do it there’s no-one can...”)... oh, and B&S' I Want The World To Stop... and CO's Some Guys Have All The Luck.

Simply Thrilled, The Final:

Last Dance - Math And Physics Club (Michael)
I Want You Either Way - Sourpatch (Richie)
I Love Her So Much It Hurts Me – David Ruben (M)
All That Remains – Hari And Aino (R)
Uzzi Tuzzi - Ladybird (M)
Enlightened & Left-wing Indeed - Speedmarket Avenue (R)
Summer Come Back – The Budgies (M)
King - Belly (R)
Boogey Man – The Bats (M)
Nuit Avec Une Ami – Standard Fare (R)
Baby’s Breath - A Smile And A Ribbon (M)
People We Want - Kenickie (R)
If It’s Not You – Language Of Flowers (M)
Second Song – Harry And Aino (R)
Echo Of Last Summer – Days (M)
No Drama - Speedmarket Avenue (R)
Chicago New York – The Aislers Set (M)
Henry Rollins Don’t Dance - Allo, Darlin’ (R)
Underground Summer Love Song - Anne Bacheley (M)
Days – Sambassadeur (R)
An Hour Before The Light – The Clientele (M)
Baby Pop – France Gall (R)
There He Goes - The Gladeyes (M)
That’s When My Headaches Begin – Northern Portrait (R)
Drown – Black Tambourine (M)
Dirty Dream Number Two – Belle And Sebastian (R) (studio audience assist with “In a town so small there’s no escaping you, In a town so small there’s no escape from view...etc”)
Satisfied – Ben Aiken (M)
You’re In A Bad Way - Saint Etienne (M)
Swans – Camera Obscura (R) (studio audience on backing vocals)
You Can Hide Your Love Forever – Comet Gain (R)
Come Monday Night – God Help The Girl (R)
The end (thank you speeches, handshakes, hugs etc etc)

(March 23 2010)

Listen here:- http://audio.substep.com/fleetfm/simply ... 270310.mp3

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Post by gofelt » Sun Sep 19, 2010 3:02 pm

This set list is brilliant! boogey man and there he goes by the Gladeyes are ace.

richie rich, have you seen that before: http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/345-liv ... ation-1990 (select clip #2). It's an interview of adorable Martin Phillipps from back in 1990. Look how young he was!! He talks about their struggle to make it in the UK indie scene and the patronising press reviews...this is SO true. The same happened with the Go-betweens. British music press hyped the Madchester scene at the time and so many bands (from Australia, NZ and Europe) got little coverage and remained or faded in obscurity. It's been 20 years and nothing about UK music press has changed...

They talk about Submarine Bells and the presenter says how poetic the lyrics are. Bart of the Cat's Miaow told me exactly the same thing. When he puts this record on, he loves to play the second side again and again. I totally agree with him! The last song of this side, submarine bells, is so beautiful that it hurts.. I can't really believe that the Chills haven't been bigger. At least Martin still writes songs and makes music.

I am so glad I have this record.
I slice the surface here beside you/Lungs filled liquid yell I love you/Sound moves further underwater
Deep and dark my submarine bells groan in greens and grey/Mine would chime a thousand times/To make you feel okay..

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Post by richie rich » Fri Sep 24, 2010 6:01 am

Thanks for the kind words about our set list gofelt ...they were really nice to read on a Monday morning.

I watched the Martin Phillips’ interview. Martin does indeed look like a small boy ...but then so does Hine Elder (the woman conducting the interview). I haven’t seen Martin since he toured Sunburnt back in 1996 so I can’t say whether he still looks like a small boy today. I can say that I saw The Bats play last Saturday and they don’t look like they’ve aged at all since I used to regularly see them play circa 1994. They seem to have found the fountain of youth – and that can generally be said for a lot of the South Island Flying Nun bands. The pace of life in the South seems to suit them.

It’s an interesting interview. It’s quite indepth and Hine asks some pretty decent questions – which is strange because I really don’t think she would’ve known much about Flying Nun, The Chills or the independent NZ music scene ...but maybe I’m wrong. The look on Martin’s face when she introduces him as a “major international success story” is priceless.

It’s also a bizarre forum because the show from which it is taken, 3:45 Live!, would screen on weekdays after school at 3:45pm (the clues in the name) and was really aimed at people in the early/mid teenage group, none of whom would’ve been listening to The Chills or would probably even have known who Martin Phillips was. So you have this weird scenario where, at one point, Martin’s talking about how the Dachau concentration camp was an inspiration for Tied Up In Chains and then after this interview the next clip shows Hine and Phil Keoghan interviewing Dinglemouse, Rose and Dullboot the Giant from a local production of Bad Jelly The Witch!

Martin’s pretty scathing of the London/UK music scene/press. I like it when he says he does “most of my writing here [NZ] because that’s where I get ...like the land itself I really feel inspires me. It’s a great place to be, there’s a real quality in New Zealand you don’t find anywhere else.” I think that’s a better summation of the NZ Flying Nun sound than my “melancholy yet jangly”. How about having 5 signed vinyl LPs to giveaway!

That second clip (approx 7 mins in) where they interview the cast of Bad Jelly The Witch is a laugh. Hine has a freaking great haircut ...and I like the way the cast hold it together and maintain their characters for the entire interview.

That’s quite a nostalgic website http://www.nzonscreen.com. There’s some footage of a TV show called A Haunting We Will Go. It screened in 1980 when I was 5. It had a character called Count Homogenized who used to scare the shit out of me. 30 years later I still wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat thinking about him. Re-watching some of those episodes it makes me wonder what I found so scary about a camp milk loving vampire dressed all in white with white make-up and an eastern European accent.

Thanks for the link.
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Post by grumpytimes » Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:59 am

I really hate the way Martin Phillips is convinced their must be some antipodean prejudice to explan their lack of international success. If you think of all the great bands from those years that people talk about on these boards who never got any kind of success, it's hardly surprising that The Chills never 'made it'. The simple fact is very few bands ever do. And he's still going on about it today http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/ma ... ught-trade

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Post by richie rich » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:30 am

That’s also a good article, Chris. I hadn’t read it before. I like the description of the Flying Nun sound as “jangly ...[yet] spooky” and “dark ...[yet] breezy.” My thoughts on Phillips aren’t too dissimilar to yours although, for me, Bob Scott’s comments in that same article add a degree of credibility to Phillips’ position.
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Re: Are there any indiepop Kiwis?

Post by richie rich » Sun Oct 24, 2010 10:47 am

After ACFC’s win over AS Magenta in the O League yesterday I danced rather drunkenly and quite maniacally to My Heart Is A Drummer, Dreaming and The Polaroid Song while waiting for the bus at the Sandringham Road shops. On the bus I danced to If Loneliness Was Art. On a bus stop seat on Onewa Road I danced (in Footloose fashion) to Silver Dollars. On a traffic island on Lake Road I danced to Kiss Your Lips.

ACFC must be the only football club in the world to play Camera Obscura, Belle & Sebastian and Lucky Soul on the tannoy pre-match, at half time and at full time.

That’s all.
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Re: Are there any indiepop Kiwis?

Post by michael » Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:33 am

I was chatting to Chris at the football this afternoon. We should have a meetup.

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Post by Blank Frack » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:14 pm

michael wrote:I was chatting to Chris at the football this afternoon. We should have a meetup.
Yes. Yes we should. I've finally finished setting all you librarians up on the Auckland Council payroll system so I'm not working crazy long hours anymore.
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Re: Are there any indiepop Kiwis?

Post by michael » Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:29 am

A Sunday evening maybe?

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Post by grumpytimes » Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:33 pm

Yeah Sunday evening usually suits me fine.

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Post by The Boy and the Cloud » Fri Nov 19, 2010 4:35 pm

oops, haven't checked in here for a while! anyone heard the coolies album yet?

because i'm doing the last Don't Die On My Doorstep night tomorrow, i thought i should thank everyone who helped out with arranging the auckland night again. well, you receive thanks in the booklet but you might not be able to read it. of course, i'll gladly send you a cop if i have any left.

i am currently working as a freelance designer and that blog is under my new website, feel free to have a look. (there are even a few projects on there that i did at AUT).)
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