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Re: New Zealand Music Month 2010
« Reply #30 on: May 24, 2010, 09:07:41 PM »

Dane Rumble

In March 2009, Rumble released his first solo single "Always Be Here". The track debuted on the RIANZ New Zealand Singles Chart at number 33 and peaked at number 13. The single was later certified gold status for selling over 7,500 copies digitally. A second single, "Don't Know What to Do", was released in July, and after a nation-wide radio tour, funded by New Zealand On Air, the single reached number 10 on the chart, becoming his first top 10 single as a solo artist.
A third single titled "Cruel" was released in November, and debuted at number 17 on the New Zealand singles chart. The track has since then climbed to number 3, making the track his third consecutive top 20 single, and on top of that, Cruel was certified platinum with sales over 15,000. Rumble spent the summer of 2009/10 performing on both 'Coca Cola Bands on Beach Tour' & 'The Woah Oh Oh Tour'.
Rumble's debut solo album, The Experiment was released on 29 March 2010. The album debuted at number 1 on the New Zealand Albums Chart.
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Re: New Zealand Music Month 2010
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2010, 10:56:20 PM »

Beneath the Silence

Basic metalcore band, but with an average age of like 17. Won the Smokefree Rockquest last year, unfortunately calling it quits late this month. It's a shame really, they had some talent.
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Re: New Zealand Music Month 2010
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2010, 07:14:07 PM »

Zed

Zed were a New Zealand Pop/rock four-piece band formed in 1998. Originally formed while still students at Christchurch's Cashmere High School, Zed (Originally known as "Supra") is the dream child of Nathan King, Ben Campbell and Adrian Palmer, along with manager Ray Columbus.
In 2000, Zed were no longer a three-piece, joined by second guitarist Andrew Lynch. Soon after their inception, Nathan felt there was someone missing from the band and they hired Andy.
Assisting with the re-shaping on Silencer was producer David Nicholas. Rhythm and vocal tracks were recorded at Revolver Studios in Auckland, with final overdubs and mixing at Mangrove Studios, north of Sydney, Australia. Recording sessions were over in seven weeks, although after all band members and production staff came down with the flu.
Silencer was released in 2000 in New Zealand and debuted at number one on the New Zealand Album Charts, quickly achieving triple platinum status, and creating six hit singles. "Renegade Fighter" was the number-one song in New Zealand for the year 2000.
Zed took an "extended break" in 2005, with band members looking into new musical ventures. Nathan King has launched a solo career and is now based in London. Ben Campbell and Adrian Palmer have formed a new band, Atlas. Andy Lynch is working as a session musician in Auckland. More recently, Adrian Palmer has left Atlas, and Andy Lynch has since joined.
The band recently reunited for a one off performance at the Vector Arena for the company Yellow's, Homemade Jam which was held on the 11th December 2008.
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Re: New Zealand Music Month 2010
« Reply #33 on: May 27, 2010, 06:20:34 PM »

The Wellington International Ukelele Orchestra

The dozen-strong strummers of the WIUO faithfully reproduce hit songs from across the musical spectrum. They are a consistent sell-out act in their home country, where the ukulele has been a beloved instrument since its appearance on the first official New Zealand pop single.
The orchestra provides harmonious and hilarious renditions of classics, rock hits and folk tunes as well as songs in their country’s native tongue. The comedy comes from the witty banter, but when the WIUO bursts into song it could go several ways: the sweet sounds can silence a room in a nanosecond, or bring a crowd of thousands to their feet.
At their gigs, you can expect inviting sing-a-longs, outstanding instrumentals, well-dressed individuals, sparkling harmonies and comic banter. The WIUO has rocked rock venues, botanic gardens and vineyards, and they've also been known to rock libraries, museums, art galleries and the inter-island ferry.
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Re: New Zealand Music Month 2010
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2010, 05:24:00 AM »

Fur Patrol

Fur Patrol is a rock band, originally from Wellington, New Zealand, now based in Melbourne, Australia.
Their debut EP, Starlifter, was released on the independent Wellington label Wishbone in 1998. Their debut album Pet was produced by David Long, guitarist of the Six Volts and the The Mutton Birds and was released in 2000, also on Wishbone Records. Pet featured the single Lydia which reached number one on the New Zealand singles charts. The band scooped the pool at the 2001 Tui New Zealand Music Awards, walking away with 4 "Tui's".
In 2001 the band moved to Melbourne, Australia where they inked their first major record deal, with Universal Music Australia. Their second album, Collider, was released in New Zealand in 2003 and Australia in early 2004. The album, produced by British producer Mark Wallis and recorded in Melbourne's Sing Sing studios, was a move away from the catchy, more radio-friendly pop sound of Pet. The first single, Precious, was heavier and darker than earlier offerings. Its music video, which showed the band members collecting fan's ears, was filmed in Hollywood, California.
Fur Patrol became a three-piece when Guitarist Steve Wells left the band in late 2004.
The 3-piece released the 4-track Long Distance Runner EP in May 2007 and their third full length album Local Kid on 29 September 2008. Local Kid was produced by Australian producer Tony Cohen.
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Re: New Zealand Music Month 2010
« Reply #35 on: May 30, 2010, 12:28:20 AM »

Op Shop

Opshop is a New Zealand rock band formed in 2002. Their first album, You Are Here, was released in 2004. Their second album, Second Hand Planet was released in 2007 and received Triple Platinum certification. Second Hand Planet produced the successful single, One Day. Opshop was formed by Invercargill born, Christchurch raised, singer/songwriter Jason Kerrison. He based himself in Auckland, writing music while at a residency in a backpacker's bar in Auckland.
Growing tired of the solo shows, he invited guitarist and old school friend, Tim Skedden to join him and share the acoustic vibe that the club and its punters had come to enjoy. In the following year, Kerrison met up with another old school mate and long time jamming drummer, Bobby Kennedy (also from Christchurch) and invited him to join the very young band. In the following few months, another long-term friend crossed Kerrison's path. The band's name was GST (Goldfish Shopping Trolley), but was soon changed to Opshop.
Guitarist Matt Treacy (yet another Cantabrian) was also living in Auckland and was soon to be a member of this emerging act. So with four members in place, jamming, interacting, along with plenty of nostalgia and catching up on the Christchurch days, the Opshop bandwagon was now rolling.
It was then that the band recruited a friend of Jason's that he had met while studying ethnomusicology at Auckland University. English born Ian Munro became Opshop's bass player.
Some of Opshop's success is thanks to the ZM radio station where during the winter of 2003, Opshop were the winners of Project NZM a competition designed to help small bands make it big. Project NZM helped Opshop with the release of their single Saturated by giving the song airplay on the ZM network.
As the band remained behind closed doors, a demo recording of their work found its way into the hands of Adrien de Croy and Tracy Magan, of the newly founded label Siren Records, who are also the record label of Goldenhorse, who liked the band's music.
Siren then offered Opshop an opportunity to record some of their material at York Street Studios in a 'live' demo session. The following night, Opshop played their first ever gig alongside Che-Fu and Ted Clarke at the then Leftfield Bar on the Viaduct in Auckland.
In the weeks that followed, Siren approached Opshop with a deal that would provide both opportunity and artist integrity with the benefits of an independent label, alongside the distribution capabilities of major label Capitol/EMI.
They became a signed act and they continue to receive a good deal of support from NZ on Air and New Zealand's broadcasting community. Opshop finished their new album You Are Here in 2004 and have done many large concerts all over the country. Their first single "Nothing Can Wait" was recorded by Malcolm Welsford at York St Studios.
The single "No Ordinary Thing" did very well in the charts and made it on to Now That's What I Call Music Volume 16.
The Band went through some drastic changes that proved to be very challenging to deal with. Tim Skedden unfortunately had to leave the band due to family commitments and Ian Munro decided to head back home to his native Britain.
This left a void that was eventually filled by Bobby Kennedy's former band mate Clinton Harris on Bass guitar. Clint and Bobby first teamed up as part Christchurch's Hornby High School rock band called Outer Control. The lead singer of this band was Pearl Runga (sister to Boh Runga and Bic Runga). Outer Control was the first ever winner of the New Zealand National High School Rock Quest competition. Bobby and Clint carried on together on the Christchurch Music scene in another band called Gorilla Biscuit with Jason Kerrison singing lead vocals.
Jason Kerrison, the singer, auditioned for Rock Star Supernova but even though he impressed, he wasn't selected for the finals. At the auditions, he was talking to Tommy Lee, who was saying that he loves Snow Patrol, which inspired Jason when making Second Hand Planet (He said this during an interview with The Rock radio station). Coincidentally, Opshop supported Snow Patrol in September 2007 for their 2 New Zealand shows.
With the single "Maybe", they are the first New Zealand band to go to the #1 position on iTunes New Zealand in its history. Beating out Mika, Regina Spektor, Avril Lavigne, Beyoncé & Shakira, The Fray, Silverchair, Fall Out Boy, Justin Timberlake and Snow Patrol. "Maybe" is the first single off the album Second Hand Planet, released in April 2007.
When they were on tour with Luke Thompson in New Zealand in 2008, they came up with a song for each place they visited on the day of the concert. In Auckland, they forgot the words to it and made it up on the spot.
Opshop have been voted New Zealand's favourite band according to readers of the EDC magazine. The poll was conducted on the 19th April, 2010. Two days after they released their newest single "Pin's and Needles" which was released 17th April, 2010.
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Re: New Zealand Music Month 2010
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2010, 05:30:24 PM »

Foamy Ed

Foamy Ed is a New Zealand pop punk girl band.
They formed in high school in 1996, since then the band released their debut EP Go Where U Know in 2000 and another EP A Moment's Need. They have performed in the Big Day Out and many national gigs. They have also performed alongside huge international bands such as Blink 182, Pennywise, 28 Days, The Vandals, The 5.6.7.8's, Plain Sunset and BugGirl. New Zealand supports include; Fur Patrol, Elemeno P, HLAH, The Feelers, Sommerset and many more.
In 2003, Aimee left the band and Mieke was brought in to replace her on guitar. Aimee returned in 2004 to make Foamy Ed a five piece.
Lani Purkis is currently in another band Elemeno P.
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And that, ladies and gentlemen, concludes New Zealand Music Month 2010. I hope you have enjoyed your month long insight into New Zealand music, and I hope you walk away with knowledge of a new artist!
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Re: New Zealand Music Month 2010
« Reply #37 on: May 31, 2010, 06:23:10 AM »

I quite enjoyed that. Reminded me of a whole lot of bands I had forgotten about. Thanks  :headbang:
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Re: New Zealand Music Month 2010
« Reply #38 on: May 31, 2010, 01:49:15 PM »

Foamy Ed

Foamy Ed is a New Zealand pop punk girl band.
They formed in high school in 1996, since then the band released their debut EP Go Where U Know in 2000 and another EP A Moment's Need. They have performed in the Big Day Out and many national gigs. They have also performed alongside huge international bands such as Blink 182, Pennywise, 28 Days, The Vandals, The 5.6.7.8's, Plain Sunset and BugGirl. New Zealand supports include; Fur Patrol, Elemeno P, HLAH, The Feelers, Sommerset and many more.
In 2003, Aimee left the band and Mieke was brought in to replace her on guitar. Aimee returned in 2004 to make Foamy Ed a five piece.
Lani Purkis is currently in another band Elemeno P.
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And that, ladies and gentlemen, concludes New Zealand Music Month 2010. I hope you have enjoyed your month long insight into New Zealand music, and I hope you walk away with knowledge of a new artist!
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Re: New Zealand Music Month 2010
« Reply #39 on: November 18, 2011, 05:48:02 PM »

Even if nobody has any interest in this (which makes me sad :( ) I shall continue until the end of the month so I can feel that I've done my part for NZMM

Minuit

Minuit (pronounced min-wee, French for midnight) are an electronic band from New Zealand, originally from Nelson.
The members of Minuit are Paul Dodge, Ruth Carr and Ryan Beehre. Minuit started as rock band with lead vocalist, Ruth Carr, on drums. Ryan Beehre bought a sampler and turned the band Electronic. The band released four self-released EPs, Sonic Experience (1998), Silver (1999), Luck (2000) and Except You (2002)In 2003 Minuit signed to Tardus music and released their debut album, The 88. Some of the songs had already been released on their earlier EPs. The 88, achieved gold certification in New Zealand.
Minuit first came to prominence in 2002 when their first single "Species II" was used in the intro to the New Zealand TV show Queer Nation.
A video of the single "Except You" was made by their flatmate Alyx Duncan who thought it would be fun. The result was an eerie carnival themed music video.
In 2004 the band released a limited edition 7 track EP, The Guns EP, featuring the single "I Hate Guns" (which has an animated video mimicking the TV show Are You Being Served?). The CD also included 3 music videos and a video interview from Sticky Pictures' "The Living Room". The Guns EP was only available for a limited run that sold out in the first week. This won the band 'Best Electronic Release' at the b-net music awards 2005, and a nomination for 'Breakthrough Artist' at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards. Released in 2006 was the album The Guards Themselves, with this album the band turned to Alyx Duncan once again to make a video for their single "Fuji." The album also features singles "Suave as Sin" with a video directed by Mike Bridgman (Nektar Films, Wgtn) featuring a 4 year old Kiel Beehre and, "A Room Full of Cute".
In 2007, their music was included in the PS3 Downloadable version of Sidhe Interactive's GripShift. The songs "Fuji", "A Room Full of Cute", and "This Music is Good for the Species" were all a part of the game's final track listing.
The Minuit live show toured NZ and Europe extensively throughout 2006-2008. While doing so they released a series of 12" Remix Vinyls. "Fuji", "Except You", and "A Room Ful Of Cute".
A European compilation of The 88, The Guns EP, and The Guards Themselves called I Went To This Party And There Were 88 Guards With Guns was released in April 2008 to expand their fanbase to the UK, also re-releasing "Except You" and "Menace." In March 2009, Minuit released "Wayho", the lead single off their album, Find Me Before I Die A Lonely Death.com, which was released in New Zealand on 20 July, 2009. Another single, "25 Bucks," has also been released with video by Brendon Davies-Patrick and "Aotearoa" is planned for release later this year.
The single "I'm still dancing" was used in an episode of Grey's Anatomy which was aired in the US on February 5 2010.
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yes.. Minuit are awesome.  I saw them in Nelson in their beginning days.
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