I have been spending time travelling recently, back and forth between Tāmaki Makaurau and Kirikiriroa. There is a new motorway that makes the trip pleasant as long as you avoid traffic. Here is a mix inspired by all that time on the road.
On a cheerier note the Californian band, The Growlers, are playing the Kings Arms on 13 March. Funnily enough I was listening to the band’s music over Christmas. At a party a friend asked me to name the best band that I had heard recently, and the answer was “The Growlers”.
The tracks on this mix, and the following video’s, will give you a feel for the band. I like the song writing and the voice of the lead singer. They remind me of the Violent Femmes.
The Growlers would probably go down better at a pub by the beach on a hot summers day, but the Kings Arms it will have to be.
Keeping The Growlers company on this mix are some of the usual suspects – Arthur Alexander, Jim Sullivan, King Khan, Spectrals, The Greenhornes, The Replacements and The Seeds, along with some bands that are new – Bill Wilson, Fly Golden Eagle, Freddie Scott, Pangea and The Orwells…
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