The Others Way Festival 2016

Great night out. 43 bands in 6 hours. I made it to 9. All good, not a dud amongst the bands that I saw.

Others Way gig guide

The downtown venues were not too far apart, the weather was mild and the beer cold. Reminded me of SXSW.

I posted some vids on the Facebook from my phone. I also shot a couple of videos.

I had the most fun with the Aussie band, Scott & Charlene’s Wedding. I don’t usually make it to midnight on a Friday but very pleased I persevered.

Here’s two clips, first a great cover (I was expecting Benny & the Jets off a recent EP…), then a new track off their latest album.

Scott & Charlene’s Wedding Live it up (originally Mental as Anything)

Lots of love going out to the Twerps watching at the front of the audience.

PS, for those confused by the name, watch this (warning – terrible 80’s soundtrack and mullets).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iduvLzKvwko

They also played this track


Earlier…

David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights

David works really hard to make his music sound effortless.

 

 

Fazerdaze

Amelia Murray seamlessly makes the move from bedroom pop to the stage. Sweet slacker pop. She was so excited to be on stage. I have included the vid I watched before the gig, and her latest tune to listen to / buy.  Amelia was interviewed here by some American NZ music aficionados who lust after Chris Knox.

 

Hex

Love their dark, bassy sound.

Salad Boys

Christchurch’s finest.

Girls Pissing …

Last set of the night for yours truly. Quite a moving piece. Buy the music here.

Nuggets 159 – LoFi

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The Great Unwashed (AKA The Clean) lauded Duane Eddy, king of the twangy guitar. Here is a twangy mix. haven’t finished adding links etc., soon.

1) The Staunton Lick (Lemon Jelly) 2) Strange Dream (WITCH) Second outing on a Nugget for this Zambian psychedelic band from the 70’s. 3) Destroy Everything (White Fence) More trippyness  4) My Head Explodes (Ty Segall) Off a single shared with Jeff The Brotherhood. 5) Crazy Rulers of the World (Surf City) 6) Harsh Realm (Widowspeak) Hope Sandoval sound a like from Brooklyn 7) Melanie Down (Cinema Red And Blue) Hamish Kilgour et al. 8) Funeral Baby (The Limiñanas) Was going to include the Bats so I covered off all the members of the Clean, but why listen to Rob Scott when you can have the French version?  9) Before It’s Gone (Male Bonding)  Shop assistants break out. 10) Ome Is Where The Art Is (Moondad) AKA The loudest band in Leicester. Get the rest of their songs for free. 11) Caseman (Die! Die! Die!) On tour, appear to be on their way to Turkey. I am looking forward to catching them when back in NZ. 12) Duh! x 12 (The Hairs) 13) Always Friends (Secret Cities) 14) Caroline, Please Kill Me (Coma Cinema) 15) This Isn’t a Good Night for Walking (Arches) 16) I’m Still Waiting (Ampersand) 17) What a Pleasure (Beach Fossils) From their new album, now on Emusic. Comfort food for the ears. 18) One By Words (Catwalk) 19) Would (Alice in Chains) (Coma Cinema) 20) Twelve Roses (Beach Fossils) Their  latest album also on Emusic. 21) Diamond Mine (David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights) The rest of the Clean. 22) Blind Spider (Kinnie The Explorer) 23) Desire Lines (Deerhunter) wonderful.