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Miss June: Annabel Liddell on their upcoming album debut

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Annabel Liddell, lead singer with Auckland punk favourites Miss June, admits she used to regard pop as being a dirty word.

However, the recording of the four piece’s eagerly anticipated debut album Bad Luck Party has helped her come around to the term.

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The Others Way: Wax Chattels

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Following the May release of their self-titled debut, the Wax Chattels – Peter Ruddell, Amanda Cheng and Tom Leggett – have been busy introducing their incendiary blend of punk and electronica to audiences in the US and the UK.

Now back in NZ – albeit briefly, as there are more overseas dates to come – for The Others Way, Ruddell reflects on a frenetic last six months.

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The Beths: Elizabeth Stokes on Future Me Hates Me

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The buzzsaw bop of The Beths wouldn’t seem to have a lot in common with jazz, but oddly enough there is connection.

Like their pals Wax Chattels, the Auckland four-piece first – who debut album Future Me Hates Me has just been released– met while studying jazz at Auckland University.

However, singer/guitarist Elizabeth Stokes doesn’t see it as being that much of a contradiction.

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The Others Way: Die! Die! Die!

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In the first of a regular series of Q&As with artists performing at this year’s The Others Way festival, we catch up with Andrew Wilson from Die! Die! Die!

Now in their 15th year, the punk three-piece are about to start work on their seventh studio album, which also reunites them with bassist Lachlan Anderson, who left the group after their 2012 album Harmony.

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Wax Chattels: Wax Chattels

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Proving that punk isn’t just about buzzsaw guitars, the Wax Chattels channel the spirit of seminal acts like Suicide on this splendidly splenetic slice of abrasive electronic bedlam.

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Album Review: New Gum Sarn

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The name of this intriguing Auckland four-piece is both exotic and very down-to-earth: New Gum Sarn apparently means “New Gold Mountain’’, but is also the name of Chinese supermarket they know just off Karangahape Road.

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Album Review: Die! Die! Die!

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Ten years on and this Dunedin post-punk outfit are showing no signs of mellowing out.

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Album Review: Bailterspace

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The New York-based Kiwi noise merchants are deservedly enjoying something of a late career revival.

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Album Review: Transistors

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In this stale age of manufactured teen idols and karaoke talent contests, life can be a little grim at times on planet pop. Thankfully, this three-piece joyfully put the blitzkrieg back into bop.

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