A DEAD FOREST INDEX NZ TOUR 2017 W/ BASHAN & I.E.CRAZY!

November 30th, 2016

We are very excited to announce that A DEAD FOREST INDEX are returning to New Zealand for two shows in Auckland and Wellington this coming February!

ADFI NZ Tour 2017 poster

The expat brothers, Adam and Sam Sherry, perform starkly refined yet richly atmospheric arrangements of guitar, drums and voice – music aptly described as ‘potent’ and ‘compelling… an exercise in restraint and severity’.

Currently based in London, the duo have earned considerable international success in recent years. Extensive touring and collaborations with SAVAGES and CHELSEA WOLFE culminated in the 2016 release of their exemplary debut album, ‘In All That Drifts From Summit Down’. Released on the Sargent House label, the album sits comfortably alongside those of stalwart heavyweights like EARTH and BORIS.

Don’t miss these rare and intimate shows including two very special guests, BASHAN (UK) and I.E.CRAZY!

BASHAN:
The rarely-spotted solo project of London-based guitarist Gemma Thompson. She will be performing sound explorations evolving from thematic links to film score composition and improvisation.

I.E.CRAZY:
Claire Duncan sings captivating and cathartic, electric folk tales to tease the raw nerves of our national psyche and tell stories about ‘the neurotic horror of the banal… our repressed emotions and postcolonial amnesia’.


AUCKLAND – Whammy Bar – February 4th
WELLINGTON – Meow – February 11th

Tickets $15 from UTR.CO.NZ

http://www.adeadforestindex.com/
https://iecrazy.bandcamp.com/

THE ALL SEEING HAND – NEW ALBUM / VIDEO / TOUR!

November 24th, 2016


Greg the skin-chicken covets his nest egg

It’s time for The All Seeing Hand’s annual season of mind-blowing musical town-hopping radical fun times! With a new album out on December 1st (listen below) the trio are embarking on a national tour (details below) and have released a twisted video for ‘Cro-Magnon Corp’:

“It’s a glimpse of the ways people are enticed to wilfully participate in an extractive nightmarish game by spreading fear about the consequences of not getting your foot on the “property ladder” and grabbing your very own nest egg before the basket is empty” – Ben Knight, in conversation with Vice.

The All Seeing Hand are easily one of the most exciting bands in the country and MUST be seen live for full effect. Check them out, ESPECIALLY with the glorious added bonus of Unsanitary Napkin and E-N-T!

“It’s an interesting time to be making music. The themes in Sand To Glass emerged as a reflection of the dystopian sociopolitical environment we’re faced with right now, but from a zoomed-out perspective that looks more at patterns than specific events; the emergence and normalisation of mass surveillance over the last few years, the rise of fear-mongering reality-TV stars as political leaders, all against backdrop of ravenous neoliberal capitalism extracting so much that the capacity of the Earth to sustain life is literally under threat. But at the same time the album conveys ecstatic optimism for transformation in resistance to destruction. It’s definitely more about asking questions than offering answers, but hope and imagination seem more important than ever…” –> Read more from this excellent UTR interview

MUSIC VIDEO GALORE! I.E.CRAZY / OOS / GPOGP

September 9th, 2016

I.E.CRAZY – AN INCIDENT ON THE EDGE OF TOWN

This new video from I.E.Crazy features footage of the New Zealand housing industry in vibrant colour, with the dark tones of Maggie Magee in stark contrast. “Dedicated to health, happiness and housing.”

“A nation’s prosperity isn’t measured in exports and show and false fronts. It’s in the way people live and how much sun they get… where the kids grow up and how sanitation works.” – Public Works Department Film Unit, 1945.



ORCHESTRA OF SPHERES – TRAPDOORS


The dreamteam of Georgette Brown & Dan Harris have made a kaleidoscopic wondervid for Orchestra of Spheres!

(Side note: Georgette & Dan are currently working on a new vid for All Seeing Hand in collaboration with Erica Sklenars (Lady Lazer Light) & Nathan Taare! Stay tuned.)



GPOGP – LAND OF THE LONG WHITE STAIN


Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing have made an alternative national anthem with a video to suit, featuring a classic kiwi scene of a sheep corpse burial:

ZACH WEBBER ANIMATION / I.E.CRAZY INTERVIEW / MOTTE

June 9th, 2016

NATURE ADVANCES THROUGH THE SUBURBS

As if making amazing, intricate music isn’t enough of a mission, Zach Webber (of Paperghost) has been chipping away at the colossal task of animating & scoring a lofi mini-series! Here’s the latest wacky installment, Ep2: The Geese:

For Ep1: Insurance Fraud and further ZW goods, check out www.zachwebbersoundart.com. You can also hear get the soundtracks here > http://zachwebber.bandcamp.com/album/nature-advances-through-the-suburbs-ost


TO SPEND MORE TIME LOOKING AT THE GROUND THAN AT THE SKY – AN INTERVIEW W/ I.E.CRAZY


Claire Duncan

“Maybe if I was a happier person and the world were less fucked up, or if I could just stomach the putrid bullet of being a good capitalist and expressed myself through home renovations and new curtains, I wouldn’t feel the need to write music at all.” – Claire Duncan

Read the full interview by Charlotte Forrester (of Womb) thanks to Salient > here < More: iecrazy.tumblr.com


MOTTE – SONGS FOR MOVIES


And for your general listening pleasure, here’s some cinematic violin by Lyttelton’s Motte, aka Anita Clark:

WFLS, NEW MUSIC FROM ZACH WEBBER (PAPERGHOST) & A DEAD FOREST INDEX ALBUM/TOUR

May 3rd, 2016

WORKS FOR LOUDSPEAKERS

WFLS is an ongoing series of listening parties put on in Newtown by the curator, Emi Pogoni. The event provides a friendly and focused listening environment – and a great excuse to make adventurous music for such!

Below is the beautiful contribution to the Autumn 2016 event by SC artist Zach Webber (aka Paperghost) (all works available online >here<).

ZACH WEBBER – THE PSALMS ONLY FEED AT NIGHT



A DEAD FOREST INDEX – IN ALL THAT DRIFTS FROM SUMMIT DOWN


In exciting news, our pals Adam and Sam of A Dead Forest Index have just released a great new album with Sargent House records! (Joining the likes of Boris, Earth, Chelsea Wolfe & Russian Circles!!).

Listen here for your dose of evocative gloom ((++ present & future Savages fans, note the tracks “Myth Retraced” and “Sand Verse” featuring guitarist, Gemma Thompson)) So good:

ADFI TOUR:

A Dead Forest Index are currently on an extensive North American tour with Chelsea Wolfe:

Stay tuned! A new SC release is coming this month : )

I.E.CRAZY & SETH FRIGHTENING AUSSIE CRAWL

April 16th, 2016

iecrazy.bandcamp.com
sethfrightening.bandcamp.com

A LAST-MINUTE PLEA TO APATHETIC VOTERS…

March 18th, 2016

WHY WE SHOULD KEEP OUR SHITTY FLAG FOR NOW

by Patchy Drizzle

Basically the choice we have been left with is whether or not to remove a symbol of our colonial ties and replace it with the logo of a sports team. It’s a decision that inspires in me nothing but indifference and boredom. But that’s no reason not to vote in the referendum!


The pro-change campaign ad raises some valid points, such as “the flag should reflect the vibrancy and interesting nature of the people that we are” (Gary McCormick) and “I don’t want my three grandchildren to grow up under a colonial symbol” (Dame Jenny Shipley). I agree we should change it, but not yet, not like this.

…more »

SETH FRIGHTENING VIDEO & RETURN TO AUS

March 8th, 2016

Seth Frightening has released a pained & blood-stained new video/ live rendition of his song, Shoulder Blade, from his latest album, BWLOBAS.

The clip was filmed by Claire Duncan who also joins Sean for live performances – as pictured here playing the Newtown Festival on Sunday:


The duo also joined Lyttelton’s rising folkstar, Aldous Harding, on Saturday night and Sean will continue on with her tour to play in Sydney and Melbourne this week!

+++ SYDNEY & MELBOURNE can check out Seth Frightening & I.E.Crazy at SAD BY SADWEST FESTIVAL in April!!! +++

WOMB VIDEO PREMIERE ON THE WIRELESS

February 12th, 2016

Neo-folk artist Womb today brings to life a compelling new video for gently anthemic second single ‘Teresa’.

The video transports the song into a world of limitlessly reeling digital landscapes. The director, Tristan Joseph Brooks, calls on the sublime element of digital realms, exploring the never-ending wormholes of unused and decaying digital spaces:

“I spent weeks ‘location scouting’ in Second Life”, he explains. “Exploring these vast empty worlds, my avatar became non-existent… I tried to touch abstractly on ideas of loneliness and the idea of being somewhere but not really belonging. Growing out of one world and into another.”

The beauty and futility in fathoming this territory ties perfectly with the sense of loneliness and abstract longing conveyed in the song itself. Brooks’ vast infinitudes of digital landscapes are punctuated by comparatively ‘real’ visual renderings of Womb (aka Charlotte Forrester). She stands spectral-like, as though transmitting a message from an unknown palace lost in the ruins of the internet.

Check out the premiere feature & interview with Charlotte & Tristan at The Wireless!

FAMILY TIME! WOMB & A HUM OF VOICES

January 31st, 2016

VIDEO: WOMB LIVE

Charlotte Forrester, aka Womb, has united her mother’s progeny to form a live band! Here is a video from their second ever show late last year featuring Georgette Brown on drums and Haz Forrester on guitar, both of whom also created the stage setting, with projections by Erica Sklenars/Lady Lazer Light:


Womb font by Georgette Brown

TWIN TALK

The Forrester twins (ex-Athuzela Brown) were recently featured in a radio series on Musical Siblings. Listen here to their interview with RNZ‘s Shaun D Wilson in which they discuss “growing and making music, together and apart”:

A HUM OF VOICES

Haz makes ethereal folk & electronic music under the name A Hum of Voices. You can listen to and freely download his beautiful debut EP here: