Posts Tagged ‘Claire Duncan’

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

Wednesday, 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, I.E.CRAZY and WOMB!

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’.

WOMB:
Sibling dream-folk trio from Wellington. “…the womb is the most sacred, safe place. It is warm, it is floating. Then the womb is also totally sexual, and red, and passionate. And finally, in some ways it is raw and frightening, this eerie zone of amniotic fluid, and then you’re pushed out, bloody, into the world.”


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

Tickets $15 from UTR.CO.NZ

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

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

Friday, 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

Thursday, 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:

SETH FRIGHTENING VIDEO & RETURN TO AUS

Tuesday, 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!!! +++

SETH/CRAZY

Monday, January 4th, 2016

I don’t know what the lambs get up to but this lovely pair of humans had a productive 2015!


Sean Kelly (Seth Frightening) and Claire Duncan (I.E.Crazy) with Midnight and Lamb #2.
Thanks Veronica CP and Joseph Griffen for the photo!

It began with Seth Frightening‘s release of But We Love Our Brothers And Sisters – his sixth in as many years & the latest in a back catalogue of unrelenting brilliance. Direct and personal while still poetic, haunting, beautiful and always in that unmistakeable Seth Frightening style.

BWLOBAS FEATURE/ REVIEW

‘…his music is full of ugly emotions. Themes include, but are not limited to; death, sex, abortion, loneliness and existential frustration, told through layers of self-deprecation and home recorded charm. It’s heavy stuff, but far from being intimidated by such subject matters, Kelly finds writing about them therapeutic’.

“I write sad songs, but I don’t write them for you to feel sorry for me. I write them because it empowers me.” – Sean Kelly

Delve into this insightful review/interview by Sam Carswell for NZ Musician > Ugly Sounds Of Undeniable Beauty

BWLOBAS VINYL!

In November, Sean and his equally talented and radical accomplice Claire Duncan (I.E.Crazy / Dear Time’s Waste) toured the country to empathise with folks and promote his vinyl that had not yet arrived. Alas, it soon after came – fashionably late in beautiful bone tone – and has since been dispatched via a network of couriers. Email sethfrightening@gmail.com if you want one!

Seth Vinyl

I.E CRAZY EMERGES FROM SHELL WITH #1 HIT

“To celebrate having lapped the sun 28 times without yet flying directly into it, I’m loosing this limping beast of a song into the world.” So wrote Claire on her birthday as she released her first track under the name I.E.Crazy:

The project is a distinct departure from previous work as Dear Time’s Waste, now expressing a harder-edged character. ‘A jilted lover’, ‘a “psycho ex”, a “crazy bitch”‘, she explains of the lyrics to You’re A Stranger To Me Now (#1 on the ODT’s 2015 NZ Singles of the Year list : D)

I.E.CRAZY SPEAKS!

Be delighted and/or disturbed by Claire’s “water-related analogies” and more in this up front interview with Emma Smith on RNZ’s Music 101:

WHEN THEIR POWERS COMBINE (w/ SHOCKING PINKS)

Lastly (but not leastly) check out this incredible Seth & I.E cover of the Shocking Pinks song, Nostalgia, released as part of a collection by A Low Hum in November:

What will 2016 bring from these talented two? Keep your ears & eyes pinned & pealed!

NEW SETH FRIGHTENING VIDEO + VINYL RELEASE + TOUR!!!

Thursday, October 22nd, 2015

It’s video, vinyl and tour time in Seth Frightening town!


Video created by the marvelous Claire Duncan/ I.E.Crazy


NEW ZEALAND TOUR:

Seth Frightening 2015 Tour
Poster by Sean Kelly

21 November – Secret Location*, Wellington $15
25 November – The Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru $5
26 November – The Auricle, Christchurch $10 / $5 unwaged
27 November – Chick’s Hotel, Port Chalmers $5
28 November – The Sherwood, Queenstown $10
5 December – Audio Foundation, Auckland $10 waged / $5 unwaged

*RSVP to sethfrightening@gmail.com for Wellington location details


For VINYL PRE-ORDERS of But We Love Our Brothers and Sisters go to Seth Frightening’s Bandcamp

LAND OF THE LONG WHITE STAIN

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

The Lumiere Reader have released an online music-documentary featuring Seth Frightening, Girls Pissing on Girls Pissing, Shab Orchestra and I.E.Crazy as they tour the country. A “contemplative ode to a brood of genre-bending Auckland musicians”. Stream here & get further insights below:

“While the songs themselves are the heroes of the story, behind-the-scenes footage permits a glimpse into the processes and world-views of a group of fiercely creative individuals whose work falls outside the ever-constrictive paradigms of popular music in New Zealand.” – Claire Duncan, writer & director.

Zac Arnold of RNZ’s Music 101 spoke with Claire to discuss the difficulties of capturing the essence of live performance and what it means to be a musician on the margins:

Also, keep your eye out for more in Lumiere’s web-series covering pockets of New Zealand’s underground print and cinema scenes > http://video.lumiere.net.nz

PHOTOS: BRAND NEW ZEAL PARTY 2!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014

Huge thanks to everyone who contributed to or attended these events! And to the Wellington City Council creative communities fund for the financial assistance that allowed us the use of such great venues. These were prob the last of our shows for the year but look forward to future good times!

Gamelan Padhang Moncar
Gamelan Padhang Moncar

Seth Frightening
Sean Kelly / Seth Frightening (Visuals by Beth Hilton. Photo by Tristan Brooks)

I.E Crazy
Claire Duncan / I.E.Crazy

Paperghost
Zach Webber / Paperghost (Photo by Tristan Brooks)

Samin Son
Samin Son (Photo by Tristan Brooks)


Kokomo Joe (Photo by Georgette Brown)

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