Live Photos The Chats Dick Move Hollywood Theatre Auckland

Chris Cudby / Photography by Connor Crawford
/ Wednesday 28th July, 2021 11:52AM

  
  

Queensland "shed rock" ratbags The Chats headlined Avondale’s Hollywood Theatre last night, supported in their noble quest to bring the ruckus by Tāmaki Makaurau’s very own Dick Move. Both punk bands tore it up in the historic venue as part of Elemental Nights 2021, an event documented for the ages by photography champ Connor Crawford, who also captured stunning images of Courtney Barnett and Emily Edrosa’s Sunday evening performances at Auckland Town Hall. Gaze upon a selection of his action-packed snaps from Tuesday’s show (possibly one of the last Australian headlined gigs for a while) by clicking around on the thumbnail pics below…


Elemental Nights 2021

Friday 30th July – Connan Mockasin Unplugged, Bost’n ‘n Dobs’n Plugged, Hollywood Theatre (Avondale)
General public tickets available HERE

Friday 17th September – Dope Lemon w/ Mild Orange, Auckland Town Hall

General public tickets available HERE

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Te Hihiri The Spark Lineup Announced Celebrating Matariki 2021

Chris Cudby / Artwork: Huriana Kopeke Te Aho
/ Monday 31st May, 2021 10:17AM

  
  

The champs at Whammy Bar and 1:12 Records have lifted the lid on Te Hihiri – The Spark, an absolutely jam-packed celebration of Matariki, starring Māori rock’n’roll bands from Ōtaki, Poneke, Whanganui and Tāmaki Makaurau. Featuring 12 acts with members who have Māori whakapapa, Te Hihiri (meaning “the spark”) was originally conceived by Kim Martinengo (1:12 Records) and Apa Chappell (owner & boss dude of Creeps Record Parlour) with the idea of "bringing Māori musicians who play loud, rebellious music together to celebrate Matariki." Hosted by Rob Tuwhare (Ngā Puhi), the two stage extravaganza is all set to be "a showcase of Māori identity, independent creative spirit, manākitanga and whanaungatanga." Crossed fingers Te Hihiri becomes an annual tradition, check out the ripper of a lineup for this awesome event right here…


Te Hihiri – The Spark
Featuring… Upper Hutt Posse, Guardian Singles, Na Noise, Dick Move, Hallelujah Picassos, Dartz, Thee Golden Geese, The Tape Wolves, Roy Irwin, Tender Moonlight, King Kaiju, King Ketchup

Friday 25th June – Whammy Bar, Auckland

Early bird tickets on sale HERE via UTR

Here’s great live footage of Tape Wolves tearing it up for RDU…

Watch the classic video for Upper Hutt Posse’s pioneering hip hop hit ‘E Tū’…

Press release:

Te Hihiri was first dreamed up by Kim Martinengo of Tāmaki Makaurau record label 1:12 Records and Apa Chappell, owner and boss dude of Creeps Record Parlour in Newtown, Poneke.

In Tāmaki Makaurau a kaitiaki group of Māori band members from the 1:12 / Whammy community developed the kaupapa of Te Hihiri – a Māori kupu (word) for “the spark”. In this case the spark is an idea, the idea of bringing Māori musicians who play loud, rebellious music together to celebrate Matariki. Contact was made with four fantastic bands in Poneke and Ōtaki who have strong Māori identity and the spark grew.

The Matariki event being held at Whammy Bar on Friday, 25 June features bands from Ōtaki, Poneke, Whanganui and Tāmaki Makaurau with members who have Māori whakapapa.

1:12 and Whammy are excited to present Te Hihiri – The Spark, a showcase of Māori identity, independent creative spirit, manākitanga and whanaungatanga.

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Live Photos Rad Fest Newtown Wellington

Chris Cudby / Photography by Bruce Mackay
/ Monday 3rd May, 2021 12:56PM

  
  

Creeps Records Parlour‘s almighty Rad Fest conquered stages at Newtown’s Moon, Black Coffee and Opportunity For Animals on Saturday, showcasing a FOMO-inducing lineup of artists from all about Aotearoa. This year’s bill featured Tender Moonlight, Dick Move, Soft Plastics, Linen, Na Noise, End Boss, Heleyni, Sea Mouse, Sure Boy, Zero Cool, DAFM, Ingrid and the Ministers and DARTZ, with none other than the iconic Mike Hills handling MC duties. Photographer Bruce Mackay headed along to document the awesomeness — click on the thumbnail images below to view a selection of his snaps of the multi-venue party…

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Creeps 2021 Rad Fest Announced Dick Move End Boss Na Noise More

Chris Cudby / Image: Na Noise / Photo Credit: Annamarie Ott / Thursday 8th April, 2021 11:23AM

  
  

Keeping it real since setting up shop in Newtown as Death Ray Records sometime around 2012 (rebranding in 2019), Creeps Record Parlour have put together a kick ass lineup of artists from all around Aotearoa, bringing the party to Moon1 on 1st May. Featuring Dick MoveEnd BossNa NoiseSoft PlasticsTender Moonlight and loads more, guaranteed good times await at Rad Fest 2021 — once again generating intense FOMO for those unlucky to live outside of the capital such as myself. Read our interview with Boss Dude here, lifting the lid on the lifestyle of the proprietor of a super cool record store, and get the full low down below…

"Anyone that knows about a Creeps/Death Ray party, knows that our party is the shit. So you’ve all been hinting and asking when the next party is on. Here it is mate. Rad Fest, featuring a sick selection a bands from Wellies and a few from outta town. Expect dope rock n roll from 12 or so bands. Expect some mean party times."


Rad Fest

Featuring… Dick Move, End Boss, Na Noise, Zero Cool, Sure Boy, Sea Mouse, Heleyni, Tender Moonlight, Soft Plastics, Ingrid and the Ministers + more to be announced
Saturday 1st May – Moon1, Wellington

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Check out the awesome slasher vid for the title track to Na Noise’s debut album Waiting For You

Take in the hellish riffage of End Boss’ two song Heart Of The Sky EP…

Experience the raw power of a Tender Moonlight live performance

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Dick Move and The Tacks Announce South Island Mini Tour

Chris Cudby / Image: Dick Move / Photo credit: Connor Crawford
/ Tuesday 6th April, 2021 10:57AM

  
  

Finalists for the Auckland Live Best Independent Debut award for their smashing first studio record Chop!, hard-gigging Tāmaki punk sensations Dick Move are getting right back amongst it with a just-announced trio of Te Waipounamu gigs this week. They’ll be ram-raiding South Island punters’ earholes at all three dates alongside mega-catchy Ōtautahi faves The Tacks — whose 2020 debut s/t EP was a frenetic head-turner in itself — with regional supports Bin DayThe Wendys, Violet French & The Horrible, Koizilla, Cuck and The Bigfoots being the icing on the punk rock cake (bite with caution). Dick Move will also be zooming to the capital for Creeps Record Parlour‘s all-killer Rad Fest on 1st May — don’t muck around, grip the details right here…


Dick Move & The Tacks

Friday 9th April – Space Academy, Christchurch w/ Bin Day, the Wendys, Violet French & The Horrible
Saturday 10th April – The Crown, Dunedin w/ Koizilla, Cuck

Sunday 11th April – ZR Klub, Timaru w/ The Bigfoots

Tickets available HERE via UTR


Rad Fest

Featuring… Dick Move, End Boss, Na Noise, Zero Cool, Sure Boy, Sea Mouse, Heleyni, Tender Moonlight, Soft Plastics, Ingrid and the Ministers + more tba

Saturday 1st May – Moon1, Wellington

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Take in the vid for the explosive title track to Dick Move’s debut album Chop!…

Listen to ‘Rat’ from The Tacks’ 2020 debut EP s/t…

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Punk It Up V Lineup Changes Announced Sit Down In Front X Features Join The Bill

Chris Cudby / Image: No Tag
/ Tuesday 12th January, 2021 1:00PM

  
  

As Aotearoa’s premier celebration of punk rock and ska Punk It Up V looms ever-closer, it’s evident our borders will remain tight as a drum as Covid-19 continues to rampage across the globe. With previously announced groups Instigators, The Barbs, Proud Scum, and The Johnnys sporting overseas members and thus unable to perform without considerable time, expense and quarantine, the organisers have risen to the challenge with a newly refreshed lineup of local legends for the two night rager, taking over Tāmaki Makaurau’s Galatos in mid-February. Joining the bill are Gisborne teen rabble rousers Sit Down In Front and X-Features (Jed Town, Chris Orange and Christopher King) — the contemporary manifestation of pioneering art-punks The Features, who morphed into Fetus Productions in the early 80s. As No Tag are making their final ever appearance at Punk It Up V, they’ve generously announced they’ll now be playing both nights so no one misses out. Take in the updated details and snag yourself tickets before it’s too late…


Punk It Up V

Friday 19th February – Galatos, Auckland 
Featuring… The Plague, No Tag (final shows), X-Features, The Bludgers, Dick Move, Tigers, bankRobbers + DJs, after party, merch and info booths

Saturday 20th February 2021 – Galatos, Auckland  
Featuring… No Tag (last ever show), Sit Down In Front, Contenders, Bombers, Devils Got 9, bankRobbers + DJs, after party, merch and info booths

Double night festival passes plus tickets for each evening available HERE via UTR

Watch the classic clip for the Features’ 1980 single ‘City Scenes’, which appears on their 2016 collection X Features…

Sit Down In Front take aim at "Donald Douche" in the hectic clip for ‘Don’t Push The Button’…

Here’s the full statement explaining the lineup changes for Punk It Up V:

"Punk It Up V lineup change due to current NZ GOVT Covid border restrictions

Punk It Up V has also been hit by the fallout of this global COVID-19 pandemic.

Punk It Up were hoping that by moving the event to the end of February, after already moving it from October of that horrible year 2020, that the Trans-Tasman Bubble would be happening by then, and that would therefore make the restriction for the bands with members in Aussie a non-problem. All signs pointed to that being a very definite probability, but Mother Nature does what she wants, whenever she wants.

So, unfortunately, some of our original lineup’s bands, have members that reside in Aussie (and other countries), that are unable to spare the time and expense for the current New Zealand Government Managed Isolation Quarantine rules, in order to get into NZ to rehearse and play with their "still living in NZ" members in their bands for Punk It Up V

Per the expected announcement from the New Zealand Government, that the Trans-Tasman Bubble will not be happening in time for our event, the team at Punk It Up has decided to go on with the event anyway, as it’s way overdue for a great weekend of serious punk rock’n’roll fun. However, this does mean that Instigators, The Barbs, Proud Scum, and The Johnnys will be unable to perform.

F**K COVID, Kiwis have beaten it once or twice before, and we can do that again in this case.

Therefore, Punk It Up V are happy to add to the lineup for the 2 night extravaganza at Tāmaki Makaurau’s Galatos venue, on Feb 19 and 20, to put into the spots that have opened up, up-and-coming young ones Sit Down In Front, those perennial favorites X-Features, and because No Tag are doing their FINAL GIG EVER, they have graciously suggested that they play both nights, and the Punk It Up team have happily accepted their offer. Such nice lads!

Along with The Plague (with members of Blam Blam Blam, Pop Mechanix and more), Contenders, The Bombers, The Bludgers, Tigers (NZ first ever Māori punk band), Dick Move, and Devils Got 9 (featuring members of Morning Horns), the weekend of punk rock’n’roll looks as solid as ever…

Closing both nights, as is tradition with Punk It Up, will be bankRobbers, the All-Star covers band with XFeatures/ Fetus Productions musical guru Jed Town, No Tag’s Andrew Boak, The Bombers’ Shamus O’Brien, and their drummer Earl, who has interestingly become bankRobber #5 for Punk It Up V They’ll be joined by a star-studded group of guests from the NZ punk scene, including Sonya Waters and Ed Geddes (Instigators), Dean Martelli and Chris Orange (Terrorways/X-Features/Rebel Truce), playing a couple of Terrorways songs, (and a special "Rebel Truce" treat as well), with Dean playing his Burns Flyte guitar, that graced the cover of the essential NZ compilation album "AK79", and many more guests….

Put all that together with a massive lineup of DJs including Dubhead, Miss Dom, Phil A, R.G. Bargy, Wastemaster, Johnny&The Dambusters, and many more, playing everything and anything they want to, both in between the bands, and late into the night at both night’s after parties. There’s also going to be information booths from some extremely worthy causes, plus the myriad of vendors plying their wares, like band t-shirts and records etc etc, all adding up to a night, or in this case 2 nights, that you’ll remember for a very very long time.

Anyway, we’ve made the decision to not put off this gig for a third time, and even though these are circumstances beyond our control,…….We Wanna Rock……

UP THE PUNX!"

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Listen To King Ketchups Red Hot Single Points

Chris Cudby
/ Wednesday 11th November, 2020 11:56AM

  
  

Genre-defying Tāmaki Makaurau five-piece King Ketchup are a force to be reckoned with on their red hot new single ‘Points‘, released merely a month following the October launch of their debut album Special Blend. Letting rip on ‘Points’ with a fast ‘n’ furious frenzy of tangled guitars and lyrics musing on the blurred disconnect between digital technology and everyday existence, you can catch King Ketchup doing their thing live as part of the mega-stacked 1:12 Records Christmas rager at Whammy Bar on 18th December. Wrap your ears around their latest track and dive into the sci-fi sonics of King Ketchup’s Special Blend below…

1:12 Xmas Party 2020

Friday 18th December – Whammy Bar, Auckland

Featuring… Dick Move, Magic Factory, DHDFD’s, Warm leather, Tooms, Thee Golden Geese, Sin City, King Ketchup, Hallelujah Picassos, Labretta Suede and the Motel 6, The Cathulus, Memory Foam, Water, X-ray Fiends

Tickets available HERE via UTR

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Dick Move Summer Album Release Shows Announced

Chris Cudby / Photo Credit: Mason Fairey
/ Wednesday 11th November, 2020 9:37AM

  
  

Not content with tearing up the charts and venues all across Aotearoa on the spring release tour for their Top 40 debut album Chop!, Tāmaki Makaurau punk posse Dick Move keep their foot on the accelerator with an extended December round of North Island launch gigs. The student radio faves have announced headline events in celebration of their shiny new disc at Wellington’s Newtown Sports bar and Gisborne’s Smash Palace, and will be letting rip next month in Palmerston North and alongside a legion of label mates at 1:12 RecordsChristmas rager in their hometown on the 18th. There’s lots of killer shows for Dick Move on the horizon in 2021 too, including a sure to be rowdy appearance at Punk it Up V — true fans will be memorising these dates and heading along to every gig…


Dick Move

Friday 4th December – Snails, Palmerston North w/ Swallow The Rat, First Move, Swamp Witch*

Saturday 5th December – Newtown Sports Bar, Wellington w/ Dartz, Gravel Pit, Jumping The Fucking Shark*

Thursday 10th December – Smash Palace, Gisborne w/ Sit Down In Front, The Rocket Jocks, Nicky Valentine*

Friday 18th December – 1:12 Xmas Party 2020, Whammy Bar, Auckland*

Saturday 6th February – Welcome To Nowhere Festival, Whanganui

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th February – Punk It Up V 2021, Galatos, Auckland*

Tickets available HERE via UTR*

Check out the vid for Dick Move’s ‘Jerk’ created during lockdown by the band’s Harriet Ellis…

Dick Move’s debut album ‘Chop!’ is out now via 1:12 Records.

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Listen To UTRs November 2020 Playlist

Chris Cudby
/ Thursday 5th November, 2020 12:38PM

  
  

Our UTR playlist is back with a mega-stacked November edition, filled to the brim with the finest new and recently released tunes from all around Aotearoa and beyond. Compiled and arranged by UTR editor / fusspot Chris Cudby, this month’s musical platter includes crucial tracks by Cut Off Your Hands, Emily Edrosa, Cave Circles, Stälker, Oneohtrix Point Never, Sharon Van Etten, P.H.F., Die! Die! Die!, Dick Move, The Bats, Crowded House, Amamelia, Sleaford Mods, clipping. and many more. To stay in the loop don’t delay in hitting that follow button here — open your ears to the vast array of great stuff featured below…

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112 Xmas Party 2020 Lineup Announced Ft Dick Move Magic Factory DHDFDs More

Chris Cudby / Image: M.F. Joyce
/ Tuesday 3rd November, 2020 1:15PM

  
  

A straight up insane lineup of local legends has been revealed for 1:12 Records‘ annual Christmas bash, taking over two stages at Whammy Bar underneath Tāmaki Makaurau’s St Kevin’s Arcade this December. Celebrating the staunchly independent imprint’s recent chart success [Dick Move’s new album Chop! debuted at number 40 on the Official New Zealand Top 40 Albums chart] and lighting a fire under Santa’s tinsely butt will be the party-starting likes of Dick Move, Magic Factory, DHDFD‘s, Warm Leather, Tooms, Thee Golden Geese, Hallelujah Picassos plus tonnes more. Cast your eyes over the fourteen-strong full bill below and nab yourself tickets to the ultimate Xmas office rager when they go on sale this coming Friday…

"Two stages one room, 14 of Tāmaki Makaurau’s best…"

1:12 Xmas Party 2020

Friday 18th December – Whammy Bar, Auckland

Featuring… Dick Move, Magic Factory, DHDFD’s, Warm leather, Tooms, Thee Golden Geese, Sin City, King Ketchup, Hallelujah Picassos, Labretta Suede and the Motel 6, The Cathulus, Memory Foam, Water, X-ray Fiends

Tickets available via UTR from Friday 6th November

Check out the title track to Dick Move’s debut album Chop!…

Experience the vintage 1995 clip for Hallelujah Picassos’ explosive ‘Smokin & Fumin’…

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Dick Move Drop Debut Album Chop!

Amelia Berry / Photo Credit: Mason Fairey
/ Friday 16th October, 2020 9:08AM

  
  

Punch a hole in the manosphere and wheel out the guillotine, Tāmaki Makaurau party-punk agitators Dick Move are making heads roll with their debut album Chop! out today via 1:12 Records. Taking aim at society’s most perniciously obnoxious elements, from landlords to stag dos, the five-piece supergroup thrashes through 13 blink and you’ll miss them tracks of riotous hooks and lyrics so pointed they’re likely to do you a minor injury. Lovingly mixed and produced by Wax Chattels’ Peter Ruddell at his Karangahape Road home, Chop! is available digitally as well as physically on extremely yellow vinyl — don’t miss Dick Move touring at the dates below…


Dick Move – Chop! Album Tour

Saturday 17th October — Auckland, Whammy Bar (+ free in-store gig at Flying Out from 4pm)
Friday 23rd October — Christchurch, Otautahi Punkfest*
Sunday 25th October — Christchurch, Darkroom

Wednesday 28th October — Nelson, Wakatu Hotel

Thursday 29th October — Blenheim, The Plant

Friday 30th October — Dunedin, Dive

Saturday 31st October — Oamaru, Settler Theatre

Tickets available HERE via UTR
Ōtautahi Punkfest tickets available HERE via UTR*

Dick Move’s debut album ‘Chop!’ is out now via 1:12 Records.

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Swallow The Rat Announce North Island Tour

Chris Cudby
/ Tuesday 13th October, 2020 11:49AM

  
  

Triumphing over the numerous Covid-related curveballs biffed their way in 2020, Tāmaki Makaurau noiseniks Swallow The Rat are leaping back into action for their first run of shows since the global pandemic required them to cut their USA tour short back in March. Playing in Wellington with Hiboux and First Move, and in Palmerston North with Dick Move, First Move and Swamp Witch, the freshly reconfigured Swallow The Rat will be road testing a selection of new tunes hot on the heels of their very fine latest album Leaving Room, and are set to announce more special guests for their tour of Te Ika-a-Māui very soon. Grip the details revealed so far here…

Swallow The Rat

Thursday 26th November – Whammy, Auckland
Friday 27th November – Nivara Lounge, Hamilton

Saturday 28th November – Hop House, Tauranga

Friday 4th December – Snails, Palmerston North w/ Dick Move, First Move, Swamp Witch*
Saturday 5th December – Valhalla, Wellington w/ Hiboux, First Move^

Palmerston North tickets available HERE via UTR*
Wellington tickets available HERE via UTR^

Experience the animated clip for Swallow The Rat’s ‘Bird of Ill’ from Leaving Room…

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Weekly Roundup Friday 2nd October

Chris Cudby / Image: Mousey
/ Friday 2nd October, 2020 4:46PM

  
  

What a week capped off this evening by the monthly Bandcamp Fridays initiative, where for 24 hours from 8pm NZST Bandcamp nobly waives their fees in support of the international music community, with artists and labels receiving 100% of the purchase price. It’s the ideal time to show support for your hardworking local scene by purchasing digital downloads / physical releases, preordering future classics, and finally copping that stylish band merch you’ve had your eye on for way too long before it disappears forever.

Announcement highlights for the week included Waipu thrashers Alien Weaponry will be storming across Aotearoa on their long-awaited Level One Tour, happening in November and December,  Nadia Reid and Hollie Fullbrook of Tiny Ruins announced three new South Island dates for their ongoing Reid & Ruins tour, Julia Deans of Fur Patrol is cracking her knuckles and leaping back into the fray with a trifecta of North Island spring solo events, Tāmaki Makaurau punks Dick Move embark on an all-encompassing nationwide album release tour in October, Pōneke’s Bad Hagrid are at long last touring their debut album Bad Hagrid and The Planet of The Androgynites in November, and Shadowplay revealed the lineup for their inaugural "three night festival of darkness" Gathering Shadows, taking over the hallowed halls of Pōneke’s Valhalla and San Fran in late January 2021. Lovers of cacophonous riffage from beyond our shores will be keen to hear there’s unholy light on the horizon — US thrash legends Sacred Reich and Vio-Lence revealed their double-headline North Island shows will now be taking place in October 2021, and Ukrainian doom lords Stoned Jesus and Somali Yacht Club will now be obliterating earholes in NZ this coming May 2021.

WEEKEND GIG PICKS:

Friday 2nd October

Auckland: A Thing At The Ding ft. Thunderground, The Boneshakers, Corrosive Moses, Ravenhawk – Dead Witch

Auckland: Citacsy, D. Lucas, Lortcon – Audio Foundation

Raglan: Reid & Ruins – The Yot Club
Wellington: Estère – San Fran

Wellington: Diggy Dupé – Moon1

Wellington: Symbiotic Festival – Valhalla

Christchurch: Twominds Project Volume II ft. Laura Lee Lovely, Hot Donnas – Welles Street

Dunedin: Mousey – Bark @ Dog With Two Tails

Dunedin: Koizilla, Juno Is, The Rhododendrons – Dive
Dunedin: Chris William, Your Indigo – Morning Magpie Cafe

Saturday 3rd October

Auckland: Rubita – The Wine Cellar

Auckland: Ministry Of Folk ft. Albi, Isla and Hoop – Auckland Guide Hall

Tauranga: The Beths – Totara Street
Hamilton: Sam Bartells – Nivara Lounge
Whanganui – Finn Johansson, Jazmine Mary – Lucky Bar
Wellington: Onbehalf Presents The Ultimate Disc Jockey Championship – San Fran

Wellington: Ebony Lamb, Gram Antler, Miles Calder – St Peter’s Hall

Wellington: Kraus, Sheville – Pyramid Club

Wellington: Symbiotic Festival – Valhalla

Christchurch: Mousey – Space Academy

Christchurch: Kate Owen – Grater Goods

Oamaru: Chris William, Your Indigo – Grainstore Gallery

Head over to our Gig Guide for more listings!!

NEW TRACKS:

Dick Move Touring New Album Chop! In October

Chris Cudby / Photo Credit: Mason Fairey
/ Friday 2nd October, 2020 12:00PM

  
  

It’s wild to think it has been just over a year since Tāmaki Makaurau punks Dick Move exploded onto our stages and student radio airwaves. With a furious flurry of proudly political singles aiming to change the world for the better tucked under their belts, and now debut long player Chop! out this month via 1:12 Records, Dick Move are celebrating a solid year’s worth of hard yakka with an all-encompassing nationwide album release tour, kicking off at their hometown HQ Whammy Bar on 17th October. Tickets are now available for you to secure your spot in the pit via UTR — preorder the record and grab yourself a swanky long sleeve Dick Move tee when Bandcamp Friday rolls around at 8pm tonight (NZST), and commit these details to memory…


Dick Move – Chop! Album Tour

Saturday 17th October — Auckland, Whammy Bar

Friday 23rd October — Christchurch, Otautahi Punkfest*
Sunday 25th October — Christchurch, Darkroom

Wednesday 28th October — Nelson, Wakatu Hotel

Thursday 29th October — Blenheim, The Plant

Friday 30th October — Dunedin, Dive

Saturday 31st October — Oamaru, Settler Theatre

Tickets available HERE via UTR
Ōtautahi Punkfest tickets available HERE via UTR*

Dick Move’s debut album ‘Chop!’ is out Friday 16th October via 1:12 Records.


Press release:

Energised by a strong community fighting for important social change and a need to turn late night political chat into action, Dick Move was formed in the depths of Karangahape Road’s Whammy! Bar and has become an essential party punk voice for women, working people, and for all those that are fired up to make change in the world.

Dick Move are hitting the road in October to celebrate the release of Chop!

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GonerFest Timetable Whammy Bar Stage Guardian Singles Bloodbags Ounce More

Chris Cudby / Image: Guardian Singles / Friday 25th September, 2020 2:41PM

  
  

Goner Records’ legendary GonerFest celebrate their seventeenth year in style this weekend, shifting to the online realm while 2020 attempts to sort its shit out. While live shows are off the cards in the US, the three day festival’s new streaming format means NZ bands don’t have to lug all their gear halfway across the planet to Memphis and spend bloody thousands of dollars on flights to join the fun. Instead local champs Ounce, Na Noise, Dick Move, Guardian Singles and Bloodbags can simply set up on stage at Tāmaki Makaurau’s Whammy Bar and let rip. Untangling the mathematical mind maze of time conversion gives me the Whammy stage’s starting time as 10.30am on Saturday 26th September NZST — scope out the full lineup below and score tickets over on the Gonerfest site here to tune in.

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tautahi Never Mind The Punkfest 2020 Announced

Chris Cudby
/ Tuesday 22nd September, 2020 10:47AM

  
  

Now that live gigs in the South Island can kick off unrestricted once again, Ōtautahi punters will be looking forward to cutting loose at Never Mind The Punkfest 2020, taking over Embankment Tavern with three days and nights of riotous punk action this October. Celebrating a full spectrum of furious punk sounds and cultural activities, this year’s festival hosts an all-killer bill of bands from throughout Aotearoa, including Dick Move, The Tacks, Piggery, Ayn Randy, Unsanitary Napkin, Zhukov, Nervous Jerk, Contenders, Pulvinar and many more — along with a punk rock market on the Saturday afternoon featuring must-cop merch, zines and propaganda. Grab a weekend pass to experience the whole shebang, and take in the stacked full lineup / daily schedule right here…

Ōtautahi Never Mind The Punkfest 2020 – Embankment Tavern, Christchurch


Friday 23rd October (doors 7pm): The Tacks, Threat.Meet.Protocol, Arse Huffer, Piggery, Dick Move, Stress Ghetto, Zhukov


Saturday 24th October

Afternoon (doors 12.30pm): Sawdust, Struth, Cootie Cuties, National Munt, Ayn Randy, Unsanitary Napkin + punk rock market – zines, merch & propaganda

Night (doors 7pm): Nervous Jerk, Unruly, Pop OD, Distant Fear, Contenders, Rogernomix, Carradine Choke


Sunday 25th October (doors 1.30pm): Ow! My Face, Bear Trap, The Camel Tonys, Pulvinar, Easy Off

Weekend passes available HERE via UTR, door sales also available

Check out our Caught Live footage of Unsanitary Napkin tearing through ‘Inert’ at Whammy Bar in late 2019…

Take in footage of Contenders busting out The Bludgers’ ‘Shit Factory’ at Newtown Festival earlier this year……
 

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Dick Move Announce Debut Album Chop! Drop Single Femoids Attack

Annabel Kean / Photo Credit: Mason Fairey / Friday 11th September, 2020 8:45AM

  
  

Sometimes the only way to get the message through someone’s thick skull is to scream and shout it to a catchy riff, a skill mastered by the rowdy Dick Move crew, and finally being channelled into debut album Chop!. Named for their crapitalist angst anthem, the 1:12 Records release will be out next month, featuring earlier singles ‘Ladies Night’, ‘Dick Move’, ‘Jerk’, and brand new banger ‘Femoids Attack’ as the opening track. It’s a ripsnorting launch to a no-doubt full noise collection, taking aim at "the red pilled misogynist manosphere", while growling gats mobilise the femoid masses. Join the Dick Movement this October as frontwoman Lucy Suttor leads her punk crew on a stonking Aotearoa tour, celebrating their debut drop with a hometown Whammy Bar launch party, followed by a string of South Island shows throughout the month and a stop at Ōtautahi’s Punkfest 2020. Read up on the full info below, and inject ‘Femoids Attack’ into your Friday…

Dick Move

Saturday 17th October — Auckland, Whammy Bar

Friday 23rd October — Christchurch, Otautahi Punkfest

Sunday 25th October — Christchurch, Darkroom

Wednesday 28th October — Nelson, Wakatu Hotel

Thursday 29th October — Blenheim, The Plant

Friday 30th October — Dunedin, Dive

Sat 31st October — Oamaru, Settler Theatre

Dick Move’s debut album ‘Chop!’ is out Friday 16th October via 1:12 Records.

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Memory Foam Reveal Wild Single JIMBO

Chris Cudby
/ Monday 10th August, 2020 9:27AM

  
  

Exploding into post-lockdown Aotearoa in July with their debut release ‘Burn Up‘ and a storming run of live appearances, Tāmaki Makaurau’s Memory Foam light a fire under our collective butts with new single ‘JIMBO‘. An hyper-energised ode to singer Yuko Miyoshi‘s cat (and not in this case to pioneering US punk cartoonist Gary Panter’s signature character), ‘JIMBO’ throws out a non-stop barrage of catchy hooks and face-melting psych guitar solos to get your week started on 100% the right foot. Check it out here and catch Memory Foam in action alongside Dick Move, Repairs and Cootie Cuties this Friday at Whammy Backroom…

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Live Photos Review Deep Dive Festival 2020 Whammy Bar Backroom The Wine Cellar Auckland

Photography: Connor Crawford / Review: Ali Nicholls / Chris Knox bonus review: Daniel Smith
/ Monday 27th July, 2020 10:28AM

  
  

Tāmaki’s Karangahape Road is a cultural institution like no other. Locals and outsiders alike know it to be the creative fermentation station of the arts community, with a space for everyone that is looking for a way to challenge the status quo. But in recent years, the gentrification of the neighbourhood has given seed to a cultural shift that is slipping through the careful hands of local artists.

Growing interest from property developers and corporates has driven up rents, and forced out even the most long-standing locals. Local businesses are forced into an economic competition that cannot be won, and those that manage to stay afloat do so by the skin of their teeth every single day. The expansion of high profile real estate interest leads to the constant drone of road works that leave huge areas of the street inaccessible and create as much social tension as physical disturbance. People are packed into smaller areas with fewer resources to share inspiration. Our street whānau are pushed out of neighbouring suburbs, and the constant environmental turnover causes stress and agitation. When this leads to aggression or violence, both police presence and fear increase, particularly in light of recent instances of police brutality in our neighbouring communities. It seems that the fate of our home is being increasingly woven into the very institutions that K Road has always challenged and rejected.

But while the changes seem to pick up speed around us, tugging at the frays like a tornado, at its core is the same resilient community that has kept the womb of K Road fertile for generations. A community as determined and creative as ever, pulling together to find a way forward that reflects the legacies passed onto us.

On Saturday night, Whammy Bar and The Wine Cellar hosted a phenomenal line-up of leading musicians and creatives for the annual Deep Dive Festival. Bringing together audiences from the many diverse pockets of the scene for a night of celebration, seventeen acts had the chance to show just how much they had to offer, and not a single shot was wasted.

Opening the night in the Mainroom was Durham Fenwick, Whammy sound tech and mind behind the atmospheric vision Green Grove. Flying solo to establish the night, punters were slowly drawn into the cavernous main room to mingle in the intergalactic Plantasia-like ambience of Fenwick’s set. Jazmine Mary brought their gut-wrenchingly honest and sincere country sound to The Wine Cellar to follow as the crowd picked up. Suddenly, the Mainroom is packed to the gunnels, and the founding father of Aotearoa’s underground scene takes to the stage. Chris Knox, a decade on from a major stroke resulting in aphasia that limited his lingual vocabulary to roughly twenty words, showed his expressionistic genius in a solo spoken performance that brought together a lifetime of admirers whose own work whakapapas back to his groundbreaking time with the Flying Nun record label. [Scroll down to read more about Knox’s influence and legacy via Daniel Smith’s special bonus review]

Solo garage-pop figurehead Roy Irwin opened Backroom with their intimate set. Dreamgaze guitar backed the soft textured vocals that have gently ushered them to prominence over the past decade, which has seen their sound refined to the gorgeous and earnest performance they gave on the night. Next up was Disciple Pati in Wine Cellar, bringing an extraordinarily tight set swimming in funk and contemporary RnB influence. Backed by a band stripped back to the essentials (bass, guitar, keys, and drums), Sapati Apa-Fepulea’i started with a crowd easing into the night and ended with them begging for more as she rolled out banger after banger.

Hans Pucket drew in a throng of Flying Nun enthusiasts so strong that the constant influx of fans created a swirling wave around the central dance pit. Their old school sound harks back to the Dunedin days of punk, with a sprinkling of influence from their Wellington days, that delivers an uplifting sound fit for the rowdiest house parties. The crowd loves it, and they shift the energy from focused appreciation to an arm-flailing, hair-down ruckus. Guardian Singles threw their post-punk set down to a thirsty Backroom crowd that kicked and shook their way through the performance. Merging the classic Dunners melodic sound with shoegaze guitar and rolling drums, they carry on the top banter energy of Hans Pucket with a gripping, abrasive edge.

The Wine Cellar slowly packs in as Dick Move take to the stage. The feminist hardcore punk get-up slam out their set with such ferocity that they end with five minutes to spare, spontaneously revisiting a cover of ‘The Chapel of Love’ once performed at a mate’s wedding. The mosh at the front is dominated by women unleashing their frustrations with the band, revelling in the direct and celebratory delivery of a set that busts down patriarchal doors one minute-long song after the next. Meanwhile in the Mainroom, recently relocated from Wellington to Auckland duo Earth Tongue unfurl their sludgy psych rock sound like tendrils into the audience. Striking a delicious aural balance between grotesque dystopia, psychedelic soundscapes and powerful vocals, their show brings a taste of the Pōneke underground to the Tāmaki palette. It’s refreshing and exciting, and a tough act to follow.

Fortunately, producer and DJ Leaping Tiger is up to the task, easing the crowd away from the thus far analog sets into their intricate electronic sound. Taking it further still, legendary live house pair Two Farben take off on a quintessentially streamlined set that opens with Julien Dynes’ cut-back drums and doesn’t stop to breathe until its closure. Slowly incorporating synths and drum machines into their line-up the sound climbs higher and higher into the realm of house until the audience, collectively pulsating with the constant heartbeat rhythm, seems to merge into a single monolith of movement. For the final punk act of the night, Echo Ohs smash out a thumping garage rock performance with strong psychedelia influences that give out one last thundering adrenaline wave before the DJs settle in ’til the early hours.

In Backroom Amamelia’s hardcore trancey set is followed by Totems, who dishes out a tasty helping of breakbeat and techno. Aw B rounds out the night with a mix of them all, showing her expert skills for genre-bridging across a huge range of electronic styles. Meanwhile in the Whammy Mainroom, Native Bush brings a signature organic techno that strikes out in pulses of rich rhythms, leaving the sharper edges of the genre to the side for a throbbing set. BBYFACEKILLA follows with a queue of tracks that credit their rapidly growing reputation for physically demanding, insatiable beats that pop and clap with relentless ferocity. Ending their sets with a back and forth conversation on the decks, their intertwined styles close the night with a perfect nod to the artistic symbiosis inevitable when a community as tight knit as this has the space to get together and challenge one another to push the boundaries of their sound.

Throughout the night, St Kevins Arcade is a fluctuating dance of conversation between band members, Whammy regulars, sweat-drenched fans, hopefuls waiting for the coveted 12am door-sales, locals, and passers by. It’s a reprieve from the humid dance floors and a chance for conversation to be had at less than 100 decibels. There are long-awaited reunions, hurried logistical plans, and reassurance for those of us genuinely worried about blowing out an eardrum by standing too close to the amp.

Events like Deep Dive in institutions like Whammy and Wine Cellar are crucial to the survival and empowerment of our arts community. There’s no better place to see what is leading the way in the underground culture of Tāmaki. This is the culture that will persist and grow, and change the future. These are the places to be, to see it all in action. Huge congratulations to Deep Dive’s Taylor MacGregor (Moral Support) and the organising crew for putting together such an inspiring and exciting night, and to every musician that breathed life into our essential and extraordinary scene. – Ali Nicholls

Bonus review – Chris Knox (Whammy Mainroom / 8.55pm)

It must be strange to be a living legend. To know that your entire artistic career is general knowledge to many. When you face a crowd you know that they know you, and you know that they expect something special.

So when Chris Knox began his set by mewling softly into the microphone for five straight minutes expectations were subverted to say the least. The crowd stood quiet and restless, unsure of how to respond to seeing a true blue kiwi legend reduced to this state.

Then Knox’s eyes became downcast, his lips brought into a frown. He spoke the word that a few may have been thinking, “sad”. The crowd was stunned. Knox said it again, this time drawn out and moaning, “sad”. Behind his frown was a mischievous glint in his eye. He was fucking with us.

Chris Knox then proceeded to bring the house down in a masterclass in non-verbal communication. His voice was in turn both guttural and pretty. He made sounds running the gamut across high-pitched whinnying, animal growling, Bela Legosi—esque wailing, teeth clacking, unrestrained screaming, mouth pops, melodic doo da doos, breathy grunting and so much more.
Chris Knox’s stroke didn’t stop him from putting on the most punk performance that I have ever seen. He used his own body like a much loved but ill-repaired guitar. The strings may be rusted, and the pick ups stuffed, but by god it can still wail loud.

But a poet to the last, Knox’s performance wasn’t just senseless noise. He was passing on a message. Don’t conform to expectation, find people who understand you, love and cherish them. One of the great performers of our age showed a modern audience exactly why he is the patron saint of being weird in New Zealand. – Daniel Smith

Click on the thumbnail images below to view a gallery of Connor Crawford‘s snaps of Deep Dive Festival 2020…

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Punk It Up V New Dates Venue Announced

Chris Cudby / Image: The Instigators
/ Monday 6th July, 2020 10:30AM

  
  

New dates have been revealed for Aotearoa’s premier celebration of punk rock and ska Punk It Up V, now locked in for Friday 19th and Saturday 20th February 2021 at the freshly updated venue of Tāmaki Makaurau’s Galatos. Rescheduled so as to ensure Australian-based headliners can make it to the two-night extravaganza (and hopefully they won’t have to experience 14 days of quarantine), punters can look forward to nothing less than an absolutely stacked bill of local punk heroes – including Proud Scum, The Instigators, No Tag (playing their last ever show), The Plague (feat. members of Blam Blam Blam, Pop Mechanix, Swingers), Australian cow-punk legends The Johnnys, fresh faces Contenders and Dick Move, DJs including Dubhead, Miss Dom, Phil A, R.G. Bargy, Wastemaster, Johnny & The Dambusters and so much more.

All bands have indicated that they’ll be available for the new dates and gig-goers are advised to grab tickets while you can, as the updated venue has a slightly reduced audience capacity than the earlier announced Bluestone Room (fka Zwines) space. The organisers also have something awesome cooking to keep punks happy this Halloween…

"In the meantime, in order to give impatient punters a taste of what’s coming, the team from Punk It Up are working on putting together a "Punk-o-ween" gig on Hellaween, Sat Oct 31, at Galatos. More details on that to come, but we can reveal that it will include the official release of PIU-001, a five song, limited edition, 7" vinyl record from Rebel Truce’s "The Man Inside" sessions called "The Lost Tapes E.P.", that will only be available at the Oct 31 gig."

Punk It Up V 

Friday 19th February 2021 – Galatos, Auckland [updated venue]
Featuring… The Bludgers, The Barbs, Proud Scum, The Plague, Dick Move, The Instigators, bankRobbers + DJs

Saturday 20th February 2021 – Galatos, Auckland [updated venue]
Featuring… The Bombers, Contenders, The Johnnys, No Tag, bankRobbers, Tigers, Devils Got-9 + DJs

Double night festival passes plus tickets for each evening available HERE via UTR

Watch the vintage clip for The Instigators’ classic 1982 single ‘Hope She’s Alright’…

Here’s The Johnnys’ timeless 1986 single ‘Bleeding Heart’…

Press release:

Punk It Up are now extremely pleased to announce that PIU V will now be held, on the new dates, at Galatos, in the heart of Auckland’s party scene, the infamous K’ Rd strip. As capacity is always limited for Punk It Up, it’s slightly more limited now, so we expect to reach the "no tickets left" zone much faster than normal. Tickets are still available at Under The Radar. The extra advantages of Galatos, such as less draconian noise control issues meaning the bands have to finish early, the Paul Crowther MNZM managed sound system, as well as the multiple levels of the venue, make it a slam dunk as a choice for Punk It Up V

It’s no wonder that PIU V tickets will be the hottest commodity on the block, when you consider the band lineups, the plethora of DJs, and all the other band merchandise, punk vinyl records for sale, and the info booths, as well as, of course, the infamous After Party until bloody late.

Friday night, Feb 19, 2021, starts the two night extravaganza off with Instigators, especially reforming for PIU V, and they’re joined by yet another act getting their shit together to reform, The Plague (with members of Blam Blam Blam and Pop Mechanix, among others). Proud Scum get their third PIU attendance badge as well, plus there’s The Bludgers from Hamtown, new Auckland punk superstars Dick Move, and even The Barbs are getting in on the "reforming especially for PIU" scene as well.

Closing both nights, as is tradition with Punk It Up, will be bankRobbers, the all star covers band with X-Features/Fetus Productions musical guru Jed Town, No Tag’s Andrew Boak, The Bombers’ Shamus O’Brien, and X-Features drummer Chris King. They’ll be making you pogo the night away with some well known covers, from both New Zealand and overseas punk bands, and will be joined by a plethora of guests from the NZ punk scene including Sonya Waters and Ed Geddes (The Instigators), Nick Hansen (Spelling Mistakes), Dean Martelli and Chris Orange (Terrorways/X-Features/Rebel Truce), with Dean playing his Burns Flyte guitar, that graced the cover of the essential NZ album AK79, and was recently re-purchased by Dean thanks to a very successful crowd-funding effort.

Saturday night, Feb 20, sees the return of them good ol’ cow pokes The Johnnys, No Tag doing their final show ever, more Hamtown punk from current scene leaders Contenders, noise with extra noise from The Bombers, Tigers – NZs first all Māori punk band from back in the day, the lads from Devils Got-9, and once again, ruining the whole night at the end, bankRobbers and guests, however there’s a small rumour that X-Features will drop a few tunes as well.

Put all that together with a massive lineup of DJs including Dubhead, Miss Dom, Phil A, R.G. Bargy, Wastemaster, Johnny&The Dambusters, and many more, playing everything from punk to ska to reggae and anything else they want to, in between the bands (and late into the night at both night’s after parties), information booths from some extremely worthy causes, and the myriad of vendors plying their wares, like band t-shirts and records etc etc, and you have a night, or in this case 2 nights, that you’ll remember for a very very long time.

N.B. Punk It Up will endeavour to keep the lineups as above, but reserve the right to adjust them slightly if logistics require.

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Weekly Roundup Friday 3rd July

Chris Cudby / Image: Ripship
/ Friday 3rd July, 2020 4:23PM

  
  

Who could have suspected this week would bring news of a full scale nationwide tour from The Beths [grab tickets while you can], the long-awaited return of our monthly UTR Playlist and even the birth of an exciting new electronic music genre? Announcement highlights included local champs Moral Support revealed an absolutely stacked lineup for the second ever Deep Dive Festival, including Chris Knox, Earth Tongue, Leaping Tiger, Dick Move and lots more, an all-star lineup of Aotearoa artists will perform together this August in tribute to Aaron Tokona at Tāmaki Makaurau’s Whammy Bar, heavy metal world beaters Ulcerate have two North Island album release events locked in with Vassafor, Canterbury surf knees up The Mid-Winter Mingle will feature Mini Simmons, Arjuna Oakes and There’s A Tuesday bringing the party at Sumner Village Mall in late July, and Wellington garage rockers The Mulls team up with Canterbury’s Marsha for a three date, double header EP release tour this coming August.

This week we also revealed the newest update of our UTR app. Our design team (Daryl Fincham) has given it a fresh lick of paint, made it even more intuitive to use, and easy on the eyes too – read all about it and download the app if you haven’t already here. This weekend is the latest Bandcamp fee waiving period from 7pm tonight to 7pm Saturday 4th July NZST. You can support the incredible work of local artists via diving into the New Zealand section of Bandcamp here and purchasing direct, and help keep our one-of-a-kind gig culture alive by heading along to a gig this weekend…

WEEKEND GIG PICKS:

Friday 3th July

Auckland: Freedomfest 2020 – Dead Witch

Auckland: Hospital Sports, Ripship – The Wine Cellar

Auckland: Jang, Chewy Gum, Melanie – Whammy Backroom

Auckland: Lox Ness Trio – Ponsonby Social Club

Hamilton: Looking For Alaska, Reece Gielen – Nivara Lounge

Wellington: Heavy Chest, Nic and Reuben, Revulva – San Fran

Wellington: Tuscoma, Glassblower, Altar of Achlys – Valhalla

Christchurch: A Soul Salute To Van Morrison – Cassels Blue Smoke

Saturday 4th July

Auckland: Swallow The Rat, Memory Foam, Moppy, Repairs – Whammy Bar

Auckland: Graeme Jefferies – The Wine Cellar

Leigh: Sojourn, SuLu, Leighton Fairlie – Leigh Sawmill Cafe

Whanganui: Deadbeat Dads, The Groundsmen – Lucky Bar
Wellington: Gold Dust Woman, Street Survivors, Tom Grant Disciples – Valhalla

Wellington: ATOMIC – San Fran

Christchurch: A Soul Salute To Van Morrison (Night 2) – Wunderbar

Dunedin: Kolya – Woof!

Head over to our Gig Guide for more listings!!


NEW TRACKS:

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Lineup Revealed For Deep Dive Fest 2020 Chris Knox Earth Tongue Leaping Tiger More

Chris Cudby
/ Wednesday 1st July, 2020 9:00AM

  
  

The champs at Moral Support have outdone themselves this time, bringing together an absolutely stacked lineup for the second ever Deep Dive Festival. Local artists taking over Tāmaki Makaurau’s Whammy Bar, Backroom and The Wine Cellar on 25th July include all-around legend and lo-fi pioneer Chris Knox, recently located to the Super City psych rock superstars Earth Tongue, electronic party-starter Leaping Tiger (whose debut album Porcelain Orca Whales is a 2020 standout), the girls-to-the-front punk anthems of Dick Move and so much more. We’re literally tearing our hair out with excitement for this one – cop tickets while they’re still available for truly "one night of the best shit in town" (with a portion of ticket sales going to MusicHelps) and explore the all-killer bill here…


Deep Dive Festival 2020

Featuring… Hans Pucket, Echo Ohs, Earth Tongue, Chris Knox, Dick Move, Two Farben, Disciple Pati, Leaping Tiger, Guardian Singles, Roy Irwin, Jazmine Mary, Green Grove, Aw B, Native Bush, Amamelia, BBYFACEKILLA, Totems

Saturday 25th July – Whammy Bar, Backroom, The Wine Cellar, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Listen To Chris Knox’s ‘Whole Weird World’ (credited to Roger Knox) from the new Kiwi Animals: Future/ Primitive Aotearoa compilation…

Check out Leaping Tiger’s ‘Surefire’ from his debut album Porcelain Orca Whales…

Watch Earth Tongue’s stunning self-directed (with Alan Waddingham) sci-fi clip for ‘Probing the New Reality’…


Press release:

Deep Dive Festival is back for another plunge into the music underground and this year we are taking over all three rooms of Whammy Bar and The Wine Cellar with a lineup curated for all your musical needs.

Maybe the first music festival of the post-quarantine era, Deep Dive will be going long into the night with a carefully crafted schedule to ease you in, warm you up and set you off on a party long into the night.

Expect a big lineup announcement in the coming days and grab yourself a very limited $20 pre sale from Undertheradar.co.nz. You can trust us, it’s gonna be stacked.

Moral Support will be making a contribution from ticket sales to MusicHelps towards the incredible work they do supporting the wellbeing of the people of New Zealand’s music industry.

Linksfacebook.com/moralsupportnz/
musichelps.org.nz/

Deep Dive Festival 2020 Announced For July

Chris Cudby
/ Tuesday 23rd June, 2020 10:03AM

  
  

Having successfully brought us "one night of the best shit in town" back in August of last year, Tāmaki Makaurau’s Deep Dive Festival returns this coming July, to take over the subterranean stages of Whammy Bar, Backroom and The Wine Cellar. While organisers Moral Support are currently holding their cards close to their chest regarding 2020’s lineup, our undercover team of inside sources can confirm you’ll be absolutely gutted if you don’t get in early for this one – with 2019’s bill boasting such local mega-stars as Cindy, Dick Move and Dbldbl. Moral Support will be making a contribution from ticket sales to MusicHelps, to support their fine work in aiding our music industry during turbulent times, here are the details revealed so far…

Deep Dive Festival 2020

Lineup to be announced
Saturday 25th July – Whammy Bar, Backroom, The Wine Cellar, Auckland

Limited pre-sale tickets available HERE via UTR

Press release:

Deep Dive Festival is back for another plunge into the music underground and this year we are taking over all three rooms of Whammy Bar and The Wine Cellar with a lineup curated for all your musical needs.

Maybe the first music festival of the post-quarantine era, Deep Dive will be going long into the night with a carefully crafted schedule to ease you in, warm you up and set you off on a party long into the night.

Expect a big lineup announcement in the coming days and grab yourself a very limited $20 pre sale from Undertheradar.co.nz. You can trust us, it’s gonna be stacked.

Moral Support will be making a contribution from ticket sales to MusicHelps towards the incredible work they do supporting the wellbeing of the people of New Zealand’s music industry.

Linksfacebook.com/moralsupportnz/
musichelps.org.nz/

Dick Move Share Ladies Night From 112 Party Compilation

Chris Cudby / Friday 19th June, 2020 9:17AM

  
  

Dick Move let rip with their new anthem ‘Ladies Night‘, featured alongside a bevy of Tāmaki Makaurau’s finest guitar-wrecking bands on 1:12 Records‘ all killer / no filler compilation 1:12 Party. Dick Move stack up hooks while declaring "every night is ladies night" and making crystal clear handsy bar creeps need to gtfo. Showcasing the work of such UTR office faves as Cindy, Thee Golden Geese, Na Noise, TOOMS, Echo Ohs, and many more, you can catch Dick Move playing the ‘1:12 Party’ record release extravaganza at their Whammy Bar HQ this Saturday – grip the deets here…

Party Emergency: Echo Ohs / Dick Move / Bloodbags / Thee Golden Geese

Saturday 20th June – Whammy Bar, Auckland

‘1:12 Party’ releases on vinyl LP on Saturday 20th June via 1:12 Records.

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Loserpalooza 2020 Lifeline Fundraiser Announced

Chris Cudby
/ Tuesday 16th June, 2020 1:27PM

  
  

With gigs finally back in full effect, a small army of bands from throughout Aotearoa’s noise-loving underground are set to converge upon Mount Maunganui’s Totara St for the 2020 edition of Loserpalooza, with all proceeds to be donated towards Lifeline. Showcasing "25 Loser bands across 2 Loser stages over 12 Loser hours," the stacked lineup includes such local legends as Contenders, Ayn Randy, Dick Move, Hedge Fund Trader, Grown Downz, Bulk Bogan, JJ Mist, Threat.Meet.Protocol. and many more, all performing in support of a crucial cause. Grip the details here and scroll down for words from the organisers, encouraging anyone who is experiencing suicidal or depressive thoughts to contact Lifeline and to reach out to those around them in the community for support…

Loserpalooza 2020 – Lifeline Fundraiser
Saturday 15th August – Totara St, Mount Maunganui
Featuring… Contenders, Dahtm, Eddie and the Dreamers, Ayn Randy, Hedge Fund Trader, Dick Move, Nimbuss, Lizard Prom, Dateless, Cootie Cuties, Thunderchild, RAT DICKZ, silver surfer, Mason Clinic, Hardthrob, The Clap, BULK BOGAN, Abysm, Hemordroid, Diehards of Deep Dish, Unruly, JJ Mist, Verdant Exudate, Grown Downz, Threat.Meet.Protocol. 
Door sales, all proceeds are to be donated to Lifeline

Watch Contenders cover ‘Shit Factory’ by The Bludgers at Newtown Festival in March, just before the whole country closed down…

If you are concerned about yourself or a friend please reach out to Lifeline at 0800 543 354.


Press release:

Now more than ever the world is full of Losers…

We are losing our jobs. We are losing our health. We are losing our freedom. We are losing our love for our fellow man. We are losing our future.

The world is no longer the sunshine and rainbow filled wonderland we all pretended we lived in. Nope, we all finally awoke to the big dark depressing reality of a world with the weak at the mercy of the agendas of those that profess to lead.

And while we as such a small group cannot pretend to be able to fix all of these societal ills we can certainly look out for our own little populace – the Losers.

Losers are more likely than anyone to get depressed, but please know if you are a first time Loser that wherever you turn there are many other Losers just like you. Some of us have been losing for years and know exactly how you are feeling and why. The majority of us are in fact just fine with being Losers and wouldn’t change this status for anything. Our losses have made us who we are. Better, stronger, kinder, more human. So if you are feeling depressed or suicidal please turn to a more experienced Loser, preferably one you know and trust but even an unknown loser. They will know what to do.

Loserpalooza 2020 will return for its 3rd year to Totara Street this August 15th. Featuring 25 Loser bands across 2 Loser stages over 12 Loser hours. All Losers welcome….

$40 entry. All proceeds are to be donated to LIFELINE in order for them to continue offering the counselling and helpline support service that is very much needed in this country.

If you or others you know are experiencing suicidal or depressive thoughts please do not hesitate to call LIFELINE on 0800543354. Whatever the issue their qualified counsellors and trained volunteers are available 24/7 to help.

For Anna and everyone else lost before their time.

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lifeline.org.nz/

Listen To UTRs NZ Music Month 2020 Playlist

C.C. / Monday 4th May, 2020 8:37AM

  
  

We’re four days into what’s easily the most offbeat New Zealand Music Month in its twenty year history, so it’s well past time to unleash our annual NZ Music Month playlist, full to the brim with crucial new tracks from throughout Aotearoa. Carefully compiled and fussily sequenced by UTR editor Chris Cudby, the 2020 edition includes critical hits by The Beths, End Boss, Reb Fountain, JessB, Avantdale Bowling ClubDick Move, Jonathan Bree, Giantess, Womb, i.e. crazy, Melodownz, The Phoenix Foundation, Virtual Shadow EnsembleTotems and many more. Stay in the loop with our monthly playlist beamed direct to your digital device every month – hit the follow button HERE to sign up for the stream and enjoy the awesome sounds featured below, with even more top notch local tunes being added as they bubble up throughout May…

Linksopen.spotify.com/playlist/3hA8wXUWRN41bfPlbX0eg5?si=vVGPo_hnT7ep9TzfRE9-IQ