Lawrence Arabia Unveils Single Video The Developed World

Chris Cudby / Photo Credit: Amelia Handscomb
/ Friday 9th December, 2022 12:35PM

  
  

One third of Tamaki Makaurau’s triumvirate of talent Half Hexagon, and one half of video production auteurs Chabs & Milky, multi award-winning songwriter Lawrence Arabia aka James Milne has been teasing fans for the past week with an enigmatic run of ‘docu-series’ episodes over on his social media page(s). Documenting the making of a custom home studio HQ, within which to craft his latest masterwork (in his own backyard at that), these audio-visual snippets also provided the handy purpose of promoting the Trash Recital star’s first new solo single in three years ‘The Developed World‘. Painting a scathing lyrical portrait of a politically disengaged, privileged individual who is "out befriending while the world is ending," served up within a jaunty comforting bed of Beatles-esque melodic lushness, hit play on the Sports Team-directed video for ‘The Developed World’ — made with support from NZ On Air and guest-starring BUB

‘The Developed World’ is out today on major streaming services.

Linkslawrencearabia.com/
instagram.com/lawrence_arabia/
facebook.com/lawrencearabiamusic/

Student Radio Network Award Winners Announced For 2022

Chris Cudby / Image: Fazerdaze / Photo credit: Joey Clough
/ Monday 21st November, 2022 12:01PM

  
  

Inarguably Aotearoa’s most inclusive and wholesome music awards, the 2022 SRN (Student Radio Network) Awards took place on a fairly rainy Saturday evening, based this year at the University of Otago’s Main Common Room with satellite presentations across the country — simulcast online and co-presented by NZ On Air and Naked PR. Along with a bevy of regional awards dished out by member stations 95bFM, Radio Control 99.4FM, Radio Active 88.6FM, RDU 98.5FM and Radio One 91FM, a host of nationwide accolades were announced on the night. An absolutely crucial celebration of our diverse musical community, unconstrained by commercial shackles and fusty dated notions of radio-ready songcraft, scope out this year’s sterling list of nationwide SRN Award winners (decided by the Programme Directors from each SRN station) and the 2022 SRN Top Ten. Watch the full video stream below, including live performances by Amamelia and DARTZ, plus some wild intro clips by Sports Team, Night Lunch, Chabs & Milky and more…


Te Tōtahi Toa (Favourite Single) brought to you by Independent Music New Zealand

Fazerdaze – Come Apart

Te Tohu Hopunga Puoro Mariu (Favourite EP / Mixtape) brought to you by Recorded Music NZ

Mokotron – TAWHITO EP

Te Tohu Kohinga Mariu (Favourite Album) brought to you by APRA AMCOS NZ

The Big Fresh Collective – FOOTMAHI 2022

Te Tohu Kaipuoro Toa (Favourite Solo Act)

Rubi Du

Te Rōpū Mariu (Favourite Group) brought to you by RE Burger

Hans Pucket

Te Tohu Puoro o te reo Māori (Favourite Song featuring Te Reo Māori) brought to you by Te Māngi Pāho

How Get – Te Tai Pari

He Tohu Kahurangi (Outstanding Achievement Award) brought to you by NZ Music Commission

Creative Sounds Society – The Stomach

Te Tohu Kōwhitinga Tāngata (People’s Choice Award) brought to you by College of Creative Arts, Massey University

Te KuraHuia

2022 SRN TOP 10

#1. WHO SHOT SCOTT – Loners Anthem

#2 Amamelia – Love Is Useless feat. Junny

#3 Skymning x Totems – On My Job

#4 Erny Belle – Burning Heaven

#5 Mokotron – Tawhito

#6 Power Nap – Out Of The Pit

#7 Human Susan – Double Dutch

#8 Recitals – Rock Dove

#9 Welcomer – Cicadas 3

#10 Junus Orca – Prophet Of Blindness and Vision

Watch Saturday’s full SRN Awards livestream including regional award winners here…

Linkssrn.nz/

Watch Princess Chelseas Video For Love Is More

Chris Cudby
/ Wednesday 12th October, 2022 9:57AM

  
  

Truly the people’s Princess, Aotearoa songwriter and producer Chelsea Nikkel aka Princess Chelsea has gifted fans a video for exceptionally catchy single ‘Love Is More‘, from her just launched fifth studio album Everything is Going To Be Alright. PC roams the countryside like a modern day Little Bo-Peep in the Sports Team-directed clip made with support from NZ On Air, riding on the back of a giant effigy-like lamb and singing her tune with superimposed bopping bandmates Jasmine Balmer, Simeon Kavanagh-Vincent, David Harris, Joe Kaptein and Josh Worthington-Church. Hit play below and go catch them in action when the Trash Recital stars return home to NZ from their overseas tour this December…


UnderTheRadar proudly presents…

Princess Chelsea – Everything Is Going To Be Alright NZ Tour

with Mousey

Friday 9th December – Meow, Wellington*
Saturday 10th December – The Powerstation, Auckland*
Saturday 17th December – Dive, Dunedin

Sunday 18th December – 12 Bar, Christchurch

Dunedin and Christchurch tickets available HERE via UTR

*Auckland and Wellington tickets available HERE

‘Everything Is Going To Be Alright’ is out on major streaming services via Lil Chief Records.

Linksfacebook.com/wonderfulprincesschelsea
princesschelsea.lilchiefrecords.com/
instagram.com/wonderfulprincesschelsea/?hl=en

LEAO perform Tumutumu Mauga UTR Trash Recital

Sports Team / C.C. / Image credit: Sports Team / Wednesday 6th July, 2022 9:02AM

  
  

We’re thrilled to share the fifth episode of UTR presents Trash Recital Season 2 — starring LEAO, produced by Sports Team and made with support from NZ On Air!

For each episode of Trash Recital we’ve invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their songs, re-created using everyday items selected from Sports Team‘s stockpile of recycled junk. Trash Recital not only provides a launchpad for stunning reimaginings of recent (and soon to be) classic tunes, but also the perfect opportunity for a chinwag with our local musical heroes.

Our new episode stars LEAO, the hauntological South Pacific post-punk project of Tāmaki-born Samoan songwriter David Feauai-Afaese with bandmates Larsen Tito-Taylor (WhyFi), Navakatoa Tekela-Pule (Strangelove) and Levi Gemmell. Reimagining in-studio their unreleased song ‘Tumutumu Mauga‘ (meaning "top of the mountain" in Samoan), the group spoke about how the tune arose from Feauai-Afaese’s explorations in Igi Samoa fingerpicking and reflected on their sonically boundless project’s own "life being." Experience the Noa Records crew performing ‘Tumutumu Mauga’ using a garden hose, racket, saw and even a car tire while making shapes behind the Trash Recital desk.

DOP: Callum Devlin

Editor: Callum Devlin

Title Animator: Annabel Kean

Sound Engineer: Ruby Walsh

Sound Mix: Ruby Walsh

Assistant Camera: Tash van Schaardenburg

Theme Tune: Callum Devlin

Project Manager: Annabel Kean

Production Team: Sports Team

UTR Production Team: Daryl Fincham & Chris Cudby

Made with support from NZ On Air

Linksnoarecordsnz.com/
instagram.com/leaomasina/
instagram.com/teamsportsteam/

Listen To Hans Puckets Road Trip Playlist Hans at 10 and 2

Hans Pucket / C.C. / Photo credit: Ezra Simons
/ Thursday 30th June, 2022 11:44AM

  
  

Kicking off their Confidently Test Out New Material tour this weekend in Tāmaki Makaurau and Leigh, we invited Hans Pucket to compile their ultimate road trip playlist, as a new-fangled kind of UTR "playlist residency" — tunes to help keep them in the zone as they drive from town to town in beautiful Aotearoa. Enjoy Oli Devlin, Callum Devlin, Callum Passells and Jono Nott‘s selections titled Hans at 10 and 2, read their words, and don’t miss Hans Pucket’s winter tour, joined by pals BUB, Soft Plastics, Mystery Waitress, Neive Strang, BONITA!, T. G. Shand, and Ōtautahi legends Minisnap

"As a band, Hans Pucket are strong advocates for the art of a good playlist, having published what some have recognised as the definitive Christmas playlist (Parumpumpumpucket) late last December. We’re thrilled to share our equally definitive road trip playlist “Hans at 10 and 2” at a time where we’re about to drive around the country for the first time as a four-piece. The theme of this tour is confidence, and if this playlist is anything to go by, we’re in for a groovy, tasteful and expertly curated time. Each of us has added five songs, true Hans Pucket fans will be able to tell who chose what (yes, Oli chose Steppenwolf)."


Undertheradar and Sports Team proudly present…

Hans Pucket – Confidently Test Out New Material National Tour 2022

Friday 1st July – Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ BUB

Saturday 2nd July – Leigh Sawmill, Leigh w/ BONITA!

Friday 8th July – Dive, Dunedin w/ Neive Strang

Saturday 9th July – The Loons, Christchurch w/ Minisnap, T. G. Shand

Thursday 21st July – San Fran, Wellington w/ Mystery Waitress

Friday 22nd July – The Stomach, Palmerston North w/ Soft Plastics (all ages)

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Linksopen.spotify.com/playlist/3hA8wXUWRN41bfPlbX0eg5?si=7448fdc821fa4885
facebook.com/hanspucket/
hanspucket.bandcamp.com/
instagram.com/hanspucket/

Listen To Hans Puckets Road Trip Playlist Hans at 10 and 12

Hans Pucket / C.C. / Photo credit: Ezra Simons
/ Thursday 30th June, 2022 11:44AM

  
  

Kicking off their Confidently Test Out New Material tour this weekend in Tāmaki Makaurau and Leigh, we invited Hans Pucket to compile their ultimate road trip playlist, as a new-fangled kind of UTR "playlist residency" — tunes to help keep them in the zone as they drive from town to town in beautiful Aotearoa. Enjoy Oli Devlin, Callum Devlin, Callum Passells and Jono Nott‘s selections titled Hans at 10 and 12, read their words, and don’t miss Hans Pucket’s winter tour, joined by pals BUB, Soft Plastics, Mystery Waitress, Neive Strang, BONITA!, T. G. Shand, and Ōtautahi legends Minisnap

"As a band, Hans Pucket are strong advocates for the art of a good playlist, having published what some have recognised as the definitive Christmas playlist (Parumpumpumpucket) late last December. We’re thrilled to share our equally definitive road trip playlist “Hans at 10 and 2” at a time where we’re about to drive around the country for the first time as a four-piece. The theme of this tour is confidence, and if this playlist is anything to go by, we’re in for a groovy, tasteful and expertly curated time. Each of us has added five songs, true Hans Pucket fans will be able to tell who chose what (yes, Oli chose Steppenwolf)."


Undertheradar and Sports Team proudly present…

Hans Pucket – Confidently Test Out New Material National Tour 2022

Friday 1st July – Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ BUB

Saturday 2nd July – Leigh Sawmill, Leigh w/ BONITA!

Friday 8th July – Dive, Dunedin w/ Neive Strang

Saturday 9th July – The Loons, Christchurch w/ Minisnap, T. G. Shand

Thursday 21st July – San Fran, Wellington w/ Mystery Waitress

Friday 22nd July – The Stomach, Palmerston North w/ Soft Plastics (all ages)

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Linksopen.spotify.com/playlist/3hA8wXUWRN41bfPlbX0eg5?si=7448fdc821fa4885
facebook.com/hanspucket/
hanspucket.bandcamp.com/
instagram.com/hanspucket/

Samara Alofa Performs BTTG UTR Trash Recital

Sports Team / A.K. / Image credit: Sports Team / Tuesday 21st June, 2022 5:29PM

  
  

We’re thrilled to share the fourth episode of UTR presents Trash Recital Season 2 — starring Samara Alofa, produced by Sports Team and made with support from NZ On Air!

For each episode of Trash Recital we’ve invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their signature songs, re-created using everyday items selected from Sports Team‘s stockpile of recycled junk. Trash Recital not only provides a launchpad for stunning reimaginings of recent classic tunes, but also the perfect opportunity for a chinwag with our local musical heroes.

Today’s episode of TR stars the wonderful Samara Alofa (Ngāti Awa) and their supergroup live band of fellow Tāmaki-based artists: Abigail Aroha Jensen, Matt Hunter (Kenny Sterling), Dylan Cook and Navakatoa Tekela-Pule (Schofield Strangelove), plus Trash Recital sound engineer Ruby Walsh (Dateline) who expertly hat-switches between producer and band member throughout. In one of our most thrilling episodes yet, the five-to-six-person group breaks all the rules in their journey to recreate the ethereal soundscape and harmonies of Samara Alofa’s ‘B.T.T.G’. From uncovering some never-before-seen trash, to recitalist Navakatoa Tekela-Pule completely obliterating the fourth wall as he steps behind the camera, you’ll be on the edge of your seat from the moment you hit play.

You can catch Samara Alofa live at the Eastern Women’s Refuge Fundraiser July 9th.

DOP: Callum Devlin

Editor: Callum Devlin

Title Animator: Annabel Kean

Sound Engineer: Ruby Walsh

Sound Mix: Ruby Walsh

Assistant Camera: Tash van Schaardenburg

Theme Tune: Callum Devlin

Project Manager: Annabel Kean

Production Team: Sports Team

UTR Production Team: Daryl Fincham & Chris Cudby

Made with support from NZ On Air

Linkssamaraalofa.bandcamp.com/
instagram.com/samara.alofa/
sportsteam.co.nz/

Marlon Williams Announces Album Shares Single Video Thinking Of Nina

Chris Cudby / A.K. / Photo Credit: Derek Henderson / Thursday 16th June, 2022 8:06AM

  
  

Hot on the heels of last month’s irresistibly catchy first official solo release in four years ‘My Boy’, Lyttelton superstar Marlon Williams has unveiled a lovelorn second single and announced third solo album My Boy is out in September. Donning dapper hat and coat (not unlike the famous Italo disco ‘Love Spy’ Mike Mareen) in Sports Team‘s gripping and noirish accompanying video, Williams portrays a sad figure unhealthily consumed by romantic passion — obsessing over VHS tapes in his squalid apartment, chasing shadows down back alleys and peeping through binoculars whilst always ‘Thinking Of Nina’ (portrayed by Alice May Connolly). Sounding in superb voice over a transcendently toe-tapping rock-soul groove, experience the turbulent emotions of ‘Thinking Of Nina’ below and peruse Williams’ words on the release — made with support from NZ On Air

"This is a song about the dangers of wearing different faces in different places, of waging wars on multiple fronts; of having so many selves as to not be a self at all. Also at play is the dark phenomenon of White Knight Syndrome; the desire to simplify, infantilise, protect and ultimately commodify an object of desire.

"The video, imagined and concocted by the exciting duo who make up Sports Team and myself draws on the silliest stylings of the 80s New Wave a la Spandau Ballet’s ‘Gold’ and Duran Duran’s ‘A View To A Kill.’"

Marlon Williams’ third solo album ‘My Boy’ is out September 9th via Universal Music NZ.

Linksmarlonwilliams.co.nz

The Beths Announce New Album Release Tour Share Single Silence Is Golden

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Frances Carter
/ Tuesday 14th June, 2022 8:00AM

  
  

Lovers of a great contradictory song title, The Beths‘ new anthem ‘Silence Is Golden‘ is the rip-snorting first single from their forthcoming third studio album Expert In A Dying Field, announced today along with details of a five date nationwide tour happening in September and October. Repping some refreshingly frenzied noise guitar shredding in the midst of the new track’s non-stop power-pop catchiness, Elizabeth Stokes sings "I’d burn the city to the ground to turn it down" as the tune continues its overdriven rampage, until it suddenly doesn’t. Longtime collaborators Sports Team (whose Annabel Kean makes a welcome return to UTR today as Acting Editor for the next two weeks, while I’m away in Australia) have come to the party with a beautifully understated yet slyly inventive band performance vid, filmed in a garage and made with support from NZ On Air. Watch below and score tickets while you can to see the globally acclaimed Tāmaki Makaurau foursome of Stokes, Jonathan Pearce, Benjamin Sinclair, and Tristan Deck touring their new record (launching on 16th September) this spring — their shows famously have a habit of selling out fast…


The Beths

Friday 23rd September – Opera House, Wellington

Saturday 24th September – Theatre Royal, Nelson

Friday 30th September – James Hay Theatre, Christchurch

Saturday 1st October – Glenroy, Dunedin

Friday 7th October – Auckland Town Hall, Auckland

Vodafone Presale: from 10am, Friday 17th June to 10am, Monday 20th June

Artist Presale: from 10am, Friday 17th June to 10am, Monday 20th June

Live Nation Presale: from 11am, Monday 20th June to 10am, Tuesday 21st June

Ticket Agent / Venue Presale: from 11am, Monday 20th June to 10am, Tuesday 21st June

General public tickets on sale from 11am, Tuesday 21st June via thebeths.com

‘Expert In A Dying Field’ is out on Friday 16th September via Carpark Records and Ivy League — preorders available HERE.

Linksthebeths.com/
thebeths.lnk.to/ExpertInADyingField

Dateline Drop Single Do It Right Animated Video

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Liv McClymont
/ Wednesday 8th June, 2022 10:43AM

  
  

Drip-feeding fans new tunes at a steady pace, Dateline have dished up ‘Do It Right‘, the fourth single to emerge from the all-star team of Katie Everingham, Callum Devlin (Hans Pucket), Priya Sami (BUB) and Ruby Walsh‘s (Lips) forthcoming debut album Dumb For My Age, launching in late August via Sunreturn. Paired with an impressionistic, painterly animated video (featuring beautifully CF-esque figure work) made by Sports Team and multidisciplinary artist Eva DeMeo aka Rita Salt with support from NZ On Air, the crunchy and strutting ‘Do It Right’ was sparked by a sudden wave of existential reflections following a significant life change — as Heretaunga (Hastings) based lead songwriter Everingham explained…

"I wrote Do It Right after living in a new city for a while… It was kind of a ‘Who am I? What am I doing here?’ moment that kicked this song off."

I wanted the track to be moody and heavy, so it has lots of grungy distortion and open hi hats. It’s fun to play live so when we were recording I wanted to capture the same energy.

I love Sports Team, everything they come up with is so creative and unique, and I remember seeing Rita Salt’s art and tattoos and being totally captivated by it… When the suggestion was made to do a Sports Team / Rita Salt collab I was immediately in. I think the video captures the mood of the song perfectly. I think my favourite moment is the bit where the screen fills with bats! That would be a literal nightmare for me, so spooky."

‘Dumb For My Age’ is out on Friday 26th August via Sunreturn.

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instagram.com/dateline2.0/

TE KAAHU Performs Rangirara UTR Trash Recital

Sports Team / C.C. / Image credit: Sports Team / Wednesday 8th June, 2022 9:17AM

  
  

We’re thrilled to share the third episode of UTR presents Trash Recital Season 2 — starring TE KAAHU, produced by Sports Team and made with support from NZ On Air!

For each episode of Trash Recital we’ve invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their signature songs, re-created using everyday items selected from Sports Team‘s stockpile of recycled junk. Trash Recital not only provides a launchpad for stunning reimaginings of recent classic tunes, but also the perfect opportunity for a chinwag with our local musical heroes.

Our latest episode stars TE KAAHU, the reo Māori project of Theia (Waikato-Tainui, Ngāti Tīpa), performing a stunning new version of her waiata ‘Rangirara‘ with live bandmates Jol Mulholland and Amy Boroevich (Te Rarawa, Ngāti Raukawa), aka HINA. Named after her grandmother and meaning "beyond the heavens," ‘Rangirara’ features on TE KAAHU’s new debut album Te Kaahu O Rangi, which will be performed in its entirety at Tāmaki Makaurau’s The Tuning Fork on 24th June for Aotearoa’s first official Matariki public holiday, with special guests MOHI and HINA. Theia chatted about the kaupapa of her new project while reimagining ‘Rangirara’ using objects grabbed from our famous wall of trash, including a plastic hōiho (horse) plus her taonga pūoro (traditional Māori musical instrument) she brought along especially for the show.

DOP: Callum Devlin

Editor: Callum Devlin

Title Animator: Annabel Kean

Sound Engineer: Ruby Walsh

Sound Mix: Ruby Walsh

Assistant Camera: Tash van Schaardenburg

Theme Tune: Callum Devlin

Project Manager: Annabel Kean

Production Team: Sports Team

UTR Production Team: Daryl Fincham & Chris Cudby

Made with support from NZ On Air

Linksfacebook.com/TeKaahuORangi/
instagram.com/tekaahuorangi/
tewikiotereomaori.co.nz/
instagram.com/teamsportsteam/

Supports Announced For Hans Puckets Winter Tour Soft Plastics BUB Minisnap More

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Samuel Austin
/ Tuesday 7th June, 2022 10:58AM

  
  

Pop quiz: which contemporary Aotearoa band is based in both Pōneke and Tāmaki Makaurau, has two Callums (no relation), identical twin brothers, hella catchy tunes and a drummer named Jono (also of ONONO and Broods)? The answer is of course Hans Pucket, the team of Oli and Callum Devlin (Sports Team), Callum Passells and Jono Nott, who’ve just announced regional special guests for their keenly-awaited Confidently Test Out New Material nationwide tour. Promising to debut "oodles of new music" in a venue near you this July, they’ll be joined on their winter adventure by musical pals BUB, Soft Plastics, Mystery Waitress, Neive Strang, BONITA!, T. G. Shand and Ōtautahi legends Minisnap — cast your eyes downwards for the full details…


Undertheradar and Sports Team proudly present…

Hans Pucket – Confidently Test Out New Material National Tour 2022

Friday 1st July – Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ BUB

Saturday 2nd July – Leigh Sawmill, Leigh w/ BONITA!

Friday 8th July – Dive, Dunedin w/ Neive Strang

Saturday 9th July – The Loons, Christchurch w/ Minisnap, T. G. Shand

Thursday 21st July – San Fran, Wellington w/ Mystery Waitress

Friday 22nd July – The Stomach, Palmerston North w/ Soft Plastics (all ages)

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Watch the action-packed classic 2019 vid for Hans Pucket’s ‘Comfort’…

Linksfacebook.com/hanspucket/
hanspucket.bandcamp.com/
instagram.com/hanspucket/

Hans Pucket Announce New Dates For Confidently Test Out New Material Tour

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Samuel Austin
/ Thursday 26th May, 2022 12:00PM

  
  

Based in both Pōneke and Tāmaki Makaurau, Hans Pucket have cut the ribbon on a new set of dates for their much-delayed Confidently Test Out New Material tour, now happening throughout Aotearoa this coming July. Twin brothers Oli and Callum Devlin (Sports Team, Dateline), sax / keys-playing second Callum in the band Callum Passells, and globe-trotting drummer Jono Nott (ONONO, Broods) promise to knock fans’ socks off with both time-tested faves and brand new future classics, never before heard in a live venue setting until these very gigs. There’ll also be swish fresh merch to cop — grip the updated details below, with support acts to be announced soon…


Undertheradar and Sports Team proudly present…

Hans Pucket – Confidently Test Out New Material National Tour 2022

Friday 1st July – Whammy Bar, Auckland

Saturday 2nd July – Leigh Sawmill, Leigh

Friday 8th July – Dive, Dunedin

Saturday 9th July – The Loons, Christchurch

Thursday 21st July – San Fran, Wellington
Friday 22nd July – The Stomach, Palmerston North (all ages)

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Experience Hans Pucket’s full 2020 streaming performance for Goin’ Live with Chabs & Milky…

Press release:

Pōneke / Tāmaki Makaurau pop-rock quartet Hans Pucket announce their ‘Confidently Test Out New Material’ tour for the fourth fifth time.

With oodles of new music up their sleeves and a sold-out summer run of ‘I Don’t Know What To Get You For Christmas (Do I Really Love You?)’ 7" lathe cuts behind them, the unstoppable team of Oli, Callum, Callum and Jono hit the road this July to warm up the country from the ears down.

Hans Pucket’s six-stop tour kicks off Friday July 1st at Auckland’s Whammy Bar, with the foursome taking a brief detour North to Leigh before zipping down to Ōtepoti and Ōtautahi, then back up again for Wellington and Te Papa-i-Oea shows.

Linksfacebook.com/hanspucket/
hanspucket.bandcamp.com/
instagram.com/hanspucket/

Lawrence Arabia Performs The Beautiful Young Crew UTR Trash Recital

Sports Team / C.C. / Image credit: Sports Team
/ Wednesday 25th May, 2022 9:00AM

  
  

We’re thrilled to share the second episode of UTR presents Trash Recital Season 2 — starring Lawrence Arabia, produced by Sports Team and made with support from NZ On Air!

For each episode of Trash Recital we’ve invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their signature songs, re-created using everyday items selected from Sports Team‘s stockpile of recycled junk. Trash Recital not only provides a launchpad for stunning reimaginings of recent classic tunes, but also the perfect opportunity for a chinwag with our local musical heroes.

Our new episode stars Silver Scroll winner Lawrence Arabia aka James Milne, reinventing ‘The Beautiful Young Crew‘ from his recently reissued classic 2010 album Chant Darling. Half of the Chabs & Milky audio-visual dynamic duo and one third of new motorik super-trio Half Hexagon, with Yolanda Fagan (Na Noise) and Julien Dyne, Milne spoke candidly with Sports Team about the tune’s origins and his own songwriting journey, whilst creating musical gold using objects from our famous wall of garbage.

DOP: Callum Devlin

Editor: Callum Devlin

Title Animator: Annabel Kean

Sound Engineer: Shannon Fowler

Sound Mix: Ruby Walsh

Assistant Camera: Tash van Schaardenburg

Theme Tune: Callum Devlin

Project Manager: Annabel Kean

Production Team: Sports Team

UTR Production Team: Daryl Fincham & Chris Cudby

Special thanks to Bob Frisbee and Tim Batt

Made with support from NZ On Air

Linksinstagram.com/teamsportsteam/
lawrencearabia.com/

Troy Kingi Performs Shake That Skinny Ass UTR Trash Recital

Sports Team / C.C. / Image credit: Sports Team
/ Wednesday 11th May, 2022 8:53AM

  
  

We’re over the moon to share the first episode of UTR presents Trash Recital Season 2 — starring Troy Kingi and created by Sports Team!

Releasing online fortnightly from today onwards, our 2022 season of Trash Recital features even more stars from throughout Aotearoa’s diverse music community, reimagining their songs using objects from Sports Team‘s expertly curated collection of recycled junk. Viewers can enjoy an even trashier set than last year, a dazzling new claymation opening sequence by Annabel Kean (finalist for the 2022 Outstanding Music Journalism Award), and more outstanding banter throughout the new ten episode series, made with support from NZ On Air.

For each episode of Trash Recital we’ve invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their signature songs, re-created using everyday items selected from Sports Team’s stockpile of trash. Trash Recital not only provides a launchpad for stunning reimaginings of recent classic tunes, but also the perfect opportunity for a chinwag with our local musical heroes.

Our first episode stars Silver Scroll winner Troy Kingi (Te Arawa, Ngāpuhi, Te Whānau-ā-Apanui), reinventing his song ‘Shake That Skinny Ass‘ from 2020’s The Ghost of Freddie Cesar with trusty "fix it man" The Amazon Forest (Forrest Thorp). Touring his 2021 album Black Sea Golden Ladder with Delaney Davidson nationwide in August, Kingi chatted candidly with Sports Team about his famously ambitious 10 10 10 project (ten albums, ten genres, ten years) while transforming trash into musical treasure.

DOP: Callum Devlin

Editor: Callum Devlin

Title Animator: Annabel Kean

Sound Engineer: Ruby Walsh

Sound Mix: Ruby Walsh

Assistant Camera: Tash van Schaardenburg

Theme Tune: Callum Devlin

Project Manager: Annabel Kean
Production Team: Sports Team

UTR Production Team: Daryl Fincham & Chris Cudby

Special thanks to Bob Frisbee and Tim Batt

Made with support from NZ On Air

Linksinstagram.com/teamsportsteam/
troykingi.com/

Listen To Jo Bragg and Callum Devlin Sing II EP

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Annabel Kean
/ Tuesday 15th February, 2022 9:18AM

  
  

Nary a week goes by without another thrilling release from the Sports Team camp, with Valentine’s Day bringing a tidy EP of romantic renditions foisted upon the world by co-founder Callum Devlin (Hans Pucket, Dateline, bFM Top Ten) and visual artist / writer Jo Bragg. Creators of 2015’s Christmas themed collection jordana bragg and callum devlin sing, the Tāmaki-based DIY duo got the band back together Blues Brothers style to rattle off "earnest covers" of heart melting tunes originally made famous by Carson & Gaile, Phil Phillips, the Bee Gees, and Tommy James & the Shondells. Tuck into jo bragg and callum devlin sing II below, and don’t miss Devlin performing new songs across the country with Hans Pucket on their Confidently Test Out New Material nationwide tour in April…


Undertheradar and Sports Team proudly present…

Hans Pucket – Confidently Test Out New Material National Tour 2022

Thursday 14th April – San Fran, Wellington w/ Mystery Waitress

Friday 22nd April – Whammy, Auckland w/ Bub

Saturday 23rd April – Leigh Sawmill, Leigh w/ Bonita

Friday 29th April – Dive, Dunedin w/ Koizilla

Saturday 30th April – Loons, Christchurch w/ Minisnap, T.G. Shand

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Linksjobragg.space/
instagram.com/callum_devlin_tbc/
instagram.com/teamsportsteam/

The Beths Drop New Track A Real Thing Video

Annabel Kean / Photo credit: Frances Carter / Thursday 10th February, 2022 11:00AM

  
  

Having just embarked on their month long North America tour (which you can keep up with here), Tāmaki’s pride and joy The Beths unveil killer new track ‘A Real Thing’ along with a hectic Handycam video. The high energy bop is the first new music we’ve heard from the awesome foursome since their Aotearoa Music Award-winning sophomore album Jump Rope Gazers dropped mid 2020. Described by The Beths front person Elizabeth Stokes as "a kind of anxiety dream" and "a bit muddled, a bit frantic, a bit sinister", ‘A Real Thing’ is overflowing with all the soaring harmonies and life-affirming guitar perfection we’ve grown to expect from Stokes and bandmates Jonathan Pearce, Ben Sinclair and Tristan Deck. To add to the excitement, The Beths also announce their signing to Ivy League Records, who will be taking the band under their wing for all things Australia and New Zealand adjacent. Enjoy your first listen of many with the Sports Team-created (yours truly) and NZ On Air-supported clip for ‘A Real Thing’ below…

Linksthebeths.com/
nzonair.govt.nz/

DARTZ Unleash Road Trip Video For Toyota Corolla

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Vanessa Cone
/ Thursday 20th January, 2022 12:17PM

  
  

Fresh from tearing it up at Valhalla last night, the DARTZ lads will be cramming into their famed customised Toyota Corolla for the epic drive from their Wellington hometown to Hamilton ‘City Of The Future’ to play Friday’s Waikato leg of their ongoing summer tour. True road dogs, they’ll be bouncing from the Tron for a headline gig at Tāmaki’s Whammy Bar on Saturday, playing all about the South Island next week then returning to the super city on the 29th for The Others Way mega-festival. Giving us all a taste of what to look forward to, DARTZ have unleashed brand spanking new visuals for their beloved car’s titular pop-punk tune, collaged together from on-the-road footage by Sports Team and made with support from NZ On Air.

Following the grandest of Kiwi music video traditions, ‘Toyota Corolla‘ documents Danz, Crispy, Rollyz and Clark Mathews driving all around Aotearoa on tour, spruced up with some incendiary embellishments including a cute mini-version of their car busting through a billboard. You’ll feel the band’s pain as the DARTZ-mobile catches fire near Queenstown (extinguished with beer?) and gasp at the majestic concluding bungy jump — smash that play button below…

"This video is a love story: not just between DARTZ and [their car] Candice, not just between DARTZ and the beautiful country of Aotearoa, but also between the DARTZ boys themselves. That’s one of our main goals in everything we do: to try capture and share with the world the story of the ever-deepening friendship and love between Crispy, Rollyz, Clark and myself. Whether we’re drinking beers on a sunny day in Wellington City, killing it on stage, or crammed into a tiny death machine hurtling over the Crown Range with smoke billowing from our tires, that love will always come through.” – Danz


DARTZ Save Summer Tour

Friday 21st January – last place, Hamilton
Saturday 22nd January – Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ Sure Boy, Cold Sweats
Wednesday 26th January – darkroom, Christchurch
Thursday 27th January – Dive, Dunedin
Friday 28th January – Yonder, Queenstown [free show]

Saturday 29th January – The Others Way Festival, Auckland*

Tickets available HERE via UTR

*The Others Way tickets available HERE via UTR

‘Toyota Corolla’ is out now via major streaming services.

Linksinstagram.com/smokedartz/
smokedartz.bandcamp.com/

Watch Hans Puckets Video For I Dont Know What To Get You For Christmas

Christmas Cudby / Photo credit: Samuel Austin
/ Tuesday 21st December, 2021 10:27AM

  
  

The cherry on top of Hans Pucket‘s recent festive double single drop, an uplifting video for of ‘I Don’t Know What To Get You For Christmas (Do I Really Love You​?​)‘ directed by Samuel Austin and produced by Sports Team has been unleashed just before Santa clambers down our collective chimneys. Hans Pucket frontman Oliver Devlin strolls the unmistakably winding pathways of Pōneke’s central suburbs whilst singing his heartfelt carol, experiences an unseasonable sprinkling of snowflakes at the beach, then cheerfully sets sail towards an uncertain future in the cannily constructed two-shot clip.

A 7" lathe cut disc also featuring boozy B-side ‘Drink With My Friends’ is available for preorder direct from the source HERE, as the initial pressing has already sold out. Enjoy the new video below and count the days until Hans Pucket tour Aotearoa with special guests in April 2022…

“We tried to film this all in one shot, so in a way this is Hans Pucket’s 1917." — Oliver Devlin

"Hans Pucket are such a pleasure to work with — between Oli, Callum and the rest of the band I’m always amazed at their willingness to go with any of my silly ideas — especially when those ideas involve potentially making a snowy mess in a public place without permission. And especially when those ideas demand performances you’d expect from actors! They always give me their best and I try to give my best back to them :)" — Samuel Austin


Undertheradar and Sports Team proudly present…

Hans Pucket – Confidently Test Out New Material National Tour 2022

Thursday 14th April – San Fran, Wellington w/ Mystery Waitress

Friday 22nd April – Whammy, Auckland w/ Bub

Saturday 23rd April – Leigh Sawmill, Leigh w/ Bonita

Friday 29th April – Dive, Dunedin w/ Koizilla

Saturday 30th April – Loons, Christchurch w/ Minisnap, T.G. Shand

Tickets available HERE via UTR

‘I Don’t Know What To Get You For Christmas (Do I Really Love You​?​) / Drink With My Friends’ is out now via major streaming services.

Linksfacebook.com/hanspucket/
hanspucket.bandcamp.com/
instagram.com/hanspucket/

Hans Pucket Unveil Xmas Single Drink With My Friends Announce Tour Supports

Chris ‘Krampus’ Cudby
/ Friday 17th December, 2021 10:54AM

  
  

What does Christmas mean for you? For some it can be a lonesome time of solitary evenings watching late night TV screenings of Bad Santa and / or unavoidable family feuds, for others a pious religious occasion, but for Hans Pucket it’s an opportunity to get frisky and enjoy a well-deserved ‘Drink With My Friends‘ after a crazy year. Calling both Tāmaki Makaurau and Pōneke their homes, twin brothers Oli and Callum Devlin (Sports Team, Dateline), Jono Nott (ONONO) and Callum Passells follow one of the most earnest local Xmas tunes in recent memory with a party poppin’ ode to letting your hair down and reflecting on what the future might bring — keeping it upbeat with zig-zagging bass, punch-spiking guitar and boozy hangover-predicting keys.

The new song and last week’s ‘I Don’t Know What To Get You For Christmas (Do I Really Love You​?​)‘ have been squeezed onto strictly limited edition 7" lathe cut disc (including a risograph printed cover with a handwritten lyric sheet on the inside) that’ll be an ideal stocking stuffer for a loved one. Touring all about Aotearoa in April with a sack full of new tunes on their Confidently Test Out New Material tour, Hans Pucket have announced supports for their five date sonic adventure. Listen to both festive numbers and grip the updated details below…


Undertheradar and Sports Team proudly present…

Hans Pucket – Confidently Test Out New Material National Tour 2022

Thursday 14th April – San Fran, Wellington w/ Mystery Waitress

Friday 22nd April – Whammy, Auckland w/ Bub

Saturday 23rd April – Leigh Sawmill, Leigh w/ Bonita

Friday 29th April – Dive, Dunedin w/ Koizilla

Saturday 30th April – Loons, Christchurch w/ Minisnap, T.G. Shand

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Linkshanspucket.bandcamp.com/album/i-dont-know-what-to-get-you-for-christmas-do-i-really-love-you-drink-with-my-friends
facebook.com/hanspucket/
hanspucket.bandcamp.com/
instagram.com/hanspucket/

Hans Pucket Share Xmas Single I Dont Know What To Get You For Christmas

Chris ‘Kringle’ Cudby
/ Friday 10th December, 2021 8:59AM

  
  

Because you’ve all been on your best behaviour this year (or even if you haven’t), Aotearoa fab foursome Hans Pucket are back giving the gift of catchy tunes this festival season. Touring nationwide in April, the team of twin brothers Oli and Callum Devlin (Sports Team, Dateline), Jono Nott (aka ONONO) and Callum Passells unwrap the first of two Christmasy goodies for 2021 with ‘I Don’t Know What To Get You For Christmas (Do I Really Love You​?​)‘ — the band’s first official new song since their self-released debut album Eczema dropped like an atom bomb back in 2018. A tender reflection on our capitalist stocking-stuffing tradition served up with a big dollop of relationship anxiety, the ballad sports some particularly rousing sax and heart-melting harmonies, whilst pondering that most perplexing of puzzles orbiting the summer holiday period [if anyone reading is wondering: I could use some new socks].

Lucky Pōneke punters can head along to San Fran tonight to catch a necessarily stripped back version of Hans Pucket, featuring frontman Oli Devlin as part of the all-star Eyegum Presents: End Of Year? Fuck Yeah! event (Tāmaki’s borders don’t reopen until 15th December). Available for pre-order on limited 7" lathe cut disc (including a risograph printed cover with a handwritten lyric sheet on the inside) and backed with soon to be released B-side ‘Drink With My Friends‘, Oli Devlin opened up about how the new single was written and recorded despite ongoing lockdown challenges in NZ…

“I made a lockdown challenge to myself last year to try and write some honest Christmas songs that weren’t crap. These are the first two from that batch. It was thrilling hearing everyone’s additions come in – each of us writing and recording our parts from our homes. Also celebrating our first release with Callum Passells who makes some stunning sax, synth and clarinet contributions!” 


Undertheradar and Sports Team proudly present…

Hans Pucket – Confidently Test Out New Material National Tour 2022

Thursday 14th April – San Fran, Wellington

Friday 22nd April – Whammy, Auckland

Saturday 23rd April – Leigh Sawmill, Leigh

Friday 29th April – Dive, Dunedin

Saturday 30th April – Loons, Christchurch

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Linkshanspucket.bandcamp.com/album/i-dont-know-what-to-get-you-for-christmas-do-i-really-love-you-drink-with-my-friends
facebook.com/hanspucket/
hanspucket.bandcamp.com/
instagram.com/hanspucket/

Hans Pucket Announce New Dates For Nationwide Tour

Chris Cudby
/ Thursday 2nd December, 2021 12:44PM

  
  

As Christmas draws near in Aotearoa, the question on the lips of many local gig-goers has been: "When are Hans Pucket going to announce new dates for their Confidently Test Out New Material national tour?" That joyous moment has arrived, as twin brothers Oli and Callum Devlin (Sports Team, Dateline), Jono Nott (aka ONONO) and sax / keyboard guru Callum Passells have revealed they’ll now be touring in April 2022, when hopefully all of this year’s hodgepodge of weirdness will seem like some kind of bizarre folk tale. We’re still to get word of support artists, plus the band have hinted at forthcoming special festive bonus treat for fans. Rest assured we’ll keep you in the loop, don’t miss Hans Pucket at the dates below, including a brand new headline gig at Ōtepoti’s Dive and shift in location in Tāmaki Makaurau to the larger capacity Whammy Bar — all tickets remain valid and UTR ticket holders have been emailed direct with details (check your promotions and spam folders)

"We’re so lucky to get to do this, can’t wait to get out and see some friends and have a boogie!" – Oliver Devlin


Undertheradar and Sports Team proudly present…

Hans Pucket – Confidently Test Out New Material National Tour 2022

Thursday 14th April – San Fran, Wellington

Friday 22nd April – Whammy, Auckland

Saturday 23rd April – Leigh Sawmill, Leigh

Friday 29th April – Dive, Dunedin

Saturday 30th April – Loons, Christchurch

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Watch Oli and Callum Devlin face off in the ultimate twin versus twin challenge for their video ‘Comfort’…

Linksfacebook.com/hanspucket/
hanspucket.bandcamp.com/
instagram.com/hanspucket/

To The Front Tmaki Makaurau Fundraiser Show Announced

Chris Cudby
/ Thursday 2nd December, 2021 9:33AM

  
  

Helping young women, transgender and gender-non-conforming youths form bands, build instrument skills, and write original songs since 2018, Girls Rock Aotearoa have announced their Auckland branch’s holiday programme have rebranded under the inclusive new name ‘To The Front’. They’ve unveiled a star-packed event help raise funds and awareness for the initiative, taking over the opulent Hollywood Avondale on 15th December. Tiny Ruins, Anna Coddington, Louisa Nicklin, Half Queen and PollyHill are all generously lending their support by performing, with 95bFM Breakfast Show host Rachel Ashby contributing her MC skills to the occasion. Continuing in the spirit of inclusiveness, the whole shebang is being livestreamed out into cyberspace by video whizz kids Sports Team, so you can tune and enjoy the action wherever you might currently reside (technology permitting, with a suggested koha of $10). The event will operate under both Red and Orange traffic light settings, the latter would allow more than 100 attendees (we’ll find out which on 13th December), plus vaccine passports will be required. Support this awesome cause and grab your ticket right away…


Girls Rock Aotearoa Presents: ‘To The Front’ Fundraiser Show

Featuring… Tiny Ruins, Anna Coddington, Louisa Nicklin, Half Queen and Polly Hill, MC’d by Rachel Ashby

Wednesday 15th December – Hollywood Cinema, Auckland (+ livestream by Sports Team)

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Watch the video for ‘How Much’ from Tiny Ruins’ 2019 album Olympic Girls…

Check out PollyHill’s vid for 2020 single ‘Spooky’…

Linksgirlsrockcamp.co.nz/
instagram.com/teamsportsteam/

The Beths Unveil Live Album Film Auckland New Zealand 2020

Chris Cudby
/ Friday 17th September, 2021 8:02AM

  
  

Arising from humble beginnings playing Tāmaki Makaurau subterranean dive bars to achieving fame on a global scale, The Beths share today a new album and concert film documenting a key moment in their already fabled career. The team of Elizabeth Stokes, Jonathan Pearce, Benjamin Sinclair and Tristan Deck‘s live record Auckland, New Zealand, 2020 captures the energy of The Beths’ landmark headline event at Auckland Town Hall last November, triumphing over last year’s lockdown dramas to treat local fans to one heck of a show in the iconic venue. You can feel the emotion in the air as Stokes sings big-hearted anthem after anthem and hear the crowd squealing with delight as Pearce lets rip with Thin Lizzy-esque guitar shreds — like a career-spanning, sixteen track retrospective from a veteran band that are somehow only two albums deep.

You can enjoy the stream of the live album right now, then scoot along to the band’s YouTube channel or Vimeo from 4PM NZT today to enjoy the concert film of Auckland, New Zealand, 2020, created by longtime collaborators Sports Team — who also worked with The Beths in making this week’s magical seasonal finale of UTR Trash Recital. The Beths are hosting a Watch Party on their Patreon this Saturday 18th September from 11AM NZT, giving supporters the neat opportunity to watch the film in real time with the band.

The new release comes along with the happy / unhappy news The Beths’ forthcoming multi-night residency at Tāmaki’s Whammy Bar is still going ahead, but has been postponed with new dates to be announced. Now unable to journey to Aotearoa for the shows, Australian songwriter Stella Donnelly says: "I’m very sorry that I can no longer take part in these amazing shows with The Beths, and my own show at Meow. It was something I was very much looking forward to and hope we get to make it happen sometime in the future.” New dates and support info will be revealed by the organisers soon — ticket holders will be emailed direct from UTR [check your promotions, spam and junk folders].

‘Auckland, New Zealand, 2020’ is out now digitally via Carpark Records, the release of the vinyl LP edition has been postponed until Friday 1st October due to Level 4 restrictions.

Linksthebeths.com/
youtube.com/TheBeths
patreon.com/thebeths

The Beths Perform Im Not Getting Excited UTR Trash Recital Episode 11

Sports Team / A.K. / Wednesday 15th September, 2021 12:05PM

  
  

We’re stoked to share the eleventh episode and season finale of our new web series, created in collaboration with the talented gang at Sports Team: UTR Trash Recital!

For each episode of Trash Recital we’ve invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their signature songs, re-created using everyday items selected from a treasure trove of literal trash, collected by Sports Team from Tāmaki Makaurau’s finest op shops / second hand stores. Trash Recital not only provides a launchpad for stunning reimaginings of recent classic tunes, but also the perfect opportunity for a chinwag with our local musical heroes.

Aotearoa’s The Beths are the final stars / victims of Trash Recital season one, and the loveable, huggable crew of Elizabeth Stokes, Jonathan Pearce, Benjamin Sinclair and Tristan Deck hit it for six. It’s the start of a massive seven or so months for the multi-award winning Tāmaki four piece, who are launching their Auckland, New Zealand, 2020 live album this Friday, have a bunch of local shows up their sleeves and a North America / EU tour in their sights for January onwards. Before they were too swept up with all of that, Sports Team dragged them onto the Trash Recital set for a one-of-a-kind recreation of their ripper track ‘I’m Not Getting Excited’ from their latest album Jump Rope Gazers. Watch as The Beths build makeshift instruments and fart machines in the final episode of Trash Recital season one…


A thank you

The process of building Trash Recital from a humble dust bunny to a big, stinking pile, eleven episodes high, has been an absolute joy. Thank you to Undertheradar for giving Sports Team this opportunity and trusting us with this project. Chris Cudby and Daryl Fincham gave us total creative freedom to make a video series from scratch, and have gone full tilt to support Trash Recital, giving it so much time and nurturing to fulfil its potential. I’d also like to thank the mega talented Ruby Walsh for taking on her role as audio engineer with excitement and a much needed open mind. Ruby has been our Trash Recital secret weapon, and is the person who actually proved it could be done and that we hadn’t just thought up some total dud. Ruby is the Sports Team 2021 MVP. Thanks to NZ On Air for all your support and for being our number one fans. Thank you to all the artists that let us film them enduring this special new type of torture specifically catered to musicians. Thank you to those who watched, shared and enjoyed.

Much love,

Sports Team

DOP: Callum Devlin

Editor: Callum Devlin

Title Animator: Annabel Kean

Sound Engineer: Ruby Walsh

Sound Mix: Ruby Walsh

Theme Tune: Callum Devlin

Project Manager: Annabel Kean

Production Team: Sports Team

UTR Production Team: Daryl Fincham & Chris Cudby

Special thanks to Bob Frisbee

Made with support from NZ On Air

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facebook.com/thebethsnz
thebeths.com/

Ben Woods Performs Hovering At Home UTR Trash Recital Episode 10

Sports Team / C.C.
/ Wednesday 8th September, 2021 2:10PM

  
  

We’re stoked to share the tenth episode of our new web series, created in collaboration with the talented gang at Sports Team: UTR Trash Recital!

For each episode of Trash Recital we’ve invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their signature songs, re-created using everyday items selected from a treasure trove of literal trash, collected by Sports Team from Tāmaki Makaurau’s finest op shops / second hand stores. Trash Recital not only provides a launchpad for stunning reimaginings of recent classic tunes, but also the perfect opportunity for a chinwag with our local musical heroes.

The star of our penultimate Trash Recital episode is Ōtautahi songwriter and recording sensation Ben Woods. Creator of 2019 UTR office fave Put (listen below), played a sterling live version of his unreleased song ‘Hovering At Home‘ using items from our famous UTR rubbish pile. Set to appear at Nelson Arts Festival on 27th October (crossed fingers gigs will be back by then), witness Woods performing ‘Hovering At Home’ using wine glasses, a plastic tube and a surprise special guest right here, and keep it locked for the very last episode of 2021’s Trash Recital series. Have we saved the best for last? Find out within a fortnight’s time…

DOP: Callum Devlin

Editor: Callum Devlin

Title Animator: Annabel Kean

Sound Engineer: Ruby Walsh

Sound Mix: Ruby Walsh

Theme Tune: Callum Devlin

Project Manager: Annabel Kean

Production Team: Sports Team

UTR Production Team: Daryl Fincham & Chris Cudby

Special thanks to Bob Frisbee

Linksinstagram.com/benjameswoods/
facebook.com/oldmateben/
babyben.bandcamp.com/
instagram.com/teamsportsteam/

Na Noise Perform Bad Dreams UTR Trash Recital Episode 9

Sports Team / C.C.
/ Tuesday 24th August, 2021 12:09PM

  
  

We’re stoked to share the ninth episode of our new web series, created in collaboration with the talented gang at Sports Team: UTR Trash Recital!

For each episode of Trash Recital we’ve invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their signature songs, re-created using everyday items selected from a treasure trove of literal trash, collected by Sports Team from Tāmaki Makaurau’s finest op shops / second hand stores. Trash Recital not only provides a launchpad for stunning reimaginings of recent classic tunes, but also the perfect opportunity for a chinwag with our local musical heroes.

This week’s special guests are Na Noise, the Tāmaki Makaurau-based team of Yolanda Fagan, Hariet Ellis and Christopher Varnham. They swung by the UTR office / film studio / trash repository and whipped up an absolutely beaut new version of ‘Bad Dreams‘, from the trio’s 2021 Auckland Live Best Independent Debut award-winning album Waiting For You. If all goes well on the ‘gigs still happening in NZ‘ front, they’ll be joining Lawrence Arabia (an official member of live vocal supports ‘Da Boise’) on his Chant Darling nationwide tour this coming September. Experience the rake-strumming, balloon-popping excellence of ‘Bad Dreams’ and tune in for the penultimate episode of Trash Recital season one in just two weeks time…

UnderTheRadar proudly presents…

Lawrence Arabia Does Chant Darling
with special guests Na Noise

Thursday 2nd September – Grainstore Gallery, Oamaru

Friday 3rd September – Dive, Dunedin

Saturday 4th September – The Loons, Lyttelton

Sunday 5th September – Sherwood, Queenstown

Friday 10th September – Paisley Stage, Napier

Saturday 11th September – San Fran, Wellington

Sunday 12th September – St Peter’s, Paekākāriki
Saturday 18th September – Pt. Chevalier RSA, Auckland w/ Phoebe Rings

Tickets available via Banished Music from 9am, Monday 14th June

DOP: Callum Devlin

Editor: Callum Devlin

Title Animator: Annabel Kean

Sound Engineer: Ruby Walsh

Sound Mix: Ruby Walsh

Theme Tune: Callum Devlin

Project Manager: Annabel Kean

Production Team: Sports Team

UTR Production Team: Daryl Fincham & Chris Cudby

Special thanks to Bob Frisbee

Made with support from NZ On Air
 

Linksnanoise.bandcamp.com/
facebook.com/nanoiseband
instagram.com/nanoise/
instagram.com/teamsportsteam/

Hans Pucket Announce Nationwide Tour of Aotearoa

Chris Cudby
/ Friday 13th August, 2021 8:30AM

  
  

Hans Pucket have morphed into a bit of a "supergroup" since launching their immensely popular debut album Eczema back in 2018. Drummer Jono Nott released the fab first long player from his electronic pop project ONONO just last month, bassist Callum Devlin (also of Dateline) thrilled the world with his Loud Cooking web show exploits and as one half of video production whiz kids Sports Team, and the band welcomed on board sax / keyboard guru Callum Passells. It’s been a while between tours however, and singer / guitarist Oli Devlin (twin brother of Callum Devlin) and the gang are righting that wrong with today’s announcement of a Hans Pucket four date tour of Aotearoa, hitting a venue near you this October.

Fans who’ve been hanging out for new Hans Pucket songs will be richly rewarded with the knowledge this will be their ‘Confidently Test Out New Material’ tour. They promise: "There will be music from their upcoming album; there will be cool new merch; there will be a moment in the set where Jono plays a guitar solo and everyone claps; Oli will forget some lyrics and try to ask Callum Devlin what they are mid-song."

"We’re so lucky to get to do this, can’t wait to get out and see some friends and have a boogie!" — Oli Devlin

"It’s exciting. I can’t believe it’s been almost two years since we last ‘hit the road’. We’ve really levelled up as a band since Callum [Passells] joined, so I can anticipate some minds being blown, to be quite honest." — Callum Devlin


UnderTheRadar are thrilled to present…

Thursday 7th October – San Fran, Wellington

Friday 8th October – Leigh Sawmill, Leigh

Saturday 9th October – Whammy Backroom, Auckland

Friday 15th October – Loons, Christchurch

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Watch Oli and Callum Devlin face off in the ultimate twin versus twin challenge for their video ‘Comfort’…

Press release:

The shows promise all the wonders of Hans Pucket’s four-piece lineup. Callum Passells will bring his saxophone and keyboard wizardry to the group. There will be music from their upcoming album; there will be cool new merch; there will be a moment in the set where Jono plays a guitar solo and everyone claps; Oli will forget some lyrics and try to ask Callum Devlin what they are mid-song. They aren’t pushing the boat out too far for this one, they’re just getting back out there and playing their thrilling live set, to a good, keen crowd.

Linksfacebook.com/hanspucket/
hanspucket.bandcamp.com/
instagram.com/hanspucket/

Delaney Davidson Performs Disassociate From Myself UTR Trash Recital Episode 8

Sports Team / C.C.
/ Thursday 12th August, 2021 10:35AM

  
  

We’re stoked to share the eighth episode of our new web series created in collaboration with the talented gang at Sports Team: UTR Trash Recital!

For each episode of Trash Recital we’ve invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their signature songs, re-created using everyday items selected from a treasure trove of literal trash, collected by Sports Team from Tāmaki Makaurau’s finest op shops / second hand stores. Trash Recital not only provides a launchpad for stunning reimaginings of recent classic tunes, but also the perfect opportunity for a chinwag with our local musical heroes.

This week’s guest is none other than Lyttelton icon Delaney Davidson, whose award-winning oeuvre includes collaborations with seemingly every notable Aotearoa artist, along with his own spellbinding and ever-expanding catalogue of solo recordings. Currently touring the nation with Troy Kingi in celebration of new album Black Sea Golden Ladder (co-written by Davidson), the always inventive songwriter treated us to brand new song ‘Disassociate From Myself‘, originally written with The Phoenix Foundation’s Samuel Flynn Scott. Witness the mysterious multi-instrumentalist using the infamous UTR Trash Pile™ to whip up a musical masterpiece before your very eyes and ears…

Troy Kingi with Delaney Davidson – Black Sea Golden Ladder Tour

Thursday 12th August – Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton

Friday 13th August – Theatre Royal, New Plymouth

Sunday 15th August – Opera House, Whanganui

Tuesday 17th August – Theatre Royal, Nelson

Saturday 21st August – James Hay Theatre, Christchurch

Sunday 22nd August – Regent Theatre, Dunedin

Saturday 28th August – Opera House, Wellington w/ live band The Senses
Saturday 4th September – Town Hall, Auckland 
w/ live band The Senses

Tickets available via TroyKingi.com

DOP: Callum Devlin

Editor: Callum Devlin

Title Animator: Annabel Kean

Sound Engineer: Ruby Walsh

Sound Mix: Ruby Walsh

Theme Tune: Callum Devlin

Project Manager: Annabel Kean

Production Team: Sports Team

UTR Production Team: Daryl Fincham & Chris Cudby

Special thanks to Bob Frisbee

Made with support from NZ On Air

Listen to Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders’ album Word Gets Around — 2020 winners of RMNZ’s Best Country Music Artist Award…

Linksdelaneydavidson.com/
instagram.com/teamsportsteam/

The Beths Announce Wellington Shows New Live Album and Film

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Amanda Cheng
/ Wednesday 11th August, 2021 9:00AM

  
  

Taking time out from the ever-expanding rollout of their Whammy Bar residency, The Beths are sending a whole lotta love in Wellington’s direction, announcing today two headline events in the windswept capital this October, including an all-ages show. The globally celebrated gang of Elizabeth Stokes, Jonathan Pearce, Benjamin Sinclair and Tristan Deck of have also thrilled fans with the announcement a new live album and concert film documenting their landmark 2020 Auckland Town Hall headline event — releasing on 17th September via US imprint Carpark Records and adeptly filmed by Sports Team (who also do amazing work creating UTR Trash Recital). Revving up for live appearances at Tauranga Arts Festival, Labour of Love, Nelson Arts Festival and Outerfields, The Beths now have a full scale tour of Te Ika a Maui on their hands. Stokes enthused about the flood of memories prompted by the Auckland, New Zealand, 2020 concert film…

"Watching the film for the first time brought back all the emotions of 2020 for us. Sports Team have done such an amazing job of capturing the mix of anxiety and simple joy that was touring music in NZ at the time. We are so grateful that it happened and grateful to have it documented with so much love and care.”


The Beths

Friday 17th September – The Others Way 2021, Auckland*
Tuesday 28th September – Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ Stella Donnelly∞
Wednesday 29th September 29, 2021 – Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ Stella Donnelly [sold out]

Thursday 30th Septempber 30, 2021 – Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ Stella Donnelly [sold out]

Friday 1st October – Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ Stella Donnelly [sold out]

Saturday 2nd Oct. 2, 2021 – Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ Stella Donnelly [sold out]

Friday 22nd October – Tauranga Arts Festival, Carrus Crystal Palace, Tauranga○
Saturday 23rd October – Labour of Love, Black Barn, Hawke’s Bay○
Friday 29th October – San Fran, Wellington
Saturday 30th October – CoCA Massey, Wellington [all ages – afternoon show]
Sunday 31st October – Nelson Arts Festival, Neudorf Vineyards, Nelson○
Saturday 4th December – Outerfields 2021, Auckland○

Wellington tickets available HERE via UTR 
∞Auckland Whammy Bar tickets available HERE via UTR 
*The Others Way 2021 tickets available HERE via UTR 
○More ticket info + full tour schedule available via thebeths.com 

Experience the trailer for Auckland, New Zealand, 2020…

Check out a majestic live footage from the film of The Beths performing ‘Future Me Hates Me’…

Pre-orders for ‘Auckland, New Zealand, 2020’ are now available — Live Album here and Film here.

Linksthebeths.com/