There’s no name suppression in New Zealand There are no privileged without charms There’s no name suppression in New Zealand We all know who you are But everybody’s talking about Covid-19 Cause everybody’s talking about Covid-19 But we’re as safe as can be so move us to level three! We have no restrictions We have […]
Blam Blam Blam, Untitled Tour EP (2019) A reissue/replication of the band’s early work – the classic songs – put together for the recent tour which was brilliant. I was too young to catch Blam Blam Blam the first time, but I wasn’t going to miss them on this reunion and it was brilliant. Three […]
Welcome to episode 184 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat. Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved […]
We don’t know how lucky we are. The music that means the most to me from New Zealand artists is barely ever the product of a funding body, doesn’t have corporate sponsors, isn’t major label-endorsed. It’s the battlers. It’s about brave hearts and (sometimes) troubled souls. It’s about an energy. An anger. A feeling. It’s […]
Well, it’s exciting news – just the other day Blam Blam Blam was announced as one of the acts at this year’s The Others Way festival. But there’s a full tour happening around it. Click that link or see below for the full list of shows – including Lyttelton, Dunedin, Paekakariki and Wellington.
Don McGlashan played French horn and percussion in the Auckland Symphonia. He would leave classical rehearsals to play punk-infused music and was a member of From Scratch; the idea being that instruments were created from scratch. Here McGlashan’s classical percussion training would give way to PVC pipes being hit with jandals. His songwriting first announced […]
The first time I saw Don McGlashan, well it might have been in the Plague or the Whizz Kids. I saw the Plague several times in the late 70s as they played some of the same gigs as Negative Theatre – Nambassa, Christchurch students’ art fest and I saw them in Hamilton and Wellington too. […]