Welcome to episode 25 of Sweetman Podcast brought to you by our brand new sponsor, Phantom Billstickers. This episode features a chat with Roger Shepherd, the guy that started Flying Nun Records, the guy who has written the fantastic memoir, In Love With These Times – My Life With Flying Nun Records.
Kerretta Pirohia Kerretta/Golden Antenna/Midium The third full-lengther from Auckland’s Kerretta is the band’s biggest and best. Now this is a group that already shoulders comparisons to Jakob, Mogwai, Isis and – well – just about any other great instrumental-focussed post-rock band you care to think about. But, like Mountaineater and Jakob, there’s something distinctly Kiwi […]
Mountaineater San Francisco Bath House Friday, October 11 My first time seeing Mountaineater in some time – essentially a new band from when I saw them. This time to promote their brand new album. So they start, with the opening brace from that record. Cavernous, somehow Tristan Dinegmans issues a sound that is heavy – […]
Mountaineater Mountaineater Banished From The Universe Dunedin’s Mountaineater has a weight of expectation behind it, on top of it, all around it, some two years in the making – and finally we have the band’s debut self-titled full-length album. But Mountaineater arrived as a known quantity essentially, because this is the post-HDU project for singer […]
I’ve been listening to an advance-copy of the upcoming album release from Mountaineater. It’s superb – I’ve been gushing about it a wee bit over on the Blog On The Tracks Facebook page; to me it feels inspired, at least in part, by the early albums from The Cure. But in saying that I was […]
Mean Knowing (Independent) This band/project, and this album/project will go some way toward closing the gap between albums by Jakob. Here, Jakob’s guitarist Jeff Boyle shapes seven instrumental pieces – a winding, evolving post-rock journey – with Hamish Walker (from Avotor and Keretta). The result cleverly – clearly – references the work they have done […]