The Bilders, The Utopians (2014)
A 7”inch 3-track EP – click here to check out all the songs if you like – that arrived in the mail just recently; signed by Bill Direen. Pretty chuffed to have this – not least because of the music. But imagine trying to collect up everything Bill’s done, everywhere he’s been – musically, and otherwise. I bet he doesn’t even have a copy of everything he’s released. I’ve been newly enthused by his poetry recently and some of the lyrics and of course a lot of the music. So to receive this was a great treat. Fingers crossed, I’ll be speaking to him soon for the podcast. Something I’m looking forward to because I think he’s one of the important unsung – or under-sung – heroes of New Zealand music and in various undergrounds within undergrounds…Anyway, this recording features a few different versions of his Bilders and is worth hearing for the songs. As always.
Sample Track: Mardy
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