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Great Job

We have just completed a fantastic couple of shows in the towns of Levin and Palmerston North.
Levin was at a community-run, membership basis venue called the Alternative Entertainment Bureau. The A.E.B is a totally sterling, supportive, welcoming and inclusive group, making welcome a wider range or people across the age span. What it lacks in fancy equipment(though it was absolutely perfect for us) it makes up in heart. It’s brilliant to see such a wonderful thing happening in Levin. A special treat to play with Fusion, a couple of lads from Himatangi, aged 11 & 13. They play five of their own compositions, swapping instruments, and engaging with the audience – who were super supportive and encouraging. What a great environment for these young players to test the water and gain confidence.

In Palmerston North we played at Great Job, a great youth-focused, all-ages, crowd-funded & dry venue. A bright upstairs venue putting on a structured format for local. Nice back-line provided, and again very easy and welcoming. It was super cool to see a bunch of folk from Levin and Himatangi make the small hike over to Palmy to see the show

This video was filmed by a bloke fromthe Czech Republic, who had happened to be Living in Palmy. cheers for uploading it.

Out of the city!

10504822_10203100191609866_2525614732815216536_oFriday the 7th: Members $5, Membership available at door $10, doors open at 5pm, open mic 5-6.30pm
mr sterile assembly , Hiroshima 4, Fusion(11 and 13 years old) and the Gnomes.
At Alternative Entertainment Bureau

And this image is for a show this Saturday in Palmerston North at Great Job.

There seems to be a flourish of independent D.I.Y-styled venues popping up in the provincial towns – excellent.

 

About time for a show or two

Nowhere 2014Well, it maybe seems like things may have been very quiet here. And certainly, publicly that is true. It’s been maybe six months since we last played, the last show was way back in May in London.

Since coming home though, we’ve been busy. We’ve been quietly beavering away working on a whole batch of new song and thinking about,and then working on, a new set of clothes. And Now we’re ready.

Needless to say were right chuffed about the new tunes. It’s taken a bit of hammering, but now there ready to play out. And we have just started to contemplate the next step. Once we are totally happy with the songs (once we see how they fare in public) then we start to  plan for recording for a new album. Brilliant.

Here’s our coming shows:

  • FRIDAY 7 NOVEMBER: Levin : Venue – Alternative Entertainment Bureau
  • SATURDAY 8 NOVEMBER : Palmerston North : Venue – Great Job : w/Rob Thorne, & SODA BOYZ
  • SATURDAY 15 NOVEMBER : Auckland : Venue – Audio Foundation : Nowhere Festival
  • THURSDAY 4 DECEMBER : Wellington : Venue – Valhalla : w/TBA
  • THURSDAY 18 DECEMBER : Wellington : Venue – Valhalla : with G T Arpe (Korea) & Samin Son
  • Hope to see you out there!

R.I.P Pepenk Polutan : 1 September 2014

pepenk & StellaWe received some very sad news.

Our very lovely friend, Pepenk, who we first met in 2007 in Blitar, Java, died today – 1/09/2014 – for what seems like complications to an early onset renal disease.

He was an irrepressible, incandescent rascal, full of life, enthusiasm and boisterous noise. A beautiful human with energy for life, and wicked tattooist to boot.

He leaves behind his mother Pujiati, his wife Vina and new born son Kellen, his sister Lestari and partner Dayan with children Stella and Ardian, and brother Gunawan and wife, and a wide circle of friends.

It has been a pleasure to know, and a friendship we shall always treasure.

Goodbye to our good dear friend Pepenk.

Up The Punks TV

We were recently approached by Wellington Photograph and archivist, John Lake, if we would like to participate in the Up The Punks TV series.

The UTPTV is an extension of the incredible Up The Punks archive that John has been working on for over ten years, collating and documenting the lived history of punk rockers in the capital city of Wellington. It continues to be an every expanding and living record of an incredibly rich local history, that has been recorded and stored on a wiki page, presented as two sizable local exhibitions in 2002 and 2012, a compiling of a cassette of music across the decades with zine, and now this short doco series. Alongside this was a three month stint in Beijing, exporting the Up The Punks to an international level.

It’s an amzing project, and we’re very happy to be included. cheers John.

P.s. John also made the video to the song Transit for us in 2013

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