Good friends of ours, Gold Medal Famous, have been in a bit of transition recently, with some moving cities, and an additional change in personal. The self-described Avant garde pop trio have always been enjoyably off the wall and very entertaining in both performance and approach to music making. Prolific is also something they are.
They have a new ep being released soon. However, in a pre-emptive warm-up exercise they encourage anyone interested to remix the first track from the new release.
We did our best to Rammsteinify this ear-worm, this infectiously hooky and hummable tune. And no matter what we threw at it, it remained sweet.
It’s been a long time coming, but will a feeling of pomp and fanfare we are thrilled that the release date for the new album, It’s All Over, is upon us.
Saturday 5 December, at Moon 1 in Newtown, Wellington we crack a bottle against to bow of this Chanel-clad beasty.
And man are we thrilled with the friends we have sharing the stage with us:
Sendam Rawkustra – that most amazing percussive, free-spirited and redemptive unit from the heart, and is the heart, of Newtown.
Gold Medal Famous– delightful, unafraid, sonic cliffs, squalls and cackles wrestle with the bowels of a disemboweled R2D2 to make you grove.
Antlergram – Barely conventional in a conventional framework, sliding-lines to make you smile, a rambling rumble of wonderfulness.
And DJ’s Kedron and Axelotl, seen on Radio Active Global Roots radio show, with the BEST music from inbetween!
Sendam will kick the event of sharp at 8.30 [don’t be late].
Entry: $10 through the door, $20 through the door with a CD
And here is one last teaser, the title track to the album It’s All Over, an anthem to and for the protesters at the front-line of the climate crisis; for Black Lives Matter, for Refugees are Welcome, for No one is Illegal; for resistance, for persistence; for workers struggling to obtain a living wage, decent conditions, a dignified workplace; Occupy, Anonymous, BDS, frontline communities; the opposers of the corporate wars, the oil wars, the water wars, the cyber wars; those fighting for transparency, equity, liberation; old folk connecting with young folk in affinity; for those fighting for potential and hope in health, education, housing; for fighting for freedom of expression from medieval thinking; for the radicals, for the first-timers; for us, for It All, for Everywhere, for freedom, for life!
A years worth of planning, preparation, working and reworking comes to completion. We welcome our new album It’s All Over.
The task at hand now is to kick them out of home now, to help them make their way into others homes.
This little gem was recorded, mixed and mastered by Mike Gibson ar Munki Studios. We think he captured us well. Have a listen:
About 70 people also need extra thanks for committing to our crowd funding project earlier in the year. The funds raised were used to produce the beaut packaging, mtistly heavy duttg card with full colour printing, minimal plastic, and a pretty colour booklet of lyrics and text. We have started to send out the gifts that each pledged on. We hope you are happy with what you get.
The offical release date is December 5. To mark this we are hosting a show at Moon 1 in Newtown, Wellington. We are very exciting to have some very exciting friends coming along to play as welk. The Glorious Sendam Rawkustra, Antlergram and Gold Medal Famous.
The CD will be available for $20 from shows and our Bandcamp page.
A fundraising celebration of radical and independent publishing in Aotearoa New Zealand and beyond!
AK Press is a worker-run, collectively managed anarchist publishing and distribution company, in operation since 1990. On March 21st of this year, a fire in a building behind AK’s caught fire and the fire spread to AK’s warehouse. Two people living in the building died in the fire, much of AK’s inventory was damaged by water and smoke, and the city has deemed their building uninhabitable. While they have suffered a major blow they are carrying on and continue to publish and distribute anarchist and radical literature around the world, including to Aotearoa New Zealand. But they need all the help they can get and all money raised at this event will go directly to their fire relief fund.
Jared Davidson (The only NZ published author on AK)
The Freedom Shop
Leilani A Visesio
Kerry Ann Lee
When: Saturday September 26, 2015
Where: Moon, 167 Riddiford St, Newtown, Wellington
$10 to $10 million depending on how generous you’re feeling!
Readings from 6:30 pm, music from 9pm
AK Press books will be available for sale through The Freedom Shop.
Next up, some shows in Sydney…
Firstly, this easter weekend we having our first shows for the year on this mini-tourette of Whanganui/Palmerston North and Levin.It would be lovely to see you all, it’s been a while and will be nice to be out and about once again.
Friday 3 – Whanganui – Space Monster with Vorn and Gold MedalFamous
Saturday 4 -Palmerston North – Great Job with Felix and Jack and P90s
Sunday afternoon 5 – Levin – Alternative Entertainment Bureau – 10 bands/10 bucks! – with Black Chrome, The G/Nomes, Valerie and one of my personal all-time-favorites NZ punk bands No Idea!
Next though, is work is progressing nicely on what will be our next album – with the working title of either Persona Ficta, or It’s All Over, yet to be fully decided. We’re finishing off the demos and honing some of the ideas, and stripping back others. We’re certainly leaning towards lean. It’s the thinking about it that often takes the longest and then ‘blink’ it’s all over.