Aotearoa Ark

Auckland band Goodshirt get big ups in SMH’s Metro: “irresistibly catchy, clever pop quirk that mixes up the laid-back idiosyncrasies of Pavement with classic melodic pop, new wave and retro synths. […] It could be too cute – that is, if they weren’t clever engouh to pull it off with humour, strong songwriting and great pop sensibilities that lift it well clear of kitsch.” “The arty gimmick on video clips” (all their videos are shot in one take, ala Russian Ark) from the ex-art school lads rates a mention even if the reason is slyly as much good business sense than art, “because there’s no editing costs and you don’t use as much film.” The promo for Blowing Dirt is currently getting airtime on MTV UK. (29 August – 4 September 23)


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Lynley Dodd Reveals Secret of Hairy Maclary

Lynley Dodd Reveals Secret of Hairy Maclary

The influence of Jane Austen on Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy may not be immediately apparent, but it’s there. At least that’s what New Zealander Lynley Dodd said at the opening…