Datsuns in good company

The Datsuns have been invited to play on a tribute album for the late, great BBC DJ John Peel, alongside superstars Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, Peter Shelley, David Gilmour and Peter Hook, and fellow bright young things The Futureheads and El Presidente. Peel’s son, Tom Ravenscroft, personally selected the bands and artists appearing on the album, which will be released on October 17 to mark the first anniversary of his father’s death. “All the artists on the record have at some time been played by Dad, whether recently or before I was born, and in some cases before they were really popular. It’s unpredictable, and there’s hopefully someone or something in it for every listener.”


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Hamish Bennett’s Bellbird Antidote to Winter Gloom

Hamish Bennett’s Bellbird Antidote to Winter Gloom

“Warming the cockles of audience hearts at last year’s Sydney Film Festival, New Zealander Hamish Bennett’s comedy Bellbird is a defiantly optimistic tribute to the Northland region where the primary school…