Goodshirt. Good music.

“Since blowing in from their native New Zealand last year with three hits (“Sophie”, “Blowing Dirt” and “Place to Be”), Goodshirt has emerged as one of our Antipodean cousins to watch. Unlike their countrymen the Datsuns and the D4, Goodshirt have avoided the heavy guitar-driven influences of AC/DC, instead using a synthesizer to drive a wedge through their quirky lyrics. It’s Devo meets the Foo Fighters, with splashes of Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers, jazz and funk thrown in to create a heady mix of highly listenable pop-rock.” And, one might add, spellbinding the critics with just a dash of the spirit of Split Enz.

 


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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…