Kerretta play SXSW

Auckland three-piece Kerretta make their US debut in March with a show at this year’s SXSW, the festival also marking the release of their debut album, Vilayer. Drawing from influences that seem to range from Wu Tang-esque drum patterns to Bailterspace-style bass hooks, Kerretta released their debut 7inch Death In The Future in 2007, and have since shared stages with the likes of Explosions In The Sky, The Breeders, Mono and And You Will Know Us by the Trail Of Dead. 2010 has seen Vilayer nominated for the Taite Music Prize (New Zealand’s equivalent to the UK’s Mercury Music Prize). Kerretta will be in North America touring throughout March and April.


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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…