New Kids Take on NY

16 October 2008 – Four New Zealand bands – The Naked and Famous, Bang! Bang! Eche!, Cut Off Your Hands and The Ruby Suns – “showcase an evening of up-tempo Kiwi-centric jams” at New York’s Delancey as part of the city’s week-long CMJ Music Marathon. New York music blog LimeWire writes: “If you think 7.30pm on a Tuesday is too early in the day/week to dance, you probably won’t have what it takes to throw down with electro-punk-stompers Bang! Bang! Eche! Their tunes sound like they’re about ready to burst at the seams, held barely together by the pulsing kick drum.” The Naked and Famous are a duo comprised of composer Thom Powers, 20, and singer/lyricist Alisa Xayalith, 21. Sunday Star-Times reviewer Grant Smithies describes them as “a young New Zealand band so brilliant, so thrilling, so daring and delicious that I want to write their name in big red letters on my pencil case.”


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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…