NZ Pop’s Work Permit

Auckland band Ruby Suns has the UK press “salivating” over its latest guitar-pop album Sea Lion, with other acts like the Brunettes, Connan and the Mockasins and Lawrence of Arabia proving to have just as tasty reputations in both Britain and the US. The Times discusses their influences and their foreign record deals. “[These acts have spent] 10 years building their blend of psychedelic, grunge and indie pop into a distinctive melodic sound. In part, this is down to that essential ingredient all strong music scenes require – isolation. The past 12 months have seen the musical contribution from the home of The Lord of the Rings grow from hobbit-sized to something as big as those walking trees that turned up in the second movie.”

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