Popstrangers Not to Be Missed, Says NME

New Zealand’s Popstrangers are winning some high praise in the UK. In fact, NME’s Lisa Wright rates them one of ‘5 new band’s you can’t miss’ in her rundown on the 2013 Liverpool Sound City festival. ‘Hailing from Auckland, New Zealand, psych-rock trio Popstrangers come on like Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s moodier, meatier cousins,’ according to Wright. ‘Debut LP ‘Antipodes‘ may have already dropped, but with the band only relocating to these shores literally this week, their initial run of UK shows are sure to introduce their dreamily catchy riffs to the wider masses. For an initial taster, check out ‘Heaven’ – a gorgeous mix of lovelorn, downbeat build-ups and the kind of giddy, sun-drenched chorus that’s bound to turn any venue, inside or out, into a balmy summer dream,’ Smith exudes.

 


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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…