Tackling Genres

New Zealand band Cut Off Your Hands is interviewed by American indie music publication Sentimentalist Magazine before the four-piece played the United States’ largest music festival, Austin’s South by Southwest (SXSW) 2009. Their debut album You & I is described in the article as “an mazing variety of sounds, from punk to 50’s doo-wop.” COYH singer Nick ohnston says the record is a melting point of influences. “From uzzcocks-esque speed pop, and Smithsy guitar lines, to Roy Orbison allads,” Johnston says. In terms of “conquering” the United tates he says: “It is nice to be kept busy, and that’s the main thing on ur mind in terms of coming to the States/UK etc. You can only tour for a week in NZ, then you run out of towns/cities … I never expected my music to get me through Europe, Iceland, Japan … in that regard, it’s fun.”


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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…