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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Cogs Begin to Turn on Avatar Sequel Set

Cogs Begin to Turn on Avatar Sequel Set

Leave it to James Cameron to find a way to work through a pandemic, Yohana Desta writes for Vanity Fair. Like every other major film production, the Avatar sequel – which…