“Taking it to the People”

The Datsuns can do no wrong as they stage dive into the wan and pale introspection of Brit-pop. The Kiwi band recently passed the “real test” of rock’n’rollers – shedding the title of “next big thing” and making waves outside London. A powerhouse performance in Harlow, Essex affirmed their guitar driven staying power: “In front of a venue packed out with white suburban punks and a few ageing hippies the Datsuns blast off […] the shaven-headed boys in the moshpit are beating each other up – their ultimate show of respect for the band – and by the end of the night Phil is hanging from the rafters, Christian has climbed the speakers, and the Datsuns have won Harlow over.”


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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…