“The Greatest Rock’n’roll Band in the World at That Moment”

SMH bows down before “snake-hipped Kiwi axe gods,” The Datsuns. The concert review: “When the lights came up it had been barely 70 minutes since the first note and yet no one felt short-changed. Why? […] the beauty of a Datsuns gig is that you know while you are standing before them wrung out, sweaty, blood buzzing like Carl Lewis on pseudoephedrine and wanting more, the Datsuns are the greatest rock’n’roll band in the world at that moment.” The Album review: “Not since the Strokes’ 21 album, Is This It?, has there been a rock album to rival the instantly classic sound of The Datsuns.” In a home-town guitar driven climax, they were also the big winners at this year’s Tui Awards.


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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…