THE PUDDLE

We hope you all enjoyed your Independence Day (and/or Canada Day) and are ready for summer to get into full swing. To tide you over until the weekend, here is a fantastic interview by Ryan with George D. Henderson of New Zealand’s The Puddle (and New Existentialists) wherein they discuss the classic New Zealand sounds and scene of the past and present. Ryan has more similar material coming soon, so keep an eye out. Reviews section coming next, we’re still trudging away at it and are not dead. Yet. In related news, check out The Loki Label for the latest Midnight Mines material on cassette, (and solo stuff from the Baron and Private) which is down to just a handful of copies. See you real soon.
THE PUDDLE

THE NEW NEW ZEALAND

Just a quick update before we shut the offices down for HORRIBLEFEST weekend – the best fest in the land, in the best rock’n’roll city of all time at the best bar in the country with some of the best bands in the world…yeah, we’re pretty excited for this year’s line-up. But before we go, we’re excited to have this look at the current state of the underground in New Zealand from our friend Michael who also does the excellent Live Exorcisms blog. Some very interesting stuff happening around the world these days. If you’d like to contribute a scene report in a similar in-depth format, please drop the editor a line (termibore-at-aol.com – yes, the address still lives!). We’ll be back for a Memorial Day update…if we survive Horriblefest…


NEW ZEALAND