Tag: Dunedin

Two Cartoons – ‘The Great British Hangover’ (EP review)

Two Cartoons – ‘The Great British Hangover’ (EP review)

Laughter is the best medicine for everything, especially during these bizarre days. With the world resembling more like The Twilight Zone which makes Shortland Street seem sensible, these times scream for a Pavement or Stephen Malkmus revival. That doesn’t seem likely, so to whom do we turn to get a dose of fantasy, humor, and entertainment? Look to New Zealand, […]

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Albion Place – “If This is How You Feel” (single premiere)

Albion Place – “If This is How You Feel” (single premiere)

Ask any music fan about Dunedin, New Zealand, and they’ll likely mention one thing – the Dunedin Sound. In the ’80s, a new form of indie pop emerged that mixed jangle and psychedelic pop. Bands like The Chills and The Clean led the way, and they became internationally known. Flying Nun Records was one of the first labels to support […]

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Kane Strang – ‘Two Hearts and No Brain’ (album review)

Kane Strang – ‘Two Hearts and No Brain’ (album review)

It’s been a whirlwind of a ride for Kane Strang. In 2015, he recorded his debut album, Blue Cheese, in the confines of his bedroom and self-released it. Shortly after, Flying Nun stepped in and distributed the LP internationally, and the record was widely applauded for Strang’s ambition and clever lyricism. Then late in 2016, indie label giant Dead Oceans announced […]

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SXSW 2017 Memories – Kane Strang

SXSW 2017 Memories – Kane Strang

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just a couple of years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. Forty-five artists participated in this year’s edition, including Kane Strang. The Dunedin, New Zealand […]

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Two Cartoons – “Dreams”

Two Cartoons – “Dreams”

Location: London, United Kingdom via Dunedin, New Zealand Members: Two Cartoons are Bradley Craig and Isaac McFarlane. For those who like: Local Natives, Lord Huron, The Phoenix Foundation Our take: Two Cartoons are originally from the southern coastal city of Dunedin, New Zealand. The area has developed a reputation for music that is laid back yet optimistic and at times even euphoric. Those elements are […]

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