It’s been over three decades since Christchurch record shop employee and music fan, Roger Shepherd was inspired to start a record label as an outlet for South Island bands. And it was the city of Dunedin that quickly became most strongly associated with Flying Nun, and in 1982, four bands from that southern outpost - The Chills, Sneaky Feelings, the Stones and the Verlaines – each recorded a side for a double 12″ EP pack, which actually untitled, was referred to as the Dunedin Double.
The Dunedin EP theme also continues with Flying Nun’s other Record Store Day release, the Bored Games - ‘Who Killed Colonel Mustard.’
Released the same year as the Dunedin Double (1982) it introduced the music of a 17-year-old Shayne Carter, who would later go on to form The DoubleHappy’s and Straightjacket Fits. In the tradition of many great bands they formed while attending high school, debuting at the school’s talent contest in 1979 they went on to play a show supporting Toy Love.
As part of the Record Store Day release, the EP has been remastered and includes an insert of previously unseen photos. Limited to 1000 copies.
FasterLouder asked Queens of the Stone Age fans to submit their questions for frontman Josh Homme recently and here is the responses in full HD format. Find out what Homme’s fave ice cream is and his view on The Grammys.
QOTSA Tour Dates:
Tuesday, March 11 – Arena, Perth
Thursday, March 13 – AEC Arena, Adelaide
Friday, March 14 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday, March 15 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Monday, March 17 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
Wednesday, March 19 – Vector Arena, Auckland
Saturday, March 22 – CBS Canterbury Arena, Christchurch
Monday, March 24 – The Odeon Theatre, Hobart (QOTSA only)
This morning Melbourne based 9-piece soul collective premiered their video for the current single Born To Break You Heart via Pages Digital.
The film clip follows the police exploration of a shocking crime scene at a motel. It features blood, guts and tears. We are given the police footage as well as a sharp visual contrast between reality and the twisted perspective of our ruthless killer.. vocalist Nkechi Anele.
Saskwatch return after 2012’s universally acclaimed debut Leave it All Behind with their richer and more diverse sophomore record Nose Dive. Counter-intuitive to the band’s trajectory, the title serves as a commentary on life’s highs and lows – themes which are continuously explored throughout the record.
Saskwatch - Nose Dive 1. Give Me A Reason
2. You Don’t Have To Wait
3. Left Me To Die
4. Born To Break Your Heart
5. Keep Me In Mind
6. Call Your Name
8. Is It True?
9. A Love Divine
10. Tomorrow’s Promises
11. Now That We’re Alone
“This is music written over the last year, whilst recording for my second album. Much of the music I released before my debut album was instrumental and I want to continue to share this side of the music I make. This series of tracks is titled TRANSITIONS.” – SBTRKT
Over the last year SBTRKT has been hiding some music under his sleeve whilst recording for his second album. Each track is available to hear and download here. The six new instrumental tracks will be released on three individual 12″ records. The sleeves feature beautiful visual effects to compliment the songs and website.