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TEETH and B.O.P. New Year’s Eve gig announced

San Fran, DJ Bill E, Teeth and Bunnies on Ponies with Garage Project invite you to celebrate the end of 2014 with gourmet BBQ treats on the deck from 6pm-11pm and great music happening inside the venue – the bands Teeth and Bunnies on Ponies followed by DJ Bill E’s legendary Hang The DJ NYE showcase.

So make the San Fran your New Year’s Eve destination. Doors open at 6pm with Teeth taking the stage around 7.30. Then it’s Bunnies on Ponies at 9pm and DJ Bill E from 10pm on through until 4am on the morning of January 1, 2015.

Tickets will be available from Under The Radar for $20 – or there’ll be door sales on the night for $25.


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Manyana, debut album by The Woods available now

The Woods, a band created by Tom Callwood and his brother Joe with Blair Latham and Rick Cranson has released their debut album, Manyana. It consists of five tracks of ‘some groovy tunes influenced by Jazz, Peruvian music, Blues, Ethiopian Music etc etc…’

Blair Latham – Tenor Saxophone / Bass Clarinet
Joe Callwood – Guitar
Tom Callwood – Bass
Rick Cranson – Drums

released 12 November 2014

Recorded by Joe Callwood at the Car Club, Wellington, NZ
on 29th & 30th April 2014

Mixed by Joe and Tom Callwood in Te Horo, Kapiti, NZ

Artwork ‘The Magic Ocean Tree layered Tree Lasagne’ by Guy Capper

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Heat Death of the Universe by Bunnies On Ponies out now!

Samuel F. Scott – vocals, guitars, synthetic keyboards, clarinet
Tom Callwood – bass guitar, backing vocals
Craig Terris – backing vocals, drums, percussive instruments

Recorded and Mixed by Lee Prebble at The Surgery
Mastered by Brett Stanton
Produced by Samuel F. Scott

Design by Anna Taylor
Cover photo thanks to Jeff Lonto

Band Photos by Will Moore

Music by B.O.P – Words by S.F.S
Additional lyrics on Presence At The Mall by Ralph Scott
© Bunnies On Ponies 2014 under exclusive license to Flying Out
(p) Bunnies On Ponies, Native Tongue, Mushroom

Buy it also from iTunes (NZ) or Order LP, CD or Digital from Flying Out.

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Wellington show announced

tpflive 2014
Poster artwork by Toby Morris

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Konichiwaves from Billabong NZ

‘Destination Newtown Park Flats’ by Bunnies On Ponies features in a surf video from Billabong NZ. Sam said,

Newtown Park Flats meets surfing in Japan…this makes me feel slightly awkward about the opening guitar riff..but I was listening to lots of Takeshi Terauchi and playing my teisco everyday and it just kinda happened ok!

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The Giving Tree installation

Conrad Wedde composed music to The Giving Tree, a unique donation-activated Christmas tree installation in Takutai Square, Britomart. The money will support For Everyone Charitable Foundation’s community project grants.

Read more about this initiative and the idea behind it and follow #GivingTreeNZ on social media.

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The Secret Life Of Instrument Repair

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Mel Packer of Weta Guitars, photo by Samuel Scott

The Secret Life of Instrument Repair

Like most musicians, The Phoenix Foundation’s Samuel Smashed Guitar PD ex wikiScott has a lot of broken musical equipment. Getting vintage gear fixed (or more broken) can be a long, confusing, heart-breaking journey into the homes of part-time electronics nerds and soldering geniuses. Samuel Scott investigates the secret world of instrument repair with Tim Prebble, Mel Packer of Weta Guitars, and Ben Fulton.

Here’s Sam talking broken everything with his bandmate Tom Callwood as they make some special fake jazz together on their expertly repaired double bass and piano.

Originally aired on The Secret Life Of, Saturday 13 December 2014

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Bunnies On Ponies for Flying Out

Episode two of Flying Out TV is an interview with Samuel F. Scott from Bunnies On Ponies, as well as a live performance.

Sam talks about recording their new album “Heat Death Of The Universe”, how Bunnies On Ponies is different to his other band The Phoenix Foundation, sexy dancing, Facebook arguments and being honest about “sappy crap”.

Bunnies on Ponies also perform the song “Only Thing” in Auckland, New Zealand, live at The Golden Dawn Tavern of Power.

“Heat Death Of The Universe” is available from Flying Out here.

source: Flying Out

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The Other’s Way 009 – Flying Out talent showcase

The Other’s Way is Flying Out’s monthly music event, showcasing the best and brightest musical talent from around New Zealand. This month featured performances from Bunnies on Ponies, She’s So Rad and Totems. Check the photos on Flying Out’s blog. The pictures below are by Dave Simpson. For more and larger photos, go to his flickr album.



Bunnies On Ponies – Castle Van Halen

Wine Cellar, Auckland, NZ. 4th December, 2014.

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B. O. P. on Morning Glory

Fancy New Band: Bunnies On Ponies

[Download MP3], 18m53s, 4.3MB, first broadcast 5 December 2014

Bunnies on Ponies join us in studio to play some live songs and talk about their album.

They played ‘ Nothing’ from Heat Death of the Universe, ‘Black Mark’ from Straight Answer Machine and ‘Destination Newtown Park Flats’ from the new album again.

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Bunnies On Ponies live at San Fran, Wellington

BUNNIES ON PONIES celebrated the release of their new album at Wellington’s San Fran on Friday 21 November 2014 with support from GLASS VAULTS.






More photos by Cheese on Toast photographer Georgia Schofield


Sam on 95bFM Breakfast

bFM Breakfast

Interview with Samuel Scott on Tom’s Lunch EP, recording #album6 and The Phoenix Foundation’s upcoming appearance at Splore in February.

[Download MP3] 11m19s, 10.4MB, first broadcast 18 November 2014