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Record Store Day single ‘Bob Lennon John Dylan’ preview

Q Magazine streamed it first.
Buy the tracks on 7” this Saturday in selected stores in the UK and NZ.

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Taite Prize 2014 – everyone wins!

It’s been hard to compete with Lorde for the last year or so and after last night’s ceremony she can add this year’s Taite Prize to her long list of music awards. However, this time she behaved like a true Ruler.

Instead of accepting the $10,000 prize money, Lorde, dished it out to the award’s other nominees.

“I think everyone is kind of sick of me winning stuff at the moment and other people are in more in need of the funds and exposure right now,” the singer said via video from Las Vegas.

“So if you will accept it, the prize money and the studio time have been split between this year’s nominees. If you don’t want it, that’s cool too.”

As well as the $10,000 cheque, the prize also included studio recording time, a year’s supply of Red Bull and a KiwiFM marketing campaign. (…)

The finalists were Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Beastwars, Sheep Dog & Wolf, the Phoenix Foundation, David Dallas, @peace, and Jonathan Bree.

source: 3News photo by Russell Brown
Watch Lorde’s full acceptance speech on TVNZ.

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Tonight – the 2014 Taite Music Prize ceremony live online!

Luke and Sam talk about ‘Fandango’ – one of the eight finalists in the Taite Music Prize 2014.

Watch the ceremony LIVE STREAMed via NZ Herald Online on Wednesday, 16th April at around 6:40pm NZ time.


Real Groovy show announced

Real Groovy record store in Auckland just announced,

Another year has spun around since the last Record Store Day and Real Groovy is gearing up to celebrate in style again this Easter – yes, Record Store Day 2014 falls on Saturday April 19th – with in-store live music, guest DJs, exclusive local and international vinyl releases and lots of other activities.

Highlights include three Record Store Day exclusive vinyl releases on the Real Groovy Records label, plus an exclusive Suburban Reptiles 7” re-issue and new material from The Phoenix Foundation on 7”. We are delighted to say there will be live performances by The Spelling Mistakes and The Phoenix Foundation, with a guest DJ line-up of personalities spinning their favourite tunes throughout the day.

The Phoenix Foundation are in Auckland for the Waiheke Jazz Festival where they headline the Good Friday Groove, Friday 18 April – we are lucky to have the band playing the 2 songs acoustically in-store from the RSD exclusive 7”.

They start their performance at 2pm. Don’t be late, because their set is VERY short!


Record Store Day Special

Get ready for 19th April, when The Phoenix Foundation release a new 7” for the occasion of the Record Store Day. It features new single ‘Bob Lennon John Dylan’ and another new track called ‘Asswipe’, both mixed by David Fridmann.

Limited to 350 in the UK and each one numbered.

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Audio Culture profile

‘Audio Culture – The noisy library of New Zealand music’ have posted their thorough profile of The Phoenix Foundation. It’s awesome and I sort of feel like my job is done here. ;)

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Sam and his Bunnies at Puppies

Photo by Ollie Labone

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Sam on Minster FM

Rick Witter’s Disco Down March Podcast is up now with a phone-in interview Sam did on 9th March for a UK radio station Minster FM.

He talked about recording Fandango, Kim Dot Com, a Record Store Day secret goodie, a new EP in May and plans to tour the UK this or early next year.

Listen or Download MP3. The Sam part starts at about 26 min in.

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Conrad Wedde’s new mini album Space World out today!

Track list

1. Cassandra
2. Cabby
3. Bamboo
4. Frozen Bones
5. Islands
6. Space World

Recorded in a small room in Dunedin, New Zealand

released 21 March 2014
Recorded, composed and played by Conrad Wedde.
Mixed and mastered by Lee Prebble at The Surgery.
Chris O’Connor played Percussion on Frozen Bones and William Ricketts played percussion on Cabby.
Toki Wilson and John White did some singing on Cassandra.

Available on bandcamp and iTunes

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Sam’s B.O.P. show at Puppies announced

Samuel Flynn Scott and His Bunnies On Ponies are playing at Puppies on Friday, 4th April.

Tickets from UTR.

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Beck’s Voices From The Wilderness with Hugh Sundae

A few days before Conrad Wedde’s second solo album, Space World release, he was invited for a Skype interview to Hugh Sundae’s radio show ‘Beck’s Voices From The Wilderness’. Listen to Conrad talking about what influences his music, what gear he uses, how he reminisces The Phoenix Foundation’s and his formative years and much more.

Space World is out this Friday, 21st March