New Zealand Music Month – online picks

Traditionally May is New Zealand Music Month, so I thought I would see what I could find online for you to peruse at home.

Rock's Backpages is great place to reminisce about bands from your youth. Rock's Back Pages is an archive of all the best rock journalism from the 1950s until now, it includes both print and audio. Mainly British based it does include some articles from New Zealand publications like Rip it Up.

Here's  some interesting bits I found on New Zealand musicians, check out Rock's Backpages and see what you can find on your favourite band.

THE IDEA that a rock band from New Zealand should possess any merit whatsoever strikes many as ludicrously funny;..
Gill, A. (1977) "Split Enz: Sheffield University, Sheffield". New Musical Express. Split Enz. Retrieved May 8, 2020, from

"THERE'S SOMETHING about the antipodes that irritates Britain," reckons Martin Phillipps, on the phone from Dunedin on New Zealand's South Island.
Aston, M. (2009) "Nuns at the Altar of Rock: Flying Nun Records". Guardian, The. The Chills, The Clean. Retrieved May 8, 2020, from

"I'M QUITE LUCKY that Flight Of The Conchords have done all the groundwork for me," laughs Ladyhawke, in a New York cab, on her way to a sold-out show at the Bowery Ballroom. "Thanks to them, most Americans have now heard of New Zealand. Some can even tell the difference between Kiwi and Australian accents! Cab drivers have even started saying 'yis!' and taking the piss out of my New Zealand accent…"
Lewis, J. (2009) "Ladyhawke: Lady's night". Hotline. Ladyhawke. Retrieved May 8, 2020, from

"New Zealand's fourth most popular guitar-based digi-bongo acapella-rap-funk-comedy folk duo".
Dessau, B. (2018) "Flight of the Conchords: O2 Arena, London". Evening Standard, The. Flight of the Conchords. Retrieved May 8, 2020, from

If you want to go more in depth than an article check out these movies and eBooks that you can access from home.

New Zealand Music Month

A selection of New Zealand Music movies and ebooks and songs available online

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