Big Scout: Redwood Street Massive (2022) single

Big Scout: Redwood Street Massive (2022) single

It’s not often that a song can take me straight back more than 40 years on the first time of hearing, only to reinforce that with repeated plays, but that is exactly what happened with this angry trio from Blenheim. This is stripped back music which has a great deal...
Gravel Pit / Wolves: Split (2022)

Gravel Pit / Wolves: Split (2022)

What we have here is a good old-fashioned split EP, something which I don’t get to see too often these days, bringing together two hard-hitting acts. Each band has one side, with three tracks from Auckland-based Wolves and two from Wellington’s Gravel Pit. This is the...
Greenrose Faire: Following the Wind (2021)

Greenrose Faire: Following the Wind (2021)

As with many bands, Greenrose Faire have worked with different labels over the years, but although I don’t have their debut EP or compilation, I have been fortunate enough to have reviewed all their studio albums and in 2021 they came back with their fifth. Just...
Gwar: The Disc with No Name (2021)

Gwar: The Disc with No Name (2021)

One of the problems of being a comedy or parody rock band is that it can be difficult to get anyone to take any of your music seriously. True, wearing garish costumes and singing songs which lyrically do not leave much to the imagination while frequently covering...