Stoked to announce the release of the new Coolies 7″ EP ‘Punk Is Bread’. Its a limited run of 100 copies and is available for $11 AUS plus postage. Email nzmusic123(at)Hotmail(dot)com. Check it out here http://epicsweeprecords.bandcamp.com/album/punk-is-bread
Its been awhile but we’ve got a host of new stuff on its way. Some closer than others. Here’s a taste. There’s a Coolies 7″ (vinyl) single/EP coming soon. Its more punk than punkas and as near brilliant as you would expect. Similarly (W)onderful, will be new CDR albums (remember those?) by Rory Storm and Danny McGirr as well as lathes from Rotate the Completor (10″) and the Moonrakers (7″). While they’re all close to the finish line its hard to say who will make it first. Stay tuned….in the meantime enjoy the prolific genius of Felise Mikaele…
The mysteriously wonderful Mary Briefcase from their first LP ‘Whisper Of Sheba’ released on Old Age Records in 1982. A second LP with M.Nigelp, called ‘Jupiter By Bridge’, was released in the same year. Both are brilliant but I know nothing about the musician/musicians behind them.
According to the insert of ‘Whisper Of Sheba’, the purpose of Old Age was ‘to press music which major labels stay away from. We are looking for ‘different’ music to present the listening public of New Zealand, believing there is such an audience’. The label also operated ‘Stricken Studios’ based in Auckland. The insert goes onto mention future releases by Smashed Executive (an album called ‘AT’), Mary Briefcase (an album called ‘Face At Dawn’) and Fiver Layers of Carbon. Sadly it doesn’t appear any were ever released, at least not on Old Age.
Really nice to see the NZ reissue label of choice, Siltbreeze release Bob Sutton’s great long lingering and widely circulated live recording of Shoes This High in 1980 just a shame they left off a few jems from the show. And another wonderful public service the label did too in putting out the Spies record ‘Battle Of Bosworth Terrace’ recently. Brilliant. Hopefully both will generate interest in a far more interesting and eclectic underground scene yet to see the light of day…surely its time to dig a little deeper?