Powertool Records October 31 2012
“Bulletholes 4: Exploring the Unknown” is out now and available for you to add to your very own digital or CD music collection. You can have a listen here on our Bandcamp site…
In international news, Andrew and the Come Down Kid have just landed in LA for some shows and visits on the USA’s West Coast. (Wish we were there!) (And of course, our thoughts are with our friends on the East Coast of the USA. We hope Sandy has spared you too much pain).
Nick Raven starts his North Island tour in Wellington on Friday with friends Cheats and SWIM. Here are his tour dates:
2nd November – Evil Genius, Wellington – 6pm
2nd November – Meow Bar, Wellington w/ Foxtrot
3rd November – Space Monster, Wanganui
9th November – The Yot Club, Raglan
10th November – Speak Easy, Thames
16th November – The Brothel Flat, Auckland
17th November – Void, Hamilton w/ Sly Satire
Here’s some more information about the tour: Nick Raven, Cheats and SWIM on Facebook
Bulletholes 4: Exploring the Unknown – The album
Groundbreaking compilation ‘Here Come the Bulletholes’ came out in 2003, and while it wasn’t the first release on Powertool Records, it was undoubtedly the launching pad for what has become one of NZ’s finest underground indie labels. Hailed as “a great slice of the Auckland music scene” (The Press), it captured an exciting time and some great songwriting, with tracks by local heroes Mary, Cabbage Bomber, the Demi Whores, Voom and Rainy Days to name but a few.
Powertool Records has now reached number 4 in the critically acclaimed series, and 11 years on, with ‘Bulletholes 4: Exploring the Unknown’, the horizons have expanded considerably. In addition to an abundance of local tracks, the album showcases some of the international artists who have joined the Powertool Records family. Attics and Cellars (Jason Zumpano from Zumpano, Destroyer, Sparrow…), Rough Church, The Black Watch and Azalia Snail hail from the ever-expanding USA Powertool roster. New Zealand goodness can be heard from legends such as Sandra Bell, Brother Love, Gold Medal Famous, Vorn, A. J. Sharma and One Man Bannister (ex-Sneaky Feelings’ Matthew Bannister) – plus a whole toolbox more from the length and breadth of the country. And the songwriting remains great.
The album’s title comes from Wellington’s Cat and Sock – their track of the same name aptly expresses the album’s range. Most of these songs are seeing their first release here – but the collection of great tracks on this album means that they surely won’t remain Unknown for long.
We have over 100 releases under our toolbelts from the likes of Bill Direen/The Bilders, Vorn, Brother Love, Bored Gordon, Infinite Flying Kick, One Man Bannister/The Changing Same (Matthew Bannister, ex-Sneaky Feelings), Robert Scott (The Bats), Sandra Bell, Surf Friends, Gold Medal Famous and many more. Powertool also distributes selected international releases, including records by Rough Church (Greg Franco), Azalia Snail, The Black Watch, Sparrow (Jason Zumpano) and Lord Bishop – many of whom have also toured here.
You can get most of these records – and lots of other non-Powertool music – from our record store, Alien: 11 Veronica St, New Lynn, Auckland.
UFO is our new venue, with a focus on showcasing great live music – new bands, legends, local and international acts. UFO is situated next door to Alien at 11 Veronica St, New Lynn, Auckland. We have no liquor license, so if you want to drink, it is strictly byo. Indie Club has also relocated to UFO. If you wanna know what’s coming up…. check out the gigs page. We are also hiring UFO as a practise space.We are now taking bookings. Contact: Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org
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