New Pornographers: Myriad Harbour (2007)
Another band that I’ve discovered through Word and Uncut magazines, the New Pornographers formed in Vancouver in 1999. This track was one of the singles from Challengers, the CD that the were promoting when they played Auckland’s Kings Arms in October 2008. Lead Pornographer A. C. Newman not only proved himself capable of frequent comic relief after repeated gear failures, but also impressed the crowd with his affection for Chris Knox and his spontaneous register of New Zealand bands.
The National: Apartment Story (2007)
The National have progressed to Auckland’s largest indoor venue since their last visit here in January 2011. It won’t be as cosy as those shows this time round, but I’m just glad they haven’t forgotten us. That happens a lot. Are there other five-piece bands around that include two sets of brothers?
New Order: Ceremony (1981)
One of the many bands…
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