NEW MUSIC: THE PHOENIX FOUNDATION 'GIVE UP YOUR DREAMS' (UK ONLY)

24/08/15

Since their formation in Wellington in 1997, The Phoenix Foundation has been subject to a raft of success including five critically acclaimed albums and countless nominations and awards. The latest offering, Give Up Your Dreams, is their most contemporary venture and explores a more rhythmically driven and cosmic soundscape.

Co-frontman Samuel Scott explains - “Give Up Your Dreams could sound like a defeat but it represents something quite defiant, joyous and celebratory…It’s a mantra... Read more?

MCCARTHY 'I AM A WALLET' - LEGENDARY 1987 DEBUT LP REISSUE ON OPTIC NERVE

McCarthy | 17/08/15

By the time McCarthy appeared on the NME’s C86 cassette they had already been playing together for a couple of years and released two excellent singles. Their debut “In Purgatory” and the indie masterpiece “Red Sleeping Beauty” (both included on this release). The following year McCarthy released the brilliant “Frans Hals” before unleashing their debut album “I Am A Wallet”
Now recognised as an indiepop masterpiece it has gone on to achieve cult... Read more?

LIZ JANES

Liz Janes is an accidental artist and a late bloomer. While attempting to accomplish four typical academic years of college, she dropped out, went farming, and started drawing. Went back to school kept drawing. Started making noise with instruments while imbibing with friends. Secret love of singing. Quietly began composing songs she knew for sure she’d never share. Three chords on an old Sears guitar. Made loud loud noise with friends.

Years later, friend says come over I’ll record you. Liz drops in on friend and records bedroom tunes, proceeds to Mexico. Realizing she’d rather be making babies with the Future... Read »