KJ's SECOND SINGLE RELEASE - LOUI- OUT NOW!!!
The Kaipara Jammers bandwagon rolls on with the release of the second single ‘Loui’ from their debut album Offshore.
The new KJ’s single is driven by the same high-energy ska-influenced sound that has attracted a dedicated legion of fans among those who’ve seen them live, but getting at the soul of this song demands more from the listener than just a good old fashioned jump around.
‘Loui’ was born of a true story. Most of us find that it seems like it’s never the right time or place to express something we know a loved one needs to hear, but then that’s where creators like KJ’s wordsmith Aquus Minor are lucky. It all comes out on page and onstage. [read more below] ...
There is a connection between the KJ’s and the sea that is referenced in their lyrics, and in their lifestyles. All the band’s members would rather wake up to the sound of surf than traffic, and ‘Loui’ speaks of a close friend who wandered away from that cleansing spiritual nourishment and ‘mana reinforcement’ that keep the band going.
It’s a familiar tale, and one we can all relate to. A brother or sister gets that ‘big city dreaming’ look in their eye, and we can only watch as someone we love is pulled down into self-destruction, with no-one around to bring them back into the warmth of the aroha they left behind. And it’s normally pride that keeps our people on that wrong path, that road we just want to tell them they don’t have to walk.
‘Loui’ is one such lost sheep, who happily made it back to the fold, though not before drink, drugs and all the other trappings had chipped away a chunk of his innocence and enthusiasm for life. But Loui made it out alive, as lyricist Aquus alludes to:
“So he moved to the coast. As close as he could be. If there ain’t no-one, he’ll always have the sea. It’s easy for him to find, it’s always right on time. Now he’s back in the wind, with a girl on either side.”
For Guitarist Shaun Darlison (yes, he’s aware that he sounds somewhat like the guy from Sublime), the incongruity between the KJ’s you see pumping up the general energy level on stage and the depth of the lyrics they pen is part of the soul of the band.
“Yeah that’s something we take real pride in. We want to communicate what the KJ’s are all about, like our view of life, in the lyrics we bring to our songs. We know that we can get a crowd into it, but we want people to take something from the songs when they’re just listening by themselves.”
Judges at a recent Battle of the Bands saw the soul that the KJ’s bring to the stage, and put them into the finals. Many more will come to know the simple but life-affirming message that these guys live and express through music.
If you're all for the power/thrash side of metal, then head down to The Kings Arms on 23rd March 2013 to see our boys Fractured play along side West Of Hell & Razorwyre and Just One Fix!
RADIOGLO FIRST SHOW OF THE NEW YEAR AT THE KINGS ARMS!
Radioglo are staging there first show of the year at The Kings Arms Tavern in Auckland on the 20th of March 2013. We're also happy to announce that The Kaipara Jammers (KJ's) will be adding their unique ska flavor to the mix. Don't miss them!!
Triple A has re-released the three albums recorded by iconic Australian electronica duo 2ABUs.
The group which is the vehicle for Tim Gruchy and Tony Kastanos evolved in the early ‘00s out of a long-standing friendship.
‘‘At the time we got great reviews but like a lot of artists working in the genre not a huge amount of sales,’’ Gruchy says. ‘‘Over the years, many of the tracks have been licensed or used for commercials and installations, which is something Tony and I are very proud of.
Gruchy, who has been living in New Zealand for the past six years is working on his debut album for Triple A.
‘‘I have been working with James Pinker [musician and one-time sound engineer for Brian Eno],’’ Gruchy says. ‘‘He has been my main musical collaborator in New Zealand. We have done a whole swag of stuff – probably about three albums worth of material, which I’m slowly getting ready for release on Triple A.’’
At this stage the 2ABU albums are available only as digital downloads.
‘‘We are looking at doing a small run of albums, even if just for promotional purposes,’’ Triple A boss TeMatera Smith says. ‘‘The albums are fantastic and haven’t aged like a lot of pop music does.’’
Triple A recording artist Thomas Coffey will premier his new single LIVE on TVOne's Breakfast show on Friday 22nd February, to mark the second anniversary of the makor earthquake that claimed 185 lives.
The Christchurch born and bred songwriter wrote TREMENDOUS HEART after his experience of living through both major earthquakes in the badly shaken city.
In a tribute to the victims and a celebration of the city's resillience, TVNZ's Breakfast is broadcasting LIVE from Latimer Square. Thomas is stoked to be playing live on Breakfast on Friday with his song.
"TREMEDOUS HEART is a song about hope, which is something people here have had to hold onto through very frustrating and difficult times."
The video for TREMENDOUS HEART was shot on location in Christchurch in the Falsgrave tunnel near the damaged AMI Stadium. "I saw it and immediately thought of the light at the end of the tunnel."
Profits from the single, which is available through AMPLIFIER will be donated to Christchurch non-profit organisation MHAPS, which offers Mental Health Advocacy and Peer Support.
Coffey will also be a guest of the MOREFM Drive Time show hosted by Lana Searle late Thursday afternoon.
On the Saturday, Coffey will again be the focal point for another fundraising effort on behalf of the Canterbury Earthquake Children's Trust, which was set up to assist the 66 children who lost a parent in the February 22, 2011 earthquake.
The organisation is holding a "RUN TO REMEMBER RACE". At it's conclusion a minute's silence will be held at 12:51pm to commemorate the time the earthquake struck. Coffey will then play TREMENDOUS HEART to break the silence while 185 white balloons are released.
TREMENDOUS HEART is the second single from the album DOMINOS, the debut album by Coffey and his band The Grinders; available through Triple A Records and Border Music.
Tune in to KIWIFM on the 18th December from 5-7pm to hear Ben Hope on the Independent, Alternative and New show interviewing Thomas Coffey along with a live acoustic session in the studio!
Thomas Coffey has put the heat back into his first single just in time for summer.
The Christchurch-based songwriter has re-edited the video for So Hot Right Now, the first single off his debut album Dominos.
“It was one of those odd things,” Coffey says. “Matt [TeMatera Smith] from Triple A and I were looking at all of the footage from the original shoot and realised that there was some great stuff that hadn’t made it to the first edit.”
“There’s a lot more action and we’ve added some post production effects to give it more of a sense of the heat that’s typical on the Canterbury plains during summer. It was shot in Ashburton 70k south of Christchurch and also just behind the Christchurch airport.
“This is probably one of the most multi-layered songs I’ve written,. It’s not about being sexy. It’s about being hot as in ready. I sung it at a party and these six or seven guys, who were all drunk, linked arms and started singing “so hot right now”. I thought, thanks guys you have just written my chorus. It’s a forward-looking song. I had just signed a deal with Matt Smith at Triple A records and was both excited and nervous.
“The video though is a lot more literal. I hold a sign saying “to somewhere cooler” and the whole video is about trying to stay cool on a hot summer’s day.”
After a month in which he met Marcus Mumford from Mumford and Sons – it was just before their encore and he asked me for a lighter, so I obliged and gave him my CD too. Hell of a nice chap – Coffey is already working on a new project close to his heart with Triple A.
He plans to release a second single off Dominos, Tremendous Heart, a song written in the aftermath of the devastating February 2011 Christchurch earthquake to coincide with its anniversary.
Triple A records are pleased to announce that Fractured have been included in the Beyond The Black New Years Eve festival. With the up coming release of their new, and as yet untitled album, Fractured are looking to further increase their fan base and gain exposure.
Mark Kelly said "This is a fantastic opportunity for us. To be included as part of a festival that is solely focused on Heavy metal and all its variants; will allow us to reach a larger audience but also is a great way to catch up with friends we have from other bands and meet and make new fans."
So if you are in Wellington area on 31/12/2012, head to the Trentham racecourse, in Upper Hutt for what promises to a night of sheer brutality!
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Want a Sneak Preview of RADIOGLO? The Debut Album will out in the New Year on AAA Records. Rubicon Fans will recognize Gene Bennett! We believe these guys are going to be huge ... Get on board to be one of the first to know about what we have in stall for you in 2013...!
A well deserved acknowledgement to the Kaipara Jammers for their album 'OFFSHORE' by David Kearney!
THE 2 ABUs NEW VIDEO: 'ALPHONSOS DREAM'
Created by Tim Gruchy of the '2ABUs', 'Alphonsos Dream' is the 1st Video from their incredible spacious and sumptuous Album T'ABU.
OPEN YOUR MIND, and get drawn in!...You're about to take a trip!
T'ABU is available on Triple A Records, worldwide!
THE 2 ABUs NEW VIDEO: 'URBAN (WARFARE)'
This Video 'Urban (warfare)' from the Album 'warf-air (intellectro)' is the second video created by Tim Gruchy for the 2ABUs recent release of their back catalog on Triple A Records.
The album warf-air (intellectro) is the most recent work from the duo, and is incredibly accomplished!
Just a reminder, the KGW album is available on iTunes. Check it out!!!
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To see and hear what McCoy's S.U.N. PROJECT are all about, check this out ... and let your spirit go wild!
THOMAS COFFEY & THE GRINDERS THE STORY OF 'THOMAS & THE DOMINOS'
'EVERY musician can probably recall a poignant moment in their life when everything just fell into place.
The 3 Albums by The Sydney electronica duo 'The Dark Hand of Abu, Tabu, and Warf-air (intellectro)'
have been lovingly remastered by Markus Couldrey of RedRoom Post, for Triple A Records,
and we have the great pleasure in launching them to you.
"CHILL OUT!!! Yes, take some time off, download the 2 ABUs re mastered back catalogue, burn one down and chill"
[Just click on each cover above to get to the iTunes page]
Enjoy! Arohanui from the AAA Team!
We're proud to announce KGW's official debut album release party at the Galatos in Auckland on October 5th, along with the preview of their NEW VIDEO: 'THE JUDGE'!! Doors open from 8pm. More details to ticket sales coming soon.
Watch this space ...
KGW's debut single 'THE JUDGE' is now available online and the video will be out very soon!!!!
Have a listen and download here:
FRACTURED OPENING FOR TAINTED IN AUCKLAND 15th SEPTEMBER 2012!
Kara Gordon and the Wreckage were joined by special guest Hollie Smith, at the Nat Rose hosted, Muriwai Matariki (Maori New Year) celebration.
What a combination, Kara Gordon and the Wreckage, incredible musicianship paired with with Holly Smith's incredible voice singing the Hendrix classic 'Little Wing'. We were absolutely blown away, so we simply had to share it with you...
Bet you wish you were there!
Hey everyone, here's a little footage for all to enjoy! See below:
The Kaipara Jammers have made it through to the Finals of Battle Of The Bands. Well done and well deserved guys! Come and support them on the 1st September at the Juice Bar in Parnell!
Kara Gordon & The Wreckage are opening for SLASH in the Vector Arena, Auckland on the 17th August. It's going to be a double-blast people! True Rock 'n Roll!
Fractured Debut Album 'No Fear of Consequence' is now re-released internationally!!!
Listen in and purchase below:
Congratulations to FRACTURED! Now endorsed by Shure professional audio products. An array of projects are planned and we will update you as they proceed.
KARA GORDON AT THE BYRON BAY BLUES FEST 2012
'The man' is venturing on Tour as guest guitarist with Alabama3 to Byron Bay's legendary Blues Fest on the 5th April 2012.
Please be aware, that in NZ if you are approached by anyone saying they represent us and offer you a Recording contract or any other offer, and are not either TeMatera (Matt) or Markus, then please let us know, it's NOT US!!!
THE SYMPHONY OF SCREAMS Debut album ' Heed The Voices' RE-RELEASE 2012
Well we've gone and done it! The Symphony of Screams Debut ALbum 'Heed to the Voices' deserved to be re released internationally... so we went ahead and did it! If you like Grunge through to Tool, then these boys are for you. Their Second Album will be out in Approx 8 weeks, and is worth the long wait.. in the mean time, enjoy this classic:
THE TRIPLE A TEAM AT SOUNDS AOTEAROA - NEW ZEALAND MUSIC EXPO
Catch us at Sounds Aotearoa 2012 on the 14th March in New Plymouth!
Click here to listen in and download now!
MC COY'S S.U.N. PROJECT EUROPEAN SUMMER, HERE WE COME!
Mc Coy's S.U.N. PROJECT are Headliners for this years SPIRIT BASE FESTIVALKARA GORDON SHOWCASING AT SOUNDS AOTEAROA & WOMAD 2012!
in Rajka · Hungary / 06. - 10. June 2012. If you're planning you're summer getaway in Europe this year, book this date in!
Don't miss it! Kara and the band will also be playing an extra gig in town on the 17th March.
©Clothing and photo of Kara, by ExpoJ™ http://www.expoj.co.nz
KARA GORDON PLAY AT THE BREWERS BAR, TAURANGA 9TH MARCH 2012!
MC COY'S S.U.N. PROJECT OUR NEW PSY-TRANCE IMPORT FROM EUROPE
The Triple A team is proud to welcome Mc Coy's S.U.N. PROJECT on board. Mc Coy, original founder of the internationally renowned Goa-Psy-Trance act S.U.N. PROJECT from Germany, has recently launched Mc Coy's S.U.N. PROJECT along with an all new line-up. The band's mission is to keep the REAL LIVE BAND experience alive for the fans. And, oh it is
certainly 'a-LIVE'! We will keep you posted on the new developments as they come in. Check out their artist page and
listen in to the albums on iTunes. Watch this space ...
KJ's KAIPARA JAMMERS DEBUT ALBUM 'OFFSHORE' OUT NOW!
The wait is over boys and girls!
The KJ's fantastic debut album 'Offshore' is available online now!
Come along to see Nat Rose along with: Anika Moa, Moana & the Tribe, Pacific Curls, Ardijah, Majic, Maisey Rika and more singing 'Every Day is Waitangi Day'. On Monday 6th February, 10am - 6pm.
For more details go to: http://www.muriwaifestival.com/
KJ's - KAIPARA JAMMERS NEW VIDEO!
Check out the KJ's new single: 'Swans On G' from the up-coming album OFFSHORE ! Directed by: BEN CARTER.
NAT ROSE AT RHYTHM & VINES 2011
Watch out for Nat Rose at this years Rhythm & Vines in Gisborne! She will be supported by Zubbi 'The Beat Wizard' and our very own KARA GORDON. Enjoy!
KARA GORDON OPENS FOR ELTON JOHN
AllGood artist Kara Gordon, opened up The show, playing to 35,000 at Dunedin's new Forsyth Barr Stadium, for Elton John's debut performance at the brand new Stadium. Kara received national Press, and did nothing to dent his reputation as the countries best, and one of the Worlds Best Guitarist. The Kara James Gordon Band Debut Triple A release is due out early
Watch the official video:
Triple A Records releases The Symphony of Screams Debut Album 'Heed to the Voices' Worldwide ahead of the Bands new yet to be titled Second Album. 'Heed to the Voices' had only been released in NZ and Australia up until now.
The Band Members are excited to have the Album available to a much wider Audience. " We were always proud of 'Heed to the Voices', so we're totally stoked that Triple A has given it the opportunity to be heard world wide"
Russ Hansen TSOS
KJ's - KAIPARA JAMMERS
The KJ's debut single and Video 'Swans on G' will be released early January 2012. Yea Summers Here!
We're Please to announce that Auckland Metal Artists Fractured, have just signed with AllGood Absolute Alternative,
and are booked into Red Room Studio's for the recording of their second Album Late Jan 2012.