Month: February 2019

Technology On Winding Roads: A C.W. Stoneking Interview

First published at: Just ahead of his appearance at the Kapiti Coast’s Coastella Festival, a part of his New Zealand tour –  retro-blues merchant C.W. Stoneking talks to Tim Gruar about discovering and playing music that’s out of time, going all ‘Boogaloo’ and working with Jack White and Josh Homme.

WOMAD 2019 Interviews: My Baby

First published at: Tim Gruar continues his series about artists coming to Womad in March, this time talking to Dutch/Kiwi three piece My Baby – a group that defies the usual trappings of the music industry machinery, preferring to tour, record and produce entirely under their own steam.

WOMAD 2019 Interviews: Congress Of Animals

First published at: As part of our series of interviews with artists playing at this year’s WOMAD, Tim Gruar talks to fellow Wellingtonian Ben Lemi about the new Congress of Animals Collective, mixing with the ‘Muppet-man’ and strange men in his garden.

Guitar Based Twang: A Soaked Oats Interview

Originally published at: Kapiti Coast’s boutique music festival Coastella prides itself on booking a range of unique and quirky indie bands alongside their headliners, providing an all-round family-friendly big day out. Now in its 3rd year, the gig boasts three Aussie acts: funksters Mama Kin; retro bluesman C.W. Stoneking and the big brass

Zeal & Ardor, Valhalla, 26 February 2019

First published at: This was supposed to be Swiss/US band Zeal & Ardor’s first New Zealand gig. There was buzz aplenty and fans had arrived early from all around the country. Then it started to go wrong. Actually, it had started earlier in the day, when the band posted