BADCROP x AUK for VICE

Being the cool kids in a room full of cool kids takes some effort, but Badcrop managed it with their dope set in Cassette Nine for the VICE Cassette Day party in Auckland. VICE Article on them HERE  

Skux Punk for VICE International Cassette Day

Tasked with shooting a punk rock band in a small music venue in the centre of Auckland City I headed out with little to expect but was rewarded with some wonderful creative talent, free beer and above all else, An ironic gift of a cassette mix tape that I couldn't listen to. The venue Cassette … Continue reading Skux Punk for VICE International Cassette Day

She Loves You

I miss gigs as much as anybody does. But specifically, I miss going to gigs in New Zealand, It really felt like a little club of alternative-music lovers. It felt underground and real. Everybody knew each other in some capacity but new-comers were welcomed with open arms. Pictured below are the incredibly sexy and talented … Continue reading She Loves You

I Blagged Entry to the Heaviest Band I’ve Ever Seen

My friend Rohanna had been pestering me for months to buy a ticket to the Meshuggah/Thy Art is Murder gig and I kept telling her that I was definitely going to buy one (I didn't). The day of the gig finally came and I figured I actually wanted to go. I messaged a couple of … Continue reading I Blagged Entry to the Heaviest Band I’ve Ever Seen

I Shot an Underage Festival for Vice

Shooting bands is one of my favourite past times. Drinking cheap beer at an inflated cost is part and parcel of watching your favourite musicians sweat it out within jizzing distance. New Zealand is pretty strict with underage drinking, so harsh that kids can't watch their favourite artists in their natural habitat - dark, dank, … Continue reading I Shot an Underage Festival for Vice

Drowning Pool X Armed in Advance

This blog is now fully endorsed and sponsored by Armed in Advance™ any and all opinions will be pre-approved by AiA™ and all profits (LOL) will be filtered through the Armed in Advance™ team.    I'm joking obviously but I appear to be fan-girling AiA considering I've covered them three times now. Their most recent gig was the biggest … Continue reading Drowning Pool X Armed in Advance

Small Venues Are Still The Future of Music

Am I losing it? Did I ever have it? What is 'it'? I feel that I have to have something to say to constitute creating a blog post, but I've given up. I've been spending a lot of time on other peoples images and editing for myself is slowly losing the taste of appeal. So … Continue reading Small Venues Are Still The Future of Music

Spot the Non-White Guy at the Vince Staples Leeds Fest Set (Video)

Vince Staples is the underground hip hop fans Kendrick Lamar, since I heard his latest album Summertime 06 I can't stop listening to it, rapping along to the line "I ain't never ran from nuttin' but the police"  believing in my heart for it to be true (it's not) followed by my repping for "Norfside Long … Continue reading Spot the Non-White Guy at the Vince Staples Leeds Fest Set (Video)

I Went to Soundwave Festival Sober

I never thought getting drunk at a festival would be difficult I went to a Punk/Metal festival with the hopes of capturing some interesting people, two things that I have learned over the weekend: I should buy a new lens for my camera because the majority of photos I thought would turn out great weren't … Continue reading I Went to Soundwave Festival Sober

Brissies have better music taste than Mancunians

I am basing this realisation solely on the gig I went to last night. Last year in Manchester I saw La Dispute play, with Pianos Become the Teeth supporting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9kg_pe-lUU La Dispute are a post-hardcore punk band with the vocalist Jordan Dreyer paying impressive attention to detail to his heart-wrenching story driven lyrics. You could summarise them as "Emo" … Continue reading Brissies have better music taste than Mancunians