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

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

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