The Weather- Aroha Ave (2008)

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  • Finally, the Weather release their debut CD “Aroha Ave”, recorded 2004-6 in Auckland by Ed Cake (Bressa Creeting Cake, Pie Warmer and also producer of CDs by Anika Moa and Don McGlashan). The delay was due to moving from Auckland to Hamilton and dealing with the subsequent confusion, though in the meantime band songwriter Matthew Bannister (One Man Bannister) released “Moth”, a well-received demo album, on Powertool Records (as is “Aroha Ave”). The CD is a family and community oriented affair, with various friends and family from Sandringham contributing to its 11 songs, which are broadly themed around living in Auckland, raising a family and living in “Aroha Ave”. So it’s kind of domestic pop music, with a focus on the “little things”, but there’s nothing diminutive about the range of melodies and musical approaches on display, from Kinks-style hymns to suburbia (the title track, “Sandringham”) to bawdy, bluesy satire on Auckland nightlife (“Sex in the City”) to a joke advertisement for a phone company “Keep in Touch” etc. The songwriting displays the same sure touch as Bannister’s former bands Sneaky Feelings and the Dribbling Darts of Love, with the help of Alice Bulmer (bass), Paula Law (vocals, flute), Michael Beck (drums) and a cast of assorted extras ... more

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released 01 June 2008

Matthew Bannister- voc, guit, keys, vibes, bass
Michael Beck- drums
Alice Bulmer- bass, back.voc
Paula Law- vox, flute

Recorded at Platform Studios, Auckland by Ed Cake

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PowertoolRecords Auckland, New Zealand

Rough Church was conceived after the demise of Ferdinand, the band that existed from 1994-2003. Baseball, Concrete, rare steamy rain, tumbleweeds and lost poems about dirty chimneys are what influence this band. It spits out indie pop classic jams that get us compared to everything from Minutemen, Pixies, Broken Social Scene, WAR and Grand Funk. Deal with it! We can't get away from it. ... more

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