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Ipswich – “Baby factory” – Out Today!

Having released onto 5.25” floppy disc the first time around, it was decided to take a more “conventional” route with Ipswich’s debut studio album. No need to panic though – Baby factory, out July 20th through MUZAI Records, proves that they still are “noisy pricks.”

Winners of RDU’s Roundup 2012 competition and steadily becoming a strong presence on the South Island live scene, Baby factory exudes the bratty nature of the trio, but foremost it exemplifies their incredibly mature song-writing and execution. This is a band who sound like they should of grown up during the heyday of The Gordons and influencing them to a significant degree.

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Ipswich – Soy Division

In anticipation of Ipswich’s debut studio album, Baby factory, released through MUZAI Records from July 20th, the band have once more graced Internet audiences who love a good download with… well… a good download: “Soy Division”, the first single to emerge from the album.

The single was debuted on Auckland radio station 95bFM during an interview with the band on May 18th; a mere few hours before their debut Auckland show, and was instantly met with an abundance of praise from people on Twitter. People who have 1) a discernible taste for good music and 2) the Internet to hide behind as to utter slate any music that isn’t good.

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Ipswich – Live In Dunedin

Young Christchurch post-punk trio Ipswich ready audiences for what to expect from their live shows as Live In Dunedin is released April 2nd through Bandcamp… and 5.25” floppy disc.

Recorded live at Idiot Prayer’s farewell show in January, marking the group’s debut in Dunedin, this wasn’t the first time the idea of a live album was bantered around.

“Matt and I had talked about recording a live EP previously before we did Living In A Strangers Home” informed vocalist/guitarist Steven Marr. “We recorded our set at T54′s poster EP release show in Christchurch, but we had some tech difficulties which basically resulted in us sounding terrible. So the whole thing got scrapped.” Continue reading

Ipswich – 24 Hour Streaming, People

Come on people! It’s only streaming for 24 hours!

This three track sampler comes from the bands forthcoming release, recorded at the last Idiot Prayer (who we all miss, love and want to hang out with again soon, might we add) show in Dunedin earlier this year. Ipswich “vow” you only get a 24 hour window to listen to the three tracks; and they’re pretty adamant about that. Recorded by Iain Sweetman, we’ve heard the full version of the live album and we’ll be honest, it’s going to be a fantastic introductory piece to those none too familiar with the band.

Until then – you got a 24 hour period to “hoon on this”.

Oh hey 2012 – We’re MUZAI, and we’re “Independent Fighting Spirit”

A hoy hoy everyone out there…

Here we are once again, the start of a new year. 2011 proved to be an interesting one in many respects; we had some great accolades with Wilberforces, god bows to math and Sherpa all making headway in the music “biz” and we’re now two and a half years old. Still learning, truth be told.

But leaps and bounds have occurred since we last wrote to you, the general media in New Zealand (and for some of you in the “blogosphere”). Benjii Jackson is now part of the IMNZ board and perhaps the youngest member on there, Sherpa are opening this year’s Laneway Festival in Auckland as Wilberforces opened the final Big Day Out just his past Friday. god bows to math finally dropped their debut album to mass acclaim not just at home but abroad, and Cat Venom decided to bite the bullet and rope in a drummer for 2012. By now also you’ll know that Pairs will be in the country this week for their first tour outside the Asian continent. Why New Zealand we have no clue…
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