Category Archives: christchurch

The Show: New Zealand International Film Festival

The New Zealand International Film Festival is here!!!

If you want to attend films in style why not treat yourself to a Cinemetal t-shirt as worn by RDU’s very own Splash? Splash recommends the Jodorowsky / Judas Priest look as seen below. We’re keen on the Carpenter design.

Cinemetal's "Jodorowsky" in a Judas Priest style t-shirt. Class.

Cinemetal’s “Jodorowsky” in a Judas Priest style t-shirt. Class.

 

And here’s the playlist in full…

Direct download: The_Joint_2014-08-09-12-14.mp3

12pm – 1pm

1pm – 2pm

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Saturations video “Nowhere”

Blair Parkes aka Saturations has got a trippy new video for his track “Nowhere”.

The track is from his recent “Black Circles” EP which is available now for $10 on Bandcamp. Have a sneaky listen below.

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X-Ray Charles video “Supersoaker”

“Supersoaker” is the perfect pop single from Christchurch’s X-Ray Charles recent”Selph Titled” EP. Nice video too. No bullshit. Just hardcore siftiness.

If you’re feeling flush go and buy their new release “Selph Titled”.

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Saturations “Black Circles”

Continuing the impromptu survey of recent Christchurch releases we get to long time favourite of The Joint, the one and only Blair Parkes.

Blair is a one man Christchurch musical heritage (have a peek at his discography) and his latest incarnation is as Saturations, gentle, fuzzy, psychedelic lullabies beautifully crafted in New Brighton by the sea.

If we didn’t know better we’d imagine that Blair runs a special cactus plantation and has supernatural vision allowing him to permanently see purple skies, triple rainbows and flying unicorns.

The new Saturations EP “Black Circles” is gently epic. It’s like being wrapped in a big fluffy duvet and then putting yourself in a big slow motion clothes dryer and setting the dial for 14 minutes. We’ve tried to recreate that feeling many times but this is the closest we’ve got. Available now for $10 on Bandcamp. Have a sneaky listen below.

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David Mulcahy “Demos (2013)”

On first listening to David Mulcahy’s latest release “Demos (2013)” the swagger and ballsiness brought to mind an infamous quote from one of my favourite pieces of reportage…

“The Circus-Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing Saturday night if the Nazis had won the war. This is the sixth Reich.”
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson

In a parallel universe if the Nazis had indeed won World War 2 then it’s very likely that a young Mark E Smith would have bailed from Manchester and backpacked around the USA eventually hooking up with The Stooges and getting a residency at Circus Circus just in time to entertain Hunter S Thompson.

The closest we will get to the musical fruit of that parallel universe is David Mulcahy and his latest collection of love songs. Have a listen below. But be quick because Mr Mulcahy has a tendency to be more prolific than Prince or Madlib and tends to get rid of the old stuff before you have time to enjoy it.

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