Sunday, 31 August 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - Heavy Rotation on KUCR and WRSU (Both Coasts of the U.S.A)


I'd just like to say a giant thank you too KUCR in California and WRSU in New Jersey for playing the Neo-Kalashnikovs on heavy rotation. It's so awesome to have both coasts going hard and supporting the band on College radio. It's super humbling to be on the airwaves in the U.S.A. Especially on the West Coast were we've preformed a lot in the past (hopefully in the future too)
and have a great bunch of friends in the music biz.

I'd really like to thank Dan and the team for their amazing work and rocking with us. I'm looking forward to possibly releasing an even stronger record in the states and the U.K as well. The good times are coming, no, they're already here!!! :)

Moss from the Neos

We are also being supported by the AWESOME: WKDU [Philadelphia, PA], KCSB [Santa Barbara, CA], WMXM [Lake Forest, IL], WUNH [Durham, NH], WBWC [Berea, OH], WXOU [Rochester, MI], RLC [Piscataway, NJ], KRSC [Claremore, OK], KXUA [Fayetteville, AR], WWSU [Dayton, OH], UNIVERSITY PULSE [Boise, ID], WKWZ [Syosset, NY], WCYT [Fort Wayne, IN], SCAD RADIO [Savannah, GA] & SPINNAKER RADIO [Jacksonville, FL] 



Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Good bye First Drum Kit - The Neo-Kalashnikovs


Gave away my first drum kit today to my young neighbour. It was a red Premier jazz kit by Olympic and it still sounded great when I set it up for the last time sob ;( It was always a very musical drum kit, I remember playing it at the Kings Arms back in the day and this guy miked up a 5 grand kit before I played and it sounded good but then mine was miked up and it sounded so much better haha the sound engineer was really impressed haha. You never hear people talk about the quality of Pine wood in drum kits but I can tell you nothing never sounded so good!!  I got the drum kit when I was 10 so time it goes to another 10 year old. It will be awesome to have another drummer in the neighbourhood deflecting some of the pesky fun polices attention away from me haha. A Big thank you too Richard Foulkes Jnr for teaching me how to play the drums!! You'll be happy to know I'm working hard on the drum rudiments and speed and finger control as well as new drum grooves. I got bored of playing the same stuff over and over again so I've decided I want to play everything. Big thanks to Jeremy Bioletti for helping me in my quest to play the drums and driving me round to all the various rock clubs to watch me bash the drum kit into the floorboards. My closing statement on the Olympic, would be that it was a great drum kit and damn we sure did get our money's worth out of it haha  Moss Bioletti

(Just for reference I used the Tom and snare from the Olympic when we recorded "Turn the Tables" and "Gorgeous Baby") 



                               Groove King John Bonham 

Monday, 25 August 2014

Tour Posters in the House of Rock - The Neo-Kalashnikovs South Island Tour


Tour Posters in the House of Rock The Neo-Kalashnikovs Sunshine Hotel Born Broken The Southies!!! arghhh off to mail them out around the South Island of New Zealand

Shout out to Chicks Hotel and Wunderbar Radio 1 and RDU our favourite station of all!!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/788023051241828/?ref=22

Saturday, 23 August 2014

Story behind The Neo-Kalashnikovs - "Turn the Tables"



If you know someone who likes NZ Rock please share this song to them on the line! pretty please :)

This song is The Neo-Kalashnikovs first ever national rock hit in New Zealand thanks to Radio Hauraki FM. I'd just like to say a big thanks to Greg Prebble for believing in the band and giving this song a shot and all the dj's for cranking it out across the airwaves. I'd also like to thank Olly Harmer at The Lab in Mt Eden for doing such an amazing job on engineering and the mixing of the single. Brian Lucey also kicked some serious ass when he mastered the song delivering that sonic silky sheen.Volita you rock thanks for writing the music and lyrics and singing and playing guitar! what a powerhouse (in a tight package), Gabe for smashing out a killer bass line and Moss for playing drums. A giant thank you to our Dad Jeremy Bioletti for producing this record, if it wasn't for you this song wouldn't be what is, love ya heaps and Mum for believing in all of us. This song was definitely a career highlight in music for the band, and if I think back a bit it almost didn't happen, we were having problems getting a definitive take. Finally on the third try after Dad stepped in to the studio and told us to slow it all down and play it like a slacker everything clicked into place and "Turn the Tables" was born (Rick Rubin move over) haha :) 
                                    Best             The Neos 


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The Neos are back on Tour!! Shout out to The Southies and Sunshine Hotel and Born Broken for being so amazing this is gonna Rock NZ styles!!! haha :) 

Also check out friends of the band Indotestudo and their latest demo recording of "Crossing Late" it kicks ass guys and those distorted guitars could rip someones face clean off, and thats the way we like it !!! :) :) Neos 


Facebook the guys here:  https://www.facebook.com/Indotestudo 

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - Play A Backbeat (Live Footage)



Here's a short video of The Neo-Kalashnikovs (Gabe, Moss and Volita) playing at the "Destruction of Rock'n'Roll" showcase at Backbeat bar on Friday 15th August 2014. I'd just like to thank William, Emla and The Rockshop for letting us host the event at their venue. Radio Hauraki for their continual support and championing of NZ rock music. James Fitz for booking the bands and sorting out the gig posters. And of course all the bands that preformed on the night including "Bloodbags" who reminded me of a really rocky Arcade Fire put through a blender. Thin White Lines for their full energy performance, I was stoked you played my favourite song "Control", damn thought they played it :) . And last but by no means least a giant shout out to Dead Beat Boys for swinging of the roof and tearing sh#t up with their closing song "Robotronics". Thanks to everyone who came along rocked out!! and took a free cd home :)

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Download our NZ Rock single "Turn the Tables" for free here: https://soundcloud.com/theneokalashnikovs/turn-the-tables

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - Recording "Mean Things" at Tonewheel Studio


Live Video Footage of Volita singing in the studio session 
Coming Soon! 

Today we had a great recording session in Point Chev with our great friend and record producer Justin James. Coffee is always brilliant at Tonewheel Studio and recording chains of pre-amps, mics and converters got everything sounding silky smooth. Live video footage of Volita singing will be posted up today or tomorrow. — in Point Chevalier.


Photo Captions

1) Volita playing Triangle on the upcoming single from The Neo-Kalashnikovs "Mean Things" (with a guitar lead).

2) When drummers get behind the microphone haha Moss was called up to lay down some backing vocals on the hook of "Mean Things" and delivered man!!! — in Point Chevalier, New Zealand.

3) Justin James helping produce a counter melody guitar line for "Mean Things" at Tonewheel Studio.

4) Hand written lyrics by Volita to help her remember the lyrics of "Mean Things". She wrote them out the night before and it really helped with the flow of the recording session, great work dude  

http://www.tonewheel.co.nz

Tonewheel Studio Facebook Page:  
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Monday, 11 August 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - "Diamond On Your Tongue" South Island Rock Tour


Hey guys just wanted to share with you The Neo-Kalashnikovs official poster for our South Island tour, We will be playing in the main centres of Christchurch and Dunedin this time. We are really stoked to be coming down and rocking out with you and the shows are free so anyone can rock up on the night so bring your friends haha :) We also have two very talented young bands supporting us at each date Born Broken and Sunshine Hotel and are stoked to be rocking out with them in their respective centres!!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/788023051241828/?ref=22

The set list will be out soon of the songs we will be preforming and if anyone wants any specific song played def get at us via Facebook or theneokalashnikovs@gmail.com  I haven't seen Christchurch since we played their last and really hope the rebuild has being going well. Perhaps if their is a change in government progress will be faster, or maybe the one right now is getting the job done!! hopefully :)

 If you don't know much about the venues we are playing they are really kick-ass and have some great NZ music history. They will also be very intimate shows and we are always keen to chat with people who like our music or just music in general. I listen to heaps of different types of music and always like listening to music that I would never discover if left to my own devices. Anyway hope you like the poster and will fingers crossed have these out across both centres with Phantom postering soon.

Rock On from The Neos

p.s - we will be in the studio finishing off an indie recording of our song "Mean Things" and then sending if of to the states for mastering so stay tuned. It will be available at our shows so come along!

  Stream and Download for free our Rock single "Turn the Tables" as heard on Radio Hauraki FM :)