Friday, 9 October 2015

Sasquatch Party Drinking Budweiser in the Swamps of Auckland City

I had an awesome time at Rose's kick ass flat warming last night. I braved the cold wet rain to see her new digs and the place looks sick!! It's real shabby chic the best style in my opinion real cool old skool run down vibe in the best possible way do you know what I mean?  
At the party there were so many different people from all around the world UK, France, Germany, Venezuela pretty much every country still in the Rugby World Cup except for Palestine and a guy called Ari lying about actually being from overseas, you didn't fool me old chap ha
Let me paint a picture in the middle of the house was a never ending game of alcohol drenched you guessed it beer pong played with utter conviction by all soon to have convictions but this guy dude he was a virtuoso of the table of frat if I can use that word in polite light mannered way in relation to a terribly fun game like beer pong, he destroyed everyone who stepped forth to challenge him he even offered me his cigarette mid-game I politely declined!! His best moment of all the games was when he threw a ping pong ball which accidentally hit the overly large forehead off a girl and it landed in the last cup swirling around on the edge of the cup, it was like a little planet spinning haphazardly on its axis in a very ddrunk fashion before falling from grace and in a final act of Shawskahnk redemption "hi my names Andy Defresne" landing in the cup what utter swag!swag!swag!swag?

I forgot to mention I had to ran up a hill coughing and weezing, no really, to get some beers I thought hmmm why not get some Budweiser to get those old Americana vibes pumping through my veins like a full tank of petroleum gasoline fresh. But later in the night my good/annoying German friend Felix had to insult my beer choice while diagonally somersaulting into the neighbours hedge. He said to me "why are yu drink such vater berr it tastes like cats piss those bloody Americanzz" then he said something about winning the war anyway I didn't take his insults to heart cause for one reason one I stand by my taste in beer, but more importantly "the fifth amendment protects my right and ignorance to bear Budweiser in the swamps Of Auckland City" plus he was drinking someone else's long lost rancid by the looks of it very warm half drunk Tui yucckkk 

In other news I even got angrily accused of being Jesus Jesus Christ Superstar!!! well you know my friends people are really acting rather funny about my hair these days. I know its a lush unparralled piece of glory of which I am, very fortunate and appreciate to have on my head for however long I am blessed with it cue varnished 90's hair infomercial from my childhood but in all seriousness my hair is going away on a very long paid vacation to don't give a f@ck as I'm getting a hair cut very soon as Im sick of being part of the Sasquatch brigade people I want to be free free to be me. Which also reminds me off the utterly brain dead TV show about Hunting Sasquatches Bobo they don't exist go see a therapist, But Yeti's do exist if you count human ones your a shining example Bobo and don't forget in Nu Zelnd we have a whole breed of Sasquatach in society called the bogan occupying a small island off Australia connected to the mainland by a giant bridge made out of wallaby skin.

Argh finally as always my words of wisdom for the day "to much freedom is a truly terrible thing" take it how you want people And to conclude I am so sick of people asking me whether I straighten my hair arghhh For gods sake bruce almighty I don't straighten my hair, neither do i brush my hair unless it's a very formal occasion I do have manners lets not get to crazy. 
Finally finally I promise my true gem of deskilled knowledge given to me by a piper who played along the rough coast of the Taranaki peninsula last Summer you should always try to wait out the unbearable awkwardness at the start of parties were you know absolutely no one chances people are all feeling the same and also if your wingmen are crap and unreliable don't even bother word up peace out! Moss

Ellie Goudling's going strong on her new song "On My Mind" I wonder if this song is about old Calvin Harris?

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Catching up with Chris Mac at his Club Night at Flight 605

I had a great time at Chris Mac's club night at Flight 605 last Saturday. He chucked some wicked tunes on the playlist and even listened to our new song "Drama Queen" and bought a Neos t-shirt !! which was super nice of him he said he would even wear it on stage when he performs next with his band Six60. He also recommended a very seductive new cider at the bar by Paynter's from the Hawke's Bay that was fantastic!! good call Gary thats a real nice drink :)

One of the songs that made onto the playlist last Saturday night

Our new song Drama Queen that we recorded ourselves

Monday, 5 October 2015

"The Story of Sonny Bill Slim" - Gary Clarke JR's New Album - A Sick Tale of Blues, Soul & Rock

Hey guys do you need more sick 'Rock Music' in your playlist? if you do check out Gary Clark Jr and this studio performance of his new single "The Feeling" filmed in Texas
His new second album "The Story of Sonny Bill Slim" dropped a couple months ago and it was recorded in the very same room at Arlyn studios that he preforms in the video above that has hosted acts like Arctic Monkeys, Stevie Ray Vaughn and even NZ's own Lorde.
Clarke's music style is very similar to The Black Keys and maybe even Alabama Shakes but he has more obvious influences of rap, soul and gospel music. He's also a total master of the blues and a virtuoso guitar slinger to boot.
My 2 other favourite tracks on the new album are 'Grinder" which has an insane guitar solo!! haha
But my hands down favourite song on the album is "Cold Blooded" a bluesy soul record with a rock solid drum beat and a dope as hell horns section;
On a side note I was lucky enough to see Gary Clarke play at the Powerstation early in the year were he brought the house down. Daniel Michael Photography captured the epic photo of Clarke above at that very show early in the year which my good friend Leighton recommend I go, I'm glad I did his final encore of the night "Bright Lights" was insane the whole crowd went nuts!! no wonder he won a grammy for his first album "Black and Blu"

Link to the Album: 

You can read Marty Duda's in-depth review of Gary Clarke's show at the power station 

Friday, 25 September 2015

Robotic love tangled up in colourful leads :)

The 16 track sounded sick today drums had heaps of low end and the kick was intense like an old skool soul record glad I tinkered round with it a while ago now it's way more open and free kinda like the difference between being locked up and on the run.  
The guitars were shimmering almost orchestral clean not dirty. I hooked up the Ekadek electronics and sound​ Ak47 to my Akai hard disc recorder I rescued from a bargain bin many years ago a vintage grunge child of the 90's and was pleasantly surprised or in truth more like completely bowled over. I was just winging it as you do throwing up a few mics and capturing sound while trying new grooves and stuff. The wild, wet and windy backdrop of Auckland city and its up and down weather patterns provided the best scene like out of a movie for recording and mucking round and having fun. Its almost indescribable diving into the river of sound its pure and refreshing experience almost biblical you never quite know whats down their like the belly of the beast all the possibilities surrounding you like fate swirling round in immeasurable depths :) But God Am I looking forward to Summer or what man! 

Thursday, 24 September 2015

PREMIER: New Music Video "Drama Queen" from The Neo-Kalashnikovs

The new "Drama Queen" video by The Neo-Kalashnikovs Is Out Now You Can Stream it Above!!!  We had so much fun making this video with all our friends and I think you can really tell by the video what an awesome party it was haha :)

A big thank you to everyone involved especially Grierson David for doing such an awesome job of acting lead nemesis and of course Leanne Rattray Mark McIvor Ruth Bioletti Volita Pearl Bioletti Zoran Zoki Jennie Donovan Malcolm William Santa Dixon Andrew Maitai William Turner Talor Ormsby Josh Ormsbyyou guys all made this possible thank you so much!! smile emoticon 

"Drama Queen" T-Shirts Available here:

Tuesday, 22 September 2015

"Drama Queen" Music Video - To be Released This Thursday 24th of September 3pm, Sweet!

Our "Drama Queen" Music Video is being released this Thursday 24th of September 3pm!

One day after my birthday ;) I'm really stoked with how this song turned out considering it was

our first time recording our own song, I even had to step up and mix it too haha. Volita and our

producer did an awesome job without them this recorded wouldn't exist, looking forward to

sharing it with everybody who loves NZ Rock music as much as me!!! arghhhh :) Moss

p.s - we have a whole lot of songs that we will be recording soon and fingers crossed pressing to

vinyl to be released on our fledgling indie label Rocawave

Sunday, 20 September 2015

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - "Drama Queen" Rock T-Shirt [Out Now]

~Limited Edition~

The New T-Shirts are ready! We had quite a few pre-orders from the 'Drama Queen Release Party' but what we do still have in stock is: 

In Black/V Neck: 2 XSml, 2 medium, 3 Large, 3 XL and 2 2XL. 
In the Grey with Crew Neck we have only 3 3XL.

For the Fan Club we have decided that everyone that wants a T Shirt to pay what they cost us $10 to make each one so something around there or above would be great. You can either pick up or include some money for postage about $5. The Neos xx 

Includes unlimited streaming of Turn The Tables via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.