This week on – new Cassius… YES!

Well is totally krunking and playing the baddest mean-styles this galaxy has ever heard. So if you haven’t tuned in yet, get to it yo! This week we have new songs from Cassius, Beni, Midnight Juggernauts, Two Door Cinema Club, Love of Diagrams, Von Klap and Sleepy Age. Classic tracks in the mix this week are tunes from Phoenix, Joy Division, and The Fastbacks. To celebrate Elston Gun coming to play in Christchurch this Friday we have their song chaperone in the mix, as well as tracks from the support acts Pikachunes and T54. And if you haven’t heard the first songs released in the Digitape Singles Club you can hear them on as well, Side A is the Wundercastle remix of beautiful by Ghostape and Side B is the 1996 live recording of beatrice by Christchurch grunge/punk/rock band Flower.

So that’s what is going down on the old at the mo. I hope you do enjoy what’s on offer and if there is anything you’d like to hear or if you’d like to contribute just flick me a message drh (at)

Dr H

PS I just finished watching a new sci-fi called Mutant Chronicles… DON’T! Just don’t waste your time, even if you are a sci-fi fan. If I realised that it was a movie made about a computer game I wouldn’t have hired it.

Von Klap – Water and Wine

Water and wine is the latest release by glue-sniffing Christchurch mainstays, Von Klap (the band formely known as The Klap). It is also the leading single from their hotly anticipated debut album, which is currently being recorded in Churchtown’s finest boutique studio, The Sitting Room. Accompanied by a stunningly crafted video, this single is the first release from Von Klap that masks the depravity of the members’ minds behind a facade of composure. Like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, or maybe more appropriately, a closet trani at their day job. This track wears its slease on its sleave, opting for vivid imagery of salvation over the graphic tales of violence and incest of their former work. Musically, the tune drapes evocative meloddy over a skeleton of gritty mongrel. The vocal delivery is unexpected and perfect, the founding chord progression keeps you guessing, and the verse/chorus dynamic is subtle and delicious. While it doesn’t have the charming hook and swagger of RDU favourites “Not Getting Younger” or “Screenplay”, this is the first tune released this year that has hugged me like an old friend and clung to the memory glands. Good luck getting it out of your head.

:: Tom Darlow