Chicks – October 2009 If anyone was laying bets on to see who could be chosen to charm this gloomy yet cheerful neck of the woods the odds would probably not have had good pile of winnings had they invested in the dynamic pairing of those vehemently and unapologetically wizened old geezers [The Axemen] with […]Continue reading
Scary Motel Tour! coming soon….
Not on the List? Looking to get some great kiwi bands to play at your FANTASTIC SOUTH ISLAND VENUE in LATE SEPTEMBER/EARLY OCTOBER? Contact Us immediately…. Your name could be here tomorrow… POSTER VARIANTS RECEIVED: Tues 4 Aug 09, Stu KawowskiContinue reading
Review: Big Cheap Motel ‘09 from STILL SINGLE
Reprinted from: http://still-single.tumblr.com/post/89271183/axemen-big-cheap-motel-lp-siltbreeze March 24, 2009 Axemen – Big Cheap Motel LP (Siltbreeze) “…a surplus of defiant attitude…” “…opening up the world…” “…this is the sort of action that more artists should fight for…” First of three reissues by this forgotten New Zealand punk trio out on Siltbreeze this year, opening up the world […]Continue reading
Review: Big Cheap Motel ’09 from Satan Rulez
Reprinted from: http://satanrulez.blogspot.com/2009/03/zap.html “…Built around a thick guitar line that is distorted until it becomes a fluid conveyer belt of sound… ” “…hermetic tribes… ” “… The Pornographic Milk Drink contains rotating metal spoke on a ferris wheel guitar… ” “…Pleasantly skewed junkyard Buddy Holly rhythm lines played atop walls of distorted uber-rock riffs that contain the weight and […]Continue reading
Review: Big Cheap Motel ’09, Alternative Music Talk
Reprinted from: Alternative Music Talk The Axemen: A NZ Protest It’s understandable that Australia and New Zealand have a contentious relationship. I used to live in Cleveland, don’t anymore, but still cringe whenever I see a Stealers logo anywhere. The fact, though, that the Aussies recently claimed that New Zealanders are hermits, or some such, […]Continue reading
Review: Big Cheap Motel ’09, Volcanic Tongue
Reprinted from: Volcanic Tongue TIP OF THE TONGUE 08 MARCH 2009 “…free jazz skronk…radical prole violence…” “…punk primitive avant garde smarts…” Axemen Big Cheap Motel Siltbreeze LP £13.99 Fantastic vinyl issue of what was originally a cassette from a group that were an anomaly even within the relatively eclectic environs of the original Flying Nun […]Continue reading
Big Cheap Motel LP Ready For Order!
Reprinted with permission of the author Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Background: The first of Siltbreeze Axemen re-issues one out of the gate is the trio’s 1983 Big Cheap Motel, their difficult third album, their protest album (following the blistering, insane, and completely live debut Equinox and the studio / live tribute to punk-dub-beer-noise-cubism, Mick’s Dancefloor (Mix)). Rarely heard […]Continue reading