Miss Alternative Fox 2013

The first of its kind, The Fox & Ferret The Palms, hosts Miss Alternative Fox. An exciting alternative to the yearly Miss Fox contests hosted by The Fox & Ferret Riccarton. With sponsors including tattoo parlour Epic Ink, Janine Jansen Hairdressing, Dolly Boutique and more, along with a strong list of judges including international alternative model Jackal it … Continue reading “Miss Alternative Fox 2013”

Interview with Ghost Daddy

Interview as recorded on 15/09/2013 Disclaimer: The members of Ghost Daddy can be very sarcastic which cannot be adequately made clear in transcription. Altearoa: How would you define Ghost Daddy’s music? Andre: Yea, I dunno, I reckon its leaning towards the industrial side of things. Amy: I reckon alternative rock, alt hard-rock, I guess. Mykel: … Continue reading “Interview with Ghost Daddy”

Blacklistt – Blacklistt

This is New Zealand Rock at its finest, a bitter sweet backstory leading into what could be one of the best albums I have heard this year. To some people, they may have heard this sound before, to others, this is a new experience, but this band had been about for some time. Blacklistt wasn’t … Continue reading “Blacklistt – Blacklistt”

8 Foot Sativa – Shadow Masters

So I’ve been listening to 8 Foot Sativa’s latest album, Shadow Masters, for some time now and I must admit, this is one badass album. Best way I can describe it is Thrash Metal meets Grunge meets Hate Made Me & Season For Assault, and depending on your point of view (this is mine) those … Continue reading “8 Foot Sativa – Shadow Masters”

Ghost Daddy

A Christchurch based band playing their own unique style of alternative hard-rock, Ghost Daddy have quickly built quite a fan base and a big name for themselves around New Zealand, with their first video release capturing a lot of media attention. The five piece band features Peeping Andre Paris doing vocals, Amy Renholder on guitar, Mykel Cole on … Continue reading “Ghost Daddy”

Interview With Dead End Derby

Interview as recorded on 24/08/2013. Photograpy provided by Craig Crew  Altearoa: Can you explain Roller Derby for our readers? Mystique: Basically, roller derby consists of two teams. It’s an all-female, quad-roller-skate, full contact sport. There is an oval track, four girls from each team get on the track, and each team has a jammer as well. … Continue reading “Interview With Dead End Derby”

Needless Cane – The Sun Did Not Shine

Needless Cane is an alternative metal band, based in Wellington, with the upcoming EP, The Sun Did Not Shine. This seven track EP promises some dark sounds and interesting listening. It opens with “Death of the War Machine” which features a deep driving rhythm with monotonous vocals. This opening track brings to mind the works of … Continue reading “Needless Cane – The Sun Did Not Shine”

Interview With Eden Thomson (Skindependent Suspensions)

Interview as recorded on 28/07/2013 Altearoa: How would you define what you do? Eden: Well by definition body suspension is hanging the human body through numerous pierced hooks in the flesh and taking your weight on those hooks. And having a good time. Altearoa: So what got you started into this? Eden: To be honest, … Continue reading “Interview With Eden Thomson (Skindependent Suspensions)”

Interview With Ruby Ruin

Interview as recorded on 16/07/2013 Altearoa: How would you define what you do? Ruby Ruin: I suppose the burlesque side is pretty self-explanatory, I get up on stage and take my clothes off, in a generally entertaining way. In the weekend I did a white rabbit routine, I come out with a big white rabbit mask … Continue reading “Interview With Ruby Ruin”