May 1st, 2009

NZ Music Month

New Zealand Music Month

So, again, it's New Zealand Music Month. This year, instead of my usual gripe about record companies not making the bloody stuff available (you can just take said gripe as read, written, whatever...), I've had a bit of a hunt through You Tube, and through my own CD collection, to find some of the most interesting stuff there is around the place. I'm hoping to get at least one item up each day.

I'm a novice to this whole embedding of You Tubes lark, and not all that sure as to the etiquette of doing so; if anyone would rather I put this stuff under a LJ-cut, please let me know.

Anyway, first up are (as always) the Bats. This song is Smoking Her Wings, from their 1989 (or thereabouts) album The Law of Things, and is also available on their "greatest hits" CD Thousands of Tiny Luminous Spheres. On this album, the regular Bats (Robert Scott - guitar, vocals; Kaye Woodward - guitar; Paul Kean - bass; Malcolm Grant - drums) are joined by guest violinist Alistair Galbraith.