Music 101

Saturday 20 September 2014, with Emma Smith


Peter Gutteridge
Dunedin musician Peter Gutteridge - a founding member of The Chills, The Clean and The Great Unwashed, and the founder and frontman of Snapper - passed away on Sunday, only a couple of weeks after he played his first-ever U.S. shows. Music 101 pays tribute to one of the great architects of the Dunedin sound.

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Peter Gutteridge playing Auckland's Kings Arms with Snapper in 2013 / Photo by Nigel Moore

Fishrider Records
Over the last five years Fishrider records has emerged as one of the most interesting new labels in NZ, releasing the psychedelic pop of bands such as Opposite Sex, Males, and Trick Mammoth. Martyn Pepperell heads to Dunedin to meet label head Ian Henderson, and to find out more about Fishrider's new compilation, Temporary.

Introducing: The Violet O's


Courtney Barnett in session
Slacker in sound, philosophical in content, Courtney Barnett has transitioned from Australian musician to major international artist with incredible speed. In the process, she has put a spotlight on the Melbourne band scene she developed in, through her own record label, Milk Records. She plays us a few songs and tells us about where her music comes from.

Fiona Campbell
Melody Thomas heads to the Portland headquarters of independent radical feminist label M'lady's Records and meets with Kiwi co-owner and ex-Coolies drummer Fiona Campbell.

Fiona Campbell Melody ThomasFiona Campbell at M'lady's Records / Photo by Melody Thomas

The Sampler: Wildest Dreams, Wildest Dreams
Jim Pinckney reviews the slinky psychedelia of Wildest Dreams, the new project of U.K. stalwart DJ Harvey, who has jumped from punk, to disco, to techno throughout his career.

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DJ Harvey - Wildest Dreams 


Who Polices the Noise Police?
The demographic of New Zealand cities has shifted dramatically in the last 10 years with apartments popping up on seemingly every inner city corner in Auckland and Wellington. The Phoenix Foundation's Samuel Scott explores how this change has affected the live music scene. How does noise affect your sleep and wellbeing? Who judges how loud something has to be before it's too loud? And who polices the noise police? Scott takes a late night cruise with his local noise officer, meets heavy metal gods at the Wellington City Council and talks to venue owners and promoters to find out what all this noise is really about.

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Samuel Scott policing the noise police / Photo by Clayton Anderson

Black metal horde Bulletbelt are set to release Rise of the Banshee this week, their new album that features the Wellington-based band's new vocalist Joelene Tempest. Craig Hayes sits down with Bulletbelt on the eve of their latest nationwide tour to talk about the more expansive sound on the record, the importance of touring outside of New Zealand's main centres, and what drives the band.

Bulletbelt Paradox PhotographyBulletbelt / Photo by Paradox Photography

The Sampler: Brian Reitzell - Auto Music
Composer and music supervisor Brian Reitzell is best known for his work on film soundtracks The Virgin Suicides and Lost In Translation. He's just released a solo set of Krautrock influenced instrumental songs - Jim Pinckney takes a listen.