Goodshirt, Sleepy Age and RDU Round Up Winners: Ipswich

Sleepy Age at Dux Live
Sleepy Age at Dux Live
Goodshirt at Dux Live
Goodshirt at Dux Live



Ok, a couple of big shows at Dux Live this weekend; firstly Goodshirt returned after what seems like a decade, playing material from their to-be-released comeback EP plus a string of their catchy earlier singles.


Sleepy Age we’re just phenomenal in support, playing in a new line-up with three (sassy) backup singers. Check out the photos here.




Ipswich at Dux Live
Ipswich at Dux Live



The 2nd show was saturdays final of the RDU 2012 Round-Up band competition, won by the talented up-n-coming lads Ipswich.

Only got the chance to see Ipswich, but they were a lot of fun, with the crowd moshing around to ‘Alien vs. Sexual Predator’. Choice. Photos here.


The Sheep Technique: SheepTapeOne
The Sheep Technique: SheepTapeOne
My good friend Eamonn Marra is part of the crew who tookover from me as RDU’s Sheep Technique Host – the kiwi music show on Christchurch’s student radio station. anyway he’s recently put out a mixtape of a few kiwi songs, to complement the excellent radio shows he performs just about every wednesday (at 7pm – 98.5FM).

You can read his write-ups and download it here.

RDU’s Going Private, Assets Sold Off for $2

So apparently RDU has been doing the sneaky and turned itself into a private organization; which is a bit of a shock to those of us who are volunteers and all…


from stuff:

RDU sale upsets students

28 November 2006


Canterbury University’s student radio station has been sold for $1 without the knowledge of its student body.

According to confidential documents and emails given to The Press, the University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA) decided to sell the student station’s RDU brand to newly formed private company RDU 98.5FM Ltd for $1 earlier this month. Its office and equipment have also been sold to the company for $1, while its frequency will be sub-licensed.

The decision has not yet been made public and was made behind closed doors in a secret ballot.

The new operators, who The Press understands include people involved with the current station, will take over the day-to-day running, from February 1 next year.

Confidential documents on the sale have been circulated around the university campus and many students are angry they were left out of the decision-making process.

UCSA executive board member Dan Bason resigned from the board two days after the decision because he felt students should have been consulted on the sale. “It’s a student-owned radio station and the students are getting no say in its future. Everything’s been done behind closed doors,” Bason said.

“Most of the people I’ve talked to sort of are quite disappointed with it. They see RDU as part of the student culture and part of the student persona and the fact that its fate’s been decided without their consultation

Round-Up; 2nd Semi-Final

A few photos from this weeks 2nd round-up semi-final. Those Tiny Paper Daggers guys are totally a band to look out for; taking the semi quite easily I reckon. Catchy downbeat electro pop.

Click here for the photoset.

Round Up Grand Final 2009

The Klap take it out! Excellent result and a tight fought contest with pre-show favorites the Klap victories in RDU’s annual (10th anniversary) band competition at the Dux de Lux. Tiny Paper Daggers were a close 2nd I reckon – the strength of their song ‘Unicorn’ just about taking it, but I think the Klap were a great choice. Runners up were blues showman’s Denmark Street, The Bizarre new Dave Mulcahy project Sexy Animals, and thebigcity favorites Jimmy Zoom and the Beytown Grifters.

Click here for the photoset.

Sheep Technique [11/3/2008]

  • The Henderson – Harlot
  • Hdu – A Tagging Decision
  • The Dellburgoes – Last Twist
  • The Clean – Billy Two
  • The Stones – Down And Around
  • The Accelerants – Black Betty
  • The Sneaky Feelings – There’S A Chance
    -Ad Break-
    Module – Twilight Stolen (For Sam)
  • Alex The Kid – Radio At Your Disco
  • Pin Group – Ambivalence
  • Scorched Earth Policy – Sunset On The Loading Zone
  • Snapper – Telepod Fly
    -Ad Break-
    Shapeshifter – Electric Dream From Lucy To Sam And Eamos
  • Dimmer – Getting What You Give
  • Double Happys- Moss Monster
  • Alabaster Theatre – Show Elephant
    -Ad Break-
    The Bats – North By North
  • Collapsing Cities – Elixr Always
  • King Loser – Jungle Beat
  • Le Mot Cafe – Reductio Ad Absurdum
  • Ink- Belts Are For Your Pants
    -Ad Break –
    Look Blue Go Purple – I Don’T Want You Anyway
  • Alec Bathgate – Happy Hound
  • Degrees K – John Travolta On My Shoulder
  • Ask Me Again – Videogame
    -Ad Break –
    Charlie Ash – Couldn’T Couldn’T
  • Shocking Pinks – Us Against The City
  • The Insurgents – Playing Guitars And Smoking Cigars
  • B-Side Electro Funk Disaster – Adolf
  • Mc Stormtrooper – Lord Vader
  • Dark Tower – Pass It On To The Next Man

Sheep Technique [19/12/2007]

  • Leper Ballet – Republican Bogan Pop
  • Mint Chicks – You’Re Just A Confused As I Am
  • Dlt – Liquid Skies
  • Dam Native – Behold My Kool Style
  • Lawrence Arabia – Business Planning
  • The Brunettes – Moon And June Stuff
  • Noctu
  • Al Projections – Nerve Ends And Powerlines
  • Captain Carson – Whatever Happened To Christmas
  • Garageland – Fingerpops
  • The Hollow Grinders – Bradley’S Dunny Crouch
  • Shaft – Must Be Santa
  • Shocking Pinks – Smokescreen
  • Sommerset Santaclaus Is Coming To Town
  • The Gladeyes – Bad Town Blues
  • Peter Jefferies – Elevator Madness
  • Hlah – But Santa
  • Lindon Puffin – Puhutukawa Xmas
  • Sandra Bell – Timebomb
  • Five Car Pile Up – Beatniks Wish
  • Grayson Gilmour – Battery Acid Ballad
  • Nudie Suits – Look Out Djuna
  • Chants R’Nb – Mystic Eyes
  • The Renderers – Liquor Slicked Highway
  • Pop Hits City – Treetop Harmonies (Demo)
  • The Undercurrents – Your Sweet Heart
  • Wendyhouse – Xenical Xmas
  • The Insurgents – Playing Guitars And Smoking Cigars
  • Ryan Mcphun – Maasai Mara
  • Teenwolf – Cosby
  • Tiger Tones -Siamese Republic

Sheep Technique [02/01/2008]

Late Arrival Due To The Studio Being Locked

  • Dead Flowers – You Drink The Water I’ll Drink The Wine
  • Garageland – Love Song
  • Betchadupa – Man On My Left
  • The Henderson – Harlot
  • The New Originals – And Today
  • – Ad Break –
  • The Puffins – Straight To The Sun
  • The Eastern – Bitter Sad Song
  • The Ragamuffin Children – Bullets
  • Le Mot Cafe – Creatures Of The Night
  • – Ad Break –
  • The Brunettes – Holding Hands And Feeding Ducks
  • Black Market Art – Grey Bench Blues
  • Jester – Fries With That
  • Frase+Bri – He’s Going To Arts School
  • The Ruby Suns – There’s A Soup At The End Of The Tunnel
  • – Ad Break –
  • The Insurgents – Playing Guitars And Smoking Cigars
  • Clowndog – Amway Changed My Life
  • The Steffan Van Soest Hit Machine – Go Harness Racing
  • The Accelerants – Raygun
  • Cut Off Your Hands – Still Fond
  • Disasteradio – Awesome Feelings
  • Bachelorette- Doo Wop
  • Pop Hits City – Treetop Harmonies
  • Over The Atlantic – Cannot Believe
  • Bear Cat – Black And White Fur
  • Pine – Needed
  • Luke Buda – Special Surprise
  • – Ad Break –
  • Superette – Touch Me
  • Little Pictures – Elliot
  • The Sneaks – Kuzai Heart You Girl
  • So So Modern – At One Fell Swoop
  • Die! Die! Die! – White Horses
  • Flight Of The Concords – K.I.S.S.I.N.G
  • Lucid 3 – All Moments Leading To This

Sheep Technique [21/05/08]

  • Samuel Flynn Scott – Llewellyn (Straight Answer Machine)
  • The Reduction Agents – Urban Yard (Urban Yard Single)
  • David Mitchell + Denise Roughan – The Crying Room (The Ghost Club)
  • The Brunettes – Cupid (Holding Hands, Feeding Ducks)
  • The Chills – Doledrums (Doledrums Single)
  • The Chills – Flamethrower (Rolling Moon Ep)
  • Bond Street Bridge – Sleeptalking (Demo)
  • The Renderers – I Hear The Devil Calling Me (Expressway Sampler)
  • Shaun K. Anderson – The Stand Sure Oak (The Stand Sure Oak)
  • Golden Harvest – I Need Your Love (For Good Soundtrack)
  • Golden Harvest – Give A Little Love (Give A Little Love 7″)
  • The Naked And Famous – Spies Spies Spies (This Machine Ep)
  • Rik Starr – Terry Is Me (Rik Starr Ep)
  • The Enright House – Darkwave Equals Mc Squared (A Maze And Amazement)
  • The Axel Grinders – Apparatus Of Love (Integra Natura Speculum Artisque Imago)
  • The Klap – Daddy (Demo)
  • Screaming Meemees – Sunday Boys (Sunday Boys 7″)
  • The Clean – Getting Older (
  • The Insurgents – Skip A Beat (Yours Disapointedly,)
  • Die! Die! Die! – Blue Skies (Hdu/D!D!D! Split 7″)
  • The Tweeks – 161 Characters (The Tweeks)
  • High Dependency Unit – Stupormodel (Hdu/D!D!D! Split 7″)
  • Not So Experimental – *
  • Disasteradio – Digital Pop (Visions)
  • Hawaii Five-O – Speed Of Weed (Speed Of Weed Ep)
  • Connan And The Mockasins – Naughty Holidays (Again) (Uuu It’S Teasy)

Sheep Technique [20/02/2008]

Came In A Little Early And Got To Play Some Non-Kiwi Songs As A Warm-Up… Then:

  • The Vacants – Iris
  • Loves Ugly Children – Suck
  • Die! Die! Die! – Ashtray Astray
  • Palace Of Wisdom – Found And Lost
  • The Girls From 62 – A Fix On You
  • Mint Chicks – Blue Team Go
  • — Ad Break —
  • Children’S Hour – Caroline’S Dream
  • Shayne Carter And Peter Jeffries – Knocked Out Or Thereabouts
  • Wreck Small Speakers – Suprise
  • Surfing Ussr – Another Glass Of Wine
  • King Loser – Stairway To Heaven
  • Dellburgoes – Get Started
  • — Ad Break —
  • The Bats – Smoking Her Wings
  • Stefan Van Soest Hit-Machine – Electric Mormons
  • Lawrence Arabia – Business Planning
  • Front Lawn – Beautiful Things
  • Prime Movers – Hard To Bear
  • — Ad Break –Minisnap – Crooked Mile
  • Minisnap – Big Blue Sky
  • Onanon – Fluffy White Clouds
  • Cloudboy – Baby You Set Me On Fire
  • Bear Cat – Bw Hair
  • Peneloping – Say Hi To Your Mom
  • — Ad Break —
  • Teacups – Lily’S Eyes
  • Gasoline Cowboys – Pass The Phone
  • The O’Lovelys – Oh No
  • Surf City – Headin’ Inside
  • Cut Off Your Hands – On Blue
  • Grayson Gilmour – Streetlight Silhouettes
  • — Ad Break —
  • Tiger Tones – 17
  • The Clean – Anything Could Happen
  • The Tokey Tones – The Beach
  • David Kilgour – Bbc World
  • The Brunettes – Boy Racer