‘Swallow The Key’ from Auckland’s Las Tetas shows their knack for insouciant garage/punk/girl-group churn with a harsh guitar/keyboard attack and ragged gang chants. While they haven’t been around for long – they first surfaced with a covers set for a Country Club show late 2010 (they’ve still got songs by the Monks and the Stooges in their repertoire), with their first “proper” show in March this year – they’ve a wealth of experience, with Lucy from the Drab Doo-Riffs and Evil Twins, Charlotte likewise from Evil Twins and the Aggromen, Kristal from the Vietnam War and Heart Attack Alley, and Renee from the Hairdos. Renee moves to Berlin in a month, but Las Tetas will continue as a three-piece while she’s away. They’re planning on playing a few more shows before she leaves, with one lined up on the 18th of June in Auckland at Whammy Bar, and they’re looking to release a lathe cut via Wishbone Records (responsible for EVIL) and a split 7″ with Gaytime.
From 2007, Real Groove magazine released four Awesome Feeling compilations, showcasing a diverse and exciting range of underground local talent. Real Groove may be gone, but we think there’s just as many exciting local acts worth a listen, so The Corner is putting out a fifth volume of Awesome Feeling with the support of Groove Guide. We’ll be revealing one new artist/track every weekday throughout May, and posting the entire compilation for download at the end of the month.