Awesome Feeling 5

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Awesome Feeling 5: Delaney Davidson “How Lucky You Are”

Awesome Feeling 5: Delaney Davidson “How Lucky You Are”

While Delaney Davidson has been plying his trade for a while longer than most of our other Awesome Feeling artists, he’s done so in a way that’s been perpendicular to the awareness of New Zealand – we’re quicker to acknowledge validation from the US or England than, say, a niche […]

May 6, 2011 × 2 comments

Awesome Feeling 5, Features

Awesome Feeling 5: Slave To Lo-Fi “Afraid”

Awesome Feeling 5: Slave To Lo-Fi “Afraid”

The fuzz-pop sideproject of Auckland singer-songwriter Chris Rakete, Slave To Lo-Fi was named after Rakete was dubbed as such by exasperated friend after preferring the earlier/demo version of a song said friend had sent him. It’s an appropriate name – the glorious ‘Afraid’ carries the torch for the New Zealand […]

May 5, 2011 × 0 comments

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Awesome Feeling 5: Ashei “Shelter”

Awesome Feeling 5: Ashei “Shelter”

Christchurch’s Ashei go straight for the jugular in ‘Shelter’, a masterful piece of pop-punk bubblegum (think Paramore or Fall Out Boy’s more uptempo efforts) – big shiny hooks, a soaring chorus with the rush and tumble of Emma Ensign cramming too many syllables in (the delivery of “the slightest of […]

May 4, 2011 × 0 comments

Awesome Feeling 5, Features

Awesome Feeling 5: Swervy “Wine ‘N Clap”

Awesome Feeling 5: Swervy “Wine ‘N Clap”

It’s often rough for fans of London pirate radio sounds over here in New Zealand – with dance music, we don’t really have the critical mass to generate audiences or producers for not-yet-mainstream/niche genres. The UK funky sound has been thriving/mutating for a little while now – the 2-step garage […]

May 4, 2011 × 2 comments

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Awesome Feeling 5: Beastwars “Damn The Sky”

Awesome Feeling 5: Beastwars “Damn The Sky”

An instant classic, ‘Damn The Sky’ showcases what makes Wellington metal band Beastwars great – killer riffs, elemental vocals (the way Matt Hyde howls “raise my hands to damn the sky”!), generous with ideas (that ‘Rock’n’Roll Pt 2′ nod in the bridge), and sympathetically produced by Dunedin sonic wizard Dale […]

May 3, 2011 × 2 comments

Awesome Feeling 5, Features

Awesome Feeling 5: The Golden Awesome “Astronomy”

Awesome Feeling 5: The Golden Awesome “Astronomy”

Considering they have the word ‘awesome’ in their band name, it’d be churlish not to kick off Awesome Feeling 5 with Wellington’s The Golden Awesome. Trading in straight-up shoegaze (My Bloody Valentine, Ride, etc), they combine the surging, layered guitars and soaring, ethereal vocals of that era with a driving […]

May 2, 2011 × 6 comments

Awesome Feeling 5, News / Tours

Awesome Feeling Five Is Coming!

Awesome Feeling Five Is Coming!

The Corner is proud to announce Awesome Feeling Five, From 2007, Real Groove magazine released four Awesome Feeling compilations, showcasing a diverse and exciting range of underground local talent – ninety-six artists, ranging from So So Modern to Sets, Bachelorette to Boss Christ, Dudley Benson to the Drab Doo-Riffs, Home […]

April 12, 2011 × 6 comments