So this hasn’t been updated for a while, and I (Martin) thought I’d try and update our masses of fans (all three of you) on what’s been happening in god bows to math world…
We finally released our album in November, so far it’s been selling quite well and people have said nice things about it (always great for our precious egos). We played some shows around the North Island to promote it in Nov/Dec and that was pretty fun. Michael Havell from The Postures has been playing a bit of guitar with us every now and then as well. We managed to play in Tauranga for the first time ever which was surprisingly awesome and have met some really great people on the road.
I’ve started a new record label called Hell is Now Love which will be a MUZAI-related endeavour focussing on smaller bands that get overlooked far too often, so far the bands on HINL include Lost Rockets, Mason Clinic, Hollywoodfun Downstairs, Proton Beast and The DHDFDs there’ll be a bunch more releases coming soon though.
In January we toured the country with Pairs (from Shanghai), their drummer Rhys was partly responsible for breaking up me and Tom’s old band back in 2008. Two nicer people you could not meet, touring with them was an absolute blast and there will be a documentary film in the works as soon as we all sufficiently recover enough to sift through the hours of footage. We played a show in Hunterville at a little record shop called Lucky that was amazing! So welcoming and thoughtful, they even had a platter of cold Double Browns waiting for us when we arrived!
Next couple of months are gonna be pretty busy; we have some shows coming up this week (with Ouch My Face for free at Whammy on Thursday and with DEAD at the Basement (AA) on Saturday) then the following week we are playing a Dead Kennedys tribute night at Lucha Lounge (don’t expect too much ‘cos we haven’t practised nearly enough).
March will see Sam’s other band Sherpa release their debut album and tour around the country in support, if you get the chance go and check them out.
Then in April we head over to Australia to play a bunch of shows with our good friends Make More, tour dates are on the shows page and a facebook event will be up in the next week or so. Once we get back we will be playing one more show for the year before retreating to a cave and writing new material ready for a follow-up album (expect something to come out in late 2013).
Our last show of 2012 will be at Lucha Lounge on Saturday the 5th of May, it’ll be free entry and we will have some awesome new bands supporting.
Until next time…