Monday, September 17, 2012

Sad News

Lil Chief Records has just received the tragic news that Voom founding member, Mac MacCaskill has passed away. He was an integral member of the group for over a decade and contributed to many of their well-known tracks. We are greatly saddened to hear of his passing. Here is his family's obituary from the NZ Herald:

"MACASKILL, Andrew Scott (Mac). Aged 49 yrs, passed away in the company of his darling Leisa on Thursday 13th September 2012 after a short illness. Most treasured son (Scamp) of Trish and Stuart and dearly loved brother of Grant and Helen and Ian and Sandie. Adored Dad of Sophie and Nic and the coolest Uncle Mac to Ella, Callum and Lewis. His loving nature and wonderful free spirit will be greatly missed by us all. A service will be held at 3:00pm Tuesday 18th September at the Purewa All Saints Crematorium Chapel, All Saints Rd, Meadow Bank, Auckland. Our sincere thanks to the Doctors and Nurses at the Mercy Hospice for their compassionate care of Mac and family. Donations please in lieu of flowers to the Mercy Hospice, Ponsonby, Auckland."

Here's a track from Voom's first album, Now I Am Me, with Mac on drums...


Friday, September 14, 2012

Princess Chelsea - Overseas Music Video + Single

Princess Chelsea has a new video out for her song 'Overseas'. 

The video is made by Jonathan Bree who made and starred in The Cigarette Duet music video.
Overseas features the vocal talents of James Milne aka Lawrence Arabia - he is somewhat of a New Zealand indie prince and is currently touring in the states and Europe with his wonderful band! His old band The Reduction Agents were one of the first Lil' Chief signings and are still an underground favourite amongst kool New Zealanders, often played at trendy parties or arty cafes.

Overseas has been released as a digital single and comes with the b-side 'Winston Crying On The Bathroom Floor' which features celebrity cat Winston, who is on the cover of Princess Chelsea's album Lil' Golden book and star in the Yulia music video.

For those of you from Auckland - Princess Chelsea is playing her last show for quite a while tonight (Friday 14th September) at The Kings Arms with The Eversons alongside local comedian Joseph Harper.

$10 on the door, starts at 9pm - see you there!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


To celebrate the release of their brand new single ‘Terminally Lame’,
The Eversons will be joined by a few of their most attractive friends
for a night of playing and partying at Auckland's King's Arms.

‘Terminally Lame’ is taken from The Eversons’ debut LP, Summer
Feeling, which has received high critical praise since it was released
earlier in the year. The Sunday Star Times reckons it, “brings the
warmth,” while and the Dominion Post awarded it four stars, “You can’t
help getting caught up in their summery harmonies”. The album has also
received praise from crazy famous celebrities like Alex Kapranos of
Franz Ferdinand, who “love[s] the lyrics,” and Sam Scott of the
Phoenix Foundation, “Yeah he was really, really intense. He made quite
an impression because he made me a bit scared. But then I went and
checked out their music a bit more and realised, 'No they're really

The show will also feature fellow Lil Chief artist and internet
meme-queen Princess Chelsea. She’s just returned from a tour of the UK
and Europe, and her video for 'the Cigarette Duet' has garnered over 5
million views on YouTube. Rounding out the bill will be Joseph Harper,
award winning comedian (Best Newcomer at Fringe Festival 2012), and
Pikachunes, who will keep the party going well into the night with his
DJ antics.

Don’t miss out on a good time now. The Eversons have been celebrated
for their live show, with Lawrence Arabia saying he has never seen
them make a mistake. Not even the one.

King’s Arms, Auckland
Friday 14th September
Tickets: $10 on the door

The ‘Terminally Lame’ single will be released in September. The single
is a re-recording of the song as it appears on Summer Feeling, and
will be accompanied by a video created by the team behind the band’s
first video for ‘Could It Ever Get Better?’, Trophy Wife Productions.
'Terminally Lame', and its accompanying B-side, 'Harlot', are
currently receiving exclusive airplay on bNet stations nationwide.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Cool Rainbows - Reality And A Clue

Cool Rainbows have just released a brand new music video and single from their debut album Whale Rocket. The track is "Reality and A Clue" and the video was made by Newfoundland Tack.

The digital single is also available here with an exclusive b-side "Lights"