Where ever there are people, there will be notes and melodies …
How it sounds
As bored students who want to play something like ’60s rock, but without much fuss about it.
Basically like indie rock/indie pop with a little psychedelia and garage rock with a lo-fi mood.
With “jingly jangly” guitar and drummer not to sweat too much.
All this with low cost, almost DIY production, and a few keys so because he was a roommate who used to play the piano.
Why listen to it
Because it is pleasant, it does not tire and it reminds a bit of the first timid steps of rock.
The amateurism of the genre is rather cute.
Because it is too relaxed music as if the members of a band of this kind just want to find a girl in the university with the attack “you know, I have a band too”.
Besides, their parents may like it too.
And because New Zealand is pretty far away from us.
Where we meet it
In New Zealand, in the city of Dunedin and specifically on its campus.
When did it start
Who are the pioneers
The Clean with their single “Tally Ho!”.
But also bands that participated in a joint release of Flying Nun Records, Dunedin Double (EP) which gave a name to both the genre and the scene.
However, bands such as: Toy Love and The Same had this sound long before it was officially designated as a genre.
You have to listen
Days of glory
Early ’80s to early’ 90s mainly thanks to Flying Nun Records.
At the same time, many bands have declared this genre as their main influence, such as: R.E.M. and Mudhoney.
It is essentially a genre that relied on an existed thanks to a record company.
Beyond that, it is a copy of the past with elements of the then present. This is done every about 20-30 years.
What is it confused with
Indie pop, indie rock, jangle pop, psychedelic pop
How do you describe it to an irrelevant
Some students in love sing softly about their life at university.
And in fact in a city of a country farther away from Australia or more correctly … Where the Lord of the Rings was filmed.