NEW MUSIC: Shayne P Carter – We Will Rise Again

Shayne P Carter (Bored Games, The Doublehappys, Straitjacket Fits, Dimmer) has been working on his first solo LP for quite a while now. In fact it’s been nearly 2 years since he ran a crowdfunding campaign to get some money to finish off the album which he hoped, at the time, would be out at the end of 2014. The word was that it was … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Shayne P Carter – We Will Rise Again

FEATURE: Life in a Chord | Flying Nun Records

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Flying Nun, here is a reprint of a piece I wrote about the label last year… written by Chris Familton A record label at the right place at the right time can be integral to a music scene, often gaining revered status further down the track as history settles into place. Sub Pop, Motown and Factory are obvious examples. … Continue reading FEATURE: Life in a Chord | Flying Nun Records

FEATURE: Life In a Chord | Flying Nun

written by Chris Familton A record label at the right place at the right time can be integral to a music scene, often gaining revered status further down the track as history settles into place. Sub Pop, Motown and Factory are obvious examples. At the start of the 80s very few would have predicted the impact (albeit on a lesser scale) that a label started … Continue reading FEATURE: Life In a Chord | Flying Nun

REVIEW: DIMMER – Degrees Of Existence

1 2 3 4 5 Reviewed for FasterLouder Shayne Carter is one of those musicians who has an unbroken run of albums, not a dud or misstep among them. From his formative days in Dunedin punk bands Bored Games and Double Happys, through the golden years of Straitjacket Fits and more recently as Dimmer. Now onto his fourth album under that name he has produced … Continue reading REVIEW: DIMMER – Degrees Of Existence

NEWS: DIMMER about to release new album…

Shayne Carter has been in the studio for over a year working on the follow-up to Dimmer‘s acclaimed third album There My Dear and the result is one of the most potent recordings of his remarkable career, Degrees of Existence will be released on 27 July. Preceded by the snarling melodic brilliance of the singles ‘Degrees of Existence’ and ‘Cold Water’, the latter currently searing … Continue reading NEWS: DIMMER about to release new album…

NEWS: New DIMMER single…

Shayne Carter’s Dimmer has released a new single entitled Degrees of Existence.  The song has a kicking rhythm section with the bassline pretty much driving the song.  Jagged distant guitar fades in and out with Shayne’s usual sneering vocals topping it off.  A rockier more relaxed Dimmer is upon us and the fourth album is on it’s way. In other Dimmer news, they are looking … Continue reading NEWS: New DIMMER single…