Here Come the Bulletholes / Various
This project started out as a promotional sampler of the artists on Powertool Records and has expanded to include our friends, who we love and admire. The music here ranges from incredibly beautiful to full on guitar attack all in a wonderfully accessible 'pop' vein. It's a 'song' album with catchy hooks that get stuck in your head and make you want sing along. It's a great slice of the Auckland alternative guitar music scene, the one we hang out in. I guess this is a window into our world, one we're inviting you into, a world we think you will like. Check it out..... The artists on 'Here come the bulletholes' include alt king, Chris Knox whose song 'The ice in yr head' was recorded especially for this album. We also have the gorgeously beautiful 'We're so lost,we're in danger' by the highly acclaimed band Voom. Buzz from Voom also lent a hand, singing the chorus parts on the Mary track the album is named after 'Bulletholes'. Rock'nRoll Gods, Shaft have contributed 'Livin' pumpin' heart' as a teaser for their upcoming album. As have The Rainy Days with 'Successorist' and rockabilly band, All Torn Up, 'Girltown'. The Joed Out song 'Half way up tonight' is a great example of manic guitar pop. As is the Dead Souls but in a more post rock fashion with 'One more little death'. Cabbage Bomber's track 'Figure 60 boys' recalls days of old in one of Mark Petersen previous bands.The Demi-Whores, 'Good angel, bad angel' displays the wonderful melodic songwrighting of Edward Gains, who also contributed the closing track 'I should have known when she said she didn't like feedback'.Speaking of melody, there is the beautiful harmonising by Secretboyfriend with 'Beenstung'.The pop genius of Mixture's 'Someday' and Matthew Backhouse's 'Breathe's well with broken heart'.The dark brooding sound of Feyodor's 'Hurting you' and the swirling feedback noise pop from The Venturi Effect's,'It's yesterday'. Even a great funk track by Davy G. and The Conduits Of Consumption, with the interestingly titled 'Too in for the out crowd (too out for the in crowd ) and the delightful banjo alt-country 'Missed' by Mikael H. All up, eighteen great songs that we here at Powertool Records, are very excited about. I invite you to dip your toe in, test the waters and discover our world. Cheers Andrew Powertool Records.