Tuesday, 26 February 2013

The Neo-Kalashnikovs Play Leigh Sawmill with Wendy Morris Band and Murray Haddow 16th March

Download The Neo-Kalashnikovs New Single "Gorgeous Baby" Below Instantly for free:

Monday, 25 February 2013

The Neo-Kalashnikovs play Rock inside a UFO in Avondale

The Neo-Kalashnikovs played an awesome first gig of The Backyard Tour at rock club UFO in Avondale. A special thanks to Andrew Maitai who let everyone play at his place that is so sweet at the moment. Loud rock n roll rang out through the industrial area/neighbourhood. James the drummer of Freaky Meat ended up doing two drum sets back to back playing in his main band Freaky Meat and also his bit on the side the awesome Echo O's with Guy Fawkes on guitar and effects and Vicky on Vocals guitar and bass. If you can think of The White Stripes playing old school rock with an otherworldly space demon and thumping drums that's very close to what they sound like. 

The Neo-Kalashnikovs were the last to take to the stage with Gabriel writing up one of his best set lists to date. The band played a full 40 minute set with all the hits from "To Russia" to "Shining Star" and new single "Gorgeous Baby" included. It was one hell of a start to the tour and The Neos signed a hell of a lot of cd's after their set, it was an awesome Beiber like moment. After the show Volita and I hit the new rock club Ding Dong downtown and had flashbacks of our time on Sunset Boulevard as "Guns and Roses" was playing obnoxiously loud. I really hope they get their sound up and running so we can play their asap and show them how great but outdated the Guns are. 

Sunday, 24 February 2013

The Neo-Kalashnikovs Interview on U.K Music Blog: RealSoundsOK

Your name: 
Moss Bioletti, I’m the drummer of The Neo-Kalashnikovs.

Where are you from?
Auckland city, New Zealand.

Name of band:
The Neo-Kalashnikovs.  Who else is in your band?
There's three of us, we are all siblings. My sis Volita Pearl is the singer and guitarist and my brother Gabe is on bass.

How would you describe yourselves?
Who are your main influences musically?
Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Arctic Monkeys, Queens of the Stone Age, The Kills, Band of Skulls, Blondie, Joan Jet and The Killers to name some out of a billion.
What do you hope to achieve in music?
That Beatle status, raging success and mounds of money. I aim to sell 50 records then 100 records then 1,000, all the way up to a million.
What has been the highlight of your career so far, and why?
Finishing our first album and getting a great reaction. Putting yourself and music out there is a thrill and humbling if people actually like it. Getting 2000 downloads so far has been a real buzz.
What’s the moment you want to forget?
Being lost in downtown in LA walking ominously close to skid row and thinking about grabbing a box and sleeping in it. No jokes.
If you could choose just one of your songs to represent your music, what would it be and why?
Diamonds because it’s rough and tumble indie rock n roll.
Where can we listen to it?
Here is the free instant download link of our album She’s On Heat http://www.mediafire.com/?ex11q6etwa1so54  and you can listen to it, get it for free or buy it you wanna show some love on bandcamp: http://theneokalashnikovs.bandcamp.com/
Where can we find out more about your music?
Instagram: volita is on instagram @neo_kalashnikovs
Our official website: www.theneokalashnikovs.com
Anything else you’d like to say about your band that I forgot to ask?
People ask us a lot why we gave our album away for free and I want to give an official answer. Before I released the album as a free instant download it was just sitting on my hard-drive. I thought to myself I really wanted people to hear my music and become fans, so I let everyone enjoy it for free. I'm going to finish up five albums this year and give them all away for free to our fans. Once we hit the 20,000 download mark it might be wise to start charging lol but that's not far away. The Neo-Kalashnikovs will be playing heaps of gigs to show everyone we mean business and make sure we get our sponsorship deals.   

<a href="http://theneokalashnikovs.bandcamp.com/track/gorgeous-baby">Gorgeous Baby by The Neo-Kalashnikovs</a>

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

The Neo-Kalashnikovs: New Single "Diamonds"

Here it is "Diamonds" by The Neo-Kalashnikovs latest single off "She's On Heat".
The all sibling band would like to thank all the great press from NZ musician magazine and everyone who has helped us recently in recording, producing and rocking the stage. Big shout out to Mikey of Inside Out for a mean gig at Juice bar and the awesome Favoured Few who shredded the stage.

Monday, 11 February 2013

The Neo-Kalashnikovs recording and finishing up their Sophomore Album

We just finished our singles for our second album that is still untitled at the moment. A huge thanks to Olly Harmer (above) for recording and mixing three world class songs in a day and a half your work ethic is unreal!!. We are really excited for everyone to hear the new tracks and the band will be working the songs to radio internationally as well as the upcoming video for "Gorgeous baby".

When we were recording we ended up using tons and tons of compression so once the songs are mastered by Brian Lucey (El Camino: The Black Keys) they will be released to generate buzz for the upcoming album.
I also set up the drum mics like The Rollingstones to produce a classic drum sound which was great running through the Neve Desk. Volita also had here "Hot Cake" pedal running on maximum for most choruses and not one synth was touched in the whole session. The only overdubs that occured were Volita's vocal tracks and Gabriel playing the grand piano which sounds nice.

The Neo-Kalashnikovs

The Neo-Kalashnikovs play Laingholm Saturday 16th Feb

We are playing Laingholm at the Primary School this Saturdy Feb 16th and will be rocking out our whole album "She's On Heat" live. All the details are here: http://www.facebook.com/TheBackYardTourists

Also the New lead single "Gorgeous Baby" is dropping Valentines Day for all the couples, ladies and guys trying to impress the ladies haha

The Neo-Kalashnikovs