Wednesday, 31 December 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - Drama Queen (Live at Debase Studio)

We recorded a live performance of "Drama Queen" at Debase Studio & Music Centre in Morningside, Auckland:

 They offer two great rehearsal spaces and an awesome atmosphere to practice music in. If your interested check out their website in the link above.

Also we tried to record Volita's vocals live but we couldn't get them loud enough in the mix compared to the other instruments in the recording so we did some over dubbing in our Bathroom the next day! haha 

"Drama Queen" music and lyrics by Volita Bioletti 
Directed and Recorded by Jeremy Bioletti 
Mixed and Edited by Moss Bioletti 

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - Drama Queen Trailer Final Cut (At Flight 605)

The trailer for The Neo-Kalashnikov's new rock video 'Drama Queen' is here! Most of this footage will not make the final cut but it was so much fun filming it that the band wanted the fans to see what goes on behind the scenes!! Thank you to everyone that came along for this epic, crazy shoot!! Love the Neos xxx

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - Vox365 Interview on the New Zealand Music Scene

Vox365 - The Neo Kalashnikovs from Geraldine Clermont on Vimeo.

Celebrating Cultural Diversity & Helping Arts in New Zealand
VOX365NZ celebrates diversity in the arts by looking at the unique relationships creatives have with their art, cultural identity and community in NZ. VOX365NZ is a platform for creative collaborative spirit. Our aim is to achieve the following:

1) To discover underground creatives in New Zealand and create a platform where “established” and upcoming or underground artists can collaborate and exchange ideas, experiences – and possibly create something new and fresh.

2) To use multiple mediums to create a platform for creatives to showcase their work.

3) Create a useful and timely piece of knowledge that continues to evolve and share insight into the range and diversity of creatives in New Zealand.

4) Conduct a social research project to understand creatives’ relationship with the arts, and how their various cultural backgrounds may situate their position to practicing their art forms.

5) Promote cross cultural understanding by celebrating diversity in the arts.

6) Spark dialogue and initiative for artists to take progressive stances against community and social issues such as the problem of child poverty in New Zealand.

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - On Kiwi FM with Phoebe Spiers On "Influential" (8 of our Fav Kiwi Songs)

Hey guys The Neo-Kalashnikovs will be on Kiwi FM tomorrow night Wednesday at 6pm on 102.2 FM (AUK) for a radio interview. It was with Phoebe for her great show "Influential" were you play 8 Kiwi songs that you really love and talk about how they have influenced you and your music. There are definitely a few surprises in terms of the songs we chose and some fun stories so if your free and want to catch us on air tune in! Best The Neos 

Here are also some stills from our music video shoot that we shot yesterday :)

Monday, 15 December 2014

The Cream Never Stops Till It Hits the Top | The Neo-Kalashnikovs (Live at the Thirsty Dog)

The Neo-Kalashnikovs new song "The Cream Never Stops till it Hits the Top" 
I wrote this song and this is the first time Volita sung it live. The Key was a little bit high and we've dropped it down. We are going to do a reggae rock version and record the single in Wellington at the Surgery Studios and live the dream!

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Jackal - NZ Green Vinyl Release of "Castle in the Air" Album

Man I'm really enjoying the new record I was lucky enough to get off NZ band Jackal.
The guys issued "Castle in the Air" on flicked greenstone green Vinyl and it rocks. I'm digging how chill the record is and how it ramps up for really intense fits of raw power. It's also super melodic giving me flashbacks of Pink Floyd and great experimental concept albums of the early 1970's. The full length record was produced by Jackal. Theo McGrath is the lead vocalist & guitarist + drum machine programmer, Will McGrath is lead guitarist and performs acoustic guitar , Alec Cummins is on Bass guitar and back up vocals and Hayden Keach rounds out the group on Drums. You can go to to stream the record and purchase a limited edition copy on Vinyl. Stoked with mine! Moss

Stream Jackal's new secret single "The Funny Side" below!!!

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Delete Delete - Take Their First Steps on Mars with ""Broken Heart Kid" (New Music Video)

 Our good friends Delete Delete have just released a new music video for their latest song 
"Broken Heart Kid" and it was shot on Mars!!! 

The video was made by the talented Damon Keen. The video stars Kassie Watson from "Last Flight" while Lance Wordsworth carrying out director of photography duties and Sarah Butler, Kiri Maxwell and Amie Maxwell all helping produce the video. 

The song is a monumental intergalactic dance anthem of unrequited love. and when listens to the song while experiencing the video it creates a very striking parallel world on Mars which as a species we are yet to explore. The video is powerful in its vivid depiction of a human beings first steps on Mars. And yes they do have Seagulls on Mars like Earth too but they look far scarier with there red outlines around their martian eyes arghh. 

There are so many great shots in this video its hard to pick one so I haven't their all great!! 
But then I found some great stills on Delete Delete's Facebook here:

Best Moss 

Also loving "Sedated" what a catchy and fun tune, it makes me want to partee

Sunday, 30 November 2014

The Rolling Stones VS The Neo-Kalashnikovs - Live at Juice Bar (One Night Only)

The same night The Rolling Stones were in Auckland on their World Tour  The Neo-Kalashnikovs were also playing a Show in Auckland at Juice Bar: 
The above link is the next best thing to being there! It's a Live video featuring all the highlights from the Show!

A Sugar Lumps Production directed by
Ruth Bioletti.

We knew it wasn't going to be easy going up against the legends of rock but it was a great gig & we are eternally grateful to our die-hard fans; Jess & Rachel, Hamish, Chanel, Mark McIvor, Jess, Rachel, Lucretia, Leigh Ann, Malcolm, Sarah & Simone, Dan Turner & Friend and so many more xx

The Neos shared the stage with the likes of real home grown NZ bands; Jackal and The Glocks with special guests Coeur de Sin & Summer Haunts (apologies SH the camera battery ran out but we will film you next time x )!!

A special thank you to Chris Warne, Mike, Theo & Will, Helen at Juice Bar & Sound Dynamic Solutions for making the show possible, really stoked 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Official "Turn the Tables" - Music Video | The Neo-Kalashnikovs

Hi guys

I'm excited to present the official music video for The Neo-Kalashnikovs song "Turn the Tables",
which was directed, shot and edited by our mum Ruth Bioletti whose done an amazing job.
I'm really stoked with how the video has turned out and how we all pulled together to get this video made independently. I really like how the new video reflects the bands "Do-It-Yourself" ethos and celebrates how Radio Hauraki were the first station to put the band on the national airwaves in NZ.

Also a big shout out to our sponsors; Thievery Studio for allowing us to shot the video at their space, Nick Von K for generously supplying us with his amazing jewellery and First Scene for the old-skool props.

We're going to be sending the video off to Juice TV really soon and hope to get some spins on the telly so cross your fingers and hope for the best!

 Moss Bioletti    

The Video Release Party is happening tomorrow night at Juice Bar
22nd of November starts at 8pm:

Monday, 10 November 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - Accept Invite to Perform with Best Local Bands at Mt Eden Scout Hall (20th December)

The Neo-Kalashnikovs have confirmed an all ages show with top local Rock bands Indotestudo Desperate Models Charlie Freak and The Paradise Stoneon the 20th of December. The venue is Mt Eden Scout Hall the doors open at 7pm its 10 bucks on the door and its going to be Kick-Ass!!! haha
Man a Nirvana all ages show would've destroyed!! :) 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

A Tribute to New Zealand Artist - Adam Tan

I'm Sending this one out to my old classmate and friend Adam Tan a very talented young artist from Auckland. I didn't know him as well as I should've but I know that he was a gentle person with a lot of time for others and had a great sense of humour and good laugh. This piece of his is called:

Natmada the Exiled - Observer of Truth, Caster of Illusions

"I’m excited to finally share my character for Light Grey Art Lab’s Rolemodels exhibition and card game.

I wanted my fantasy rpg alter-ego to be an extension of myself. The costume is based off of my regular clothing and the armour reflects different aspects of my personality. It was a fun and interesting process designing him to reflect the rl me. I put in a lot of effort to ensure that every detail meant something and I hope that it shows in the final artwork." ~ Adam Tan

All his art can be viewed via the link above

I'm totally blown away by all his amazing art he  created. What an imaginative and creative person! Rest in peace buddy your going to be missed a lot

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - Rock Show at Juice Bar November 22nd Saturday with The Glocks, Jackal, Summer Haunts and Couer De Sin

Link to the Facebook Event:
Hi guys I just wanted to let you know we are playing massive Rock show at Juice Bar this November 22nd on Saturday at Juice Bar. Doors open at 8:30pm I can't wait to see you there and play some music for you. Volita also has an exciting new announcement tomorrow!! about the show and what exactly will be happening on the night 

Here is some more info:

The Neo-KalashnikovsThe GlocksJACKAL and special guests Coeur de Sin and Summer Haunts will be rocking Juice Bar this November 22nd Saturday in Auckland city. 

It's a Free Show so if you want to Rock'n'Roll come along to the show and hang out, mosh, maybe even just look cool haha. 

Whats for sure is a select few of Auckland's most dedicated Rock artists will be preforming on the night! and all are aiming to rip the roof off the Building!! 

Music from the Bands :) The Neos The Glocks Jackal Summer Haunts Couer De Sin 

The Official Poster will be up asap courtesy of SLICK BLACK.