Wednesday, 17 September 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - Diamond On Your Tongue Tour (Christchurch & Dunedin)

The Neo-Kalashnikovs

Live footage from The Neo-Kalashnikovs first show in Dunedin at "Chicks Hotel" Port Chalmers:

A Giant thank you to Neil Dobier for shooting the photos of The Neo-Kalashnikovs, The Southies and Sunshine Hotel in Port Chalmers, Dunedin. We will also be posting up our photos of awesome Christhchurch Rockers Born Broken today. 

What an amazing tour man it all came together and it was due to everyone's hard work and talent. Firstly to the bands if it wasnt for you we wouldn't have been able to rock out at all!! Thank you to The Southies for helping us get out there and rock, Sunshine Hotel you guys did an amazing job promoting the show and playing man your set was pure fire!! 

Born Broken and James thanks so much for helping us get our gear in and out of Wunderbar you guys kick-ass. Robbie if it wasn't for your support helping plan the tour we wouldn't have got out of Auckland haha Lisa thanks for all your help on tour and keeping us musos safe. Shane it was so awesome to see you preform and kill it bro!! Troy great drumming man so awesome to have such a brilliant new friend with a passion for drumming and story-telling. 

Thank you to the venues Chicks and Wunderbar for letting us play and all the free drinks you gave us, we appreciated everyone we got, maybe a little to much haha. Mike thanks for putting a roof over our head in Dunedin really appreciated your South Island hospitality. Chrissy thanks for looking after me and Volita and taking us round to see our family. Mike it was great to hang out cuzzie bro. Brent man awesome to see Christchurch with you cuz. So many people made this Tour rock thank you so much !!! Rock On Forever The Neos

The Southies 

Sunshine Hotel 
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Born Broken 

Official Tour Posters



Wednesday, 10 September 2014

The Legendary Elvis Presley Ice Cream from Giapo

This is the legendary Elvis Presley Ice cream from GiapoIt has peanuts, banana ice cream and was double dipped in dairy milk chocolate with a gold shimmer finish. If you are thinking of getting an ice cream in Auckland city I strongly suggest you get one from Giapo. The service is amazing with a passionate and attentive staff. You can actually fast test any ice cream you like! The shop is also beautifully designed and their Ice Cream is the best in New Zealand by a country mile! Moss Rock 

Key Vs Cunliffe - Who Won the Final NZ Leaders debate?

Who won the final leaders debate on NZ TV tonight? Well it was a close battle between passionate David Cunliffe and a half-hearted John Key. The showdown was not unlike David verse Goliath with a demanding aura and stance of authority Cunliffe weathered the cheeky remarks of the Prime Minister situated in a superior possession and showed how underdogs can come out on top. 

The decisive blows rained down from Cunliffe hitting John Key wear it hurt; issues of child poverty!          I had to cringe when John Campbell quoted verbatim the statistics that 2/5 kids living in poverty in Aotearoa had a working parent in opposition to the Prime Ministers speech. John Key's disappointing figure of 11% made a mockery of his party even making the effort to check there facts let alone address the issues of child poverty in New Zealand. I for one despise any person that tries to minimise child poverty and John the nations not impressed. 

Key walked into a second minefield and fell over when he tried to argue National had done more than enough to help manage the NZ housing market and protect peoples rights in the work force. It was comical seeing a man of net worth well into the tens of millions trying to justify a $14 an hour minimum wage. I doubt John would work for $14 an hour and expect to keep his family in check so why does he expect someone else to do the same and slave their guts out in the process. Hate to break it to the man but were not all living on Planet Key.

Thankfully Cunliffe was easily able to dispel the outdated capitalist rhetoric of Economics 101 presented by Key. And furthermore he offered sound solutions and a new theme of Government accountability to cold hard numbers (untampered). David made a promise to the nation tonight stating that Child Poverty was number one on his Labour governments agenda and that he would measure his success in politics by the results his Government will produce through supplementary measures National has been to selfish to proceed with. 

He also went onto deliver Key another haymaker with strong does of humble apple pie when he offered a resounding "No" to the question of weather raising the minimum wage by "$2" would hurt the economy. I could hear families across NZ draw a sigh of relief when the labour leader stated that if anything Treasury has deemed it would strengthen the econmoy and raise up youth and families out of poverty. At seems at the heart of Labour's commitment to creating new jobs higher wages and homes is their commitment first and foremost to decisive action in the face of frigid National party almost adolescent in it's procrastination in addressing and improving living conditions for the majority living in NZ.

The winning punch that saw Key sent to the mat was somewhat self-inflicted due to his lacklustre closing address which saw him essentially give. His boring auto-pilot stupor saw Key stupidly speak of a "Multi-National" New Zealand that was also "Multi-Cultural". To me the confusing difference conveyed the thin facade of a National government in bed with corporate "Multi-National" greed lead by a product of it's own sad ideology. To not even be able to hide his deep and unending ties to capital, money and a "Multi-National" companies over the rightful place of Kiwi's struggling in the recession is the number one reason why Key's government should be thrown out by their bootstraps. 

In vast contrast David delivered an evocative fully invested closing speech addressed not to money not to a corporatized "Multi-National" NZ but a future were New Zealanders come first, every-time.         It's become painfully obvious Cunliffe is a man leading a coherent party that offers a vastly improved economic and social vision for New Zealand. Labour is a party were passion and human dignity are at the top of the political agenda and under Cunliffe's leadership they should take over the running of New Zealand as soon as the winning vote has been counted! 

 Moss Bioletti 

Monday, 8 September 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs get accepted into the Ivy League at Vasar College

Really stoked to hear from a new friend of the band Drew that he is really liking The Neo-Kalashnikovs cd at Vassar College in New York. He goes to the same College that Rockstar Chief Anthony Bourdain went too, although he never gradutaed haha as well as Mike D. While both Lisa Kudrow and Meryl Strepp did graduate. Come on guys education is important go back to College :)

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Thanks to Phantom Billstickers and The Fold NZ for helping support The Neos NZ Rock Tour

Picked up a copy of The Fold last week and was super stoked to see The Neo-Kalashnikov and Southies tour poster up in the mix. Big thank you to Phantom for helping support local NZ music and the Fold for being brilliant. Still want to see the image of us that you drew when you were taking the mickey out of us haha gotta have a laugh :) Rock On Moss

Gig Details:

What I'm Listening too - Gabrielle Aplin, Xing, Saint Raymond

 Gabrielle Aplin

Awesome singer songwriter from Bath in the U.K. Her song "Please Don't Say You Love Me" has just gone platinum in Australia. It's a very heartfelt song and Australian's are really digging it.
She's born in 1992. She writes about "things i've done, places i've been, people i've met, cats i've met, dogs i've met... food..."


A band from California, USA. This song is awesome because its a folk song very similar to all top 40 folk songs that have blown up but has some rocker edge. The string arrangement's kickass, vocal performance is nice and trippy and I like the big chorus sing along!! yes yes :)

Saint Raymond

Massive new artist Saint Raymond delivered up a brilliant pop song on "I Want You" this song really sounds so good and perfect. I like the lyrics again the vocal performance is amazing but I especially like the production on this song. I'm not sure if Jake Gosling had something to do with it maybe not but man this song is sweet!!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

The Neo-Kalashnikovs - "Turn the Tables" playing on US College Radio (WCNI)

The Neo-Kalashnikovs cranking out on US College radio in New London, Connecticut thanks to WCNI
 :) Footage courtesy of Jeff Buddington. 

"We want the world
and we want it know
We're gonna take it anyhow

We want the airwaves
We want the airwaves
We want the airwaves, baby
If rock is gonna stay alive

Oh yeah-well all right
Let's rock-tonite
All night"
~ Ramones "We Want the Airwaves" song lyrics
 — in New London, CT, United