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TOP 10 CD ALBUMS ~ 2014

Posted on January 02, 2015 by Irene Hundleby

Here were our TOP 10 CD ALBUMS for 2014!!
Two of our top selling CDs were albums launched at Relics in 2014... thanks HEAPS for hanging out with them and us, and for showing these fab Dunedin / NZ musicians how much you love them !!

 

As with vinyl, we special ordered in a BIG number of CDs for RELICS customers, and it seems by the numbers of orders we took, that this is a service our customers particularly enjoy!! We will do our best to help you find more spectacular music wonders throughout 2015!

 

Again, it is really just AMAZING how many NZ musicians make our top selling 10 CD albums! Perhaps this has a little to do with us being an indie store, but aside from that, an incredible number of GREAT NZ albums were released this year over many different genres...
Here we go...

 

     
IR 77 - Various Artists: Independent Records Sampler CD

 

         
JACK WHITE - Lazaretto CD

 

          
ANTHONY RITCHIE - Stations, Symphony No. 4 CD
 
SHOSTAKOVICH - Borodin Quartet, String Quartets 1-13 4CD

 

        
ROBERT SCOTT - The Green House CD

 

      
DAVID KILGOUR & THE HEAVY EIGHTS - End Times Undone CD

 

   
TINY RUINS - Brightly Painted One CD

 

   
TAMI NEILSON - Dynamite CD

 

   
JAKOB - Sines CD

 

   
THE EASTERN - The Territory CD

Following close behind...

   THE WAR ON DRUGS - Lost In The Dream CD

   RODRIGUEZ - Cold Fact CD

 

See also: TOP 10 VINYL ALBUMS ~ 2014

Posted in Anthony Ritchie, Flying Nun, Independent Records NZ, IR, New Zealand, NZ music, Record Store Day, Top 10 CD Albums 2014

TOP 10 VINYL ALBUMS ~ 2014

Posted on January 01, 2015 by Irene Hundleby

 

So these were our best selling vinyl albums at RELICS for 2014... several record store day releases made the top 10!
But most interesting to us is how AWESOME YOUR SUPPORT for NZ music and NZ musicians has been... which shows by the numbers of NZ vinyl that went out our doors and on to your players !!

 

Also very revealing to us is the wonderfully eclectic taste our customers have!! Good on you!! We made a staggering number of special custom orders for vinyl this year! Our hi-tech vinyl record cleaning service was also super popular... ok without further ado ...

 

     
SUBURBAN REPTILES - Saturday Night Stay At Home 7"

 

     
JACK WHITE - Lazaretto Ultra LP

 

   
THE SCAVENGERS - Marching Girls LP

 

     
DAVID KILGOUR AND THE HEAVY EIGHTS - End Times Undone LP
     
THE CHILLS - Somewhere Beautiful 3LP

 

     
DUNEDIN DOUBLE - Various Artists LP

 

     
DEAD MOON - Trash and Burn LP

 

     
ARCTIC MONKEYS - AM LP

 

       

NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS - Push The Sky Away LP

 

   

LA DE DA'S - LA DE DA'S

These LPs were also 10th EQUAL :

   PINK FLOYD - Dark Side Of The Moon 40th Anniv LP

   LORDE - Pure Heroine LP

   SPELLING MISTAKES - Feels So Good LP

   QUEENS OF THE STONEAGE - Like Clockwork 2LP

   KYUSS - And The Circus Leaves Town LP

 

Top 10 CDs and Top 5 DVDs will be posted shortly! 

 

Posted in Flying Nun, New Zealand, NZ music, Record Store Day, Top 10 Vinyl Albums 2014

RELICS reviews the winter highs and lows...

Posted on July 24, 2014 by Irene Hundleby

RELICS reviews

NZ winter highs and lows...

THE HIGHS...

 

DUNEDIN BANDS
THE CHILLS, DAVID KILGOUR & THE HEAVY EIGHTS, THE CLEAN, SHIFTING SANDS
SUMMER TOURS IN THE UK, EUROPE and THE US

 

Well today the sun is shining in Dunedin, but the winter chill hangs in the air, a little reminder of the snow that tried to show itself earlier in the week... meanwhile Dunedin bands THE CHILLS, DAVID KILGOUR & THE HEAVY EIGHTS, THE CLEAN and SHIFTING SANDS are all doing summer tours... here are more of their tour details for UK, EUROPE and US fans!

THE CHILLS UK & EUROPE TOUR

24/07/2014 at The Dome, London NW5 1HL UK
25/07/2014 at Butterley Station, , Derbyshire, UK
26/07/2014 at Hendelsbeurs, Gent, Belgium
28/07/2014 at The Lido , Berlin, Germany
29/07/2014 at Paradiso Club, Amsterdam, Netherlands
31/07/2014 at The Button Factory, Dublin
01/08/2014 at The Electric Circus, Edinburgh, Scotland
02/08/2014 at Old Fruitmarket, Glasgow, Scotland

For more info: THE CHILLS - Gigs
THE CHILLS visit to the BBC
THE CHILLS music available at RELICS

 

THE CHILLS new single (45) 'Molten Gold' is due to arrive in our store the first week of August! 

 

DAVID KILGOUR & THE HEAVY EIGHTS - US TOUR with SHIFTING SANDS

DAVID KILGOUR & THE HEAVY EIGHTS begin the US tour season for our Dunedin bands...

Here are their tour dates...

David Kilgour & the Heavy Eights - End Times Undone
USA Tour (all shows with The Shifting Sands except Merge Fest.)
July 25th - Merge Fest. NC
July 30th - Bunk Bar, Portland (also with Daydream Machine)
July 31st - Logger Bar, Blue Lake
Aug 1st - Rickshaw Stop, San Fransisco
Aug 2nd - Los Globus, LA
Aug 3rd - Soda Bar, San Diego
Aug 5th - Bishop Pot Luck Society, Bishop, CA

 

DAVID KILGOUR & THE HEAVY EIGHTS music available at RELICS
SHIFTING SANDS music available at RELICS
 

THE CLEAN - US TOUR

 THE CLEAN new 4LP Boxset 'ANTHOLOGY' has just arrived in store!

 

THE CLEAN ANTHOLOGY TOUR runs on the heels of

DAVID KILGOUR & THE HEAVY EIGHTS

Here are THE CLEAN - US tour dates:

Sat Aug 16 - Columbus, OH Ace of Cups
Mon Aug 18 - Chicago, IL Schuba's
Tue Aug 19 - Detroit, MI Trinosophes
Thu Aug 21 - Brooklyn, NY Rough Trade NYC
Fri Aug 22 - Brooklyn, NY Glasslands Gallery (Sold out)
Sat Aug 23 - Baltimore, MD Metro Gallery
Mon Aug 25 - Carrboro, NC Cat's Cradle - Back Room
Tue Aug 26 - Atlanta, GA The Earl
Wed Aug 27 - Birmingham, AL The Bottletree Cafe
Thu Aug 28 - Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
Fri Aug 29 - Nashville, TN The Stone Fox
Sat Aug 30 - Asheville, NC Transfigurations II Festival

Aug 22 with Roya
Aug 18-19 and 25-29 with Boogarins

THE CLEAN facebook page

THE CLEAN music available at RELICS

THE BATS music available at RELICS

 

THE LOWS...

Well the last two months have seen the loss of so many inspiring and seminal entertainers and musicians... we were super sad to hear about all of these guys...

    
Hilarious comedian RIK MAYALL       TOMMY from the RAMONES
  
    Jazz bassist CHARLIE HADEN     Blues guitarist JOHNNY WINTER

 

RIP... thanks for the memories and the music !

Posted in Charlie Haden, David Kilgour & The Heavy Eights, Dunedin Sound, Flying Nun, Johnny Winter, live music, NZ music, Ramones, Rik Mayall, Shifting Sands, The Chills, The Clean

NZ MUSIC JOY... THE CHILLS ~ SOUTHERN SINFONIA ~ TINY RUINS

Posted on May 18, 2014 by Irene Hundleby

THE CHILLS

Just arrived in the door... autographed CHILLS 'Somewhere Beautiful' LPs (limited copies)

BEAUTIFULLY PACKAGED TRIPLE ALBUM AND AUTOGRAPHED BY THE CURRENT LINE-UP. INCLUDES 2 SHANE COTTON PRINTS. 
REMEMBER WE ALSO HAVE 14% OFF NZ MUSIC FOR THE MONTH OF MAY...
SO GET THEM WHILE THEY'RE HOT!

 

 

THE CHILLS ON TOUR

DUNEDIN Fri 6 June @ Re:Fuel

WE HAVE TICKETS for this gig: $21

cash or eftpos only

 

 

Other shows around NZ:

AUCKLAND Sat 31 May @ Juice Bar Parnell

CHRISTCHURCH Sun 1 June @ Churchills Tavern 

 

SOUTHERN SINFONIA

SATURDAY 31 MAY @ DUNEDIN TOWN HALL 8PM

YOU ARE IN FOR A SPECIAL TREAT!

BELLA HRISTOVA

AND THE PREMIERE OF (our very own) ANTHONY RITCHIE'S VIOLIN CONCERTO 

To help you commemorate this fantastic event

RELICS will be at this show with CDs available for purchase... 

BELLA HRISTOVA CDs 
A SELECTION OF ANTHONY'S CDs 
SIBELIUS SYMPHONIES (Including NZSO recording of SYMPHONY No. 1)
& SOUTHERN SINFONIA ARTIST RECORDINGS!



TINY RUINS ON TOUR

 

For more info on TINY RUINS see our post in our KIWI MADE - NZ MUSIC blog


Posted in Anthony Ritchie, Bella Hristova, classical, Flying Nun, May is NZ music month, NZ music, The Chills, Tiny Ruins, western art music

Love FLYING NUN? This-is-a-must-read-article !!! Graeme Downes and Jeff Harford....

Posted on May 08, 2014 by Irene Hundleby

Love FLYING NUN?

Ever wondered what this scene was really like in 80s Dunedin?

We so enjoyed this candid interview and thought you might too ... Check out the link below! 

Graeme Downes (Verlaines) and Jeff Harford (Bored Games) share some insight into the Flying Nun scene and life in Dunedin bands during this iconic time...

For those of you that haven't heard, in April 2014 Flying Nun re-released two great Dunedin Sound albums - the Dunedin Double EP (The Verlaines, The Sneaky Feelings, The Chills and The Stones) and Bored Games - Who Killed Colonel Mustard...

and yes if you would like a copy of either ... we still have a few copies left ... 

ENJOY!

 

http://bombmagazine.org/article/1000123/graeme-downes-dunedin-double

 

 

Posted in Dunedin, Dunedin Sound, Flying Nun, New Zealand, NZ music