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Album Preview: Pressure To Be - 18 and Under New Zealand (Compilation)

Album Preview: Pressure To Be - 18 and Under New Zealand (Compilation)

Friday 3rd December, 2010 11:58AM

Pressure To Be - 18 And Under New Zealand is a new compilation celebrating the many young talents cutting their teeth in our vibrant yet often overlooked underage music scene.

The album features fourteen tracks from young bands from our around the country and was put together by Nicole Gaffney (formerly from Moron Says What?! and now Mammal Airlines) and bandmate James Stuteley from Papaiti Records who are releasing the album locally.  It is also being released in the US by leading teen label K Records.

We asked Nicole to give us a bit of background...

"Well, it's been in the works for a long time (since March/April), but slow replies and many other things to be worked on meant that its taken this long to come together. The main idea came from an Olfactory Records (Los Angeles venue The Smell's label) compilation of bands under 21 in LA. Then we thought, why isn't there someone doing the same thing here, so we did it. James Stuteley (Papaiti Records) and I (Nicole Gaffney) worked on it together. I did the artwork while he did the majority of organising/emailing. We just felt it was important to have a record of these bands + artists at this time. Its being released on CD to stores and online shops nationwide and internationally and through bandcamp."

The album is out next Wednesday 8th December and will be available from here at UTR (yep we're breaking our vinyl only rule for this one).  We asked Nicole to pick a few tracks for us to stream in the lead up to the release, check em out below and click HERE for full tracklisting info and to show your support.


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