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Interview: Dylan Herkes (Tape Man/Stink Magnetic Records)

Interview: Dylan Herkes (Tape Man/Stink Magnetic Records)

Thursday 10th April, 2014 11:19AM

Over the last 16 years, Stink Magnetic Record Company has taken ratbag musicians from the backblocks of rural New Zealand and put their lo-fi rumblings to tape. This month, with help from Swiss affiliate Voodoo Rhythm Records those same misfits are making musical waves as far abroad as Los Angeles and Germany with the international re-issue of Wolf Party: New Zealand Werewolf Sounds from Stink Magnetic. The album is a compilation of “werewolf sounds” originally released in 2010 to celebrate the label's 13th anniversary and features a mix of local artists like Golden Axe, Delaney Davidson, Voodoo Savage and His Savages, Boss Christ, The Don Kings and more.

Wellington-based Dylan Herkes is the founder of Stink Magnetic as well as being the the enigmatic figure behind the surf guitar legend The Mysterious Tape Man, who over time has evolved into anti-hero Lightning Tape Wolf. We caught up with Dylan ahead of a five-date tour to promote the album’s re-release and have a chat about the label got started from the back of a bus in Palmerston North.

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