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Interview: CW Stoneking

Interview: CW Stoneking

Thursday 23rd October, 2014 4:48PM

CW Stoneking has a voice that is impossible not to listen to. It's warm and gravelly, and he speaks with a slow drawl that finds some words running up against one another, like tar drops pooling on a hot pavement. It's a voice that is on full display in the Australian musician's new album Gon' Boogaloo, a rough gem of a record that he boasts was recorded over two days, using two microphones into a two-track tape machine. The simplicity makes it the perfect format to capture his particular brand of primitive pop, with tracking coming courtesy of Sound Recordings, a Castlemaine-based studio run by former Auckland resident Alex Bennett, who played with the likes of Raw Nerves before jumping the ditch to set up shop. With the record hot off the press, and CW casting his gaze this way in preparation for a string of shows on these shores in early November, we caught up with the man himself to ask about his lawn, hardcore jazz fans, and of course recording the new album...

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