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Monday 9th August, 2010 1:37PM

Interview with Sherpa as part of our special on MUZAI Records and the Fuck These Bands Too Compilation.

Been around since?


Current line up?

Earl, Vince, Sam

Where are you based?

Papakura. LoL.

What got you into music?


How did you get together?


How would you describe your sound?

Our Myspace says ‘Power Pop’ we think.

What are you listening to at the moment?

Silver Jews, Blur, MF Doom

What is your writing/recording process?

Normal as. Earl does most of the work.

Your Dream Collaboration?

Dangermouse? We don’t even know.

Do you have any releases out or on the way?

We just released our first EP, called ‘I’m Sparklers’ through MUZAI. It took us ages, but finally releasing it was rad. Also, found out recording isn’t even that fun.

What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learnt musically in the last year?

That Tool has BUZZY AS time signatures. \m/.

Best or most memorable gig you have played?

Alex Manford Invitational last year

If you could share the stage with anyone (band or person) who would it be?

Pixies? Not a hint.

Most underrated band at the moment?

Chill In My Vain – Safe For Work

The future holds…?

A break for now…

The state of music in NZ is….

Pretty amazing. Better than last year. This doesn’t count some of the terrible bands that win awards.

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