A Low Hum


A Low Hum

A Low Hum is an on-going concert tour in New Zealand's and is important for rising bands and alternative music groupsFact|date=February 2008. It was founded by professional photographer and music impresario Blink (born Ian Jorgensen), and is based in Wellington, New Zealand. As of 2008, A Low Hum has organised and supported tours for over seventy musical acts from New Zealand, USA, Australia and beyond.

In 2006, Tours occurred every month and comprised between two and four rising Kiwi bands who played venues and gigs in about a dozen New Zealand locales along the way. In conjunction with each tour, A Low Hum published an A5 magazine, usually including a feature album or EP (often unreleased material by bands) and a music compilation CD with songs by local and international acts.

In 2006, A Low Hum also began publishing "Local Knowledge", a comprehensive guide for bands wanting to tour New Zealand and engage with the music industry.

In 2007, A Low Hum entered new territory as the producer of a major new live music festival, Camp A Low Hum, held on a large rural campsite close to Wainuiomata, 30 minutes drive north of Wellington. Attended by an intimate 350 campers, 49 bands performed on February 3rd, 4th and 5th, making Camp A Low Hum among New Zealand's largest music festivals. In 2008 the festival spanned a total of four days featuring over 60 bands and doubling in audience numbers to around 700, according to Blink, the maximum capacity.

In 2007, after having released music for a few years in conjunction with its magazine, A Low Hum ventured further into the territories of a traditional record label by starting a monthly subscription-based CDR singles club and releasing albums by local New Zealand artists, Disasteradio and The Enright House.

A Low Hum Artists

Disasteradio

The Enright House

Red Steers

Mount Pleasant

Red Steers

Over the Atlantic

Camp A Low Hum

2007 - Brookfields Outdoor Education Centre, Wainuiomata. Feb 3rd-5th

2008 - Tatum Park, Ohau. Feb 2nd-5th,
2008 Line-up: Cosmic Rays Of Death (Auckland), Connan & The Mockasins (London/NZ), Big Flip The Massive (Napier), Black Market Art (Christchurch), Brand New Math (Auckland), Boss Christ (Palmerston North), Alphabethead (Wellington), Bang! Bang! Aids! (Melbourne), Batrider (London/Aus), Bang! Bang! Eche! (Christchurch), Onanon (Dunedin), Popolice (Melbourne), Samuel Flynn Scott (Wellington), Pikelet (Melbourne), Cassette (Melbourne/Wellington), The Ragamuffin Children (Christchurch), Seth & Merle (Wellington), Set Of 57 (Wanganui), Raised By Wolves (Wellington), Sora Shima (Hamilton), Signer (Wellington), Smokin' Hot Bitch (Melbourne), Somethingorother (Melbourne), Frase+Bri (Christchurch), Steve Abel & The Chrysalids (Auckland), Sheba Williams (Wellington), Shaun K Anderson (Wellington), The Brunettes (Auckland/New York), The Enright House (Christchurch), The Damned Evangelist (Lyttelton), The Cosbys (Auckland), The Conjurors (Auckland), Thought Creature (Wellington), Oi! Boy (Auckland/UK), The Reduction Agents (Auckland), The Tape Men (Wellington), The Phoenix Foundation (Wellington), Tiger Tones (Christchurch), The Ruby Suns (Auckland), Teen Wolf (Auckland), Trans Am (USA), Tourettes (Auckland), Little Pictures (Wellington), Mean Street (Auckland), Ladybird (France), Lawerence Arabia (London/NZ), Liam Finn (Auckland), Hot Swiss Misteress (Wairarapa), Kittyhawke (Auckland), KOTAC (Dunedin), Desktop Icons (Auckland), The Family Cactus (Wellington), Los Hories (Auckland), Dick Dynamite And The Doppelgangers (Hamilton), Disciples Of Macca (Auckland), Fighting The Shakes (Wellington), Disasteradio (Lower Hutt/The Future), Die! Die! Die! (Dunedin), Death In Gaza (Auckland)

2009 - Homedale, Feb 6th-8th

A Low Hum Releases

HUM001 - Ejector, The Lower You Go EP
HUM002 - Ghostplane, EP
HUM003 - A LOW HUM Issue 8, CD1
HUM004 - A LOW HUM Issue 9, CD2
HUM005 - A LOW HUM Issue 10, CD3
HUM006 - A LOW HUM Issue 11, CD4
HUM007 - A LOW HUM Issue 12, CD5
HUM008 - A LOW HUM Issue 13, CD6
HUM009 - A LOW HUM Issue 14, CD7
HUM010 - A LOW HUM Issue 15, DVD1
HUM011 - A LOW HUM Issue 16, CD8
HUM012 - A LOW HUM Issue 17, CD9
HUM013 - A LOW HUM DVD2
HUM014 - ALH Series 3, Issue 1 CD1 + Xanadu "Live, demos and studio recordings"
HUM015 - ALH Series 3, Issue 2 CD2 + Dead Pan Rangers "A selection of songs"
HUM016 - ALH Series 3, Issue 3 CD3 + Dana Eclair/Ghostplane "National Velvet"
HUM017 - ALH Series 3, Issue 4 CD4 + Disasteradio "Synthtease"
HUM018 - ALH Series 3, Issue 5 CD5 + Urban Tramper "Best of, So Far..."
HUM019 - ALH Series 3, Issue 6 CD6 + Looma III
HUM020 - ALH Series 3, Issue 7 CD7 + Ejector "Two Thousand and Seven"
HUM021 - ALH Series 3, Issue 8 CD8 + Enright House "Broken Hands EP"
HUM022 - ALH Series 3, Issue 9 CD9 + Dark Beaks "Spill Your Heart"
HUM023 - A Low Hum DVD3
HUM024-030 - A LOW HUM Singles Club Series 1
HUM031 - The Enright House - A Maze and Amazement, Sept 2007
HUM032 - Disasteradio - Visions, Oct 2007
HUM033 - Secret Knives - The Wolves EP, Feb 2008 (Digital Release only)
HUM034 - Mount Pleasant - Mount Pleasant EP, Sept 2008 (Digital Release only)
HUM035 - Red Steers - Lagaluga Lagoon EP, Sept 2008 (Digital Release only)
HUM036 - Over the Atlantic - Dimensions, Nov 17th 2008

A Low Hum Tours

*Degrees K & Ejector (Sept 2003)
*Batrider (April 2004)
*Ghostplane (May 2004)
*The Fanatics and Disasteradio (June 2004)
*Degrees K (July 2004)
*The Accelerants (August 2004)
*The Phoenix Foundation, Cassette, Phelps and Munro (Oct 2004)
*Cortina, Coolies, Disasteradio, Golden Axe (Nov 2004)
*Gerling (Dec 2004)
*Shocking Pinks, The Inkling (Mar 2005)
*Connan and the Mockasins, The Chandeliers, Hot Swiss Mistress (April 2005)
*Ghostplane, Mestar (August 2005)
*So So Modern, Teen Wolf (November 2005)
*Die! Die! Die!, French Horns, Yokel Ono, The Vacants (Feb 2006)
*Connan and the Mockasins, Whipping Cats, Gran Prix (Mar 2006)
*The Reduction Agents, Over the Atlantic, The Undercurrents (April 2006)
*Diasteradio, Kill Surf City, Voom (May 2006)
*The Sneaks, Shaky Hands, Thought Creature (June 2006)
*Jakob, Operation Rolling Thunder, City City City (August 2006)
*So So Modern, Collapsing Cities, Alps, Frase+Bri (Sept 2006)
*The Ruby Suns, Odessa, The Bengal Lights (Oct 2006)
*Rock and Roll Machine, The Mysterious Tapeman, The Bloody Souls, Don Julio and the Hispanic Mechanic (Nov 2006)
*Ghosptlane, Signer, Phelps and Munro, Diasasteradio, Frase+Bri (Dec 2006)
*So So Modern, My Disco, Disasteradio, Frase+Bri (Feb 2007)
*The Evens (Feb 2007)
*So So Modern, Cut off Your Hands (July 2007)
*Yacht, Panther (August 2007)
*The Enright House, Thought Creature, Little Pictures (band), Get Set Play (Sept 2007)
*Disasteradio (Oct 2007)
*Over the Atlantic (April-September 2008) - World Tour - USA, England, Scotland, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand

External links

* [http://www.alowhum.com A LOW HUM website]
* [http://www.critic.co.nz/showfeature.php?id=3798 Article in Virtual Critic]
* [http://www.salient.org.nz/index.php?i=36&c=17 Salient Article on A Low Hum]
* [http://www.salient.org.nz/arts/music/blinks-good-works Interview with Blink]


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