This eclectic Wellingtonian has been around for a while, and while his musical abilities are not to be sneezed at, his greatest gift is an offbeat sense of humour, something often missing from music from that neck of the woods (exhibit A: the self-mocking Stop Making Bedroom Albums).
His latest album continues the struggle against normality with an anti-Mutton Birds sound in Nah Blues and Smashing Up A Television, cynical soul-pop in You Don't Have To Hate Yourself To Sleep With Me (But It Helps) Part I and So It's Come To This, a bit of electro, and twisted jazz in The Family Planning Song.
He's not joking in Mental Health Issues In Newtown Part II and Bogeyman, but his music makes an impact either way.
Best tracks: You Don't Have To Hate Yourself To Sleep With Me (But It Helps) Part I, So It's Come To This.
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