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Emmo

When David Bowie left us a couple of months ago, a lot of people talked about – quite apart from what his music meant to so many people – what his image, his personality, his presence meant for those of … Continue reading

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It’s been so long. You’re welcome back, my friends…

So, it’s probably time to give a proper news update, for those who are still friends of Vostok Lake music. Vostok Lake is now formally a duo. The lineup is Daphne Lawless (keyboards, programming, frontline vocals); Tricia Hall (backline vocals, … Continue reading

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OH what a terrible dream!

So I’m playing some gig in a dingy basement at 3am, and who should be in the audience but one of my greatest influences as a lyricist and performer, Andrew Eldritch from the Sisters of Mercy. So we go for … Continue reading

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Mega-interview (slightly old now)

The record of a conversation carried out with artist-novelist Lawrence Burton from Tuesday 24th February 2009 to Thursday 7th January 2010. Mainly interesting for biographical details, in-depth discussion of musical influences, and historically ironic comments about Amanda Fuckin’ Palmer. Lawrence … Continue reading

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LIVE AT LAST

On stage at the Powertool Records Kaleidoscope showcase, UFO, New Lynn, Auckland, 2014 January 18. More at http://www.vostoklake.org/listen

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VL Manifesto #2: When Machines Rock

Q.  Jesus you really do like your synth-pop 80s music… Well, yes. And I love my 70’s prog-rock as well. The two most Critically Incorrect music genres of them all! Let me be more precise – I love Sigue Sigue Sputnik, and – … Continue reading

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Where. Do we go. From Here?

So. It’s my sad duty to mention that the Auckland Electric Salon has gone into indefinite recess. Great apologies to all our fans, supporters, and insane participants. The decision is due to a mix of (a) organiser burnout; (b) steadily … Continue reading

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