What’s your favourite song from Wellington?

by Joanna on May 2, 2011

It’s NZ Music Month once again, so we wanna know what your favourite song by a Wellington artist is. Leave us a comment! If you include a YouTube link, magical elves might even embed it for you.

To get the party started, here’s mine.  Super useful around Daylight Savings.

Please note: this is not the place to have a discussion about whether or not NZ Music Month should even be a thing. Let’s just listen to some tunes, yo.

Zolteg May 2, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Might be a little dated, but some great views of the City…

Robyn May 2, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Interestingly, the Netherworld Dancing Toys were from Dunedin and really proud of the fact, especially because they were purveyors of a more cheerful, less introspective sound than the typical Dunedin mopey-arse sound.

Liviu May 2, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Where should I start? There are so many songs I love coming from Welly …

This is very very close to my heart:

Simon Swampy Marsh May 2, 2011 at 5:44 pm

“Harbour City you’re a friend of mine” that Rob Winch wrote for Radio Windy originally and has been re-recorded by Gina Mills is the greatest. It is now the theme song of the Breeze and captures the essence of this city.

keith May 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm

Wanting to stab myself in the ears is the essence of Wellington?

Groggy May 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Shameless self promotion aside. No, just, …. no.

I’m technologically challenged so no link, but HLAH would be my pick.

noizyboy May 5, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Here ya go…

Groggy May 6, 2011 at 12:57 pm

Thank You!

Joe May 6, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Oh hell yes with the Head Like A Hole. “Crying Shame” is my favourite Welly tune.

Man, why didn’t I see this post earlier in the week.

Obligatory Top 5:

Crying Shame – HLAH
Gutterjoy – Letterbox Lambs
Exchange For Good – Marystaple
C’mon Hallelujah – Paselode
You Honeys – You Honeys

Brenda May 2, 2011 at 10:32 pm

I like this video for it’s Wellington-ness …
http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/dawnskate-88-2003
🙂
ps. you can embed this one too: http://www.nzonscreen.com/title/home-again-1998

Robyn May 2, 2011 at 10:49 pm

I first heard Tommy Ill when he performed at Tiger Translate last year. I just stumbled into the back-to-front Opera House and saw this dope MC wearing a fuzzy animal thing on his head, throwing down from fresh rhymes mixed up with ’60s bubblegum pop, and I was like “Who is this guy?”

Back at home, I googled my arse off, and finally discovered it was Mr Tommy Ill, who is better known amongst my geek pals at The Guy Who Used To Have A Blog On Stuff. I did that he has the same sort of voice/face difference as the Rhythm Slave – nice boy face, grunty man voice.

Anyway, here’s “Come Home Mr. Ill”, a song that did some hard yards as my aural methamphetamine, picking me up when work was bringing me down last year.

Tom May 2, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Sorry, couldn’t resist 🙂

stephen clover May 2, 2011 at 11:01 pm

Bailter Space – Shine

stephen clover May 2, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Shoes This High – The Nose One

stephen clover May 2, 2011 at 11:24 pm

The Garbage and the Flowers – Love Comes Slowly Now

stephen clover May 2, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Black Boned Angel – Verdun

stephen clover May 2, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Little Bushman – Baby

stephen clover May 3, 2011 at 12:06 am

Signer – Nord All Black Keys (live at Camp A Low Hum 2008)

Signer – Low Light Dreams

Mannie May 3, 2011 at 12:32 am

Vorn – Dance and Feel Dirty

ashalpaca May 3, 2011 at 11:04 am
Dave May 6, 2011 at 4:37 pm

My current favourite is Wellington band Beastwars’ song, Cthulhu :
http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/utr/more/NID/3405/Album-Preview:-Beastwars-Self-titled-Debut.utr

Been listening to their new album all week
and they’re playing @ Bodega tomorrow night 🙂

Sean May 10, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Speaking of HLAH, this one’s a cover but can’t built the location for Welly-ness! 🙂
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bh-WPwiOODY

AK April 15, 2012 at 9:19 am

Am looking for lyrics to a song I heard a time back on RNZ – it was a humourous song about a wellington ship wreck sung from the perspective of a drowning victim….cananyone help with directing me to lyrics etc
Thanks

Alan April 16, 2012 at 8:18 am

Are you thinking of The Wreck of the Diddley:

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