On The Porch With Operation Underground, 4 August

On the 3rd of July, Operation Underground, under the musical directorship of Michael Morris, was launched at Queens Bar. The aim was to raise enough money for a group of New Zealand indie musicians to come together and produce their own CD. By the 9th of July, the $5000 needed to ensure the project went ahead was pledged. Michael and his team are stoked by the local support which has enabled Operation Underground to move ahead. Since then, they have been busy recording and filming the artists from Michael’s own Dunedin porch! One of us went along to enjoy the spectacle on a sunny Dunedin Sunday, eagerly anticipating who would play. It turned out to be Nannystate! They performed two songs: ‘Wicked World To Waste’ and ‘Walnuts and Honey’. The band’s beautiful vocal harmonies, frequent time changes and poignant violin are some of the features that give Nannystate a wonderfully original sound.

Setting up on the porch with the help of Michael Morris (right)

Setting up on the porch with the help of Michael Morris (right)

Tuning time

Tuning time

Nannystate

Nannystate

Nannystate - pleased with how the porch session went (from left: Alex Vaatstra, Kate Brown, Robin Cederman and Tim Cederman)

Nannystate – pleased with how the porch session went (from left: Alex Vaatstra, Kate Brown, Robin Cederman and Tim Cederman)

Have a listen to their porch session of ‘Wicked World To Waste’ here.

After the porch sessions have all been recorded, Michael Morris will be on the road with The River Jesters, a psychedelic folk duo comprising himself and Tom Batchelor from The X Factor!

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