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The Washington Post interviews David Kilgour

The Washington Post interviews David Kilgour

David Malitz of the Washington Post interviewed David Kilgour in advance of his show with Richard Buckner at the IOTA, and explored the legacy of New Zealand's scene.



David Malitz of the Washington Post interviewed David Kilgour in advance of his show with Richard Buckner at the IOTA, and explored the legacy of New Zealand's scene. Read the rest of the article at the Washington Post website.

It was in Dunedin that a bunch of young, like-minded bands began playing music infused with the punk spirit but without the desperate need to be noticed. Less agitated, more laid-back. Less spiky, more droney. Such bands as the Chills, the Bats and the Verlaines all came from there, but the one that continues to cast the longest shadow is the Clean.

“It certainly seemed to come out of nowhere, really, the first burst of energy that came out of Dunedin,” says the Clean’s singer-guitarist, David Kilgour, from his home in South New Zealand. “I think the isolation certainly had something to do with it. Dunedin back then was incredibly sleepy, and there wasn’t much for the young kids to do.”


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