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The confounding variable

Here is an interview with my brother, John-Paul Young, who is a songwriter and postie, among other things. You can listen to some of the songs he wrote here. One day I’d like to make a documentary with him on … Continue reading

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What the next Radiohead album should sound like

Following his early bedroom experiments, JP Young went on to form indie-electronic pop group The Clampers with Samuel Moore, Geordie McCallum and Geordie’s brother Stuan. The band was part of the febrile music scene in Hamilton in the late 90s … Continue reading

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More lost songs from Te Kuiti

Following the first instalment, my brother JP has kindly allowed me to post two more of his early recordings. Like the others, these were produced in his bedroom on Sturgess Terrace, Te Kuiti, using two battered tape recorders. They wear … Continue reading

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Beneath the trees

My younger brother used to spend hours recording songs in his bedroom. This was back in the early 90s, when he was about 15 or 16. He used two old tape players to create multiple tracks, overlaying the audio from … Continue reading

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