Minuit 3D Futuristic Xmas Party + news news news!!!
THE 3D FUTURISTIC XMAS PARTY with Minuit, Alex the Kid, and Little Pictures
Thursday 20th December
San Francisco Bath House, Wellington
Tix from Real Groovy
minuit.co.nz is a winner!
Minuit have done it again. Their brand new website has beaten out all other contenders (including The PetShop Boys!) to receive the top prize for Best Music Website
at the prestigious Pixel Design Awards in the United States. Designed by RESN in Wellington (who have also done work for The Black Seeds, Phoenix Foundation, and The UpBeats) the site is in fact a 'mini-Minuit world' where you can choose one of the cute characters from The Guards Themselves album cover to show you around.
Not only can you name your character, you can speak to other characters plus find out about Minuit whilst listening to a selection of bangin' Minuit tunes.
The site has received technical kudos and shoutouts from hi-profile design forums including FCUKSTAR.com, with the most visits to the site in October coming from China.
Minuit in Europe
The band returned recently from a triumphant two month tour of Europe and the UK. With the release of several remix 12" vinyls in the UK, and the imminent release of their album there in 2008, Minuit have received big support from breakbeat pioneers Adam Freeland, FreQ Nasty, Tayo and Rennie Pilgrim who's review in iDJ magazine said: "This is exactly what our scene needs. Pure class."
Jay Cunning, KISS FMs Breakbeat show host, said: "Minuit will do what The Crystal Method and NuBreed did for their countries - put New Zealand firmly on the dance scene's map."
While in London Minuit were asked to record a half hour live set for Annie Nightingale's show on Radio 1 - in the infamously guest-graffittied BBC Maida Vale recording studios - as well as a live set for BBC's 6 Music. The recordings will air in December.
What's Czech for F*$k Yeah!
Through Finland to Russia, Berlin to Barcelona, the Minuit live show rocked some serious PA systems with the bands personal highlight being 300 Czech punters
turning out on a Thursday night at the Roxy in Prague to sing along to virtually the whole Minuit set.
And the band may very well now have a specific vodka shot named after them in St Petersburg...
Upon arriving in Europe the band were shocked to discover they'd taken on a stowaway! Tom Tom, the cheeky little red robot recently featured in the Minuit "Sum of Us" video, decided to pack himself away in the bands luggage and head off to see the world. Go to www.myspace.com/minuittheband and have a look in the Pics section to see Tom Tom's travel album. Last seen snuggling up to Snow White's star on the Hollywood walk of fame...