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Dictaphone Blues


Singing songs runs deep in Edward Castelow’s blood.

In a blaze of feedback and fuzz, Tāmaki Makaurau indie group Dictaphone Blues will whip you into a frenzy with their grip it and rip it style of alternative rock. The group has been a fixture on the alternative music scene in NZ for nigh on fifteen years, releasing three critically acclaimed albums, two EPS, touring nationally multiple times and generating a sturdy live following up and down the country. The indie rock pseudonym of singer/songwriter Ed Castelow, the live band features a revolving cast of aural soul mates and is currently populated by Brad Fajefta (Teenwolf, Cream Jean), Theo Francis (Ha The Unclear) and Jamie Hannah (FODR).

The  Greetings From Glen Eden EP (released in May 2023) features the single No Beef which peaked at #4 on the Radioscope Alternative Charts and the band has been packing out Auckland venues on the back of this latest release.

All previous albums have featured high charting singles and in 2015 the single Her Heart Breaks Like A Wave was nominated for both the APRA Silver Scroll and Best Music Video at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards.

Each live show is treated like the last and always sees the band leave space for improvisation, so that they might embark on a quest to uncover aural realms not found before and give their audience something intimate and wholly their own.

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