13 Jan 2018

Summer Jams: Kiki Van Newtown chooses her favourite summer song

From RNZ Music, 1:30 pm on 13 January 2018

Hex Photo: supplied

Name: Kiki Van Newtown (Hex)

See them play: Jan 20 at The Kings Arms (Auckland) or Valentines Day at Meow (Wellington). They’re also playing South By South West SXSW - you can donate to their travel costs here.

Goals for 2018: Exercise prudent inaction, stay angry, wear more natural fibres.

Summer hack: Always make sure you're wearing undies that are in okay enough condition to parade around in as togs.

Favourite summer jam: Apricot. Favourite jam-including recipe is ‘Queen of Puddings’ - Edmonds Cookbook edition. It's literally called Queen of Puddings. It's like old pudding restructure into new pudding.

No! favourite musical summer jam:  Jen Cloher - Strong Woman

Why? "This album is... so raw and so real and beautiful and devastating and I just love it... [Strong Woman] is basically Jen singing about how she was raised to be a young lady and her realising that... she's actually this really staunch, tough queer woman. But it's got this brutal line in it about the world not being made for women and it just makes me have so many feelings."