THE NUKES: Each To Their Own
By Tim Gruar
Ukulele trio The Nukes emerge from the sprawling badlands of West Auckland, full of good humour, charm, and with hooks to tap your toes and make you grin from ear to ear. The names are familiar; David Parker (Rhythm Cage, The Parker Project), Ben Collier (Goldenhorse, The Magnets) and David Thiele (or Snapper as they call him on stage) are responsible for the eccentric glue-binding vaudevillian delivery, honky tonk and sea shanties. Opener Peas and Carrots scored an APRA award in 2009 and is like a really clever little kidsí starter tune: concise and catchy as. Feels Like Home, Facebook Wall and The Lonely Cow conjure a smorgasbord of styles and skills. This could have been a collection of cheesy, trashy little ditties, or worse, lame attempts at some kind of faux musical grandeur. Instead itís smart and witty. Worth buying to hear Thiele deliver some plucking good banjolele in Run Country. Yee haaa!