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AuthorAshleigh Barrowman

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May 4, 2009

So it’s two in the morning, you’ve just finished off your tasty falafel from Cuba Kebab (hopefully you remembered the student discount) and now you are struggling to reach the taxis on Dixon after chasing NeonSleep around at some delicious KFC-referenced gig up at San Fran. We’ve all been there. A regular Saturday and Sunday […]

March 9, 2009

A week before the release of The Mint Chicks’ third album, Screens, I had a chat with Ruban Neilson. We discussed everything from recording in the Dandy Warhols Odditorium to his favourite zoo animal: the giraffe. Much to my surprise, talking with Ruban was similar to talking with a young child—a little shy at first, […]

October 6, 2008

The greatly anticipated release of Ladyhawke’s first, self-titled album does not disappoint. Although predictable and repetitive it’s all deliberate. Pip admits she wanted her music to give off a sense of nostalgia even when listening for the first time, and the album has certainly achieved this. Heavily influenced by the 70’s and 80’s, the happy […]

October 6, 2008

I said to my friends as we walked to SFBH on the night that was, 25th September, “It’s going to be such a great show cause it’ll be full of mad Peaches fans purely there for her” and I was right to an extent. Yet there were still those who for some reason or another […]

September 8, 2008

Before I start to yap on about one of Wellington’s up and coming bands, I need to set the record straight. I assured these guys I would do my best to inform you all of the correct spelling, pronunciation and origin of ‘Batman Tiddabades’. You may have already heard of them, or heard something that […]

September 1, 2008

Wednesday 13 August will forever hold a special piece of my heart. The long awaited return of Ladyhawke (aka Pip Browne) to her homeland had me keyed up for weeks and she didn’t fail to deliver. She is the epitome of cool. She blatantly rocks.

August 11, 2008

Who would have thought that a total mix-mash flip-flop collaboration of every notion, instrument, tone and mood could come together and actually work? Not only work, but fucking blow your mind. Auckland based SideKickNick AKA: Nick Buckton is the new shit. His album Miscellaneous Adventures is exactly that, an adventure.

August 4, 2008

Gin Wigmore is fast becoming a well known artist around the globe since winning the Grand Finals of the International Song Writing Competition based in New York, where her featured song ‘Hallelujah’ beat 11,000 entries to become the first ever unsigned winner.