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April 26, 2004

Bret McKenzie is a creative slut, and I do mean that in the nicest possible way.

April 26, 2004

Gomez is a British group that has never really been put in any category. Since their inception in 1996 this five piece have released two acclaimed albums: Bring It On (1998) and In Our Gun (2002). Both were amalgams of blues, folk and post-grunge rock guitar, whipped up and served with keyboards, vocal harmonies and […]

April 26, 2004

Is anybody old enough to remember a time when the Manics sounded less like Oasis and more like Guns N’ Roses?

April 5, 2004

Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1965, Love have gained notoriety as the years have passed.

April 5, 2004

If the cliché is true, then fashion certainly comes in cycles. For some bands punk never really died – it’s happening right now. “Grab your skateboards kids and don’t miss out!”

April 5, 2004

This year and the last have seen the release of several acclaimed albums from New Zealand Drum ’n’ Bass groups, not only here but also offshore. With this in mind, coupled with the strong, ceaseless output of material courtesy of local imprint Loop Recordings, there is perhaps no better time to highlight the release of […]

March 29, 2004

Fear, paranoia, intensity, anxiety, epilepsy – inventive, provoking, inspiring, new, amazing. Joy Division brought these ten pillars together and built what is one of the best post-punk indie albums to come out of Britain or anywhere.

March 29, 2004

For those of you who have already read the interview with the Drum ‘n’ Bass duo in this issue, you will notice that Jeremy Glenn, one of the two producers who make up Wellington based group The Upbeats, likes his music varied and explorative. Opening track ‘Hello’ reinforces this notion.

March 22, 2004

March is an important month for Wellington-based band Dead End Beat. Their debut self-titled album is scheduled to drop this month, coinciding with the release of the Joe Lonie-directed video for their next single, ‘All My Riches,’ which features the infamous American porn actress Shayla La Veaux.