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October 10, 2011

Wallace Gollan is all smiles and curls. The prestigious accolades, scholarships to overseas institutions, and her constant involvement in the Wellington music scene, see us meeting just days before she records an EP with her band, The Dreamers. Shrouded in a cloak of self-assurance, the unrelenting tenacity that saw her as a 6-year-old memorize her […]

October 10, 2011

A cursory glance at the annals of popular music illustrates what has seemingly been a perpetual fixation with musical duos. The dynamic fostered between a couple harmonizing, playing and subsequently bickering, can be seen from the days of The Carpenters and, Sonny and Cher, while more recently The White Stripes and The Kills have tantalized […]

September 5, 2011

Even the most seasoned spin-doctors couldn’t come up with something like this. The genesis of the superband that is St Rupertsberg reads like a scene from one of Jane Austen’s most whimsical works. The picturesque dell that precedes the grand, decaying mansion in a Wellington suburb, forms the backdrop for the formation of Kate Whelen’s […]

August 8, 2011

The face that stares out from the cover of Rolling Stone, circa 2003, is not just the face of Julian Casablancas, leader of The Strokes, nor is it merely the face of the Cultural Revolution they instigated. It’s the face, the very personification, of creativity itself. Or at least it was. The past ten years […]