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Music

September 25, 2016

★★★★★   Blonde? blond? Even though we’ve finally heard it, we still don’t know exactly what the title of Frank Ocean’s new album is. Which is fitting: the mystery is a nod toward the infamous silence and absence of certainties that built blond (let’s pick that one) into the 2016 pop-culture phenomenon. On the back […]

September 25, 2016

★★★★½   Skiptracing is Alexander Brettin’s second album released under the Mild High Club moniker. His first album Timeline came out on Stones Throw Records in 2015 and was an exciting glimpse into Brettin’s familiar but unique style of psychedelic songwriting. Mild High Club is often mentioned in the same breath as many of Brettin’s […]

September 17, 2016

The lineup for the 2017 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival was announced last week with a new venue for the festival, Auckland’s Albert Park. The lineup features emerging local and international talent, as well as some established headline acts like Tame Impala. Salient is excited so we thought we would share some of the acts we […]

September 17, 2016

THE EDITORS OF YOUR HUMBLE STUDENT MAGAZINE HAD THE CHANCE TO GET FREE TICKETS TO SEE THE INTERMINABLE, THE INIMITABLE, THE VIVACIOUS, THE DOWNRIGHT DANGEROUS MR. PEANUT BUTTER WOLF: THE FOUNDER, THE CREATOR, THE INSTIGATOR OF STONES THROW RECORDS. OF JAY DEE DILLA, OF JONWAYNE, OF MADLIB. BUT THEY DIDN’T RECOGNISE THE NAME. THEY. DIDN’T. […]

September 11, 2016

★★★½ Love songs are a tricky thing to pull off. You run the risk of sounding too cheesy, insincere, or, god forbid, you get in a bit too deep and create something so embarrassing I have to turn that shit off midway through. So then how does Angel Olsen fare? After her 2012 release Half […]

September 11, 2016

⠆⠏⠐⠓   Catch ’em down bad Beat ’em with a bat, hashtag that I call it New Jack, yeah, yeah Bitch, I got a blue Jag I make that cash talk Bitch, I got a new house You wanna get in, need a passcode nigga — “Harambe”   I will never be as cool as […]

September 4, 2016

★★★★ Director: Dexter Fletcher   Loosely based on the true story of Michael ‘Eddie’ Edwards—the first competitor to represent the UK in Olympic ski jumping and who was famous for persevering as an underdog and being a “heroic failure”—Eddie the Eagle may sound vaguely familiar to many. That’s because it has been in the works since […]

September 4, 2016

  She/Her was more than just a gig, it was an intimate exploration of marginalisation; a transient look into the world of those who aren’t under-represented, simply under-appreciated and overlooked. Each performance was a lesson in humility; they were raw, egoless, emotional and stood for more than just that moment. This was the first time […]

August 14, 2016

Melbourne-based band Plastic graced our shores with a three stop tour last week, playing in Wellington at Moon bar in Newtown. Four fifths of the band were formerly known as Five Mile Town, a Silver scroll nominated Auckland alt-folk-rock band. After moving to Melbourne in 2013, the band continued to play but leaned away from […]

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