Music

11/05/14

Nas’s seminal contribution to East Coast hip-hop turned 20 this April. Nas was 20 when he released Illmatic. I was 20 when I cranked Illmatic the hardest. If you’re 20, you should listen to Illmatic.

11/05/14

I Never Learn is a sad album. I was having a pretty good afternoon before I put it on; now it feels like 4 am on a lonely Saturday. She’s down, but accepting of it. Defiant, even.

11/05/14

The name Homeless Atlantic is far from a generic kiwi band name. Think anything beach or roots related. The word homeless evokes urban imagery, everywhere but nowhere specific, a sojourner that never reaches a destination…

04/05/14

Kerosene Comic Book (KCB) is not a band, or a label – they’re a collective; more a consistent brand than a consistent lineup. Think Tumblr, in-jokes, Drake-worship and drugs.

04/05/14

It took me about five hours to make it through this album. Don’t put yourself through the same.

13/04/14

Kerosene Comic Book is a collective of bedroom producers from around New Zealand, including Race Banyon, Career Girls, Totems, Skymning, Yvnalesca and Muirs

13/04/14

Anybody passing through Newtown two weekends back may have noticed the punk cluster spilling out of Black Coffee onto Adelaide Rd.

06/04/14

If you were expecting something more ‘mature’ or ‘refined’ from Tokyo Police Club in 2014 – don’t.

06/04/14

Canadian-born Mac Demarco is a stand-out in the slacker-indie-rock genre.