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Music

February 21, 2016

This year’s Laneway lineup was flavoursome. Grimes, Shamir, CHVRCHES and Vince Staples selected as the base ingredients, some QT, HEALTH and DIIV to spice things up, a healthy smattering of some of New Zealand’s biggest bands, and it was looking like a tasty dish indeed. Armed with a coveted media pass, Salient made the long […]

February 21, 2016

  Local artists to look out for:   Dugtrio These guys are out of this world, when performing and otherwise. Chris CK is excessive on the mic, with a freestyle flow to rival big-names, and an undeniable presence that lingers in your mind like that post-gig ringing in your ears. Pair this with a grey […]

October 11, 2015

If Christmas can commence three months early then so to can an annual music wrap-up. Kate Robertson and Josh Ellery bring you the finest stand-alone tracks and LPs of the year so far. The songs your playlist needs “Trap Queen”—Fetty Wap 1738! Although Fetty’s “Trap Queen” technically came out in 2014, it rose to popularity […]

October 4, 2015

★★ As a long-awaited follow up to their self-titled debut album, FIDLAR have released their new piece of carnage into the world in the form of Too. Firstly, these guys are one of my all-time favourite artists and I have spun their first album countless times, which is why is was so excited to hear […]

October 4, 2015

Albi and The Wolves are a Kiwi folk band who look set for big things. Kate Robertson caught up with frontman Chris hot off the release of their latest single “Remember Your Name” to find out a little more about the band whose name you’ll definitely be hearing more of in months to come. Kate: […]

September 20, 2015

★★★★ Silicon is the brainchild of Kody Nielson, and is a world away from his previous musical endeavors under the Opossom pseudonym and as the eclectic lead singer of The Mint Chicks—who double as my all-time favourite New Zealand group. Personal Computer is not a world away, however, from the recent work of Unknown Mortal […]

September 20, 2015

★★★★ Troye Sivan is a gay internet personality and actor from Australia who has recently been making his mark in the pop music scene. He is the type of person who calls flowers “flowies” and freaks out when pop sensations Lorde and Taylor Swift interact with him on Twitter. His first major label EP TRXYE was released […]

September 20, 2015

★★★★ BADLANDS is the debut release from Halsey, and this better not be her only album because man oh man is it good. Her stage name is drawn from an anagram of her given name, Ashley—and if you consider the idea of changing something around so that you can experience it in a different way, […]

September 13, 2015

It’s impossible to ignore the effects that the ever-changing industry are having on the pockets of our creatives who are already struggling.

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