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Music

August 7, 2017

Local musician Rhys Stannard has been developing his solo Voe project with quiet determination over the last few years and has recently formed The Happily Headless with Douglas Kelly (Girlboss/Date Night), Mike Keogh & Isaiah Wilson (Kobra Club), Louis Reeve (Lilah/By A Damn Sight), and Jazz Kane. We caught up for a chin-wag.   How would you […]

July 31, 2017

When Lorde released her debut album Pure Heroine in 2013, the singer set herself up with a definitive sound that caught the world’s attention. Pure Heroine had a consistent flow filled with sparse beats, negative space, and layered vocals. After four years of waiting we finally have Melodrama, a testament to the growth, pain, loss, […]

July 31, 2017

On July 26, around one thousand students pack into the Hunter Lounge for one of the biggest US headlines to have graced the venue — Lil Yachty. The recent shift of the bar to one side of the room opens the venue’s floor to a crowd who swarm in, wide eyed and Patagonia-clad, a sea […]

July 31, 2017

Friday: Onono — This troupe of international playboys are reuniting with a hometown shakedown at Meow, joined by their pals Honey and Bad Friend. Let their soothing milk of psychedelic pop wash down your thirsty, thirsty throats. 8.00pm onwards. Friday: Raveactivate Vol. 2 — If psych isn’t quite your bag, then we have the doofiest […]

July 24, 2017

Queer rap seems like something of an oxymoron, given the amount of homophobia and transphobia still so prevalent in the hip-hop industry. Nevertheless, in spite of a culture that invalidates their very existence, many queer and trans artists have persisted. In honour of this week’s queer issue, we have compiled this (by no means exhaustive) […]

July 24, 2017

11.1/101 In the distance a fire rages. The smoke has filled the town, making all activity a choking, teary mess. But there’s still mail to be delivered, bills to be paid, work to be done, and so everyone just goes about their day, red eyed and crying. A man enters the bank. All the employees […]

July 24, 2017

Let’s start by being honest here. Country rap is one of the worst concepts ever thought up. They don’t mesh well. I don’t care what you think about that one Nelly/Tim McGraw track, it’s absolutely terrible. Stylistically, the two genres could not be any further apart. So when Thug announced his next album was going […]

July 24, 2017

Thursday: Angelcorpse “Extermination” tour — with such a delightfully wholesome name, we will clearly be in for a delightful evening of lovely bluegrass tunes down at Valhalla. I know sarcasm doesn’t translate particularly well via the written word, but I hope it was evident in this case. If you’re looking for a bit of fire […]

July 17, 2017

I was working the camera at a livestream for 95bFM up in Auckland when I first saw Fazerdaze play. It was in the middle of a 20 Bands in Two Hours event for the NZ music show, a little over halfway in. Amelia Murray played a semi acoustic version of “Shoulders” (having only named it […]