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March 6, 2016

2015 was understatedly a great year for music, and 2016 is shaping up to be another blockbuster year. What with major record labels announcing imminent releases from artists such as Future, Katy Perry, and Lady Gaga. But while these mainstream icons receive the limelight, it’s time to shine a different coloured light on a few […]

February 28, 2016

  It’s been three years since the release of Yeezus, and six since My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (MBDTF). One thing remains constant: Kanye West is a fucking genius when it comes to music. Especially when it comes to the progression of a genre. Every album he has released has shifted the rap scene by […]

February 28, 2016

★★★ Prior to the official release, Anti was ‘leaked’ online for two minutes and launched the internet into a frenzy. For the first week of actual release, Anti was solely available on Tidal, and Samsung paid Rihanna $25million for Anti promotions—a marketing campaign to rival Trump’s. Rihanna’s latest venture is a departure from the big […]

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 […]