Where In The World is a conversation-starter for ADD-stricken adolescents who can’t bear to think about one thing for too long, or too deeply.
The Last Tycoon is the first solo outing from Peter Morén, Swedish songwriter of Peter Björn and John fame. Pieced together over a couple of years, it’s a thin, minimal affair, perfectly showcasing Morén’s endearing meld of wry charm and social unease. Fans of Lennon’s solo work or Leonard Cohen’s darker material will no doubt […]
Pendulum’s 2005 debut Hold Your Colour was the biggest drum and bass album, ever. The trio of metalheads from Perth exploded into birth with the single ‘Vault’, which took a regular dnb beat and hit it with a swing change. Pendulum expanded this switch on ‘Another Planet’ from Hold Your Colour, which suddenly turns into […]
Water Curses packages a handful of Animal Collective’s leftover tracks from the hit-and-miss pop sprawl of last year’s Strawberry Jam, as with People, the follow-up EP to 2005’s Feels. The results are predictable, but welcome; the four tracks, for various reasons, didn’t make the cut for Jam, but are entirely suitable as a smaller, more […]
Riverbend, Baghdad Burning (riverbendblog.blogspot.com) As a 17 year old wannabe dissident, I derived large amounts of pleasure from churning out mediocre pieces of writing on topical issues, my favourite at the time being the military fiasco otherwise known as Iraq.
EP Release at Happy with Date With Doom (Silenzio) and Connan Mockasin Saturday 28th June I first saw Auckland based band An Emerald City at WOMAD 2008, where they were one of the stand out local acts – the only New Zealand band there that had looked further than folk, blues or dub for their […]
The Film Festival has rolled around again, so get prepared to sink yourself to into even more debt and soak up the epic radness that is the seventeen day film EXTRAVAGANZA.
Over-polished, undernourished could describe many things in this city, its people, its politics, but its art forms have always stood out against this, until now. Clash of the Titans is a decent enough documentary about the underground Wellington hip hop scene, covering the Wellington championships, with interviews strewn throughout.
If you’re heading out into the wider universe any time soon, you’ll want the right soundtrack to your adventures. Good music will really help you out if you’re confronted by an Urg-Fish Man from Blathamoth or just a simple black hole.