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February 12, 2019

Auckland’s Laneway Festival pulled no punches at the stunning Albert Park this year, accompanied by beautiful weather, a sickening number of crafty food stalls, and sunblock to boot. A variation of acts left for a wide spectrum of punters, mixing from the indie rock stylings of Yellow Days to the neo-soul of Ravyn Lenae to […]

June 5, 2018

It’s 2am. A drunken sprawl of words and clothes on the right hand side of my bed. I lay on my bed, feeling like I gave myself excuses for incoherency. Another night with full intention but no method of actualising said desires. I knew all too well what I wanted to write about, how I […]

September 4, 2016

  She/Her was more than just a gig, it was an intimate exploration of marginalisation; a transient look into the world of those who aren’t under-represented, simply under-appreciated and overlooked. Each performance was a lesson in humility; they were raw, egoless, emotional and stood for more than just that moment. This was the first time […]

July 31, 2016

Drax Project, a Wellington based four piece, started off with just two members: Shaan Singh on saxophone and Matt Beachen on drums. Add Sam Thomson (bass) and Ben O’leary (guitar), a Universal label sign, and handfuls of gigs around the country (including opening for Gorillaz, SBTRKT, and a crazy EP release gig at Te Papa) […]

May 29, 2016

★★★★½ Kaytranada’s 99.9% is a spellbinding work, one which reflects a culmination of the vibrant jazz, disco, electronic, and hip-hop scene which is so sought after as of late. Boasting incredible features, including the mighty Craig David, Kaytranada brings out the best in all of them. His debut record illustrates his immense talent as a […]

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