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May 26, 2008

Sophie Barclay, Salient Music Co-Editor I’m of two minds about New Zealand music month. I think it’s fantastic that we have an initiative to support New Zealand bands and musicians, because god knows it’s really hard to make a living out of music; the funding is not amazing, and there is so much local talent […]

May 26, 2008

Taking the spirit of New Zealand Music Month by the horns, I bring you the mix-tape of ‘New Zealand songs that, if you are unlucky enough to hear at any raging party, signal that it has reached that fateful point, the time to grab your coat, gloves, hat and scarves (it’s fucking cold at the […]

May 12, 2008

This is the first album released by Atari-electro-core band Crystal Castles. The Toronto-based two piece that lists “murder”, “blank looks on girls” and “knives” as their influences, have created a unique sound; part Atari 5200 sound effects (produced via a sound chip placed inside a keyboard), part electronica, part hardcore.

May 12, 2008

This fantastic EP is the debut offering from Auckland sixpiece An Emerald City. The band describes their sound as a mélange, where “organic instrumentation and sounds of the east meet psychedelia.” The EP itself is beautiful, dark and intense, and by employing an unusual mix of Middle Eastern rhythms and instruments, such as sitar and […]

May 5, 2008

She was all scrubbed up, and looking her finest. So, on a hot, sunny Saturday, I headed to the water front, ready to fall in love with another music festival, all over again. Vodafone Homegrown… The first-ever showcase of the cream of New Zealand musical talent to take place in the capital city. It was […]

April 28, 2008

The Mint Chicks After cleaning up at the New Zealand Music Awards last year, The Mint Chicks have eloped to Portland, Oregon. Salient Music Co-Editor, Sophie Barclay, gets the low down from front-man Ruban Nielson on their humble beginnings in Orewa, their epic stage antics, and their recent relocation to the city with more strip […]

March 24, 2008

Salient Music Co-Editor Sophie Barclay caught up with programme manager Matthew Davis and business/production manager Douglas Tereu, aka Puck, to talk about their noisy one year old, the VBC 88.3 FM – Vic’s on-campus radio station.

March 24, 2008

If you frequent the Cuba St area, you may have noticed posters proudly displaying a sallow-skinned, acne-covered woman, applying lipstick in the mirror, complete with the bizarre caption “Here’s to Future Days.” What on earth is this all about, I hear you say? Salient Music Co-Editor Sophie Barclay spoke to Bernie Galaxy, the organiser of […]

March 10, 2008

WOMAD returns again to Taranaki, with a spectacular line up of acts from around the world. Last year, over 45,000 partied and boogied at the TSB Bowl and Brooklands Park, where the festival has been held since 2003.

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