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February/March 2017

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Interviews

Nadia Reid: Turning Towards The Light

It’s little more than a year since the last glowing international reviews of Nadia Reid’s PledgeMe-funded first album, ’Listen To Formation – Look For The Signs’, were published. Though not all ...

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FEATURES

Interviews

Tweed: Tightly Knit Sounds

Sparingly strummed mandolin and delicate French horn introduce ‘High-Brow Blues’, the debut album from Auckland alternative folk trio Tweed. From there it’s all meaningful lyrics and shared vocals ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Bobandii

Hailing originally from Warkworth, Bobandii is a one man project inspired by acts like Chance The Rapper and Bon Iver. Silas McClintock sings, raps, writes, mixes and masters his own projects from his ...

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Interviews

Shoutin’ Preachin’: Survival of the Hippest

The name’s genius right? Adding a sixth member to the group, Auckland brass-heavy hip hop act Shoutin’ Preachin’ announce the upcoming release of their EP ‘From The Echo Chamber’. Ally Su'a ...

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Interviews

Neil Watson: Constructed in Jazz

Jazz guitarist and academic Neil Watson has a well-earned reputation as one of Auckland’s go-to sidemen. His played- and recorded-with credits traverse ground as varied as the Finn brothers, Tami Neilson, ...

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Interviews

Black Science: Nurture vs Nature

Black Science was conjured up when Dylan Clarke, Alex Willi and Joss Colling joined forces in 2009 to form a raucous and robust alternative rock act with punk and psychedelic undertones. With one EP already ...

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Interviews

Mikey Mayz: Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon…

Having spent his early years growing up on a boat, without a specific country to call his own, Michael Gibson has firmly established a presence in the local hip hop scene. Mikey Mayz, as he is these days ...

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Interviews

Lydia Cole: Undefined Horizon

There’s a strong visual link between Lydia Cole’s 2012 debut album and this year’s sophomore release, textured, messed-with artwork in textured shades of brown, and printed on matt card. The effect ...

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LESSONS

X-Factory

X-Factory: Bic Runga – Close Your Eyes

Released in November 2016, ‘Close Your Eyes’ is Bic Runga’s fifth studio album, a 12-song tribute featuring interpretations of some of her favourite covers to which she also added two new original ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: The Age Of Aquarius

In this issue I am looking at a tune from a musical I saw when I was 15 years old. It was one of the reasons I became a professional musician in the ’70s, and it has been covered by some great people. ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: The Rhythm Guitarist’s Role

The role of rhythm guitarist within a band setting is often overlooked, misunderstood and undervalued amongst fellow musicians. Not many guitar players actually understand what the role entails either, ...

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MUSIC

Aaradhna

Brown Girl

22/03/2017

Monk Party

Silence Flooded Trance

21/03/2017

Steve Low

Dream Destination

17/03/2017

Various Artists

Taranaki Music Sessions

16/03/2017

Emerald & Kayboku

Amalgamation EP

15/03/2017

Indi

In Caves

14/03/2017

David Sutton

V

13/03/2017

Abigail Knudson

Nicotine

10/03/2017

Phil Judd

UniQue

09/03/2017

Catherine Tunks

The Beautiful Dreamers (Part One) EP

07/03/2017

The Eversons

Stuck In New Zealand

06/03/2017

Kiri Eriwata

Muse and Memorabilia

03/03/2017

Alargo

Central Plateau

02/03/2017

The River Jesters

Beautiful Mire

01/03/2017

John White

Henry Green and the Island of Tuliarts

28/02/2017

Government Pest

Government Pest

27/02/2017