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Features

17/08/2016

Stomping Nick: Shaking The Tin

Adding further to the already ridiculously extensive list of talented musicians who call Lyttelton home is one man band Nick Jackman, aka Stomping Nick. Jackman sings and plays harmonica, guitar and drums all at the same ...

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Industry

03/12/2013

The Stomach: 25 Years of Musical Gestation in Palmy

It’s been one of Palmerston North’s best kept secrets for 25 years, but thanks to TV3’s X-Factor at least 400,000 people have now heard of The Stomach. Third-placing finalist Benny Tipene is a regular Palmy muso and ...

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Luthiers' Fancy

02/05/2013

Luthiers’ Fancies: Bad Seed Custom Guitars

Bad Seed Custom Guitars (www.bsguitars.net) is by any measure a newly minted enterprise, it was literally just a couple of years ago that Sheldon Currington welded up his first Bad Seed guitar. What the? Did that say welded? ...

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Interviews

12/11/2018

Bad Sav: Naughty But Noise

October in Dunedin means spring is in the air. There is a shift in the weather – the sun comes out, and the puffer jackets retire (momentarily) back to the wardrobe. The season of rebirth is also a good time to release ...

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Interviews

22/08/2017

Matt Langley: Rothko’s Rule Number One

Coming five years after his last album, Matt Langley ’s ‘Winterdust’ is a poetic solo release, stripped of any pretence. It’s a short, lyrically penetrating album of thoughtfully edited songs and recorded single ...

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NEWS (5)

News

22/08/2019

2019 APRA Silver Scroll Award Finalists

The five songs left in the running to win the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll Award were announced today, with pop, hip hop, alt-folk and jazz all in the mix.  There’s a strong ring of the ABCs of songwriting about the shortlist ...

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News

12/10/2018

2018 Artisan Awards Finalists

The 2018 Artisan Awards finalists have been announced this week, the part of the annual NZ Music Awards that recognises the creative talents behind the scenes of the top local records of the past year. Five Tui awards ...

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News

05/04/2018

SongHubs 2018 Participants

APRA AMCOS NZ has announced the participants of SongHubs 2018 - a professional songwriting workshop to be held at Auckland's Roundhead Studios this month. Out of 150 applications, producer and curator of the SongHubs ...

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News

18/09/2017

Maisey Rika Shines At The 2017 Waiata Māori Music Awards

Last Friday, the 10th annual Waiata Māori Music Awards took place in Hastings. The biggest winner of the night was artist Maisey Rika, who cleaned up with four wins. Rika's awards included Best Traditional Maori Album ...

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News

03/10/2016

Silver Scrolls 2016

Hosted by an enthusiastic John Campbell at Auckland's Vector Arena, the Silver Scrolls 2016 proved both collegial and contentious. Well-judged to avoid any challenge regarding racial balance, the choice of finalists and winner ...

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MUSIC (14)

Kelburn Viaduct Municipal Ensemble Jugband

Stomp Around The Floor

07/07/2016

Bad Sav

Bad Sav

23/11/2018

Marlin’s Dreaming

Talk On/Commic EP

12/11/2018

Julian Temple Band

Antarctica

02/11/2018

Soaked Oats

No Slip Ups EP

12/06/2018

Matt Langley

Winterdust

30/08/2017

Soaked Oats

Stone Fruit Melodies EP

11/07/2017

Koizilla

Lazy Hazy

23/04/2019

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LESSONS (9)

X-Factory

17/05/2017

X-Factory: Lorde – Green Light

It must be challenging for any artist to follow up a successful debut album, let alone a Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum single like Royals. Prior to the release of Green Light, Lorde discussed how she was looking to ...

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X-Factory

22/03/2017

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 songs. Bic was recently ...

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Finding Your Voice

19/06/2016

Finding Your Voice: 50 Ways to Love Your Voice… Even More!

I am overjoyed to announce that this is my 50th column for NZ Musician. To celebrate, I’m letting rip 50 top tips. 50 gold nuggets of singing wisdom I’ve extracted from 18 years fulltime teaching and a lifetime of performance, ...

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Tutors' Tutorial

27/08/2015

Tutors’ Tutorial: Recording Drums on a Budget

This Tutors' Tutorial article is meant for those who have limited microphones, limited pre-amps/converters, and limited experience – but are still wanting to record a drum kit! If you do have limited prior experience ...

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Tutors' Tutorial

23/10/2014

Tutors’ Tutorial: Modulation – Bringing About Change

For guitarists, stomp-box effects are the sum of both aural and tactile experiences. You turn a knob with one hand while plucking a string with the other and perk your ears to the wonders produced. However, I feel safely ...

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EVENTS (2)

Photo Galleries

30/05/2018

#MusiciansOfAotearoa 2018

A few more days left to spot #MusiciansOfAotearoa 2018 on a street near you. Photographer Hayley Theyers' portraits were showcased successfully countrywide by the ever-supportive Phantom Billstickers for the first ...

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NZ Musician Presents

26/04/2017

23 Bands In (Just Over) 2 Hours

A gig, one night only, with 23 bands / acts, playing a song each over the course of just over two hours. For us at NZ Musician it's NZ Music Month all year round, so we've never thrown ourselves in the ring before. This ...

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