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October/November 2015

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Interviews

Shunkan: Love Letter To Aotearoa

It’s a band, but there’s no escaping that Shunkan is the vehicle of Marina Sakimoto, a clear thinking 22-year old who just a couple of years ago was a fully-fledged California musician. Somehow living ...

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FEATURES

Industry

Industry: Courtney Hate @ SFRQ 2015 Final

It’s always a considerable priviledge to attend the national final of the annual Smokefreerockquest – the culmination of more than 40 heats and distillation of 700-plus hopeful entrants down the year’s ...

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Interviews

Ills Winter: Bravery & Bravura

Moving on from duo project Porcelain Toy to the solo persona of Ills Winter, it’s no surprise to learn that Elizabeth de la Rey naturally draws musical inspiration from the artistic realms of poetry ...

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Interviews

One Waka: Paddling Towards A Dream

Robbie Hewson, One Waka’s vocalist, guitarist and spokesperson, admits to being obsessed with classic dub production, the likes of Lee Scratch Perry and King Tubby. The Christchurch dubsters, he says, ...

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Interviews

Salad Boys: Location Is Everything

Emerging initially as a side project for members of Christchurch bands T54, Bang! Bang! Eche! and Dance Asthmatics, Salad Boys have spent the last month touring their disingenuously-titled debut album, ...

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Digitech Trio Band Creator

In which NZM's intrepid guitar kit space navigator Mark Bell flies over the intriguing landscape of the DigitechTrio Band Creator pedal. It doesn't seem so long ago that the first compact flip-top cellphones ...

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Interviews

The Chills: Part Fact, Part Friction

A quarter century past now, the much talked-over ‘Dunedin sound’ left the city with a number of resident musical heroes, surely none more enigmatic and reluctant than The Chills’ Martin Phillipps. ...

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Interviews

B2KDA: Abbreviated Fusion

We’ve been dancing happily to them for a decade but now Batucada Sound Machine is no more, the band instead formally acronymed to B2KDA. Characterised by its repetitive style and fast pace, Batucada ...

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Ex-Pat Files

Ex-Pat Files: Craig Denham

Auckland world music fusionists Beyondsemble were just one of the local musical outlets of multi-instrumentalist Craig Denham, who these days calls Prague home. Having toured Aotearoa six times with Beyondsemble, ...

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Interviews

The Shifting Sands: Picnic On Murdering Beach

The quirky, colourful and heavily detailed hand-drawn artwork adorning The Shifting Sands ’ new album brings to mind those art-rich Flying Nun releases of yore, and musically it comes as little surprise ...

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Moments Like These

Moments Like These: Fane Flaws

Fane Michael Flaws is a visual artist, painter and video director who has made short films and TV commercials and video clips for a number of artists. His work has seen him inducted into both the Massey ...

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Interviews

Golden Curtain: Hardly Purgatory

Three albums in, Napier three-piece Golden Curtain can sometimes seem to be taking the piss, such is the recognisably channelled and casually vibrant nature of their latest alt pop offerings. Michael Hollywood ...

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On Foreign Soil

On Foreign Soil: Modern Maori Quartet in Uzbekistan

Jamie McCaskill sometimes makes up the numbers in the Auckland-based Modern Maori Quartet, a foursome who take a crowd-pleasing, part acting/part-crooning, fun and fresh approach to the territory of the ...

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Gear Reviews

Review: Laney Ironheart IRT-Pulse USB Valve Pre-amp

Analogue to digital convertor technology is now cost-effective enough to be integrated into any aspect of the audio chain. The trend has been towards replacing analogue circuitry with digital solutions, ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Hunter

'Hunter'’ is the latest EP release from Phoebe Hurst, a follow up to last year'’s 'Lessons'’, but the first under her new stage moniker –– Hunter. Speaking from her parents'’ home in Christchurch, ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Brave New Void

Wellington four-piece Brave New Void consists of Carl Mann on guitar, Joe Harrison (vocals), Matt Coplon (bass) and drummer Chris Hart. The band launched their first video for The Flesh Is Willing (see ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Maya

"Electronica with a bite,” reflects the way rising flame Maya Payne projects her mind’s works into song. Nine months fresh out of Christchurch'’s Burnside High School, Maya'’s on a steady rise with ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Boy Wulf

"I used to only listen to hardcore and metal, but then I guess I just went through this ‘musical awakening.’” For Te Awamutu native Tim McGiven, this common-enough change resulted in the formation ...

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LESSONS

X-Factory

X-Factory: Don McGlashan – Lucky Stars

Writer, producer and music lecturer Godfrey de Grut takes a closer than usual look and listen to see what makes Don McGlashan's single, Lucky Stars, tick the pop song success boxes. I first heard ...

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Tutors' Tutorial

Tutors’ Tutorial: Choosing New Headphones

It’'s late at night, you need to finish a mix and get it uploaded but you can’'t risk waking the flatties again… so you reach for your trusty headphones. The process of working with phones is quite ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: Are You A Multi-Skilled Guitar Player?

Many guitar players think that just playing the instrument is all that matters, but that is an idea that’'s seriously wrong. Physically playing the guitar is only about one fifth of what you really need ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Two ‘Why I Am A Bass Player’ Singles

This issue’'s Deep Thinking bass column is the result of a conversation between some of the University of Otago Music Department staff while we took a break during recording at our Albany Street Studios. ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: Vowel shaping and facial stretches

Inflatable dolls & wide-mouth frogs & the spaghetti-sucking pucker! (Vowel shaping, facial anchoring and facial stretches…) Think of your favourite singers… what do they all have in common? ...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Status in the Scene Part 1

Breakout bands. Every town where live music is regularly performed has some kind of scene: an ongoing series of performances by local and visiting musicians that adds up to its own culture. Some scenes ...

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Legal Advice

The Lawful Truth: Top 10 Legal Tips – Part 2

In last issue’'s Lawful Truth column we looked at the first five of the top 10 legal tips to help keep you safe in the NZ music industry. Although some of those first five tips were pretty straight forward, ...

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MUSIC

Moumou Timers

Sugar Hit

15/11/2016

Jimmy Hazelwood

Make It Better EP

15/11/2016

Greg Fleming And The Working Poor

Stranger In My Own Hometown

15/11/2016

GT42

GT42

15/11/2016

Delaney Davidson

Lucky Guy

15/11/2016

Eb & Sparrow

Sun/Son

15/11/2016

Ghosts Of Electricity

Trolls

15/11/2016

Salad Boys

Metalmania

15/11/2016

You Barbarians

Helioshiva EP

15/11/2016

Coridian

Oceanic EP

15/11/2016

Bakers Eddy

Plastic Wasteland EP

15/11/2016

The Blistered Fingers

The Blistered Fingers

15/11/2016

All Hail The Funkillers

All Hail The Funkillers EP

15/11/2016

Melodiko/Lankino

The Grand Unification Vol 1

15/11/2016

Brave New Void

BNV

15/11/2016

Sunken Seas

Glass

15/11/2016

New Gum Sarn

New Gold Mountain

15/11/2016

Big Bombo

Big Bombo EP

15/11/2016

Swamp Doctor

Pickles!

15/11/2016

Tami Neilson

Don't Be Afraid

15/11/2016

Jonathan Bree

A Little Night Music

15/11/2016

Miho Wada

Bumpy Road

15/11/2016

Ross Meecham

Navigate Reality EP

15/11/2016

Gold Medal Famous

Deep In The Heart Of Saturday Night

15/11/2016

Del Thomas

Shifting Sands

15/11/2016

Israel Starr

Through The Ages And Forever EP

15/11/2016

Silicon

Personal Computer

15/12/2015

Yoko-Zuna

This Place Here

15/10/2015

The Phoenix Foundation

Give Up Your Dreams

15/10/2015