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April/May 2015

COVER STORY

Features

Marlon Williams: This Charming Man

Born and raised in Christchurch port suburb of Lyttelton, music started early for young Marlon Williams, though the trail to his chosen alternative-country discipline was hardly flagged. His father sang ...

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COVER STORY

Features

Jamie McDell: Surfy? Yes! Dumb? No!

A carefree surfer chick out of Mangawhai, her debut album was knocked up with the aid of the York Street Studio house band and released when she was just 19. It might have gone unnoticed were it not so ...

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FEATURES

Ex-Pat Files

Ex-Pat Files: Lance Powell

Kiwi sound guy Lance Powell has just recently joined Wilco on a live sound gig that will see him touring the globe with one of the world’'s finest alternative rock acts. Having been based in NYC since ...

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Features

ManaLion: Holla & Dance

In September 2012, ManaLion was just an idea in the minds of drummer 'Mondo'’, bassist ‘'Slam Duncan'’ and frontman ‘'Duan & Only'’. All that brought the three Kiwis together was that they ...

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Interviews

Strange Harvest: Catching A Cold Wave

Husband and wife duo Justin Walshaw and Bianca Prujean are Strange Harvest, a Dunedin duo that create (mostly) synth-based music that shimmers in its darkness. Their third album, ‘'Pattern Recognition’' ...

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Features

Fresh Talent: Emily Rice

While many self-managed artists keep themselves busy in the role of a working musician, Emily Rice takes the meaning of the words to a whole new level. Proof is not hard to find as 2015 has already ...

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Features

Fresh Talent: Barracks

Five guys, five years, three (current) towns and one album, with the kind of audience that takes a careful combo of talent and web know-how to reach. Meet the soldiers of Barracks and their debut album ...

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Industry

Industry: Behind New Plymouth’’s Singer Songwriters

Ask anyone in New Plymouth where to get a gig and they'’ll likely answer with the simple phrase, ‘Anand Rose’. In the last 10 years Rose has made a name for himself as a promoter with a different ...

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Features

The Jury And The Saints: Knocking On The Devil’s Door

The Jury And The Saints have been busy pretty much since forming in 2009. Not long after they toured Australasia with Paramore and have since put out a couple of EPs and a debut album, 2010’'s ‘'Daydreams’'. ...

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Features

Fresh Talent: Felix, III

"When I was 13 my mum bought me a blues guitar. I've still got it to this day.”" Felix Mpunga always wanted to play music and during a long summer he decided to use the guitar as his gateway to music. "Playing ...

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Features

Fresh Talent: Posse In Effect

Posse In Effect is a light-hearted Kiwi hip hop collaboration between Hamish Gavin and Andy Weston. The two decided it was time to form a group after smashing out some Kanye West raps over a bonfire ...

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Features

Fresh Talent: D Burmester and The Blind

On a wet and wintery day I convene with the three Blind Men, within the sanctuary of a listless Mr Bun. They are wise to refuse the scalding coffee. Though they shake off the description of ‘mature’, Daniel ...

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Features

Moments Like These: Andrew Fagan

Andrew Fagan was back out on the road over new year with his band Fagan and The People –– who are loud, psychedelic, totally fearless and very funny. Given Fagan’'s back catalogue dating back to his ...

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Features

Tainted: Playing Metal Catch Up

There may well be some kind of warning here about adopted band names attracting their literal meaning, but let’'s hope not. Long regarded as one of the country’'s premier metal bands, Christchurch’'s Tainted have ...

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Features

Fishman Fluence Multi-Voice Electric Guitar Pickups

It'’s strange to think that electric guitars, and more specifically here their pickups, still largely adhere to a design principal that has remained fundamentally unchanged since its inception in 1934. ...

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LESSONS

Legal Advice

The Lawful Truth: Synchronisation Agreements – Part 1

The modern music industry has never been in more of a state of flux than it is right now. Over the last decade there has been a dramatic shift in the revenue sources that are driving the industry. Although ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: What’’s Going On with James Jamerson

Following the James Jamerson lines we looked at a few issues ago, I thought that we might look at a different side of his playing in this issue. The lines I have transcribed are from What’'s Going On ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: How Dynamic Is Your Playing?

One of the things that noticeably separates professional players from amateur ones is the use of dynamics. Dynamics normally relate to volume, like that of getting louder or softer. Common song dynamics ...

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Lessons

Tutors’ Tutorial: DIY Mastering

Many musicians nowadays record and mix their own material. This has allowed for an explosion of new music on the landscape. Creatively, there is a great deal of diversity in musical styles and expression, ...

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MUSIC

Whāia and the Māhician

Whāia

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Sally Stockwell

Weightless

15/04/2015

The Dancing And Drinking Society

Remember The Days

15/04/2015

Monty Bevins

Come Back Home EP

15/04/2015

Emma Davey

The Court Of Love

15/04/2015

Yvette Audain

Grooves Unspoken

15/04/2015

Strangely Arousing

Extended Play EP

15/04/2015

Mel Parsons

Drylands

15/04/2015

Miho Wada

Live At The Lab

15/04/2015

The D-Day Saints

The D-Day Saints

15/04/2015

Death and the Maiden

Death and the Maiden

15/04/2015

Hannah in the Wars

Hannah in the Wars

15/04/2015

Mike Hogan, Christopher Hill

Dark To Light

15/04/2015

Running Stitch

It's On EP

15/04/2015

Broken Down Doors

Kelly Rose And Dyslo

15/04/2015

Harvey Knows A Killer

Rhythmic Slither

15/04/2015

The Electric Era

Sand Dunes and Bird Song

15/04/2015

Trinity Roots

Citizen

15/04/2015

Two Cartoons

Lost Boys Club EP

15/04/2015

Invoke The Fury

Den Of Inequity

15/04/2015

Emily Rice

Find Me Here EP

15/04/2015

Subject2Change

Artiste

15/04/2015

Outside In

The Nature Of Dreams

15/04/2015

The Nightshades

Dope/Sick

15/04/2015

Blindfolded And Led To The Woods

The Vaseline Diaries

15/04/2015

Paper Cranes

The Road Home

15/04/2015

The Recliner Rockers

Tracks

15/04/2015

The Organic Jazz Band

Blue Skies

15/04/2015