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August/September 2015

COVER STORY

Interviews

Tami Neilson: New Soul Staple

With the perfect strike rate of four from four, Tami Neilson rates as this country’s top album-for-Tui country artist. Arriving here from her native Canada in 2005, she has picked up the NZ Music Awards ...

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FEATURES

Ex-Pat Files

Ex-Pat Files: Asti-Loren Newman

Christchurch, as anyone who has been in the local music industry for long well knows, has produced many of our biggest and most successful global talents. Hayley Westenra is one who comes to mind as exhibiting ...

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Interviews

Rackets: Burning The Candle

Rackets like doing things a bit differently, and have done since the band’s inception in 2009. There was the release of two debut albums on the same day back in 2010, backed up with a 42-date national ...

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Interviews

Israel Starr: Celestial Reckonings

As the ‘righteous’ son of legendary vocalist The Mighty Asterix, it was inevitable that Israel Buchanan would play a part in the future of reggae Aotearoa. Originally an Aucklander, via Tokomaru Bay ...

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Get Yer Kit Off

Get Yer Kit Off: Tristan Reilly

There were only a few personnel changes made when Blindspott were born again as Blacklistt, but one of them was in the heart of the engine room where Tristan Reilly took over the drum stool vacated by ...

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Interviews

Glass Vaults: In A Glass Of Their Own

It’s a great name inspired by architecture and fashioned by pragmatism. Richard Larsen and Rowan Pierce met when studying performance design together at Massey University, and soon began writing songs ...

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Interviews

Astro Children: Trick Of The Knife

When Millie Lovelock and Isaac Hickey formed Astro Children, back in 2010, they were still at school. In 2012 they released an EP titled ‘Lick My Spaceship’, with debut album ‘Proteus’ following ...

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Interviews

Shepherds Of Cassini: Dark Side of the Moon

The four Shepherds Of Cassini are Omar Al-Hashimi, Vitesh Bava, Felix Lun and Brendan Zwaan, and together they make music that is every bit as exotic and colourful as their respective names. Referencing ...

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Interviews

AHoriBuzz: Double Whammy

As inspired and inspirational as it was at the time, 15–plus years ago and counting, it is nonetheless remarkable just how enduring has been the legacy, mythology-even of Weta – the fun lovin’, ...

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On Foreign Soil

On Foreign Soil: Tahuna Breaks in Europe

Two years after Tahuna Breaks'’ first venture to Britain, June 2015 marked the beginning of a two-week sortie return to the UK and then a wee crack at Europe, including the chance to perform at Switzerland’'s ...

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Interviews

Loud Ghost: Spectral Analysis

Having had his own experiences of being signed to international record labels, bad and good, Darryn Paterson-Harkness is almost the definition of an independent artist – happy to burn, package, design ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Candice Milner

Releasing her debut single Helping Hands in support of Canteen and the Cancer Society last year, Christchurch teenager Candice Milner certainly had a large amount of support and helping hands on her side, ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: All Hail The Funkillers

The music emanating from Tauranga of late indicates something of a purple patch for music in the area and All Hail The Funkillers typify the hard work leading to success for several local acts. With strong ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: New Gum Sarn

Oscar Dowling is staring into a long black, trying to stay awake, while Durham Fenwick tries politely to focus on what I’'m saying. They'’ve both just had a full night’'s sleep, but it’'s not enough ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Yesses

Picture this. You’'re fresh out of high school and waiting for life to take off. Travel documents are taking forever and you'’re doing a bit of work to keep things ticking along –– but Canada’'s ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Arma Del Amor

"We’'re shooting love around the world,"” explains singer Martine Harding, one half of Wanaka’'s Arma Del Amor. Danny Fairley, her instrumental counterpart, sits by her side, as she continues to explain ...

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Moments Like These

Moments Like These: Andrew Boak

Legendary '’80s Auckland Punk band No Tag are reforming for a show at the Kings Arms in September. The band included Andrew Boak who has since had a colourful journey in music, his time on guitar with ...

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Interviews

Holly Arrowsmith: Heading Towards The Sea

21 does seem way too young to finding yourself a ‘weary traveller’ but Holly Arrowsmith has a history of travelling and plentiful evidence of a youthful maturity. Last year she delivered a TEDx talk ...

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Features

Fresh Talent: Arma Del Amor

"We’'re shooting love around the world,"” explains singer Martine Harding, one half of Wanaka’'s Arma Del Amor. Danny Fairley, her instrumental counterpart, sits by her side, as she continues to explain ...

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LESSONS

Legal Advice

The Lawful Truth: Top 10 Legal Tips – Part 1

In this issue of NZ Musician we’'re going to step back from considering specific issues and instead look at the first five of the top 10 legal tips for musicians in NZ. The Lawful Truth columns have, ...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Making Sure You Get Paid

There’'s a natural enough tendency for young musicians to be rather awed and thankful for whatever performance opportunities are presented. This is because dreams are starting to be fulfilled, and an ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: Stuck In A Rut?

It's been wintery for a few months now and you may well be feeling like you're stuck in a rut. A few people have been asking me lately how to get out of a rut situation and that's the topic for this issue's ...

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Tutors' Tutorial

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 ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: YYZ: The Prog Rock of Rush continued…

After the tricky introduction that we looked at in the last issue of NZM, we are now in a relatively easier section of the Rush track YYZ, but it’'s still quite fast.  The easiest way to build up ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: Voice Recovery Tips

When we haven'’t sung in a long spell we can be disheartened when confronting our singing voice. This column deals with voice recovery, how to get back on the horse and ride like the wind. Having the ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: How To Sing After A Singing Break

When we haven’t sung after a singing break, we can be disheartened when confronting our singing voice. This column deals with how to get back on the horse and ride like the wind. Having the courage ...

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MUSIC

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Fraser Ross

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Scalper

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Reuben Bradley

Cthulhu Rising

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Anto Pascoe

To Escape

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MicXill

Granite EP

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Instant Fantasy

The Wet EP

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Netherdweller

Netherdweller

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Holly Arrowsmith

For the Weary Traveller

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AJ Crawshaw Band

Phoenix Burning EP

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Jenny Mitchell

The Old Oak

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Jack Body

Passing By

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NZ Trio

Lightbox

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Andrew London Trio

Ladies A Plate

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Various Artists

Local Musicians Music Vol 2

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Wellington Sea Shanty Society

Now That's What I Call Sea Shanties 02

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Miss June

Matriarchy EP

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The Crash Narrative

Apocaloptimystic

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Princess Chelsea

The Great Cybernetic Depression

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Cairo Knife Fight

The Colossus

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Diaz Grimm

Osiris

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Gatherer

Heavy Hail

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Kevin Field

The A List

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Jason Tito

Heart & Soul

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Quail State

Volcanic Hazards of Auckland

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Justice Peace Emerald

Solar EP

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Sonic Delusion

Without Warning

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Earthshield

Earthshield

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JCK

Land Of The Wrong White Crowd

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