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December/January 2019

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Interviews

Jaggers x Lines: Crossing The Timeline

Introduced to NZMusician.co.nz readers in a Fresh Talent feature by Louisa Nicklin back in April/May 2017, the enigmatically-named Jaggers x Lines consists of Morgan Smillie and Eliana Gray, Dunedin friends ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Fables

Auckland musician Jess Bailey aka Fables has an artful passion for making – making jewellery, paintings, ceramics and, most fortunately for us, music. Early music making at high school was a collaborative ...

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On Foreign Soil

On Foreign Soil: Fanfickk at MU:CON, Seoul

MU:CON, which presumably stands for MUsic CONvention, is Asia’s leading music business market, focusing on the interaction and communication of the Asian and global music industries. (As copied straight ...

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Ex-Pat Files

Ex-pat Files: Blair Jollands

London-based Kiwi singer/songwriter Blair Jollands has been described as having a ‘country and eastern’ sound. Comparisons drawn with Nick Cave, Bowie and Beck tell you that his song compositions, ...

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Interviews

Chelsea Jade: Pilgrim’s Progress

In recent years Los Angeles has firmly taken over as the de facto ex-pat home to world market-conscious Kiwi music professionals, not simply musicians but for music producers like Joel Little and Sam de ...

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Fender Mustang GT100 Guitar Amp

Fender’s new Mustang GT 2.0 range covers the little GT40 home amp, this review’s studio/stage-oriented GT100 and the GT200 model designed for bigger stages. The Mustang is a slick digital solid state ...

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Interviews

Alae: Stone Cold Lady Killers

A month after the release of their first album ‘Henry St’, the founding fathers of Auckland indie pop act Alae, Alex Farrell-Davey and Allister Meffen talked with Katherine Parsons about growing the ...

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Interviews

Orangefarm: Bittersweet Tales

It’s been a while between drinks and EPs down at Orangefarm. The band’s first, ‘Joined At The Hip’, was released in 2000 with its follow up, ‘The Water' in July this year. Richard Thorne caught ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Te Henga Collective

“We write songs in our style. And our style encompasses heaps of different stuff,” Drew Smith of Te Henga Collective explains. Ngā Ara Maha by Te Henga Collective “You get six different people’s ...

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Interviews

The Changing Same: The Story Remains…

You may remember him from such bands as the ’80s Flying Nun outfit Sneaky Feelings (who staged a return recently to release their new album ‘Progress Junction’ and play at the 2017 Others Way Festival) ...

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Gear Reviews

Gear Reviews: Martin D-28 Standard Series

Hard case all right. Out of the blue, middle of a very busy week, promoting a gig… my usual part-time work dried up, bills piling in. Then… “Hey, Otis, would you like to review a high-end Martin ...

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LESSONS

Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Managing Your Band Pt 1

The previous Building Blocks column was titled Self-Manage or Bust! In it, I pointed out that any professional musician’s life is comprised of a series of small challenges. When those challenges are ...

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X-Factory

X-Factory: Nostalgia, Semiotics, and Drax Project

Nostalgia, Semiotics, and Drax Project: Nostalgia’s not what it used to be – perhaps an overly theatrical beginning to this X-Factory piece, but tongue-in-cheek usually gets a smile, or at least a ...

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Lessons

Cherie Mathieson & Tami Neilson: Voice Health On Tour

Have you ever wondered how someone with a big singing voice and a performance schedue to match looks after and maintains their vocal health? When she thinks huge vocals, singer and vocal coach Cherie ...

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MUSIC

Pablo Vasquez

Pablo Vasquez

23/01/2019

Pale Lady

Told To Fold EP

21/01/2019

Across The Great Divide

Uncommon Ground

18/01/2019

Mel Parsons

Glass Heart

16/01/2019

Drax Project: Noon EP

Drax Project: Noon EP

08/01/2019

Earth to Zena

Transmundane EP

07/01/2019

Princess Chelsea

The Loneliest Girl

18/12/2018

Podcast: Cherie Mathieson & Tami Neilson

Voice Health On Tour

18/12/2018

Dharmarat

Jesus

13/12/2018