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December/January 2022

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: There’s A Tuesday

 There’s A Tuesday is settling in as one of Aotearoa’s freshest dream-pop bands. The four-piece is fronted by Nat Hutton and Minnie Robberds on vocals and guitar, alongside Gus Murray on drums and ...

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Interviews

The Butlers: Getting Back To Basics

When they got together, mostly in their late teens, The Butlers quickly identified themselves as a surf-rock act with distinct jazz influences. An interesting sound, an arresting look and a touring ethic ...

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Interviews

Luke Buda: Injections Of Contributions

Twelve years since his last, Luke Buda has just released a third solo album, one he’s consciously, and very simply badged as ‘Buda’. While certainly trademark Luke Buda in its blend of catchy psychedelic ...

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Interviews

Downfall Of Humanity: Trivium Pursuit

Auckland metallers Downfall of Humanity are far from being new kids on the block, having released a first album back in 2016, followed more recently with a pair of 2019 singles, descriptively titled Apocalypse ...

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Interviews

Jaz Paterson: Making Pop From Her Pain

Originally from Geraldine, South Canterbury and now resident in Christchurch, singer-songwriter Jaz Paterson has been making music for several years. Arriving at the end of November, her sophomore EP ‘Ache’ ...

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Industry

Celebrating 40 Years Of Flying Nun With Hocken Collections

Amanda Mills has been writing and reviewing for NZ Musician since 2007, and since 2011 has been employed at Hocken Collections in Dunedin, as a Liaison Librarian and Curator of the Music and AV Collections. ...

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Interviews

Michael Llewellyn: Reconnected With Music

Michael Llewellyn McMillan hails from Warkworth, a fast-growing township town north of Auckland on the banks of the Mahurangi River. He lives in Auckland and is deeply inspired by the power of the landscape ...

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Interviews

Y$O: $trategic Collectivi$m

In a local hip hop and RnB scene bursting with talent, and this streaming age where music fans’ attention spans are limited, it can be quite hard to be seen and heard. However, one collective of musicians ...

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Gear Reviews

Review: Laney DB200-210 Bass Combo

Laney is not a name that I’d ever really considered when shopping for a new bass amp, yet this British amp and PA company has been the power behind some of the biggest and most iconic bands and artists, ...

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Interviews

Ka Hao: A Less Travelled Road To Success

Ka Hao is a 24-member youth choir drawn from all around the Te Tairāwhiti, Gisborne area. The group have been enjoying an unexpected ride to local and international acclaim recently with their catchy ...

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Gear Reviews

Review: PreSonus ioStation 24c

The PreSonus ioStation 24c is a combination interface and MIDI controller in one. It features two balanced inputs, two outputs, and runs over USB C with an external power supply. As well as this, it features ...

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Interviews

Mako Road: Imposters Made Good

From humble origins as a Canterbury University covers band, Mako Road have remarkably quickly become a force to be reckoned with, a staple act on annual summer festival lineups and selling out their own ...

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