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December/January 2024

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Interviews

Emily Wheatcroft-Snape: See Emily Play

Emily Wheatcroft-Snape is a music jack-of-all-trades with a CV that belies her young age. Highly regarded as a recording engineer for the likes of Lorde, Fazerdaze, Karl Steven, as well as countless others, ...

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FEATURES

Interviews

Blunt Dog: Bluntly Honest Dog Bites

The Blunt Dog sound is unadorned. Almost naively simple but oddly-named singles from the indie folk four-piece's debut album 'How Is A Dog So Honest?', released in July 2023, did notably well on SRN radio ...

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Interviews

Shepherds Reign: Samoan Industrious Metal

Shepherds Reign are a Kiwi heavy metal band from the Polynesian stronghold suburbs of Tāmaki Makaurau. The band have reached a pivotal point in their career with the 2023 release of their sophomore album ...

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Interviews

Mohi: Bridging Culture & Language

Mohi Allen (and co-writers) won the 2023 APRA Maioha Award in October, the smooth-voiced neo soul artist pipping the Tuari Brothers and good friend Jordyn With A Why for the trophy. Later that month, Mohi ...

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Interviews

DC Maxwell: Finding A New Horse To Ride

Previously the frontman/essence of underground Tāmaki Makaurau punk act Roidz, Daniel Smith took a well-earned break from music over a few years since 2019 and has re-emerged, re-imagined as DC Maxwell, ...

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On Foreign Soil

On Foreign Soil: Mim Jensen

In June, when Mim Jensen found out she was going to be performing at the first ever SXSW Sydney, she was in Brisbane, visiting her dad. Mim describes the news as immediately exciting and daunting all at ...

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Interviews

Violet Hirst: Who Do You See In Your Dreams

All the Nadia Reids, Aldous Hardings and Tiny Ruins start somewhere in small venues across Aotearoa. Picked up by student radio, fellow musicians' whispers, and word-of-mouth would carry reviews of their ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Bailey Talamasina

Te Whanganui-A-Tara artist Bailey Talamasina will be releasing her debut album in early 2024, bringing her growing audience more of the psychedelic electronica that's found a place on Spotify's New Music ...

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Interviews

The Response: All Bases Covered

Prolific alternative pop duo/couple The Response blend electronic minimalism with cultivated pop sensibilities. Widely respected for their honest, often introspective songwriting, their more recent sound ...

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On Foreign Soil

On Foreign Soil: Major Minor Music Australia Awards

In October 2023 Australian children's music artists Benny Time, Angie Who and Tina and Mark Harris (Lah Lah) invited Chris Lam Sam, Lucy Hiku, and Claudia Robin Gunn over for Major Minor Music Australia’s ...

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LESSONS

Lessons

How To Slay Destination Fixation

How to slay destination fixation and tame the fear-feeding beast of rejection: We've all learned that you need to have a tough hide to survive in this music business, but is skin thickening really the ...

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