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December/January 2018

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Interviews

Beachware: Food For The Dancing Soul

For some local artists the musical imperative is to sound ‘international’, but for others, Auckland’s Beachware for example, the whole intention is to be unashamedly Kiwi. On Bandcamp, the band describe ...

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Interviews

Maaka Fiso: Soul Factor

It’s been a busy 2017 for Upper Hutt native Maaka Fiso. Named the best male solo artist at the 2016 Waiata Maori Music Awards he released two EPs, ‘Written In The Stars’ and ‘Moeke’, in June ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Oaky

Taking the name from a diss rap about his high school math teacher, Mitch Fowler explores elements of rap, hip hop and poetry under the pseudonym Oaky. “I was 16 at the time and I honestly thought it ...

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Behringer DeepMind12 Synth

From its beginnings, in 1989 Behringer set out to provide sharp-priced options across a wide product range. As it has grown the company has purposefully acquired established and reputable brands that have ...

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Guitar Gear

McPherson White Fuzz

There are plenty of off-the-peg guitar effects pedal options available from the High St shops, so if you’re going to go the extra distance to buy a ‘boutique’ pedal you want to enjoy a boutique experience. ...

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DVD Reviews

DVD Review: Into The Void

Quite often, the very best music documentaries are those about artists or bands otherwise ignored by the mainstream. The real grassroots stuff, behind-the-scenes warts ‘n all stories focusing rather ...

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LESSONS

Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: Grooving Away This Christmas

Many guitar players haven’t got a wide-ranging repertoire in their favourite genre let alone even a few favourite Christmas standards. I suggest you at least learn a few Christmas songs that you can ...

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MUSIC

Anthonie Tonnon

Two Free Hands EP

19/01/2018

Del Thomas

Changes Coming

18/01/2018

Hospital Sports

Take Care

15/01/2018

The Nukes

III

12/01/2018

Beachware

Twin Coast Disc Drive EP

11/01/2018

Neil Finn

Out Of Silence

05/01/2018

Selon Recliner

Stories Of Later EP

03/01/2018

Arc Of Ascent

Realms Of The Metaphysical

28/12/2017

Reb Fountain

Little Arrows

21/12/2017

Gold Medal Famous

Activity

19/12/2017

The Sound Of NZM

December/January 2018

13/12/2017