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May/June 2018

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Interviews

Kody Nielson: They Say It’s Your Birthday?

The wordplay in the title is self-evident but what is not so apparent about Kody Nielson ’s new album, ‘Birthday Suite’, is that it is indeed a collection, a suite indeed, of musical tracks written ...

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Interviews

Carb On Carb: Dietary Supplement

Indie rock/emo act Carb On Carb came together in 2012. Listing the achievements of Nicole Gaffney (vox, guitar) and James Stuteley (vox, drums) since the duo’s conception would make for a long list. ...

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Interviews

Hex: The Musical Theory Of Hex

Valentine’s Day was more than just a day for sappy cards, flowers and chocolates for four musical Wellingtonians this year. On 14 February Hex dropped their first album – ‘The Hill Temple’ – ...

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Interviews

Stef Animal: The Golden Commodore

The irony, heavy it is with this one. Formerly of Mëstar and presently The Golden Awesome, Stef Animal has quite literally gone back-to-the-future in creating a concept solo album she has branded ‘Top ...

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Ex-Pat Files

Ex-Pat Files: Estella Dawn

New Zealand has indeed got talent, much of it currently based off-shore doing what talented artists need to do – challenging themselves, making a name for themselves and making a living. Colorado could ...

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Moments Like These

Moments Like These: Charlotte Yates

Charlotte Yates is a very well respected musician, songwriter and composer who has forged an individual path in NZ music that’s seen her endeavours include a still growing catalogue of seven solo releases. ...

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Interviews

Hopetoun Brown: Just Down The Road

Despite the ever-increasing climatic confusion the Kiwi summer holiday beach tour remains something of a ritual for established rock and pop bands. Brass-based duo Hopetoun Brown fit neither category and ...

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LESSONS

Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Addicted To Chic

As mentioned in previous Deep Thinking columns, I have always admired the bass playing of the late Bernard Edwards (1952–1996), one of the co-founders founders of Chic, a seminal disco band of the late ...

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MUSIC

Superorganism

Self-titled

08/05/2018

Spotify Playlist

NZM174 May/June 2018

02/05/2018