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May/June 2019

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Album Reviews

Unchained XL: The Migrant Mind EP

There’s a blatant gap in the music scene where afro music needs to be heard ­– not the cheap rip off versions by artists who take parts of a culture and use it make it bank – for authentic afro ...

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FEATURES

Industry

Auckland As A City of Music

Publicly announced in 2018, the thinking and work behind the plan to get Auckland identified as one of the UNESCO Cities of Music goes back more than two years before that date. Employed by Recorded Music ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: The Butlers

Sumner-based band The Butlers have slipped in the back door of the NZ music scene with a laid-back groove well suited to any smokey bar scene from an old school movie. “We were just jamming a few ...

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LESSONS

Lessons

The Wisdom Of Saying No

Most of the time it’s awesome to say yes. Being positive and curious leads to great experiences and emotional growth. Recently I’ve been reading a book by Baron Baptiste, who developed Baptiste Power ...

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X-Factory

X-Factory: Bene – Soaked

And the award goes to... Bene for the quickest earworm I have ever experienced – I think I may have even dreamt about this song last night! The number one New Zealand song (at time of press) is Soaked, ...

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MUSIC

The Chills

Snow Bound

20/05/2019

Tui Mamaki

Fly EP

17/05/2019

The Shirleybyrds

I Wonder What Became Of Leia

13/05/2019

Skinny Hobos

The Lucifer EP

09/05/2019

Bad Timing

Might As Well Be Cabbage

06/05/2019

Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders

Word Gets Around

04/05/2019