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Mitch James: Climbing In Ed’s Footsteps

In two short years, Auckland-born singer/songwriter Mitch James has seen his music detonate into New Zealand’s music consciousness. Armed with little more than a guitar and a set of hook-filled pop songs, ...

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Interviews

Video Premiere: Tyson – Save Me

Welly Records' Tyson Nemukula moved to NZ from South Africa when he was 15 years old. Now 22, he's studying towards his Bachelor of Commercial Music at Massey University in Wellington, and over the last ...

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Interviews

Carl Verheyen: Full Interview With Kevin Downing

Earlier this year NZM's Kevin Downing interviewed guitarist Carl Verheyen in LA, and wrote a Guitar Cool column about a few things he learned from him that day. Here is Kevin's full interview. So one ...

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Interviews

Rhian Sheehan: Nevermind The Great Divide

Leading an eight-piece band and locally string sections recruited from each city, in October musician/composer/all-round creative genius Rhian Sheehan played album release shows in Dunedin, Nelson, Wellington ...

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Interviews

Sam Kristofski: Just Shoot Me

Sam Kristofski is a film director with a portfolio traversing photography, commercials, oddball short films and lots more besides. Among his numerous Kiwi music video clients over the years have been the ...

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Interviews

NewTracks New Artist: George

In her last year of high school Georgia Lines won Smokefree Rockquest with her song Wannabe. That was 2014 and not long after she headed overseas, travelling and writing music along the way. Now back ...

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Interviews

Jenny Mitchell: A Concert and a Cup Of Tea…

With a career beginning from her early teens, singer/songwriter Jenny Mitchell already has two albums behind her, a Gold Guitar Award on her mantelpiece, and is a graduate of the Australian Academy of ...

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Get Yer Kit Off

Get Yer Kit Off: Kate Baya

Locally-based session drummers remain a rarity, local female session drummers considerably fewer. Kate Baya has taken aim at raising the percentages and has quickly developed a great rep as a session player-for-hire. ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Tom Young

Aucklander Tom Young considers himself more as a songwriter or music maker than some crafty instrumentalist, but he manages to work well with the skills he does have – as showcased in his latest single ...

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Interviews

Jaggers x Lines: Crossing The Timeline

Introduced to NZMusician.co.nz readers in a Fresh Talent feature by Louisa Nicklin back in April/May 2017, the enigmatically-named Jaggers x Lines consists of Morgan Smillie and Eliana Gray, Dunedin friends ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Fables

Auckland musician Jess Bailey aka Fables has an artful passion for making – making jewellery, paintings, ceramics and, most fortunately for us, music. Early music making at high school was a collaborative ...

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On Foreign Soil

On Foreign Soil: Fanfickk at MU:CON, Seoul

MU:CON, which presumably stands for MUsic CONvention, is Asia’s leading music business market, focusing on the interaction and communication of the Asian and global music industries. (As copied straight ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Tommie

Bianca Tomena Erceg aka Tommie grew up in Whangarei but calls Auckland her home these days. After starting out on the guitar at age 8, she soon went on to dabble in other instruments like bass, piano, ...

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Features

Premiere: Bartells – Still Like To Know

Auckland newcomer Bartells kicks off 2019 with his latest single, Still Like To Know - quite a fitting tune to start off the New Year. Officially out on January 11, we've already got it available for ...

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Interviews

Industry Types: Music Journalists Sarah Gooding & Nick Fulton

With the rise of blogging, social media, and streaming, as well as increasingly more cuts in staff at news media outlets, music journalism is in a precarious position, you could argue. In spite of this ...

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Ex-Pat Files

Ex-pat Files: Blair Jollands

London-based Kiwi singer/songwriter Blair Jollands has been described as having a ‘country and eastern’ sound. Comparisons drawn with Nick Cave, Bowie and Beck tell you that his song compositions, ...

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Interviews

Chelsea Jade: Pilgrim’s Progress

In recent years Los Angeles has firmly taken over as the de facto ex-pat home to world market-conscious Kiwi music professionals, not simply musicians but for music producers like Joel Little and Sam de ...

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Fender Mustang GT100 Guitar Amp

Fender’s new Mustang GT 2.0 range covers the little GT40 home amp, this review’s studio/stage-oriented GT100 and the GT200 model designed for bigger stages. The Mustang is a slick digital solid state ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Kennedy

Kennedy Jane Ihaka stems from Kaitaia originally but has been calling Wellington home for nigh on two decades. Her catchy debut single, the positive and adventurous On The Run was featured on NZ On ...

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Interviews

Alae: Stone Cold Lady Killers

A month after the release of their first album ‘Henry St’, the founding fathers of Auckland indie pop act Alae, Alex Farrell-Davey and Allister Meffen talked with Katherine Parsons about growing the ...

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Advertorial

Kaysha Bowler Is A Woman To Watch

After touring the community halls of rural New Zealand with Neil Finn and family in January 2018 as their lighting designer and technician, Kaysha Bowler had her own lightbulb moment. What if performers ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Reality Chant

Paul Bimler and Gabriel Calcott have a long history of creating music together, most recently as reggae duo Reality Chant. Their single Future Navigator, featuring Wellington's Israel Starr, was included ...

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Gear Reviews

Gear Reviews: Presonus Studio 26 & Sound Devices MixPre-3M

The humble USB audio interface. Since entering the MI market 15 years ago or so, they have become one of the most ubiquitous and taken-for-granted items within a musician’s kit. I still have a first ...

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Interviews

Orangefarm: Bittersweet Tales

It’s been a while between drinks and EPs down at Orangefarm. The band’s first, ‘Joined At The Hip’, was released in 2000 with its follow up, ‘The Water' in July this year. Richard Thorne caught ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Te Henga Collective

“We write songs in our style. And our style encompasses heaps of different stuff,” Drew Smith of Te Henga Collective explains. Ngā Ara Maha by Te Henga Collective “You get six different people’s ...

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Interviews

The Changing Same: The Story Remains…

You may remember him from such bands as the ’80s Flying Nun outfit Sneaky Feelings (who staged a return recently to release their new album ‘Progress Junction’ and play at the 2017 Others Way Festival) ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Amila

Singer/songwriter Camila Antonia Roa Núñez, aka Amila, was born in Chile but has been living in NZ for a decade now. Still attending high school in West Auckland she sent a demo of the first song she'd ...

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Gear Reviews

Gear Reviews: Martin D-28 Standard Series

Hard case all right. Out of the blue, middle of a very busy week, promoting a gig… my usual part-time work dried up, bills piling in. Then… “Hey, Otis, would you like to review a high-end Martin ...

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Interviews

Q & A: Seralynne

Originally a Taumarunui gal, Sarah Nicholson aka Seralynne now calls Invercargill home. After finishing a music degree at SIT in 2014, she stuck around and in 2016 released an EP called 'Headspace', showing ...

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Interviews

Industry Types: Anthony Healey (APRA)

The Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) is a copyright collective representing Australian and New Zealand composers, lyricists, and music publishers. Sam Smith spoke with NZ's head of ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Lost Tribe Aotearoa

How good to see a band from the Taupo/central North Island area bubbling up from those geothermal hotbeds! True, Lost Tribe Aotearoa identify themselves as being based out of Raglan / Whaingaroa, but ...

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge Acoustic Amp

When the Fishman Loudbox Mini Charge arrived at my door I knew I was in for some quality time, and what a time of quality we had together… Most acoustic guitarists will be familiar with the Fishman ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Jane Deezy

Zambian born Kiwi Beth Ruzibiza aka Jane Deezy has emerged from a two-year hiatus with a fresh new single, Divine Plateau. A member of AmmoNation, alongside brother Raiza Biza, Jane Deezy shares a raw, ...

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Interviews

High Hoops: Shooting From Beyond The Key

Not only did Jordan Arts write, sing, record and produce his debut High Hoops album, he also self-shot the video for Madly and made all the artwork for ‘Seasons On Planet Earth’. This multi-talented ...

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Interviews

Q & A: Sola Rosa’s Andrew Spraggon Talks Cover

On November 5, Sola Rosa 's 2018 EP 'In Spaces' won a Tui for the Best Album Cover of the year at the Artisan Awards. Based on photography by German Matthias Heiderich and designed by Kiwi Jaime Robertson, ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Nu

Born in the UK, Nefertiti Teare, aka Nu, crossed the world to first call NZ home aged 15, bringing with her the nickname-turned-stage name NÜ – a brand that may or may not be Teletubbies related. Her ...

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Interviews

Bad Sav: Naughty But Noise

October in Dunedin means spring is in the air. There is a shift in the weather – the sun comes out, and the puffer jackets retire (momentarily) back to the wardrobe. The season of rebirth is also a good ...

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Interviews

Industry Types: Andrea Clark – Owner of Galatos

In this new series, Sam Smith talks to some of the people who work in the local music industry, discussing their role and some of the issues facing the music industry in New Zealand. These are the people ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Bene

In spite of her young age, Aucklander Bene, has already lined up the support of CRS Management (The Naked & Famous, Brooke Fraser), and alongside that some help to write songs and record with the ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Mixed Vege

His actual name is Rodney Fisher, but if that doesn't spark your neurons think about all those great fun Goodshirt songs you've danced around to since the early 2000s. Songs with names like Buck It Up, ...

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Features

Premiere: No Girl – Make It Easy

No Girl is an indie four-piece from Auckland made up of Seamus Maguire (3 Little Pubes, Wormfarm, Spektic Records), Louisa Nicklin (Moses), Charlotte Nicklin and Harry Falkiner. Blending punchy bass ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: N eo

Hip hop artist N eo claims Auckland as his home of origin. Though born in Palmerston North (and then answering to Bryan James Anderson), he says he moved around so much as a kid, and it was Auckland that ...

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Interviews

Q & A: Latinaotearoa

As so neatly encapsulated in that combo handle, Latinaotearoa is about blending Kiwi music influences with those of the colourful cultures of South America – meaning they overlay soul, jazz and hip hop ...

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Interviews

High Beams: Brightly Lit

Off the back of an array of solo projects and internationally acknowledged releases, friends Illbaz, Raiza Biza and Melodownz have joined forces to release a collaborative album under the bright light ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Watson

Elementary, of course. It's not about alcohol at all but rather a metaphor for toxic human infatuations. Stephen Watson was born in Scotland but spent his growing up years in the Waikato, and for the ...

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On Foreign Soil

On Foreign Soil: Strangely Arousing Asia Tour Diary

Featuring as Fresh Talent in NZM back in 2014 after winning Smokefree Pacifica Beats, it took until mid-2017 to see the release of the debut album from livewire reggae/ska act Strangely Arousing. The ...

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Interviews

Fraser Ross: One… Two… Three… Oh Four

Like a bit of quirk in your folk? Well with a title that goes, ‘Life is Magic, Where is my Rabbit?’, Fraser Ross’ new album will surely hold appeal. Not that Ross and his 04 bandmates play it for ...

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Observation Posts

NZM Is 30 Years To The Good!

The very first ever New Zealand Musician issue (with English drummer Simon Phillips on the cover!) was published back in September 1988 – which officially makes September 2018 the magazine’s 30th birthday ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Kiko

Put together Harvey Knows A Killer, Strangely Arousing, These Automatic Changers and The Wreckage and you have a mighty line up for a great hard rockin' night out. Kiko is a fun-lovin' combo comprising ...

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Interviews

The Chills: Climate Change (Part 2)

Promoting ‘Silver Bullets’, The Chills’ first full album in nearly two decades British indie label Fire Records described it as bursting with chiming Dunedin-pop anthems, the idiosyncratic underlying ...

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Interviews

The Chills: Climate Change (Part 1)

Promoting ‘Silver Bullets’, The Chills’ first full album in nearly two decades British indie label Fire Records described it as bursting with chiming Dunedin-pop anthems, the idiosyncratic underlying ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Gino October

Born in Cape Town, Gino October was 12 when he emigrated with his family to Auckland. He talks about the influence this has had on him and what’s in store next. “When we came to New Zealand I was ...

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Interviews

Lights Go Down On Rotorua’s Rogue Stage

On June 10 this year Bernie Griffen and the Thin Men were the last act to perform on Rotorua’s Rogue Stage, a “live music appreciation movement” with a roaming stage that Karin and Barry Vincent ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Tarn PK

Still attending Christchurch Boys’ High, Tarn PK wrote a song about teenage experimentations with alcohol that he initially titled Hurricane. Deciding later that was a bit too Bob Dylan-like he re-named ...

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On Foreign Soil

On Foreign Soil: Cruisin’ With Aro

It was through word of mouth that Aro aka Emily and Charles Looker got into performing on cruise ships. Though they say that personally, it’s not their ideal holiday, working on a big boat is essentially ...

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Massey Implementing Māori Values

Warren Maxwell, Senior Lecturer Music and Practice at Massey University’s Bachelor Commercial Music writes about implementing kaupapa Māori into tertiary music teaching. A serendipitous thing happened ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Pipsy

Coming across Pipsy's infectious pop-punk track Holiday on the August copy of NZ On Air Music's NewTracks compilation, it was clearly time to introduce you to the man behind the music. Originally from ...

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Interviews

Going Global: Q & A with Alison Rosenfeld

A music supervisor for film and TV, Alison Rosenfeld thrives in the realm of the eclectic and up-and-coming. Over her 6 years at Aperture Music, Alison has placed songs by dozens of indie acts in TV shows ...

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Interviews

20 Years Back: Shihad’s Big Buzz

Late last month Shihad released their fourth album 'The General Electric’. It is an eagerly anticipated album with the question being asked by fans, critics and the New Zealand music industry alike, ...

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Interviews

Going Global: Q&A with Poppy Reid

Poppy Reid is the Managing Editor of Australia’s fastest-growing music media company, Seventh Street Media, which includes Tone Deaf, The Brag, The Industry Observer and other publications under its ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Geoff Ong

Geoff Ong likes to keep busy. When he is not active taking photos or videos, producing music for or playing with other musicians (like Megan Sidwell, Yasamin Al-Tiay, White Rabbit Black Monkey), he's ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: RTI Vibration

Patrick ‘P.Mo’ Mowat and Rodney ‘Rodz’ Te Tawhero make up RTI Vibration, a name originally derived from the nickname for their hometown, Raetihi, but which has come to stand for ‘raw, talented, ...

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Interviews

Ha The Unclear: Anonymous To Synonymous

Known for the superficially quirky yet oddly academic narratives of their songs, inspiration for their music comes from many places as it turns out – from human behaviour and the limitations of Western ...

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Interviews

NewTracks New Artist: Siena Stone

Hailing proudly from the Bay of Plenty, Siena Mascheretti aka Siena Stone plays guitar (primarily) and dabbles on the piano. Her debut “public” single Freewheeler features on the August 2018 NZ On ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Destructatron

With the early 2018 release of their prophetically-titled debut EP, ‘Rise Of Destructatron’, five-piece Hamilton djent industrial metal band Destructatron bring their robot to life. “Our sole purpose ...

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Interviews

Jed Parsons: Hey, Thanks For Listening

The title above is taken (a bit lazily perhaps), from the cover of Jed Parsons ’ shiny and polished debut album ‘Midnight Feast’ – the message you get when you lift out the CD. A nice touch in ...

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Interviews

Q & A: Chris William

With his debut EP ‘Out Of Sight’ due on August 17, Christchurch musician Chris William is a fairly new name, despite having a broad range of musical experience. He's happy to have his music described ...

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Interviews

Arma Del Amor: Coming Into View

There is a very evident artfulness to both the music and presentation of Arma Del Amor, so it’s unsurprising that in discussion with them moody ‘90s dance trio Massive Attack warrant a mention. Beautifully ...

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Interviews

Q & A: Bartells

Auckland songwriter Sam Bartells is hardly prolific – it's around a year since he last released original material, and even longer between that and his prior single. There's good reason, namely struggles ...

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Interviews

25 Years Back: Push Pushing Off

Push Push are sick of being messed around and are moving to Australia this month. [Published in NZM 25 years back, July 1993.] Since the five-piece rock sensations' debut single, Trippin', soared to number ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Solomon Crook

In 2015 a Coromandel student named Solomon Crook wowed the crowd at the national finals of Smokefree Rockquest with his unique voice and beautifully written songs – but placed only third. Three years ...

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Interviews

Jonathan Bree: Webtalking On Sleepwalking

Jonathan Bree is a musical maverick who has been creating opulent, cinematic pop since his days as part of The Brunettes. A solo artist since 2013, he has taken his love of lush orchestration to new levels ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Jackson Owens

Given the size of it, one can safely assume that not many people from Turangi have made their way to LA in search of musical opportunities. 20-year-old singer Jackson Owens made the leap across the ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Girlboss

Lucy Botting is Girlboss! "My friend started her own business and she would make posts with #girlboss. I‘d never really seen it before, but it was like, ”I love it‘. It just struck me as quite a ...

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Interviews

Kevin Haines: Playing Bass Now & Then

Kevin Haines is a double bass player who has played in the New Zealand jazz scene for over 50 years. After a long and continuing career Haines now also teaches at the Auckland University School of Music. ...

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Software

VST Guitar Plugins: Some Options

If fear of being a relatively slow guitar learner and months of callouses is holding you back from creating your very own rock symphony, there is, of course, a ready compromise available. Comfortably snug ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Lexxa

Lexxa is Auckland-based twins, Maude and Julia Morris. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree they say – many will remember their dad, musician and producer Ian Morris , who was a key part of Th'Dudes and ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: OD

Born and bred in Hawkes Bay, all members of hip hop crew OD grew up in the Hastings' suburb of Flaxmere. These days Gold Coast-based, the band consists of Bailey Tamati (Bay), Cody Tamati (THC aka The ...

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Observation Posts

Remembering Bastion Point with Music

On Friday May 25 2018, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the forced eviction of protestors at Auckland’s Bastion Point, a packed concert at the city’s Tuning Fork venue featured Annie Crummer, ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Drxnes

In just three short years Drxnes have emerged as a popular live draw in their hometown of Whanganui. Drummer Ethan Coleman and guitarists Isaac Chamberlain and Adam Robinson took a break from their sweaty ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Emily Fairlight

Wellington-based, ex-Christchurch Americana musician Emily Fairlight (Peters) is one of those multi-talented creative types able to create art across various disciplines. Apart from singing with a recognisable, ...

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Interviews

October: The Hunt For Ultra Red

Fast gaining attention in the music world as October, Emma Logan is a self-made producer, singer/songwriter and performer from Blenheim. Her sound is industrial and edgy, but accessible to the masses. ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Harry Parsons

“When I won it, it all just sort of happened. I didn’t take all the opportunities that I had offered to me because I just wasn’t ready.” Triumphant in 2013’s Rockquest competition, taking first ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Sahara Skye

Sahara Skye McDonald was always a musical kid, having played acoustic guitar since the age of 11. After collaborations with Ryan Enzed in 2016 on a track called Crawling, plus writing and recording ...

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Blame It On ABBA

Pearl. Remember Pearl? Can’t say I did, but given that the Wellington duo released an album (‘No Ordinary Day’) and several ‘adult contemporary’ radio singles a decade or so ago, plenty of middle-ageing ...

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Interviews

Depths: Going The Distance

Prophets of the digitising of music have always pointed to the opportunities it provides for artists from the extremities of genre and geography. Palmerston North struggles for population and is the more ...

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Interviews

Delaney Davidson: This World Of His

It’s emblematic of Delaney Davidson’s natural perversity that the CD version of his new album, entitled ‘Shining Day’, is presented in a matt cardboard pack of decidedly muted colours. Perhaps ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Mild Orange

Creating what they call 'melting melodies' – music with a smooth, laid-back vibe – Dunedin-based quartet Mild Orange have made it onto NZOA Music's NewTracks compilation for the first time this May. ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Round Buddah

The debut EP from Auckland hip hop-jazz fusionists Round Buddah received a warm welcome into the world with an enthusiastic reception at a release party in late 2017. ‘People and Trees’ was recorded ...

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On Foreign Soil

On Foreign Soil: Erin Cole-Baker

With her third album ‘Till The Feeling’s Right’ out now, Whangarei Heads-based songwriter Erin Cole-Baker left home and family behind in February this year to take her music to the Folk Alliance ...

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Advertorial

What is Music Technology?

Technology has always held a central role in the creation, recording and performance of music and audio; from commercial Top 40 pop, film and games music, to artistic disciplines that create fire-hollowing ...

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Photo Galleries

#MusiciansOfAotearoa 2018

A few more days left to spot #MusiciansOfAotearoa 2018 on a street near you. Photographer Hayley Theyers' portraits were showcased successfully countrywide by the ever-supportive Phantom Billstickers for ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Sharnar

Of Irish and Samoan descent, Sharnar Salafai McGlinchey was born in Sydney and raised in NZ. Growing up listening to a wide variety of music has challenged Sharnar to define a sound of her own. Featured ...

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Interviews

Wax Chattels: Coffee & Chat(tels)

Wax Chattels are an Auckland three-piece that has hit it hard since forming less than two years ago. They made Top 10 on alternative stations across the country and gained a rewarding last-minute addition ...

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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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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Glencoe

Featured on the April compilation of NZOA Music's NewTracks, we'd like to introduce Melbourne-based Cantabrian Brogan Tautiri-Kerrison who creates music under the name Glencoe. Strictly speaking we could ...

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Interviews

Q&A: Gavin Downie

Before branching out into production management Aucklander Gavin Downie worked for a number of years as a guitar tech, a job that includes looking after and maintaining equipment for musicians at live ...

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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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LESSONS

Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: 11 Things I Learnt From Carl Verheyen

Earlier this year I was in Los Angeles and caught up with the amazing guitarist Carl Verheyen (pronounced Ver-high-in) at Village Recorders in Santa Monica, where he was working on and producing an album ...

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Lessons

Tips For Singers & Songwriters Playing Guitar

A singer/songwriter usually begins his or her career performing solo, accompanying themselves on piano or guitar, and eventually adding one or two side (wo)men as their sound and budget grows. It’s often ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: Finding The Alternative

In the latest incarnation of A Star Is Born, we are presented with the tropes of self-destructive, addicted and tortured singer/songwriter (Jackson, played by Bradley Cooper) and up-and-coming, manipulated ...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Managing Your Band Pt 1

The previous Building Blocks column was titled Self-Manage or Bust! In it, I pointed out that any professional musician’s life is comprised of a series of small challenges. When those challenges are ...

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X-Factory

X-Factory: Nostalgia, Semiotics, and Drax Project

Nostalgia, Semiotics, and Drax Project: Nostalgia’s not what it used to be – perhaps an overly theatrical beginning to this X-Factory piece, but tongue-in-cheek usually gets a smile, or at least a ...

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Lessons

Cherie Mathieson & Tami Neilson: Voice Health On Tour

Have you ever wondered how someone with a big singing voice and a performance schedue to match looks after and maintains their vocal health? When she thinks huge vocals, singer and vocal coach Cherie ...

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X-Factory

X-Factory: In Praise of The Adults’ ‘Haja’

Combine a long-standing rock artist, some very current Kiwi vocalists, a rapper or two, a Sudanese culture and set it all in the sub-genre of electro dance, and what do you have? An awful lot of buzz about ...

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Lessons

NZM Is 30 Years To The Good! #2 – Sound Check

The second published New Zealand Musician issue (with an orange-suited Dave Dobbyn gracing the cover in recognition of the release of his ‘Loyal’ album) was published back in October 1988 – 30 years ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Sidney Carton’s Steps

This Deep Thinking piece is a solo bass tune with a nod in the direction of Charles Dickens (a ‘nod’ being the important word…). I would like to say it is a ‘far, far’ harder piece than the last ...

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Lessons

No Budget DIY Music Videos

Originally hailing from Blenheim, Rose Muollo-Gray, aka Hybrid Rose, is a musician, artist and producer who is keen to progress and make change. Having released her debut album 'Cosmic' last year, she ...

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X-Factory

X-Factory: 2018 APRA Silver Scroll Award Finalists – The Art Of Surprise

No matter what the accumulated critics’ choices or popular picks might leave us expecting on the night, the winner of the 2018 Silver Scrolls will be a surprise when announced on October 4. Last year ...

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X-Factory

X-Factory: Carnivorous Plant Society – Don’t Go Outside

On first hearing Carnivorous Plant Society ’s Don’t Go Outside I felt transfixed by the performance, recorded live for RNZ in March. A seven-piece band packed the studio with vibraphone, keyboards, ...

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Lessons

Staying Healthy As A Working Musician

Tattletale Saints’ bass player and singer Vanessa McGowan has previously provided NZM readers with insightful lessons and tips on working with session musicians and being a ‘badass’ backing vocalist. ...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Self-Manage Or Bust!

Self-manage or bust: Ask the average working musician how they’re doing these days and they’ll likely shrug and tell you, “I’m managing.” In other words, they’re managing to make a career out ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Sidney Carton’s Steps

This Deep Thinking piece is a solo bass tune with a nod in the direction of Charles Dickens (a ‘nod’ being the important word…). I would like to say it is a ‘far, far’ harder piece than the last ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: The Yoga Of Voice

This column investigates and celebrates the connection between the physical body, spirit and sound. I combine vocal warm-ups with yoga. Or, you could say my yoga practice incorporates a vocal warm-up. Attending ...

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Legal Advice

Legal Bandwidth: Adding Up A Manager

Successful music artists will tell you that the management team you choose will make or break you in this business. Your manager is the strategic and business brains of your outfit. They work as an organiser, ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: Travis Picking

This is an introductory lesson into the classic acoustic guitar technique of Travis picking, which was made famous by the legendary country guitar picker Merle Travis. Chet Atkins took it and added to ...

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Lessons

Some Tips On Becoming A Badass Backing Singer

A great instrumentalist who also sings will frequently get work over a great instrumentalist who doesn't, especially in the harmony-rich world of country, folk and pop. As a bonus, singing is also incredibly ...

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X-Factory

X-Factory: Te Vaka – We Know The Way

Multi-award winning group Te Vaka are again amongst the finalist nominees for the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, this time with a track entitled Lakalaka. They have previously won a number of major ...

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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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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: Those Mislaid New Year’s Resolutions

Although I am not a big fan of New Year's resolutions, I am a big fan of setting some new goals every now and then. Some people say they’re going to lose so much weight, run a marathon, swim Cook Strait, ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: Atawhai – Compassion For Your Own Voice

“What the world needs now, is love sweet love. That’s the only thing that there’s just too little of” – thanks Hal David. It’s a universal truth, especially applied to our relationships with ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Sting Plays Bass

I’ve always been an admirer of Sting ’s songwriting and singing (especially while playing some very tricky bass lines). However, I often feel that his bass playing is overlooked because of his other ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding your Voice: Voice Damage – It Cuts Like A Knife

In a recent Guardian article, Bernhard Warner asked, “Why do stars like Adele keep losing their voice?” Expanding on that he observed: “More and more singers are cancelling big shows and turning ...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Reach – The People You’ll Never Know

You’ve been playing music for a while, been in and out of a few bands at high school and then uni. Eventually, you meet some musicians who are worth sticking with for a long, long time, players who bring ...

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X-Factory

X-Factory: Leisure, Money and the Soulquarians

Go on, do it! Google the word ‘soulquarians’. You may already be familiar with this term or you may, as I was, be on the brink of discovering something truly wonderful. Looking back at movements in ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Fretting Over Picking Technique

What more could a bassist ask for than something to play while sitting in the sun waiting for the onslaught of New Year’s Eve gigs? I may have the answer in a chordal tune that moves slightly away from ...

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Legal Advice

Legal Bandwidth: What To Do When A Good Band Turns Bad

Being in a band is like a marriage. Except that instead of having one significant other to keep happy, you’re usually fully committed professionally, financially and personally to a whole group of passionate, ...

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Tutors' Tutorial

Tutors’ Tutorial: Why Ableton Doesn’t Suck!

To the people who use Ableton, you know why it doesn’t suck. In fact, the case is quite the opposite. It blows! Blows audio fish out of the audio ocean with audio dynamite. Far too often I’ve heard ...

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Lessons

Flamenco Compás: A Guide to Flamenco Rhythm

Compás in flamenco refers to the basic rhythmical structure that is the heart of flamenco music. There are a lot of different styles within flamenco music each with its own characteristic compás, harmony ...

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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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Lessons

Muse or Monster – Music Performance Anxiety

As a musician, it is likely that you will be active in the music scene as a live performer. This is not always an easy task, and the challenge can often trigger performance anxiety – especially as a ...

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Rangikura Precious Tunes

Rangikura Precious Tunes: Cricket Farm – Nod And Smile

Auckland Indie-folk/jazz trio Cricket Farm, made up of Hayley Robertson, Sims Ross (Yebiisu, The Murderchord) and Joel Vinsen (Ijebu Pleasure Club, Spiral), have released their debut album 'Bending ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: Landing On The Right Notes When Soloing

Have you ever taken a solo and it just sounds like you are just fishing around for the right notes and immediately thought to yourself, I wish I could easily land on the right notes when I take a solo?  Maybe ...

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X-Factory

X-Factory: Six60

Six60 - two new NZ Top 10 songs in 2 weeks - how do they do it? The word Authenticity (in existentialist philosophy) is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as ‘relating to or denoting an emotionally ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Jaco Pastorius

Back in February, I had an accident that every musician dreads – I cut the tendon and nerves that control my left index finger. (Never leave a rug curled up so you can trip over it and crush a glass ...

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X-Factory

X-Factory: Rounding Up The Silver Scroll Finalists

The five songs in with a chance to win this year’s APRA Silver Scroll Award are Close Your Eyes by Bic Runga, Life of the Party by Chelsea Jade, Horizon by Aldous Harding, Richard by Nadia Reid and ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: Vanilla Chords

' Vanilla chords ' is a term used in the jazz guitar world which essentially means you need to reduce the chord progression being studied to its most basic form. Take a quick look at Exercise 1. You ...

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Lessons

Working With Session Musicians For Original Music Gigs & Tours

Imagine the following scenario: You're a songwriter who usually plays solo. For your next recording and subsequent tour, you decide you want a fuller band sound, so you're considering to work with session ...

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Legal Advice

Legal Bandwidth: Imitation That Avoids Litigation

We all know imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Still, a mate turning up to Friday drinks in the jacket you bought a week ago is mildly annoying. If you’re a muso, however, disputes with other ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Chuck Berry

Just as I had finished writing about the mathematical complexities of Meshuggah and Tessaract in the last edition, the news came through of Chuck Berry’s passing. I thought that, given the huge musical ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: The Lead Guitar Player’s Role

In the last issue I wrote about the role of the rhythm guitarist, so this month I will give you some cool ideas to use when you are in the lead guitar role. Essentially a good guitar player can play ...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Stage Trek Ep 6 – Club Gigs

This column has covered club gigs several times in the past, but here I want to focus on three important points that fit nicely into this Stage Trek miniseries. First, finding and booking gigs at local ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: Time To Take A Self-Esteem Bath

Much space was left behind in the wake of my last column about the myth of needing the self-confidence to sing. Listing pitfalls of over and under-confidence didn’t provide strategies of how to grow ...

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X-Factory

X-Factory: Lorde – Green Light

It must be challenging for any artist to follow up a successful debut album, let alone a Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum single like Royals. Prior to the release of Green Light, Lorde discussed how ...

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Legal Advice

Legal Bandwidth: Contract? Get it in Writing – and Signed

Have you ever been in a bad relationship? When things go south you need to know where you stand – what’s rightfully yours and theirs – so you can move on (and move out) without cutting your record ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Polymetric Basslines

In this issue we are going to look at polymetric basslines and drum patterns that have been recorded by two bands described online as ‘progressive’ or ‘extreme’ metal. Whether those are accurate ...

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Tutors' Tutorial

Tutors’ Tutorial: Mix Buss Processing

The mix is close to being finished and it’s time to add the final touches. Time then to talk mix-buss or mix-buss processing – the plugins that are often used to finish off your mix. The overall ...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Stage Trek Ep 5 – Weddings

My last article left us orbiting Planet Party, and away missions visited a few lucrative locations; playing at private events, graduation shindigs, and even corporate wingdings. But the mother ship won’t ...

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Lessons

Jeshel Forrester: How To Write A Song

I write songs, poetry, novels, stories, and essays – for publication, not for my own amusement. And I’m old. Really old. So it’s inevitable that over the years I’ve discovered that when I write ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: The Myth of Self – Confidence

Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Is it confidence that makes you capable of performance, or performance the gives you confidence? I believe it is the latter. Confidence is NOT a prerequisite ...

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X-Factory

X-Factory: Bic Runga – Close Your Eyes

Released in November 2016, ‘Close Your Eyes’ is Bic Runga’s fifth studio album, a 12-song tribute featuring interpretations of some of her favourite covers to which she also added two new original ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: The Age Of Aquarius

In this issue I am looking at a tune from a musical I saw when I was 15 years old. It was one of the reasons I became a professional musician in the ’70s, and it has been covered by some great people. ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: The Rhythm Guitarist’s Role

The role of rhythm guitarist within a band setting is often overlooked, misunderstood and undervalued amongst fellow musicians. Not many guitar players actually understand what the role entails either, ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: Coping with Pressure and Stress

It’s that time again and of course I hope that you have a great Christmas and New Year – and that Father Christmas brings you that new guitar you have been dreaming about.  With that possibility in ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: How Aotearoa Is Perfect For Touring!

I had the great privilege of recently touring Aotearoa with Arts on Tour and experienced tour veterans The Alpaca Social Club, stretching from Riverton to Kaitaia with 23 gigs in 26 daze! This column ...

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Tutors' Tutorial

Tutors’ Tutorial: Mixing In The Box – Part 4

Panning is one of the first concepts people become familiar with when getting into music production. The pan pot (panorama potentiometer) is right there on the channel strip and moving it around probably ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Some 12/8 Xmas Trickiness With The Verlaines!

As it’s the Christmas period, I thought I would do some shameless marketing. There is a new album, ‘Dunedin Spleen’ from The Verlaines, a Dunedin band with which I play, that’s due for release ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Keyboard Bass + Bass Guitar = Huge Bass!

This Deep Thinking bass lesson concerns how two sources of bass in a band can sound big and grunty (is that a word?). I did loads of adverts and television soundtracks between the 1970s and 1990s that ...

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Tutors' Tutorial

Tutors’ Tutorial: Mixing In The Box – Part 3

You’ve been given a track to mix. Where to begin? While there are many ways to approach a mix, starting with the drums can allow you to get right into creating the sonic environment for your track. So, ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: Don’t Let Fear Ruin Your Singing Life

My last Finding Your Voice column addressed the need to be in love with the songs you sing. Loving relationships allow us to discover what we can offer our voices/songs and what they can offer us. But, ...

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Lessons

How To Be The Only Band In The World

Blinding white lights illuminate a crowd of thousands, every band in the world playing simultaneously. The noise is deafening as distortion, delay and the clang of singers screams in your ears. Everyone ...

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Legal Advice

The Lawful Truth: Producer Agreements – Part 2

In the last Lawful Truth column we started a discussion of Producer Agreements by considering some of the vital secondary issues that need to be addressed such as defining the actual services being provided, ...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Parties & Events – Stage Trek 4

There are many great gigging opportunities that will boost your cred and your ego that have nothing to do with earnings. You shouldn’t turn down such work as it can be extremely fun and potentially career-building. ...

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Legal Advice

The Lawful Truth: Performance Agreements – Part 1

Live performance is one of the absolute bedrocks of the music industry. There are few better ways for an artist to prove what they are capable of, and to really cement a following, than by delivering quality ...

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Lessons

X-Factory: Seth Haapu – 10 Years

When I was ‘sample-listening’ through the top 20 2016 APRA Silver Scrolls awards finalists, Seth Haapu’s 10 Years caught my ear. Having heard the man perform live a few times I was no stranger ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: Technique – Have You Got It?

Guitar players love to share their thoughts on the topic of technique. You can also find it discussed in lots of books, videos and on numerous websites. For many guitarists it seems that ‘technique’ ...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Street Fairs & Festivals – Stage Trek 3

The last stop in our quest was the unpredictable but often quite fun planet of All-Ages & School Gigs. Now let’s journey to the stage at street fairs or festivals. That’s not just another world, ...

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Legal Advice

The Lawful Truth: Synchronisation Agreements – Part 1

The modern music industry has never been in more of a state of flux than it is right now. Over the last decade there has been a dramatic shift in the revenue sources that are driving the industry. Although ...

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Lessons

X-Factory: Shortland Street TV Theme – Graham Bollard

The longest running NZ TV theme of all time has by now ear-wormed its way through the conscious (and subconscious) sound world of multiple generations of Kiwis and international listeners alike. The 26-year ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: Love The Songs We Sing

What’s Love Got To Do With It? Why we ought’a be in love with the songs we sing. Now, there’s this song I’ve fancied for years and years, but never had the courage to ask it out. I’d listen ...

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Legal Advice

The Lawful Truth: Producer Agreements – Part 1

It’s no secret that many artists wouldn’t be the household names they are today without the work of some great music producers behind them. While producers often have a low profile as far as the public ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: Using Movable Chords

Using Movable Chords: One of the biggest challenges guitar players face is that of playing chords. Some of the problems are 1). Knowing where all the chord shapes are on the neck. 2). How they all fit ...

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Lessons

Tutors’ Tutorial: Mixing In The Box – Part 2

Mixing in the box: Okay, valuable cliché time. ‘Start with the end in mind.’ There is a temptation to just start pushing faders around and see what happens. If you have an idea of what you want your ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Ay Caramba! Some Latin Grooves

Latin Grooves: In this issue we are going to look at some Afro–Cuban bass lines two of which are contemporary, and one, while from a relatively recent song, is based on a traditional Cuban rhythm. In ...

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Lessons

Tutors’ Tutorial: Mixing In The Box – An Introduction

Mixing in the box - thanks to the ‘miracle of modern technology’ it has become possible to create a complete musical project in our computer. There is no shortage of material on mixing with plenty ...

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Get Yer Kit Off

Get Yer Kit Off: Stu Harwood

Not many local drummers will have built their own acrylic drum kit, or constructed a vintage drum machine. Stuart Harwood has done both, and further proves his versatility playing currently for several ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Some Country Slap Blues

In this issue we are going to take some of the techniques from last issue’s Deep Thinking column and turn them into a country slap blues 12-bar pattern. Imagine you are in a bluesy-styled band that ...

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Legal Advice

The Lawful Truth: Compilation Agreements

Rather than working through a record label, an increasing number of bands and artists these days pay for and consequently own the rights to their own recordings. As a result activities that were once the ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: Develop Your Own Style

Many guitarists find developing their own style is a difficult thing to do, and I’m often asked how you do so with ease. Well the concept is simple, but it is definitely not easy to put into practice. ...

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Lessons

X-Factory: Disclosure feat. Lorde – Magnets

25-year old Guy Lawrence is surfing a wave of popularity with his 22-year old brother Howard. The U.K. powerhouse EDM duo Disclosure has worked with some big names in pop, from Sam Smith to The Weeknd, ...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks: All-Ages & School Gigs – Stage Trek 3

Starting this ‘Stage Trek’ series last issue, I gave a few general pointers on how to hunt down places for your band to play. Now let’s work forward from the most basic types of venues to the most ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Touching Bass with Debussy

I have written (or arranged!) something extremely different from our recent rock and funk escapades for this first issue of the new year. It is actually a piano piece composed by the French composer, ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Debussy Encore

This issue is the second part of the bass arrangement I have scored of Claude Debussy'’s Claire de Lune. What happens after this section will require you to find three or four bass-playing mates, as the ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Bass In Your Face

In the last NZM issue, we looked at some iconic Afro-American funk bass lines that used a ‘less is more’ approach. We’'ll continue the theme here by looking at two significant bass tracks (one from ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Funk Meets Jazz – James Jamerson (1936-’83)

As promised in the last issue, we are going to look at some of the aspects of James Jamerson'’s bass playing that made him an individualist who has influenced bass players since the early days of the ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Jack Bruce (1943 – 2014)

Many readers of the Deep Thinking column will be familiar with British trio Cream, one of the bands of the late 1960s that moved from blues-based improvisation to experimental progressive rock, and influenced ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Mr. Faun’s Afternoon

A very happy and successful New Year to you. Following on from the last issues cross-handed tapping piece, I have written another piece combining some harmonics with fretted root notes and some cross-handed ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Frank Prestia – A Tower of Power

As mentioned in the last issue of NZ Musician, we are going to look at a couple of bass parts from Frank ‘Rocco’ Prestia, the bassist from Tower of Power, a funk/rock band from Oakland, California. The ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Getting Funky Fun With Flea

Some funky fun this time from a bass player much admired in rock and funk circles – Flea of The Red Hot Chili Peppers. Moving forward in time from NZM'’s 25th anniversary focus, I have taken a few bars ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: 50 Ways to Love Your Voice… Even More!

I am overjoyed to announce that this is my 50th column for NZ Musician. To celebrate, I’m letting rip 50 top tips. 50 gold nuggets of singing wisdom I’ve extracted from 18 years fulltime teaching and ...

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Tutors' Tutorial

Tutors’ Tutorial: Introduction To Microphone Technique

This article on microphone technique briefly outlines how common microphones ‘hear’ and how to avoid some typical pitfalls when using them. For the sake of simplicity, we’ll be focusing specifically ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Some Greasy Funk

As promised in the last NZM issue, we are going to do some slap exercises. These have a very slight difference from exercises I have written in the past – none of the riffs are in E or A! All notes ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: Avoiding Self-Sabotage

I could write a book about self-sabotage… if ever I overcame those insidious barriers to self-activation and singing success myself. Oh the irony! It can be difficult recognising when we’re (often ...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Venues – Stage Trek 1

Mid-July 1982. For a 20th birthday gig, it had been a disheartening night. My band had just finished playing the classy, quirky, and incredibly-hard-to-fill venue On Broadway in the heart of San Francisco’s ...

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X-Factory

X-Factory: Seeking The Secrets Of Top 20 Chart Success

Looking at the NZ music Top 20 (NZ artists ranked by sales) singles chart recently I couldn’t help noticing that it looked very similar to the Top 20 chart I observed a month (actually year) or two back. Many ...

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Legal Advice

The Lawful Truth: Payment Provisions

It doesn’t matter how great a recording or publishing deal you think you might have been offered, getting paid is undoubtedly one of the most important aspects of any deal you’re going to enter into. ...

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Guitar Cool

Guitar Cool: Learning Simple Melodies

In the last few articles I’ve been talking about certain things that can slow or stall a guitar player’s musical growth, and another one that comes to mind is the learning of simple melodies. Many ...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Status in the Scene Part 3

Part three of this Building Blocks' Status in the Scene series concerns touring bands. It all started very casually for Band X. They got well-established in the local scene, and before long got to play ...

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MUSIC

Happy Fish

Catch Us On A Good Day

18/02/2019

Amnesia Jones

Amnesia Jones

18/02/2019

Radio NZ

Alien Weaponry Shake Europe (Full doco)

18/02/2019

High Hoops

Seasons on Planet Earth

15/02/2019

Snare Feat. Hamokane

Brian Lima

15/02/2019

Summer Thieves

Get Away

14/02/2019

Daffodils: Leo Under Water

Daffodils: Leo Under Water

13/02/2019

MiroMiro

Toucan EP

11/02/2019

Fables

Portraits EP

11/02/2019

Beacon Bloom

Materia

09/02/2019

Black Wren

Black Wren

08/02/2019

Fazed On A Pony

That's How The Light Gets In EP

08/02/2019

Hatchlings

New Kiwi Singles

07/02/2019

Aro

Manu

07/02/2019

Themed

Literary References

07/02/2019

High Beams

High Beams

05/02/2019

Broods

Don't Feed The Pop Monster

01/02/2019

Soaked Oats

Shuggah Doom

31/01/2019

Chris Hurn

If I Were You

30/01/2019

Ivy Angel: Afterparty

Ivy Angel: Afterparty

30/01/2019

Milk

Milk

29/01/2019

Tarn PK

Fantasy EP

25/01/2019

The Sun Gods

Aotearoa

25/01/2019

Heavy Chest

Home Turf EP

25/01/2019

Themed

Real People

23/01/2019

Imugi 이무기

Greensmoke

23/01/2019

The Spectre Collective

Cosmosis

23/01/2019

Pablo Vasquez

Pablo Vasquez

23/01/2019

Oakley Grenell

Otautahi Allstars

21/01/2019

Pale Lady

Told To Fold EP

21/01/2019

City Of Souls

Wolf

18/01/2019

Kāhu & the Corybas

Waiata for Ghosts

18/01/2019

Across The Great Divide

Uncommon Ground

18/01/2019

Dharmarat

He Said; Still Running

18/01/2019

Spring Break

Kisses

16/01/2019

Mel Parsons

Glass Heart

16/01/2019

ManaLion

Nothing II Lose

15/01/2019

Various

Field Of Dreams

14/01/2019

Blair Jollands

7 Blood

14/01/2019

Ny Oh

Without EP

11/01/2019

Shiraz & LSJ

Rap For Sport

11/01/2019

Themed

Space

09/01/2019

Pickle Darling

Bigness

09/01/2019

Drax Project: Noon EP

Drax Project: Noon EP

08/01/2019

The Something Quartet

Can I Have A Second?

08/01/2019

The Diamond Dead

No Revolution

08/01/2019

Earth to Zena

Transmundane EP

07/01/2019

La Coco

Waiting

07/01/2019

LAB:

LAB II

21/12/2018

Heavy Blarney

Airship Manawatū

19/12/2018

Princess Chelsea

The Loneliest Girl

18/12/2018

Te Henga Collective

Ngā Ara Maha

18/12/2018

Podcast: Cherie Mathieson & Tami Neilson

Voice Health On Tour

18/12/2018

Cut Off Your Hands

On The Sea

15/12/2018

Banana Sludge

Banana Sludge

14/12/2018

Israel Starr ft Troy Kingi

Let It Be

14/12/2018

Michael James Keane

The Cascade

13/12/2018

Dharmarat

Jesus

13/12/2018

Hypnumb

On Fire

12/12/2018

Themed

Summer

12/12/2018

Paperghost

A Million Dead Dust Motes Hum To Life EP

11/12/2018

Snare

Vodka & Vania

11/12/2018

JCK

Troll

10/12/2018

Hamish Kilgour

Finklestein

07/12/2018

Congress Of Animals

Congress Of Animals

07/12/2018

Sophie Mashlan

Let You Down

07/12/2018

Spotify Playlist

NZM175 December/January 2019

06/12/2018

Alayna

Sweet Soul EP

05/12/2018

North Shore Pony Club

Abracadabra EP

05/12/2018

Kvka

I Know You Better

05/12/2018

Alae

Home

02/12/2018

Mako Road

Open Plan Living

01/12/2018

Mali Mali

Azimuth

30/11/2018

Talking Music

Mel Parsons

30/11/2018

Bartells

Extraordinary Girl

30/11/2018

Yolk

Bad Water

28/11/2018

Allana Goldsmith

The Waka Kura Sessions EP

28/11/2018

Themed

Water

28/11/2018

Tiki Taane & Salmonella Dub

Ignite

23/11/2018

Melodownz

Melo & Blues

23/11/2018

Saski

Set Fire

23/11/2018

The Naenae Express

The Naenae Express

23/11/2018

Harry Lyon

To The Sea

21/11/2018

The Disappointments

The Disappointments

20/11/2018

Gary Mictian

The Dream State EP

19/11/2018

Midweektonic

Dust Of Stars

16/11/2018

Tui Mamaki

Fly

16/11/2018

Cheshire Grimm

So Much For The Summer

16/11/2018

Connan Mockasin

Jassbusters

16/11/2018

Yoko-Zuna

Voyager

16/11/2018

Themed

Whanau

14/11/2018

Balu Brigada

Old Love

14/11/2018

Kaaterama

He Iti

13/11/2018

Marlin’s Dreaming

Talk On/Commic EP

12/11/2018

Mmdelai

III EP

12/11/2018

Joy Feat. Yung Steezy

Yung Days

09/11/2018

Katchafire: Legacy

Katchafire: Legacy

09/11/2018

Racing

Real Dancing

09/11/2018

The Changing Same: Creative Evolution

The Changing Same: Creative Evolution

07/11/2018

Spotify Playlist

Auckland Folk Festival 2019

07/11/2018