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NewTracks New Artist: MarÜ

Waatea Music artist Sonny Maru-Habib performs under the stage name MarÜ. Hailing from Whakatane, this confident newcomer has just released his debut single Te Ora. The dance track was judged catchy ...

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Gear Reviews

Gear Review: Yamaha CP88 Stage Piano

Among no doubt plenty of other new instrument offerings, Yamaha has this year unveiled the CP73 and CP88 stage pianos, boasting new key hammer technology and an upgraded system of sounds and effects. The ...

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NewTracks New Artist: Old Loaves

You and I don't normally have to go to three different shops to get the bread for lunch, but Old Loaves regularly do. The stoner rock trio all live in different cities, sandwiching together in the one ...

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Interviews

Industry Types: Ben Mulchin, Promoter

Being a promoter seems a tough role, in what is a tough industry right across the board – especially in small such a small music scene as NZ. Pressure is always on for gigs and tours to succeed not flop, ...

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NewTracks New Artist: Sally

Writing songs since she was 12, Auckland singer/songwriter Sally has had plenty of time to learn that being in the music industry is far from a walk in the park. Her new single, Better, isn't the first ...

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Ex-Pat Files

Ex-Pat Files: Oliver Emmitt

Oliver Emmitt says it was on a whim that he first decided to try living in Amsterdam back in May 2011. The versatile trombone player had just spent time touring Europe with two Kiwi acts, so doesn’t ...

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Vox Pops

Vox Pops: Places That Inspire My Creativity

This week NZM asked some people in the music industry about places that inspire them to be creative. We got a lot of great replies, many with photos! Beaches, venues, and a toilet made the cut! Thanks ...

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NewTracks New Artist: Mousey

Little did we know when we picked Mousey out of the artists featured on NZ On Air Music's NewTracks compilation for July to be part of this column, with her debut single Extreme Highs, that shortly after ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Pickle Darling

Christchurch multi-instrumentalist Pickle Darling is turning heads with his witty, thought-provoking take on bedroom pop. It’s the musical project of Lukas Mayo, an audio production graduate whose sweet ...

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Interviews

Kingsland: You Can’t Keep A Good Thing Down

Sharing name with the increasingly cool Auckland city-edge suburb, Kingsland fuses rock and blues with a splash of soul, creating a sound niche unoccupied by many others in indie-crazed Tāmaki Makaurau. ...

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Interviews

Villainy: The Light Of Day

It’s a great name for a rock band and Villainy have done it proud in terms of success and errm, sticking-togetherness. This July, the Auckland four-piece will see the release of their third album in ...

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Vox Pops

Vox Pops: What We Do In Winter

What do you do in winter? Are there any things in your life in music that you typically do during NZ winter? Do you hibernate? Write more sad songs than usual? Focus more / take on extra shifts at your ...

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NewTracks New Artist: Pere

Another break-out artist from Te Reo collective Maimoa. Following Kaaterama Pou's gorgeous solo EP last year, Pere has just released his energetic debut single High On Ingoingo. Originally hailing from ...

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Interviews

Sophie Mashlan: Courting Disaster

Fast emerging folk talent Sophie Mashlan released her debut album, ‘Perfect Disaster’, in April. Displaying a confidence that belies her delicate voice and slight build, the teenaged Auckland singer/songwriter ...

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On Foreign Soil

On Foreign Soil: Jack Panther

At the beginning of May, Wellingtonian Jack Anderson aka Jack Panther independently released his debut EP 'Retrospect', digitally and on cassette. The first single of the EP, Heartbreakers was premiered ...

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Interviews

Caroline Easther: Lucky As You Make It

There are some musicians whose careers are fluid, moving between styles, instruments and bands with ease, often at the periphery, but always with a familiar sound. Caroline Easther is one such musician, ...

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Interviews

Bailey Wiley: A Road Less Travelled

The blend of hip hop production with her natural richly emotive neo-soulful voice has led to Bailey Wiley being badged as both genre- and era-bridging. Strong explorative EP releases in 2013, ‘14 and ...

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Interviews

Q & A With DDK

Recorded with local bass legend Billy Kristian (the C'mon band, Max Merritt & The Meteors, Ray Columbus & The Invaders), Dennis Krebs / McCann, aka DDK, released his debut album in May this year ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Ashley Alexander

In summer 2013/14, NZM featured a young Kapiti Coaster named Ash Graham as Fresh Talent, alongside Glass Vaults, Mice On Stilts and Megan Sidwell. It took some clever sleuthing to connect him with the Ashley ...

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Vox Pops

Vox Pops: Longest Night Awards

Short days lately huh? It's already that time again when entries for this year's NZ Music Awards are being called for. Pondering the many 'lost' categories, NZM decided to ask who might be nominated for ...

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Guitar Gear

Guitar Gear: Sean Bodley on ‘I Am Human’

Bay of Plenty resident, composer and guitar-aficionado Sean Bodley has released a steady flow of six albums since 1999. The consistent central focus of this laudable output has been him sounding big ...

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Vox Pops

Vox Pops: The Best Thing In My NZ Music Month 2019 Was…

NZM asked a few local music industry folk, and other players, about their memorable moments of NZ Music Month, May 2019. Here's what we learned: Emma Cameron, Decades (Christchurch) My favourite part ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Ny Oh

It's not easy to stand out when everyone in your genre wants one of the few coveted spots on NZ On Air Music's NewTracks compilation each month. This June Ny Oh 's Big And Yellow, a vulnerable sounding ...

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Advertorial

From A Fusion Of Sound Arises Originality

Sometimes, a good old-fashioned bribe is the best way to finish a project. But only when you’re bribing yourself, of course.  For musicians Holly Roughton and Steven Morris, bribery looked like a reward ...

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Interviews

Bad Timing: Brassed Off With Brassicas

Miss June, The Miltones, Whaea & the Rumble; if you’ve been keeping rough tabs on Auckland’s music scene over the last few years then chances are you will see some familiar faces in Bad Timing. ...

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Observation Posts

The Satisfying Art of Bedroom Music Production

Having spent four recent weeks in the top 5 of the Student Radio Network charts, Rose Muollo-Gray, aka Hybrid Rose, knows a thing or two about recording from the bedroom at radio quality. The Massey University ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Gretel

Making it onto NZ On Air Music's NewTracks compilation with your debut single is no mean feat! Rangitoto College and 2018 Rockquest National Final alumna  Gretel Donnelly has achieved just that with ...

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Interviews

Razé: Razing The Barre

The Williams family of South Auckland have already given us plenty of musical entertainment, in the shape of 1990s girl group Ma-V-Elle (Lavina), noughties RnB artist J Williams, and their singer/actress ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Sam V

Proud Auckland city resident Samuel James Verlinden , aka Sam V, combines elements of classic and contemporary RnB in his latest release Dreamstate. The track was made alongside producer Edy (Edward ...

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Interviews

NZ Music Month Summit 2019: Cushla Aston

"Discover Live" is the motto of this year's Music Month Summit which takes place at Auckland's Herald Theatre on Saturday, May 25, covering a variety of related subjects in panel discussions with seasoned ...

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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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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Repulsive Woman

Better known for her singing/guitaring roles in Dunedin indie bands Astro Children and Trick Mammoth, Millie Lovelock got some intrigued media attention for having written her thesis on UK boy band One ...

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Interviews

Tom Bailey: Science Poption

Although he recently released an album titled ‘Science Fiction’ under his own name, the music world knows Tom Bailey better as International Observer, and lingeringly best as the frontman of ‘80s ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Sit Down In Front

Sit Down In Front hail from Gisborne and beat Alien Weaponry to being one of the youngest acts in NZ rock right now – a different sort of rock, admittedly, but also great to listen to with the volume ...

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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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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Daily J

The award for earworm of the month of April goes to Daily J's Black Lagoon. What a great tune by a literal band of brothers, Jesse, Jayden and Jonny Paul, and their brother from another mother Rick Everard. ...

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Interviews

Industry Types: Andrew Manning (Lyn McAllister Music)

In what can appear as a glamorous industry, where musicians, publicists and big label bosses garner a lot of the attention, often it is the somewhat overlooked aspects of the music industry that appear ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Lou’ana

Here's another great song we discovered on NZ On Air Music's NewTracks compilation this April: Trained jazz singer Lou’ana Whitney Pereira usually performs under her first name only, short and sweet. ...

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Interviews

Annemarie Duff: This Goes With That

Annemarie Duff has lived many lives as an artist. The one-time lead singer of Melbourne-based band Miniatures and current solo talent behind dream-pop delight Mmdelai, she now calls Christchurch home and ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: She Loves You

Take four people with a tertiary music performance background, sieve them through the school of constant gigging then warm them with a dash of rock and blues until their hot debut single is ready to be ...

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Interviews

Dharmarat: Hip Hop Productivity

Mid-way through last year, South Auckland rapper Dharmarat, real name Adam Kitto, dropped a 10-track mixtape bemusingly titled ‘Jesus’ – describing it as a sampler of the sounds and flows he was ...

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Interviews

Skinny Hobos: Phat Noise Makers

Don’t be fooled. There may only be two Skinny Hobos, but they come with big riffs, big hair and big volume. Necessarily quite a big attitude too, but actually they are two very laid back guys who both ...

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Interviews

Record Store Day 2019: Southbound Records

In chic and shabby bricks & mortar shops around the globe, this Saturday, April 13, is going to be marked as Record Store Day 2019. Here in NZ, Auckland’s Southbound Records has been embracing the ...

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Where’s My Room

Where's My Room - The Neil & Liam Finn Summer 2018 Tour Of Aotearoa In spring 2017, an excited email by Ian Jorgensen, aka Blink, now Massey University lecturer, but probably best known in music ...

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Observation Posts

Rocking Northland – One House Concert At A Time

House concerts are the next great movement in the music evolution, happening more and more all across the globe as live music venues increasingly struggle to survive. Maybe for a lack of dedicated venues, ...

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Interviews

Seth Haapu: Charting His Own Coastal Pathway

If your memory of Kiwi pop goes back a decade or so then there’s every chance that you remember the name Seth Haapu, his smooth good looks and his contagious George Michael-reminiscent R&B/pop. Then ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: The Diamond Dead

From the ashes of Hawkes Bay band Diamond Doll rise The Diamond Dead with new single No Revolution, a grunge track so catchy you can sing (or, of course, scream) along with during your first listen. The ...

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Interviews

Wurld Series: Kiwi Lo-Fi Aesthetes

Their recordings are deliberately captured on a four-track (cassette that is), and subsequently released on a determinedly indie record label called Melted Ice Cream, which drummer and producer Brian Feary ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Sam Cullen

We can't really call Sam Cullen "one of Invercargill's finest" anymore because he has relocated to Wellington in recent times, but any chance to put the far south on the musical map is worth a quick shout ...

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Observation Posts

Steph Brown (Lips) On Creating The Sound Of Daffodils

Daffodils. It’s an NZ-made movie musical starring Kimbra, Rose McIver and George Mason, that features 10 of New Zealand’s most iconic songs (Anchor Me, Language, Fall At Your Feet…). I know what ...

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Interviews

Otium: The Good Hype

With a recent mini EP release, summer festival stints and an eight-stop ‘Late Night Hype’ North Island tour under their belt, Otium is a growing presence on the local music scene. First established ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Emily Muli

You might have heard newcomer Emily Muli 's voice when she was accompanying other artists like Aaradhna and Tommy Nee on stage or in the studio, but this time the Auckland go-getter steps into the limelight ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Josie Moon

Living in Wellington, Josie Moon is an inspired artist of indie pop who is pushing herself in every direction – production, songwriting, performing and producing videos. “Music was always around, ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: Estella

Event sponsorship is another arm of local music industry support provided by NZ On Air outside of the more familiar funding and new release promotion platforms. Mostly that sponsorship takes the form ...

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Interviews

B4 Radio: It’s About Finding Your Local Music Online

With our music listening habits now largely dictated by the almighty algorithms of streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music, there is the feeling on occasions that what is closer to home is all ...

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Interviews

Racing: Disco For The End Of Days

When critically acclaimed Auckland five-piece The Checks called it quits in 2011, having given the European market a good but ultimately unrewarding crack, charismatic singer Ed Knowles and tone-maestro ...

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Fresh Talent

Fresh Talent: Fruit Juice Parade

The new pride of Palmerston North, the two members of Fruit Juice Parade, guitarist/singer Shannen Petersen and drummer Tharushi Bowatte are still really a couple of kids. the more you don't know the ...

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Interviews

Early Sans: All Abuzz About Earl

You might well recognise Earl Ho as the charismatic singer in Sherpa. Things have changed dramatically for him in the last 24 months. Also known as Early Sans, CHIA or Soul when in his Superorganism outfit, ...

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Interviews

Industry Types: Publicist Anna Loveys

In this social media age musicians have never been closer to their fans. Still, behind many artists there is an industrious publicist helping them to connect with potential fans via placements across a ...

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Interviews

‘Better Already’ – The Songs Of Al Park

Maybe you don’t know Al Park, but if Christchurch is in your musical purview than you’ll surely have heard of Al’s Bar, the city’s premier music venue until earthquakes broke the inner city. A ...

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NewTracks New Artist

NewTracks New Artist: La Felix

NewTracks is a series of monthly compilations curated by NZ ON Air Music that showcase brand new tunes to media and the broader industry each month. This February the mix included La Felix, the musical ...

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Interviews

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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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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LESSONS

Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Weather Report’s Birdland

For this issue, I have transcribed the opening bass part on the seminal Weather Report track Birdland from the band’s 1977 album ‘Heavy Weather‘. The transcription features the band’s bassist, ...

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Road Rules

Road Rules: Owning Your Value

A few days ago I submitted a writing pitch to a women's business and lifestyle website and received a positive response, and their terms of publication. While reading the terms I discovered they not only ...

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Building Blocks

Building Blocks: Managing Your Band Pt 2

The Business End: In the first instalment of this Building Blocks mini-series of Managing Your Band, Pt 1 - Stepping Forward, I covered reasons why you might want to propose that you manage your band. ...

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: Just Keep Swimming

Just keep swimming: A hero's quest. ‘If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what good am I? If not now, when?’ – The Talmud One of our jobs as artists is to share ...

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Road Rules

Road Rules: 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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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice: I Wanna Take You Higher

One of the most prevalent myths about singing is that singing high is difficult. As a consequence, we develop fears and dysfunctions around this that make singing high difficult. I'd like to debunk this ...

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Lessons

Rob Joass’ Six Tips For A Happy Career

With over 25 years on the NZ music scene under his belt and a three-time NZ Music Awards finalist, Wellingtonian Rob Joass has experienced a thing or two. His music bio is very lengthy. He writes compulsively, ...

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Lessons

Five Tips For The Aspiring On-Stage Performer By Curlys Jewels

Wellington rockers Curlys Jewels have just come off the back of an eventful 2018, which saw them play four sold-out shows alongside The Feelers as well as a support slot for US band Living Colour. In celebration ...

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Deep Thinking

Deep Thinking: Purple Haze

Hi Everyone, this issue’s challenge is to play some Jimi Hendrix. I have transcribed the introduction to Purple Haze as Hendrix played it on a Strat but added a bass trick that will probably annoy your ...

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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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Road Rules

Road Rules: 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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Road Rules

Road Rules: 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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Road Rules

Road Rules: 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 the ...

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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: Arpeggios on Bass

Welcome to NZ Musician's new bass column we've badged Deep Thinking! Over the next few issues, we are going to look at aspects of bass playing at various skill levels. The idea behind this column is to ...

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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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MUSIC

Jenny Mitchell

Let Me Be

19/08/2019

Talking Music

Aro

19/08/2019

Francisca Griffin

The Spaces Between

15/08/2019

Navvy

The Break Up EP

15/08/2019

Hatchlings

New Kiwi Singles

14/08/2019

Shepherds Reign

Legend (Resurrected)

14/08/2019

Lake South

Wellington - Te Upoko O Te Ika

13/08/2019

Opiuo

Kaleidoscope

12/08/2019

David Feehan

5

09/08/2019

JessB

So Low

09/08/2019

Themed

Animals

06/08/2019

Skyscraper Stan

Golden Boy Vol.I and Vol.II

05/08/2019

JaLeace

Love For The Mic EP

02/08/2019

SideSister

Start Out Tall

01/08/2019

Power Nap

Shaped Canvas

31/07/2019

Christoph El' Truento

Foraging

30/07/2019

Maaka

Moeke Te Whakaotinga

30/07/2019

Lowflower

26/07/2019

Huia

Āio EP

26/07/2019

Seas Of Conflict

Eventide

26/07/2019

Megan Sidwell

Right Kind Of Wrong

24/07/2019

SoccerPractise

Posture

24/07/2019

Themed

Haere Mai, Haere Ra

24/07/2019

Written By Wolves

Tell Me What You're Running From?

22/07/2019

Jessy & the Volunteers

Phone Face

19/07/2019

Brother Sister

SSDD EP

19/07/2019

Tei

The Alone One EP

18/07/2019

Olumpus

Caucus

18/07/2019

Bear Science

Sleep Over Twice

15/07/2019

Night Shades

The Desert

14/07/2019

Katie Thompson

Alcohol & Pills

12/07/2019

Troy Kingi & the Upperclass

Babylon Grows

12/07/2019

Plum Green

Sound Recordings

11/07/2019

Kool Aid

Family Portrait EP

11/07/2019

Spotify Playlist

2019 Silver Scroll Top 20

11/07/2019

Archi Banal

My Baby/Former Self EP

10/07/2019

Themed

Winter

10/07/2019

Earth Tongue

Floating Being

08/07/2019

Pluto

Oh My Lonely

05/07/2019

American French Fries

Bigger Things To Worry About

05/07/2019

Lawrence Arabia

Everybody Wants Something

05/07/2019

Pale Flag

Uprising

03/07/2019

The Hollow Grinders

Surfin’ Taniwha

02/07/2019

Dead Beat Boys

Very Live EP

02/07/2019

bKidd

The Milkman EP

28/06/2019

Beastwars

IV

28/06/2019

Kaylee Bell

Keith

28/06/2019

Benee

Fire On Marzz EP

28/06/2019

Themed

Professions

26/06/2019

Louis Baker

Open

26/06/2019

Alizarin Lizard

I'm Falling Back Into Alright

19/06/2019

Ounce

Oz

18/06/2019

Pere

High On Ingoingo

17/06/2019

Grace Kelly

San Jose

17/06/2019

Brother Sister

SSDD

14/06/2019

Themed

Driving

13/06/2019

The Backchat

Read My Mind

13/06/2019

Will McLean

Prelude EP

10/06/2019

Baynk

Go With U

07/06/2019

07/06/2019

The Flaming Mudcats

Cut Loose

07/06/2019

Pieces Of Molly

Bones

05/06/2019

Kāhu & The Corybas

Waiata For Ghosts EP

04/06/2019

Him

Snakes At Night

04/06/2019

Aro

Korimako

31/05/2019

Elroy

Elroy

31/05/2019

Purple Pilgrims

Two Worlds Apart

31/05/2019

Poetik

Hamofied EP

30/05/2019

O & The Mo

Flying Man

29/05/2019

Themed

Mental

29/05/2019

SJD

Miniatures 1

24/05/2019

George Young

The Devil

24/05/2019

Aura

Secret Intelligent Light

23/05/2019

Shayna

I Know

23/05/2019

Summer Thieves

All I Want

22/05/2019

The Verlaines

Dunedin Spleen

20/05/2019

The Chills

Snow Bound

20/05/2019

Tui Mamaki

Fly EP

17/05/2019

Sollem Den

Lovely Nightshade EP

17/05/2019

Euringer

Fuck Everything

17/05/2019

Spotify Playlist

NZM 176 May/June 2019

15/05/2019

Themed

Precious Things

15/05/2019

Jan Hellriegel

Sportsman Of The Year

15/05/2019

Sweet Mix Kids & Laughton Kora

Oh No

14/05/2019

AceTones: More Ace! EP

AceTones: More Ace! EP

13/05/2019

Kendall Elise

Kirk's Bush

13/05/2019

The Shirleybyrds

I Wonder What Became Of Leia

13/05/2019

Curlys Jewels

Absentee

10/05/2019

Doubla Ya D

The Death Of Death Live EP

10/05/2019

Skinny Hobos

The Lucifer EP

09/05/2019

Various

Turnbull Mixtape 7

08/05/2019

Mini Doco

Leisure Live with the APO

08/05/2019

Bad Timing

Might As Well Be Cabbage

06/05/2019

Delaney Davidson and Barry Saunders

Word Gets Around

04/05/2019

Kendall Elise

Red Earth

03/05/2019

Pickle Darling

Bigness

02/05/2019

Into Orbit

Kinesis

02/05/2019

Themed

Duets

01/05/2019

Ryan Lovins

Rap Songs & Sing Alongs

30/04/2019