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10/05/2019

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 ...

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03/10/2018

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 ...

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21/09/2018

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 ...

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06/09/2017

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 ...

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17/05/2017

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 ...

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22/03/2017

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 ...

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03/11/2016

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 ...

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28/09/2016

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 ...

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06/07/2016

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 ...

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