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23/05/2016

Threat.Meet.Protocol: Hypocrisy Of Consumption

‘Way back in 2011, Threat.Meet.Protocol thought they were pretty original. Being a combo consisting of just bass and drums ...

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20/05/2016

Fresh Talent: Churlington

From a fraternity forged in friendly Feilding, Churlington emerged as a pile-driving punkish duo who often record in bucolic ...

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18/05/2016

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, ...

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Hollie Smith: Water Or Gold

From the sweet scatted intro of Hollie Smith’s voice on the opening title track to the end of the album, ‘Water Or Gold’ ...

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17/05/2016

King Leo: Revival

Reading like a how-to guide for lovers of ol’ time music, Dunedin-based King Leo’s latest outing does what it says on ...

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15/05/2016

The Conjurors: Hints EP

Auckland five-piece band The Conjurors was formed by vocalist Matthew Crawley a few years ago, after his previous band, The ...

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13/05/2016

Craig Hallen: Fact And Fantasy

Auckland piano-playing songwriter Craig Hallen documents his original catalogue with this debut album. His fluid playing ...

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12/05/2016

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 ...

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Fresh Talent: Openside

Let’s start by getting this out of the way. OpenSide’s members Possum Plows (vocals), George Powell (drums), PJ Shepard ...

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