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09/01/2024

Demons Of Noon: Death Machine

Like certain other genres, there is a risk within the doom/stoner/sludge genres of coming across derivative – running over ...

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25/10/2023

NewTracks New Artist: Macho Macho

If a band pooling their creative resources to create a 'Beatles/Wiggles format indie quartet' sounds like you, meet Te Whanganui-a-Tara ...

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24/08/2022

Amber Beaton: Ms Beaton’s Recipe For Video Creativity

The music video to The Inevitable Fate Of The Universe heightens the already disturbing aural assault of Ōtautahi death ...

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13/03/2020

Taite Music Prize 2020 Livestream

The winner of the Taite Music Prize 2020 will be announced via livestream at 6.30pm on May 5 on Independent Music NZ's ...

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22/11/2019

Ginzu and the Steak Knives: Kavanak

Drawing on everything from punk rock to sludge metal, the 11 songs on ‘Kavanak’ whistle by in a mere 26 minutes. Auckland ...

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27/09/2019

2019 NZ Music Awards Finalists

Recorded Music NZ has announced the 2019 NZ Music Awards finalists, with alternative music artists to the fore.  Heading ...

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12/07/2019

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. ...

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09/07/2019

Review: Beastwars, San Fran, June 27, 2019

With the release of their fourth full-length, the aptly named ‘IV’, Wellington metal heroes Beastwars confronted a topic ...

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28/06/2019

Beastwars: IV

IV by BEASTWARS

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