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18/12/2019

Olivia Foa’i: Expressions of Candour

Olivia Foa’i possesses an angelic voice that has featured on many of Te Vaka’s nearly a dozen albums, and altogether ...

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16/12/2019

On Foreign Soil: Mild Orange – European Foreplay

Dunedin’s Mild Orange have had a busy year. They spent most of May 2019 on tour in Europe and the UK, only to head off ...

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13/12/2019

Wired For Sound: The Stebbing History of New Zealand Music

Setting out to document and pay tribute to the contribution Eldred Stebbing made to the NZ music scene over seven hard-working ...

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Amp Review: Fender Champion 50XL Guitar Amp

A confession first. I’m not really one for solid state amps, though I do have a little bit of an exception for my old Stage160 ...

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12/12/2019

Dudley Benson: Zealandia

If you are unfamiliar with the quirky and extremely talented artist known as Dudley Benson, he introduces himself thus: “I ...

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09/12/2019

Mermaidens: The Eyes Have It

How do you go about following up an album that was internationally acclaimed, Taite Prize-nominated and widely deemed influential? ...

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Lake South: Wellington – Te Upoko O Te Ika

This new album from Wellington’s Lake South is a nostalgic homage to Wellington (witness the song titles including Island ...

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06/12/2019

Guitar Review: Yamaha TransAcoustic FG Acoustic-Electric

Arriving in a sealed box, straight out of the warehouse so not set up since shipping, the Yamaha TransAcoustic FG took a ...

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05/12/2019

Rick Bryant: Time Is Precious

Renowned as a hard-driven, saxophone-wielding RnB/rock singer throughout the 1970s, 1980s and into the ‘90s, students of ...

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