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09/02/2018

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 ...

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08/02/2018

The Bing Turkby Ensemble: Atlantean Night Tourists

Legend has it that in the late ‘90s, The Bing Turkby Ensemble consisted of a university student, a wig, and a tape deck. Locals ...

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07/02/2018

Fresh Talent: Sky Canvas

The three members of Sky Canvas squished up together on the couch are a cheery bunch. We’re in the flat of vocalist Katelin ...

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Parabola West: Purity Of Weakness EP

Despite regular releases since 2015, Parabola West, real name Amy, somehow remains an under-rated local artist, when she ...

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02/02/2018

Seas Of Conflict: Vestige EP

Hamilton five-piece metal unit Seas Of Conflict have dropped this debut release and with it delivered an inspired and thrilling ...

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01/02/2018

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 ...

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31/01/2018

Sachi: A Lowkey Year To Savour

Widespread confusion was plainly evident as the courier van pulled up in the stars’ limo lane outside the NZ Music Awards, ...

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30/01/2018

Meech Brothers: Brown Owl EP

Wellington’s Meech Brothers sound to me a bit like a folky version of the Eels. Long, meandering tracks with simple harmonies, ...

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26/01/2018

Great North: Folk Abroad

Husband and wife duo Hayden and Rachel Donnell are no strangers in the NZ folk scene. Indeed having previously won Tui Awards ...

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