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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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Why We Love Repetition In Music

The Guardian published an interesting article on why repetition in music - and pretty much everywhere else - is so popular ...

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16/05/2016

Tigi Ness: The Values Of Unity

The band name is a reflection of its multi-island make up on the one hand, and its musical sense of purpose on the other. ...

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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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09/05/2016

Lucid Hiest: Welcome To The Show

Never mind the spelling, rhyme Hiest with Feist, as Isiah Ngawaka evidently intended in adopting the name. Rhyming is his ...

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04/05/2016

The Lawful Truth: Payment Provisions

It doesn’t matter how great a recording or publishing deal you think you might have been offered, getting paid is undoubtedly ...

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03/05/2016

Fresh Talent: Womb

Charlotte Forrester will be known to many through her work with her former band Athuzela Brown, created with her twin brother ...

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02/05/2016

Purple Pilgrims: A Single Shared Heart

Adding weight to the belief that Kiwi musician success can spring from anywhere (so long as it’s original), sisters Clementine ...

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