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23/06/2020

X-Factory: Chaii – Digebasse

Damn! Someone has beaten me to it! When listening to Digebasse by Chaii, arguably one of the most prominent features of the ...

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17/04/2020

X-Factory: Aldous Harding – The Barrel

Question: What do Finding Nemo, Taylor Swift and Aldous Harding have in common? Answer: Perhaps more than you might think. ...

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20/09/2019

X-Factory: Sorrento – Look Up

Somewhere deep within the NZ music scene lies a musical entity called Sorrento. In the Top 20 shortlist for the 2019 Silver ...

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10/05/2019

X-Factory: Bene – Soaked

And the award goes to... Bene for the quickest earworm I have ever experienced – I think I may have even dreamt about ...

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11/01/2019

X-Factory: Nostalgia, Semiotics, and Drax Project

Nostalgia, Semiotics, and Drax Project: Nostalgia’s not what it used to be – perhaps an overly theatrical beginning to ...

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28/11/2018

Allana Goldsmith: The Waka Kura Sessions EP

‘The Waka Kura Sessions’ is a 5-track jazz, pop, and folk EP composed and performed by the Auckland duo of Allana Goldsmith ...

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03/10/2018

X-Factory: 2018 APRA Silver Scroll Award Finalists – The Art Of Surprise

No matter what the accumulated critics’ choices or popular picks might leave us expecting on the night, the winner of the ...

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21/09/2018

X-Factory: Carnivorous Plant Society – Don’t Go Outside

On first hearing Carnivorous Plant Society ’s Don’t Go Outside I felt transfixed by the performance, recorded live for ...

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26/07/2018

Boom Boom Deluxe: Boom Boom Deluxe EP

Released in March, Boom Boom Deluxe's self-titled debut EP is a swinging six-track modern twist on American rockabilly styles ...

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