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15/06/2021

X-Factory: Rosé – On The Ground

Rosé, hyperreality, harmony and the pop-drop. The term hyperreality was coined by French theorist Jean Baudrillard to describe ...

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03/05/2021

Tia Drumma: Feeling The Love

Reported by the Bay of Plenty Times in early November, Mount Maunganui College students released what they claim as the first ...

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17/03/2021

X-Factory: Ka Mānu, Rob Ruha & Protest Songs

Acclaimed musicologist Daniel Levitin has argued that songs can be split into six categories according to their evolutional, ...

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07/10/2020

X-Factory: The Beths – I’m Not Getting Excited

Occasionally, like once in a blue moon, when the conditions are just right, and the stars align for a nanosecond, maybe the ...

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02/09/2020

X-Factory: Silver Scroll Finalists 2020

It almost seems ritualistic now. I see the email announcing the five finalists for this year’s APRA Silver Scroll Award ...

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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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