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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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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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01/12/2017

X-Factory: Six60

Six60 - two new NZ Top 10 songs in 2 weeks - how do they do it? The word Authenticity (in existentialist philosophy) is ...

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06/09/2017

X-Factory: Rounding Up The Silver Scroll Finalists

The five songs in with a chance to win this year’s APRA Silver Scroll Award are Close Your Eyes by Bic Runga, Life of the ...

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17/05/2017

X-Factory: Lorde – Green Light

It must be challenging for any artist to follow up a successful debut album, let alone a Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum ...

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03/11/2016

X-Factory: Seth Haapu – 10 Years

When I was ‘sample-listening’ through the top 20 2016 APRA Silver Scrolls awards finalists, Seth Haapu’s 10 Years caught ...

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