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14/08/2014

Dog: Dog

Visionary. Distinguished. Awe-inspiring... said quickly and concisely, this album is great. So great, that if you’re reading ...

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09/07/2014

Tuner: The Importance of Yar

It’s hard not to like anything that manages to reference The Kinks and Brave New World in the same song. Derek Toner’s ...

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28/06/2014

Miho Wada: Mystery Banana

This sounds pretty much how you’d expect an album with the title ‘Mystery Banana’ would – that is to say, without ...

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08/05/2014

State Of Mind: Eating Richly, Travelling Widely

Patrick Hawkins and Stuart Maxwell have impressively kept their band together for over a decade now, time enough to have ...

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20/03/2014

Carnivorous Plant Society: Listen To Me Seymour

It has a vaguely malevolent ring to it but the music of Carnivorous Plant Society is better labeled mellifluous. It’s jazz ...

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14/01/2014

The Means: From The Beginning To An End

Individually, Abe Kunin, Tom Broome and Marika Hodgson are all outstanding Auckland musicians, recognisable from a number ...

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03/12/2013

Raiza Biza: Shooting From the Mouth

Apart from having one of the most catchy names in Kiwi hip hop, Raiza Biza is one of the most considered and stylish rappers ...

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05/11/2013

Sal Valentine and the Babyshakes: Shake, Rattle & Roll

There’s always a place in the city for a big band that can really rip it up on the dance floor – especially a band that ...

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03/07/2013

Fresh Talent: Chatchy

It is a lofty goal to want to be "one of the best live bands in the country"”, but hard working Hamilton band, Chatchy, ...

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