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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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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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05/11/2018

X-Factory: In Praise of The Adults’ ‘Haja’

Combine a long-standing rock artist, some very current Kiwi vocalists, a rapper or two, a Sudanese culture and set it all ...

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23/05/2018

X-Factory: Te Vaka – We Know The Way

Multi-award winning group Te Vaka are again amongst the finalist nominees for the 2018 Vodafone Pacific Music Awards, this ...

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