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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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20/02/2018

X-Factory: Leisure, Money and the Soulquarians

Go on, do it! Google the word ‘soulquarians’. You may already be familiar with this term or you may, as I was, be on ...

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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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