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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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22/03/2017

X-Factory: Bic Runga – Close Your Eyes

Released in November 2016, ‘Close Your Eyes’ is Bic Runga’s fifth studio album, a 12-song tribute featuring interpretations ...

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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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28/09/2016

X-Factory: Shortland Street TV Theme – Graham Bollard

The longest running NZ TV theme of all time has by now ear-wormed its way through the conscious (and subconscious) sound ...

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