Concert review 
21
OCT
2014

Eb & Sparrow with Aldous Harding

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By Poppy Tohill

Artist:  Eb & Sparrow / Aldous Harding

Date / Venue:  Saturday October 18th, The Tuning Fork, Auckland

There is something truly captivating and striking about Lyttleton folk star Aldous Harding. From the moment she picks up her guitar, and takes a seat centre stage, her natural sense of elegance and calming smile, front her shy and generous spirit, as her dry and somewhat awkw…

Tagged as : Eb & Sparrow | Aldous Harding | The Tuning Fork | Auckland | NZ | Americana Folk Festival | concert review |


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Album review 
21
OCT
2014

Sola Rosa - Magnetics

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By Vanessa Marsh

With the release of their sixth studio album 'Magnetics', Sola Rosa have returned with an album featuring everything you'd expect from a band of their calibre.

Recorded at frontman Andrew Spraggon's studio in the Auckland suburb of Avondale, the album features a range of guest vocalists - most notably Kevin Mark Trail (ex-The Streets) who features on the stunning song 'Both Of U…

Tagged as : Sola Rosa | Magnetics | Andrew Spraggon | Kevin Mark Trail | album review |


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Interview 
21
OCT
2014

P Digsss from Shapeshifter

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By Poppy Tohill

With the release of Shapeshifter and The UpBeats EP, SSXUB, vocalist P Digsss provided some laughs, and information about the EP to me down the phone line last month just hours prior to it's anticipated release.

"It's been quite an interesting day," a cheerful P Digsss chimed, when asked how his day had been so far. "It's been all about the EP release, so we've just been doing a…

Tagged as : Shapeshifter | P Diggsss | The Upbeats | SSXUB | interview |


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News 
21
OCT
2014

The Charlatans reveal new track 'So Oh'

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The Charlatans have unveiled their latest song 'So Oh' and can be heard below.  

The track is to feature on the band's 12th studio recording 'Modern Nature' which is due to be released in January 2015.  The recording is to be released over a number of formats including a coloured vinyl release which features four bonus tracks.  

Modern Nature will be the first album released by The Charlatans…

Tagged as : The Charlatans | So Oh | Modern Nature | Jon Brookes | news |


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Concert review 
20
OCT
2014

Electric Wire Hustle

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By Jake Ebdale

Artist:  Electric Wire Hustle

Date / Venue:  Saturday October 18th, The Powerstation, Auckland

Following the release of their stellar sophomore record ‘Love Will Prevail', Electric Wire Hustle are currently on a triumphant tour of their homeland Aotearoa. This second album is a very hard pill to swallow, best befitting this description: it sounds like Marvin Gaye's ghost trav…

Tagged as : Electric Wire Hustle | Team Dynamite | Peacekeepers | The Powerstation | Auckland | New Zealand | concert review |


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News 
20
OCT
2014

The Dickies announce NZ tour

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LA's legendary original bubble gum pop-punk veterans The Dickies, are set to perform live in New Zealand for the very first time.  The tour kicks off in Dunedin at the Musicians Club on Thursday April 23rd, then heads to Dux Live in Christchurch on Friday April 24th, Bodega in Wellington on Saturday April 25th and finishes in Auckland at the Kings Arms on Sunday April 26th.  

The Dickies are co…

Tagged as : The Dickies | NZ Tour | New Zealand tour | news |


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Album review 
20
OCT
2014

Basement Jaxx - Junto

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By Paul Ballard

Released August 22nd, 2014 - Atlantic Jaxx Recordings

So, I finally finished my Basement Jaxx review. Not that you knew I was writing one, but under the circumstances I feel the need to somehow exonerate myself seeing as the album has now actually been released for two months.

To be brutally honest, on first taste back in a somewhat wintery August I wasn't really that taken by i…

Tagged as : Basement Jaxx | Junto | Atlantic Jaxx | album review |


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News 
20
OCT
2014

Slipknot stream latest album '.5: The Gray Chapter'

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Slipknot are streaming their latest album '.5: The Gray Chapter' via their official website and can be heard HERE.

The album was released last week and you can also view the band's music video for ‘The Devil In I' at the bottom of this page. The song is the first single from .5: The Gray Chapter, the fifth studio album from the group. 

Since their formation in 1995, the Grammy nominated me…

Tagged as : Slipknot | .5: The Gray Chapter | The Devil In I | news |


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