Harry Styles — Going solo & Another Man

Posted 12:35pm Saturday 8th October 2016

Four days ago Harry Styles posted three blank white photographs to his Instagram, a day later he revealed three covers for Another Man magazine. Two of the covers feature Styles in a dog collar (not the priest kind), staring broodily into the camera, in the third he is dressed in a turtleneck Read more...

My Chemical Romance — A Retrospective

Posted 12:48pm Saturday 24th September 2016

October 23rd will mark the tenth anniversary of My Chemical Romance’s The Black Parade, the mid-2000’s most seminal, explosive and morbid rock opera. Fans ride or die for My Chemical Romance, even now they have broken up, and after four courageous albums and years of blood, sweat and Read more...

“Shut Up Kiss Me” —Angel Olsen

Posted 2:05pm Saturday 17th September 2016

On September 2, Angel Olsen released her album My Woman, a swinging, soaring, 1960s-esque pop masterpiece. “Shut Up Kiss Me” is the album’s killer single. The song is infectious, Olsen delivering her vocals slow and deliberate at first, singing “I ain’t hanging up Read more...

Puberty 2 — Mitski

Posted 1:04pm Saturday 10th September 2016

I have been sitting on US artist Mitski’s latest offering for a while now, not because I didn’t think it would be good, but because I knew it would be too good for any mood that wasn’t the right mood.  Mitski’s songs have a particular tendency to tunnel through you Read more...

Get A Yes — SAD 13

Posted 1:20pm Sunday 4th September 2016

Sad13 is Speedy Ortiz singer/guitarist Sadie Dupuis’ solo project. Her first single “Get A Yes” is quite a divergence from her trademark deadpan vocal delivery and contortionist guitar lines, but this poppy little number is not altogether surprising.  Dupuis makes no bones Read more...

The Beginner’s Guide to making your music collection less hetero:

Posted 12:00pm Sunday 21st August 2016

Tracy Chapman - "Give Me One Reason” on New Beginning Everybody knows Tracy Chapman. Or, at least everybody should know Tracy Chapman. “Give Me One Reason” is a favourite of mine, my dad used to make mix tapes to listen to in the car and this song was on one of Read more...

Black Memories

Posted 5:10pm Monday 15th August 2016

Dunedin artists Jessie Lee Robertson and Josh Hunter gave one simple explanation for their show, Black Memories, 'The Devil is in the detail' This statement is equally applicable to both artists and their work, but differs in application. Robertson offers perhaps more intricate work, with Read more...

Songs of note

Posted 12:39pm Sunday 7th August 2016

'Heretic'—Peach Milk Auckland electronic music producer Peach Milk has just released her EP ‘Finally’. ‘Heretic’, the second track, combines swelling soundscapes with frantic, crisp percussion, and disembodied vocals. The track opens with a slow, rising Read more...

The Cure

Posted 1:20pm Sunday 31st July 2016

Three months ago I sat at work, squinting at my computer screen and chewing my lip. Ticketmaster reminded me I had two minutes left to buy my ticket before I would lose my place in the queue. I wasn’t sure, did I really need to see The Cure, the band that cushioned my teenage angst and later Read more...

We're all in this together!!!

Posted 12:34pm Sunday 24th July 2016

I am sitting at my desk at work, and I am thinking about a clip of British “girl band” Little Mix shoving marshmallows in each others' mouths for a fluffy bunny challenge. I am so tired and all I want to do is go home to watch that video and maybe cry a little bit watching women Read more...

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