Stevie Kaye talks to The xx’s Romy Madley Croft about soft-rock, songwriting camps, and the band’s progression on their new album.
The long journey that turned Shayne Carter, one of New Zealand's great guitar heroes, into a classical piano music fan.
Summer reissue: ‘Rock music: I don’t know what’s wrong with it’: An interview with Street Chant’s Emily Edrosa
Back in April Duncan Greive interviewed Emily Edrosa as Street Chant's long-delayed second album Hauora was released. The pair discussed the often-grim realities of life as a woman in the New Zealand music industry. Content warning: contains discussion of sexual assault.
A Rihanna logo inspired by death metal bands featured prominently at the VMAs this year. David Farrier followed some rabbit holes to locate the designer behind the whole thing.
Summer reissue: ‘Why say tree when you can say sycamore?’ Bic Runga on stalking, memorising and meeting Leonard Cohen
A week after Leonard Cohen passed away in November, Bic Runga recalled memorising his songwriting advice, driving to his monastery and supporting him on tour in 2010.
Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa is currently on at Auckland Museum. Don Rowe visits, and comes away considering a Southern Cross tattoo.
Henry Oliver sits down with Connan Mockasin and Liam Finn ahead of their collaborative performance, with Lawrence Arabia, at Wondergarden, a new music festival in Auckland this New Year’s Eve.
We asked a whole bunch of people who are involved in music in different ways for their top three albums and songs of the year, both locally and internationally. Here are the results.