Martyn Pepperell

Martyn Pepperell is a freelance writer, broadcaster and DJ from Wellington, New Zealand.

Music
Jun 29, 2018

Dictaphone Blues: 'We'll all end up at the Grey Lynn RSC playing as 50-year-olds. That would be success'

Dictaphone Blues's Ed Castelow on Tinder, synths and redefining indie success. 

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Music
Jun 6, 2018

Girlboss show there are second acts in indie rock lives

Wellington band Girlboss on the transition from music's blog-era to its playlist-era.

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Music
May 23, 2018

R&B singer-songwriter Villette: 'I’ll do whatever the fuck it takes'

R&B and neo-soul singer-songwriter Villette on making it from Mad Butcher to Los Angeles.

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Music
May 7, 2018

Wellington electronica act Groeni: ‘I feel like I have come back to life’

Alexander Green of Wellington electronica band Groeni about their new album, Nihx, and new sandwich and coffee shop, Good Boy.

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Music
Feb 2, 2018

Folk singer Julie Byrne: ‘Music is a space where I don’t have to conceal my pain’

Martyn Pepperell talks to American folk-singer and park ranger Julie Byrne before her two shows with Nadia Reid this weekend in Christchurch this weekend.

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Music
Jan 23, 2018

How Noah Slee’s new album saved him from himself

Berlin-based Tongan-New Zealand musician Noah Slee talks to Martyn Pepperell ahead of his appearance at Laneway Festival next week.

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Music
Oct 5, 2017

Jordan Rakei, the introverted multi-instrumentalist: ‘My only hurdle is shyness’

Martyn Pepperell talks to New Zealand-born, Australia-raised vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Jordan Rakei about his shyness and his new album Wallflower, out now on Ninja Tune.

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Music
Aug 15, 2017

An enigma wrapped in a musician: A chat with Ben Lemi

Martyn Pepperell hangs out at the library and with musical polymath Ben Lemi to talk about Lemi's debut solo EP as Courtesy Caller.

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Music
Jul 19, 2017

Music is just whatever sounds you’re willing to hear as music: Jet Jaguar on his eclectic new album

Martyn Pepperell talks to Jet Jaguar about his new album 'Grounded', the transportive power of field recordings.

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Music
May 23, 2017

How two artists on opposite sides of the planet fused electronics and Māori instrumentation on their new album

Martyn Pepperell talks to Fis and Rob Thorne about their new album of trans-continental experimental collaboration, Clear Stones.

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