“Dream pop” and "shoegaze" are the genres of the moment in the worldwide indie scene and New Zealand is no exception. Gareth Shute traces their origins and looks at why they're back in the spotlight.
Singer and big band leader Sal Valentine on originality, not fitting in, and his forthcoming album, This Party Blows.
Square Dance Discotheque will be the hottest dancefloor in Auckland this weekend. So you're not completely unprepared, here are five guaranteed bangers from David Dallas and Shapeshifter's playlists.
Alexander Green of Wellington electronica band Groeni about their new album, Nihx, and new sandwich and coffee shop, Good Boy.
Nine musicians and producers from this year's SongHubs, a collaborative song-writing retreat presented by APRA AMCOS with support from NZ on Air, share their experiences.
On the first day of New Zealand Music Month, Max Tetlow introduces a new monthly round-up of some of the best things to happen in New Zealand music in the previous month.
We review the entire country and culture of New Zealand, one thing at a time. Today, Alex Casey goes to The Jim Henson Retrospectacle: Live in Concert and cries a bit.
After blowing up The Mint Chicks in spectacular fashion, the Nielson brothers are back together, with Kody recently joining Ruban’s acclaimed act Unknown Mortal Orchestra. “Brothers can have a volatile relationship,” he tells Hussein Moses, “but at the end of the day we're still brothers.”
They formed in 1965, had their biggest hit in 1990 and in 2018 they’re coming to New Zealand with Def Leppard! Get ready with a quick guide to the last half-decade of German hard rock veterans Scorpions.
Bridie Chetwin-Kelly talks to Sarah Thompson of the Melbourne-based band Camp Cope, who have called out festivals for male-dominated line-ups and lead a campaign against sexual misconduct at concerts.
Last week, Auckland-based producer and musician October released her debut album, Ultra Red. She tells Henry Oliver about how, two months before the album's intended release, she took the recordings back and remade it by herself.
Auckland turned out for a packed out show at Spark Arena for The Killers - the band's first in New Zealand since 2009. Jihee Junn sat down with drummer Ronnie Vannucci Jr before the show.
One of the remarkable features of Lorde's Melodrama tour has been the sheer number of cover versions she’s performed. Gareth Shute trawled through them all.