Dividing her time between New Zealand and England, New
Zealand violin virtuoso Fiona Pears is back home for a series
of collaborations with Christchurch guitar duo La Petite
Manouche that includes several shows in the South.
The 11th studio album from multi-instrumentalist Mark Oliver
Everett (aka E) captures the singer-songwriter on the quieter
cycle of an output that has alternated between gentle
introspection and high-octane bursts.
Away from the catwalk spotlights of this week's iD Fashion
event, another range of garments has been the focus of plenty
of talk. Shane Gilchrist stitches together the story of the
late Eden Hore and his collection.
Liam Finn's third full-length release may have more than a
flourish of the whimsical psychedelic strains to which the
songwriter has long been drawn, but its skewed soundscapes
and loose jam-band vibe also confirm his musical wanderings
often occur in the dead of night.