The announcement earlier this week that 53,000ha of
Central Otago countryside is going to be protected under
Queen Elizabeth II National Trust covenants has prompted
plenty of applause. As Shane Gilchrist discovers, history is
being made in the hinterland.
The debut album from fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff's solo
project Bleachers, Strange Desire pays homage to his
love for electronic pop, in particular the bombastic and
joyous party vibe of Erasure and the slightly darker moods of
Three years after his self-titled 2011 debut album, Andy
Grammer's sophomore effort might be an attempt to build on
the success of hit single Keep Your Head Up, yet the
former Santa Monica busker merely offers stale renditions of
primetime adult radio fodder.
Philip Temple's new novel depicts a world riven with war,
food shortages, epidemics, economic chaos and
totalitarianism. Yet that bleak outlook is not fantasy, the
Dunedin author tells Shane Gilchrist.
Former Balclutha boy Bradley Hanan Carter moved to the
bright lights of Los Angeles more than a decade ago to chase
a musical dream. He has no money, but he does have a debut
album, writes Shane Gilchrist.