Auckland band SoccerPractise has been quietly attracting attention for a few years now.
Forty years on from the founding of the wildly influential danz-punk ensemble the B-52s, vocalist Cindy Wilson has dipped a toe into solo waters, first with 2017 EPs Sunrise and Supernatural, and...
After almost a quarter of a century ploughing an increasingly unproductive furrow, Noel Gallagher has decided to change tack.
Bjork exudes a lust for life again on her self-styled "Tinder album", a hope-filled set powered by flutes and birdsong.
This is Reuben Bradley's fourth jazz album for Rattle and the New Zealand company maintains it is his ``most relaxed and free-spirited'' disc.
New label, new sound is the overriding theme of Kelly Clarkson’s 8th album, her first for Atlantic and billed as the one she’s always wanted to make.
Dan Bejar sat out Whiteout Conditions, this year’s excellent New Pornographers album, to finish this one, his 12th Destroyer record.
Recorded in a Byron Bay cottage, the Australian siblings’ album is, in part, influenced by uber-producer Rick Rubin, who encouraged the pair to write their songs together.
Norwegian Grammy Award-winning artist Ane Brun’s new album might comprise 14 covers, yet her seventh studio release nevertheless serves as a highly personal offering.
Canadian guitarist Sean Donald met Flora Knight in Toronto a couple of years back when the Dunedin fiddler was on a mission to immerse herself in old-time American music.
‘‘Good gracious/ I sound like my mom’’ is hardly the sort of pronouncement you’d expect from New York’s hippest dance-punk crew, yet this self-effacement has been the bedrock of LCD Soundsystem’s...
Jimmy Iovine, a man who knows a bit about success (he has produced albums by Bruce Springsteen and U2, co-founded Interscope Records and, more recently, set up Apple Music) once stated The War On...
Having released two albums (Pre-Pill Love, Endearance) and an EP (The Right To Talk To Strangers) under his own name, Kiwi songwriter Simon Comber has a new musical vehicle, which has resulted in a...
A sly devil of a guitarist, one who prefers to show off his talents by way of omission of notes rather than addition, Dave Rawlings is, notably, the partner (in life and music) of Gillian Welch.
Sam Beam has entered his 40s in fine style, returning to the stripped-back folk on which his primary musical vehicle, Iron and Wine, first began turning heads more than 15 years ago.
It’s a master stroke: a hard(ish) rock band hires a producer (Mark Ronson) best known for his funky, dancefloor and chart-topping work with artists such as Bruno Mars, Amy Winehouse and Adele.
Enduring Australian Paul Kelly has returned to the electric guitar on his new album, which captures that magic mix of story-telling and band energy he explored with the Messengers and the Coloured...