"I love meeting people and listening to new music. I don’t know where I will end up but hopefully I’ll just be making music."
Sounds Good to Me
It is the perfect time to slip into seven or eight jerseys and sit back by the heatpump with some of the hottest local music releases so far this year.
Death and the Maiden's second album exists in the same shadowy world it created for its self-titled debut. But it goes further, refining and polishing it, until it is like a smooth black pebble.
In 2004, Julian Temple Band slipped quietly into the Dunedin music scene as a humble three-piece.
Wax Chattels is an Auckland-based post-punk power trio which is about to embark on its album release tour, starting at The Crown Hotel.
Damin McCabe put Jack Berry Band together specifically for last year’s OUSA Battle of the Bands to "play his songs and see what would happen".
In an age of instant downloads, Fraser Thompson finds that record stores are thriving.
Fraser Thompson interviews Splash Club 7's Ferris Cooler.
Fraser Thompson profiles Wellington band Eb & Sparrow.
Fraser Thompson talks to Julie Dunn, creator of a 'micro-independent' label in Dunedin.
Sheep's the kind of band that likes to go with the flow, follow its buzz, rather than someone else's, Fraser Thompson discovers.
There I was scanning Radio 1's Playtime Report to get the lowdown on this weekend's fizzy doings when I noticed a name I didn't recognise - girlboss. Intrigued, I jumped on Bandcamp.
On Tuesday, February 27, 2018, two costumed terrorists committed a heinous act of vandalism, Fraser Thompson writes.
Fraser Thompson profiles Auckland rapper Ryan Hendriks who performs in Dunedin this week.
Charcoal Burners are like folk music for people who find the oppressive comfortableness of folk music a bit boring, writes Fraser Thomson.
Tui Mamaki describes herself as a vocal explorer, and I can see why.
It’s dangerously easy to feel like you’ve heard it all, especially in a town the size of Dunedin, where there’s plenty of good stuff, but not as much diversity as a bigger city.
So here we are in 2018.
Since this is my last column of 2017, I thought we could have a bit of a korero about the state of local music.
Bediquette’s EP Yield came out about a week ago, and it’s good. Really good.