Congress of Animals is what happens when a bunch of New Zealand's most prolific and respected musical talent gets together and jams without any particular goal in mind.
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It was when two-time Silver Scroll nominee Anthonie Tonnon started working on the video for his song Old Images that he discovered his fascination with the forgotten railway networks of New Zealand.
Destroy All False Metal might sound like a radical metalhead's ultimate dictum, but it's actually just a band from Wellington, and tonight they'll be playing Dunedin.
In the age of Soundcloud and Spotify it can be hard to keep track of new releases, so you might not have noticed all the incredible releases coming out of Dunedin recently, writes Fraser Thompson.
Fraser Thompson profiles the Doom Shrugs.
If your ideal Saturday night involves a folk musician who dabbles in Afro-beat and witty banter, then you might want to head down to Inch Bar tonight.
It's hard to know what to expect from Ben Woods Group.
The first time I saw The Mentalist Collective was when it played to a crowd of 10 or so at one of Re:Fuel's open mike nights.
In 2011, Lee Nicholson began making guitar pedals.
Ahead of their gig in Dunedin, Fraser Thompson talks to Jaggers x Lines.
If you're feeling a little itchy it could be because Methchrist haven't played a gig here since January, but that all changes tonight.
It should be news to nobody by now that the gender binary is broken and sucks for everyone.
Most bands, when asked to describe their music, will respond with a long period of silence and then a genre made up by Pitchfork such as "Foamcore" or "Bath House" writes Fraser Thompson.
Fraser Thompson recently sat down with Dunedin folk indie band Soaked Oats to talk about breakfast and its upcoming tour.
Last November, a bunch of high school pupils decided to gather their friends and put on a gig. They called it the Big Gig and, well, it was, with eight acts, five hours of music and a massive,...
At last year's OUSA Battle of the Bands, Fraser Thompson saw a lot of potential.
"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."
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.