In Review: ‘Lush’ – Snail Mail

Heralded by Lindsey Jordan, Snail Mail have made an impressive debut with the release of Lush. Launching into Pristine, we are introduced to Jordan’s carefree yet confident vocals, and the romantic notions behi...

Interview: Amy Shark

Amy Shark is as charming and hilarious in person as you would hope. Even though I was ten minutes late to our meeting and ridiculously sweaty from sprinting down Victoria Street, she was warm and friendly and e...

In Review: Half-Light – Rostam

After departing Vampire Weekend in 2016 (and consequently shattering my life), Rostam has been putting his whole heart into every single one of his musical endeavours since. With the release of his debut alb...

Laneway ’18, baby!

The best (and most overwhelming) thing about music festivals - and St. Jerome's Laneway Festival, in particular - is that every year you think you've had the most fun you're going to have... and then the next l...

New Music: Bermuda Triangle

We know her as Thunderbitch and we know her as the fearless frontwoman for Alabama Shakes – and now, Brittany Howard is known as one-third of the all-new lady-centric, Bermuda Triangle. Making their debut earli...

New Music: Twin Peaks

If you hadn’t already heard, my favourite indie Chicago rockers, Twin Peaks, have been releasing a brand new single every single month this year (and intend to do so until its end). The enactment of this projec...

In Review: Beast Epic – Iron & Wine

Upon my discovery of Iron & Wine in 2007, they quickly became my favourite band – but I didn’t realise that ten years on, I would still consider them the epitome of musical magnificence. Since the releas...

New Music: Estère

In anticipation for her forthcoming release of her album, My Design, Part 1, Estère has dropped a music video for her energetic new single, Pro Bono Techno Zone. Directed by Paascalino Shaller, the video is an ...

Interview: Ciaran McMeeken

After building his musical foundation in Dunedin, Ciaran McMeeken made the move up to Auckland in 2015 to pursue the most courageous venture – making music. Despite the growing acoustic and folk movement, McMee...