New Music: DUNES – Hard

Following the release of their debut single Horses, the delightful sister duo DUNES are back with another killer track Hard. The track, which is led by the younger of the two, Tessa, is a lovely yet sad piec...

New Music: Openside – I Feel Nothing

A few days ago, Speakeasy faves Openside dropped their latest single, less than a year after the release of their debut EP Push Back. On face value, I Feel Nothing is a track that broaches a certain level of on...

The imminent return of Taylor Swift

They say you learn something new every day, and today I have learnt that we should never, ever underestimate Taylor Swift. I mean, I already knew that there is very little T Swizzle cannot do, but overshadow...

New Music: Phoebe Bridgers

With an impending trip around Europe/move to the UK, I gave myself a deadline as to when I would stop writing and start packing. This deadline was 5 days ago, and yet here I am. And it's all because of the amaz...

Interview: Decades

Ten years ago, Decades were an emo cover band called Taking Back Thursday*. Today, they've not only had the opportunity to support Taking Back Sunday, the band that pretty much started it all for them, but they...

Raising Awareness: Music Therapy Week

As someone who eat, sleeps, and breathes music, I am well aware that it has the ability to bring you back to life when you most need it. As music journalists, we turn to our favourite albums or attend concerts ...

Introducing: DUNES

I've always loved that feeling of laughing or smiling so much that your jaw aches for hours after a conversation ends, and just a short time chatting with sisters Jamie and Tessa McDell - otherwise known as Dun...

Interview: Theia

There may be times that we scan the endless lists of tour dates posted by international artists and feel our hearts sink when New Zealand, once again, does not make an appearance. Sometimes, though, it's import...