music reviews.
May 30, 2022

Soft Spot | Chelsea Jade

Back with her second album, Chelsea Jade embarks on a turbulent exploration of self and love (or like). This latest compilation of tracks suits a rainy […]
May 23, 2022

Ocean Alley (Live)

I’m not big on energy—anything that’s not quantifiable or proven doesn’t really do it for me. At least, I wasn’t, until the other night. I guess […]
May 23, 2022

Lilypad (Live)

Got FOMO for Coachella but don’t want Covid or the environmental destruction and to inadvertently fund homophobic bigotry? Then you were probably at the free event […]
May 23, 2022

HyperKunt | Hybrid Rose

Back with her fifth album release, Hybrid Rose collates nine exciting dance tracks, packed full with smart musical and cultural references. The album is a techno-pop […]
May 23, 2022

New Psyche | Leaping Tiger

The Tāmaki Makaurau based Jacob Park continues the venture into vocals with his musical project Leaping Tiger, pulling together a fun dancey track for his first […]
May 23, 2022

Baby You’re a Gun | Tami Neilson

You will never forget the first time you hear Tami Neilson. I was 15, watching Tami open for Gin Wigmore at the Auckland Town Hall. She […]
March 28, 2022

Unless… Surely | Adam Tukiri

Auckland hip-hop native Adam Tukiri (formerly Dharmarat) follows up HARIRŪ with the melancholic, therapeutic, self-produced 10-track album Unless… Surely. Tukiri delves into personal introspections with prose […]
March 28, 2022

Spiral | October and The Eyes

October and the Eyes released their single ‘Spiral’ in late February. In October’s words, the song is about “going round and round in circles until you’re […]