INTERVIEWS

Slumberjack’s Top Kiwi Picks

Coming in hot and heavy, Slumberjack are due to touch down in New Zealand and Australia for their ‘Fracture Tour.’ With their latest track ft. Vera Blue sitting at almost a million streams and topping the tripleJ charts – their brand new live show is one not to miss. With online support from world-renowned tastemakers including…

Tapz: Frequent Flyer

If you haven’t seen Tapz (formerly Young Tapz) dominating stages at festivals in New Zealand or Australia, you might have seen him flashing his cheeky grin in some fashion editorial, or heard his optimistic trap-rap in a Russian extreme sports video. A rapper, producer, graphic designer, and model, over the last four years Tapz has built…

Onehunga Alley-Oop: The Spycc & INF Interview

Equally inspired by their home suburb, and the storied West Coast US rap scene, Onehunga’s SWIDT crew are some of the most colourful characters currently active in the New Zealand rap scene. They’re Hawaiian shirt rocking jokers who’ll bust your balls with a comedy routine one minute, before going off on a serious music or…

The rapid rise of SACHI (INTERVIEW)

Auckland production duo SACHI (Nick Chrisp and Will Thomas) are one of the most sought after young electronica acts in New Zealand. While things might look like they’ve come quickly for them, SACHI got their spark playing rock music together at a young age. In recent years, they’ve spent time recording at Red Bull Studios…

Become Human with Glass Animals

It’s never half full when it comes to Glass Animals. The British indie pop quartet serves up songs fit for a stoner with lyrics around mayonnaise and pork soda inspiring a hurl burger though catchy and refreshing as hell. Their wonderfully wonky sophomore album ‘How To Be a Human Being’ was a lifestyle study based…

In the Melting Pot with NAO | Interview

From the moment NAO and her band hit the Thunderdome stage at St Jerome’s Laneway festival, the hotly tipped East London musician had the audience in the palm of her hand. Leading the proceedings with the skill and flair of someone who has spent a lifetime on stages, she took the cathartic connection her music…

‘Fall In Love’ with Goldlink (Interview)

23-year-old spitter GoldLink is no stranger to keeping it real a midst some heavy hitting flow and signature buttery grooves. Compiling a grab bag of R&B and surprise nostalgic renditions for his thrashing live shows see’s this modern day wordsmith poised atop the “future bounce” throne. GoldLink has driven the internet into a frenzy since…

Take a trip with Tourist for Laneway 2017

With three EPs and several singles under his belt, William aka Tourist has thrown everything he’s got into his music. His songs speak with rhythm and relatability and with a Grammy in his grasp he still quite calmly remains more humble as ever. Writing music for people who don’t dance – he focuses solely on…

Things You Can’t Explain: The Connan Mockasin Interview

Since first taking to the international stage in the early 2000s, Te Awanga’s hometown hero Connan Mockasin has applied his helium-toned falsetto, velvety croon, unusual lyrics and footloose arrangements to lo-fi blues pop, celestial jazz rock and syrupy psychedelic soul on a yacht rock tilt. Along the way, over two solo albums Forever Dolphin Love…

Hawaii 5-0 with MR•CAR/\\ACK

MR•CAR/\\ACK occupies a frontier that weaves between night and day, but whatever you do, don’t pigeonhole him. Fans, along with himself have come to coin the amalgamation of genres as ‘The Carmack Sound’ so while the competition continually tries to replicate his signature – Aaron aka Mr.Carmack flexes back with a true rendition of music…