Long live rock!!

Rock is dead they said. No one makes decent guitar music anymore. No one listens to rock unless it is from your parent's record collection. This was the narrative that has dominated music critic circles for years and I put my hand up and admit I believed it because it was largely true. Since the … Continue reading Long live rock!!

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NOWHERE BROS PODCAST – 2019 MID-YEAR WRAP (PART TWO)

Podcast Info: In this Nowhere Bros podcast, Sam is joined by regulars Atereano and Adel to review the year in music so far. In part two, they explore some of the big issues and stories of the year so far and look ahead to what is to come release-wise. They talk NZ Music Month, music … Continue reading NOWHERE BROS PODCAST – 2019 MID-YEAR WRAP (PART TWO)

Anniversary Albums: Joy Division “Unknown Pleasures” (1979)

Episode Info: On this episode of anniversary albums, we took a look at one of the most influential albums of all time, "Unknown Pleasures" by Joy Division. Released in 1979, this album helped usher in the post-punk era in the UK and influenced many alternative artists that came after. Podcast Link: Joy Division - Unknown … Continue reading Anniversary Albums: Joy Division “Unknown Pleasures” (1979)

The Saturday Mixtape on 95bFM: June 22, 2019

Podcast Info: This week's show featured new music from Alex Cameron, Mark Ronson, Black Midi, Quantic and more. Podcast Link: Saturday Mixtape: June 22, 2019 Tracks Played: Stonefield - Sleep Smashing Pumpkins - Today PUP - Kids R.E.M. - These Days Alex Cameron - Divorce The Pogues - London Girl Paul Weller - Above the Clouds Steve Lacy - Basement Jack Joey G ii - Working Aspirations (feat. Klein Zage) Quantic - September Blues Purple … Continue reading The Saturday Mixtape on 95bFM: June 22, 2019

Album Review: Black Midi “Schlagenheim”

The UK is experiencing a post-punk revival of sorts right now. Bands such as Shame and IDLES are bringing a somewhat thought of long-lost genre back into people’s consciousness with an energy and enthusiasm that has not been seen for years in British punk. Well, you can now add black midi to this list, a relatively new experimental post-punk group who … Continue reading Album Review: Black Midi “Schlagenheim”