Album Review: The Internet “Hive Mind”

After capturing people’s attention in 2015 with their critically acclaimed album Ego Death, Los Angeles R&B group The Internet are back with their fourth studio album Hive Mind. Formed in 2011 out of the remnants of hip-hop collective Odd Future, The Internet had positioned themselves as this chilled-out Californian R&B group, a formula which worked well on Ego Death. However, on Hive Mind, the … Continue reading Album Review: The Internet “Hive Mind”


Album Review: ILLBaz & Melodownz & Raiza Biza “High Beams”

One noteworthy hip hop offering from New Zealand is a collaborative affair featuring three of Aotearoa rap’s biggest kings in the form of MC’s MeloDownz and Raiza Bizaand renowned producer and DJ ILLBaz. Titled High Beams, this seven-track EP is their first together and sees them busting out the gate putting the local scene on notice. High Beams is an eclectic … Continue reading Album Review: ILLBaz & Melodownz & Raiza Biza “High Beams”

Album Review: Polyester “Polyester”

New Zealand’s indie pop rock scene is booming at the moment. The last few years have seen acts such as Fazerdaze, Kane Strang, The Beths and Hans Pucket all rise through the ranks with some excellent releases. Adding to that list now is Auckland’s Polyester who have just released their self-titled debut album. Formerly known as Kip McGrath, Polyester has been around for a … Continue reading Album Review: Polyester “Polyester”