Claire Mabey, writer and founder/director of Verb Wellington, goes down the Aldous Harding rabbit hole. She explores the literary prose of the ferret, the egg and The Barrel. No comment on the hat.
Since it first arrived in the late-50s, the surf guitar sound has continued to re-emerge in each decade. Gareth Shute takes a short look back at the history of the style in New Zealand.
The 2020 edition of The Others Way was set to be the sixth such gathering of the musical faithful along Karangahape Road. Preparations were advanced and in motion, before another roadblock forced the event's indefinite postponement. Last year shortly after the second Auckland lockdown, Kate Powell spoke with organisers, artists and venue owners involved about their experiences and what they've learnt.
Jay Clarkson has been recording and performing music in New Zealand for many years, and she continues to do so. We asked Jay to give us the back story on a number of photos and letters we've unearthed from the archives, as well as what she has in the pipeline.
Named by Radio New Zealand as one of the best acts of 2016, Les Baxters built a cult following before quietly disbanding in 2019. This LP acts as an artefact from one of the most distinctive and surprising bands to have emerged out of AotearoaView Details
Their debut single Grudge is the first heard track off their upcoming album Noise Bitch coming out in June via trace / untrace records.View Details