New Zealand Music Features — New Zealand

Carla Camilleri
Kristen Ng AKA Kaishandao

WHY LIVE MUSIC MATTERS WITH KRISTEN NG AKA KAISHANDAO

“I live for live performance. Whether it’s as a performer, audience member or behind the scenes. I live for the gigs we’re doing now and ones that you will remember for the rest of your life.”

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by Violet Hirst
ON ARRIVAL | A CONVERSATION WITH ASTA RANGU

ON ARRIVAL | A CONVERSATION WITH ASTA RANGU

Violet Hirst sat down with the members of Asta Rangu on the morning of their Tāmaki Makaurau show with Space Bats Attack! to talk about the current state of Dunedin venues, the recording process, misunderstandings and arrival.

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Following Your Nose - A Conversation With Chelsea Jade

FOLLOWING YOUR NOSE | A CONVERSATION WITH CHELSEA JADE

Violet meets with Chelsea Jade over Zoom in opposite hemispheres to discuss her new environment, working in the APRA writers room, how dance interplays into her artistry, and how she’s coping with letting a project go. 

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by Solomon Powell
Dartz band from Wellington New Zealand

DARTZ, “THE BEST BAND EVER IN THE HISTORY OF AOTEAROA”: A SILVER SCROLL, A DUMPLING HOUSE AND STAYING LOYAL

When mullet-rocking Australian punk band The Chats announced they were coming to Wellington, Danz and his friend Crispy had an idea: invent their own punk band and apply for the opening slot.  So, when their fictional band ‘DARTZ’ was booked they were overjoyed, but they had only two weeks to make the band, and the setlist, a reality.

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