Music Review: Balu Brigada “Nightshift”

Artist: Balu Brigada Single: Nightshift Reviewed by Tim Calvert Nightshift is a breezy and rhythmic single that poises Balu Brigada at the forefront of NZ music month. Unlocking just the right mix of indie rock and tender hip-hop, the three brothers and a bestie balance their influences like seasoned pros. While the reigning aesthetic in […]

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Music Review: JessB “Take It Down”

Artist: JessB EP: Bloom Reviewed by Tim Calvert It’s a wrap for summer, but its warm embrace keeps on with Take It Down, the new rap hymn from New Zealand’s JessB. The latest single from the pro-netballer-turned-rapper is an alchemy of sounds reminiscent of mid 90s Hip Hop. With a fun and steady cache of […]

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Music Review : Robinson “Nothing To Regret”

Artist: Robinson Single: Nothing To Regret [Explicit] Reviewed by Tim Calvert Can we all agree that Robinson is the next Lorde? Kiwi music comes in many, many forms, but the mainstays are constantly up for debate. Particularly when you have the Aussies constantly fishing in our waters and an alarming number leaving our shores. Nevertheless, […]

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Music Review : Six60

Band: Six60 Album: 2017 Self-Titled EP Reviewed by Tim Calvert Six60’s latest self-titled EP is the ultimate feel-good soundtrack to a Kiwi summer. Whether it’s a road trip to the beach or an evening nursing a sunburn, the latest tunes by the local five-piece are a welcome breath of fresh air to the sizzling heat. […]

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Semper Femina – Laura Marling

In her 6th studio album, Marling returns with more cosy folk tunes – perfect listening for a cold rainy day. Semper Femina explores and celebrates femininity. That’s not to say it’s an album about feminism, rather it explores identity and relationships through Marling’s own voice and the voice of her female characters. The album is […]

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Fleet Foxes - Third of May Album Review AMS Music

Fleet Foxes – Third of May

It’s been 6 long years since their last album and the Fleet Foxes are returning with their most experimental sound yet. “Third of May,” the first single from the upcoming album “Crack Up” (due 16 June, 2017) is an epic 8:37 minutes long and is quintessentially Fleet Foxes. Fans will have missed their familiar vocal […]

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Ed Sheeran Review AMS Music

Sheeran, Ed – Back To What He Does Best

One of the most influential artists of the past few years, Ed took a year off last year to explore the world without the pressure of touring and recording. He has just released two new tracks. They’re pretty damn good. He definitely sounds revitalised. “Shape of You” – I think we are all pretty used […]

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Nick Cave Review AMS Music

Nick Cave at TSB Arena, Wellington. A Review.

Ethereal, gloomy, intense. Nick Cave never compromises with his performance. He’s like a bird of prey when he’s up there and the Bad Seeds do everything in their power to add to his presence. This is Cave’s first tour since his son died in 2015 and off the back of his new album “Skeleton Tree”. […]

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