William Dart: Future stars offer shining moments
William Dart: Future stars offer shining moments

Far-sighted sponsorship and a history running back almost 60 years have given the Lexus Song Quest a treasured status in…

Winner hits the high notes
Winner hits the high notes

Auckland soprano Isabella Moore has followed in the footsteps of some famous Kiwis to win New Zealand's most prestigious…

Auckland soprano wins Lexus Song Quest
Auckland soprano wins Lexus Song Quest

Auckland soprano Isabella Moore has been crowned the winner of the 2014 Lexus Song Quest. The 23-year-old was last night…

Giant's big leap forward
Giant's big leap forward

Two albums in, I Am Giant is a band that has caught its stride. There's a notable energy and self-assurance to the rockers'…

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Audi ad upsets OMC widow
Audi ad upsets OMC widow

The widow of How Bizarre singer Pauly Fuemana will pursue German car giant Audi over what she believes…

Classic CD: Henry Wong Doe

It has been a long wait, but an amply rewarded one, for Henry Wong Doe's Landscape Preludes . This set of 12 New Zealand…

Songbirds take flight in grand final

I catch up with Kathryn Harries, the judge of this year's Lexus Song Quest, when she is about to relinquish an English summer…

Ten hilarious Weird Al songs

By now you may have heard Weird Al Yankovic's parody of Royals as it mades its way around the internet.

Siobhan Keogh: The music and the memories
Siobhan Keogh: The music and the memories

How much impact does music make on a game? Siobhan Keogh takes a look at some success stories - and…

Dave Dobbyn's Pike River tribute (+audio)

Dave Dobbyn's touching tribute to the victims of the Pike River disaster has been released. Called This Love , Dobbyn…

'Songs in the Kiwi of life'

Music magazine NME has published a four-page spread on the influential Dunedin Sound.

Duran Duran sues its own fan club

Popular 1980s band Duran Duran is suing its own fan club. The group known for hits like Notorious and Hungry Like the…

Yanto Browning: Pitching in gives Britney a tune-up

Put Britney Spears into a YouTube search and the third item on the list is "Britney Spears without Auto-Tune".

Shihad's new take on Barnesy
Shihad's new take on Barnesy

Shihad are gearing up for the release of their ninth album, but they've found time to record a song…

Tour news: Elbow, Prong plan NZ shows

British soft-rockers Elbow are set to return to Auckland this November. Fronted by bearded crooner Guy Garvey, the five-piece…

12 Questions: Labretta Suede

My parents are from Lesbos - yeah, where lesbian came from and also Wonder Woman!

Album review: The Antlers, Familiars

Peter Silberman, the main man behind and up-front of New York's Antlers, has been making steady and stealthy moves towards…

Album review: Luluc, Passerby

The early 70s genre "sensitive singer-songwriter" was enjoyed by similarly attuned souls or ridiculed by those for whom…

Album review: Sia, 1000 Forms of Fear
Album review: Sia, 1000 Forms of Fear

Sia Furler has had an unusual path to success. The Australian 38-year-old has been writing and singing…

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