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Lorde Q&A: She's saving the best for last
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Lorde has announced her first full-scale headlining tour in New Zealand - the last dates behind her debut album, Pure Heroine…

A close encounter with Miley Cyrus
A close encounter with Miley Cyrus

The Miley Cyrus circus is heading to New Zealand. But there's more to this pop princess than tweeting, twerking and giant…

Album review: Royal Blood, Royal Blood
Album review: Royal Blood, Royal Blood

If you thought there was a full band backing Royal Blood's guitar-fuelled ruckus, you wouldn't be the only one. On early…

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Album review: Broods, Evergreen

Hearing Mother & Father - the opening track from local siblings Broods' debut album - for the first…

Album review: Sinead O'Connor, I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss

Too often in popular culture, controversy and craziness are substitutes for, or get in the way of, real talent. Sinead O'Connor…

Album review: Bobby Bare Jr, Undefeated

Country music fans know Bare's dad as the voice of a string of hit singles and albums in the 60s and 70s. But Junior - now…

Cyrus bringing Bangerz to NZ

Miley Cyrus is bringing her controversial Bangerz show to New Zealand, it has been confirmed. The 21-year-old former Hannah…

Kate Bush tells fans 'no photos' during shows
Kate Bush tells fans 'no photos' during shows

Kate Bush has asked fans to put down their iPads at her comeback shows so that the singer and her audience…

Slipknot, Soundgarden heading to Soundwave in Oz

Australia's Soundwave festival has revealed a stellar line-up for 2015 including Faith No More, Soundgarden and Slipknot. Other…

Lorde wants to get her hands on a 'Moon Man'

Kiwi pop sensation Lorde has been named as a presenter at this weekend's MTV Video Music Awards - but she really wants to…

Tour news: Goldie, Ghostface added to Northern Bass

New Year's festival Northern Bass just got a little bit louder with the addition of drum 'n' bass heavyweight Goldie to…

Is Swift's new video racist?

Taylor Swift is the latest pop star to come under fire for her new music video, after Earl Sweatshirt branded it "inherently…

Healthier Lorde takes up yoga
Healthier Lorde takes up yoga

Lorde hopes a healthier lifestyle that includes regular yoga sessions will sustain her through more…

Did Britney Spears lip-sync to Sia's vocals?

She's no stranger to lip-synching controversies but this time Britney Spears has been accused of lip-synching to Sia's vocals. A…

Taylor Swift to release full-length pop album

Taylor Swift is saying goodbye to country music, for now: The singer says she's releasing her first full-length pop album…

video Premiere: Kimbra's new video

Watch the brand new video from Kimbra - Miracle - from her new album The Golden Echo ( Get it here. ).

James Jardine: Rock's 60. Will you still need it when it's 64?

Rock and roll is turning 60 about now. The exact date depends on who is reminiscing. But should this event be treated as…

Fireworks too long in coming
Fireworks too long in coming

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