AK79 honoured at Taites
video AK79 honoured at Taites

Punk compilation AK79 was honoured at the Taite Music Prize with the Independent Music NZ Classic Record Award. nzherald.co.nz's…

Lorde takes and gives away
Lorde takes and gives away

Lorde has given up the $10,000 that came with her winning this year's Taite Music Prize and asked the cash be split among…

Celebrating Kiwi punk era (+playlist)
Celebrating Kiwi punk era (+playlist)

The first award from next week's Taite Music Prize ceremony has been announced, with the Independent Music NZ Classic Record…

SJD takes out Taite Prize
SJD takes out Taite Prize

The Taite Prize was presented last night to veteran Auckland songwriter-producer Sean James Donnelly - known as SJD - for…

Taite Music Prize

The Gordons score top record award
The Gordons score top record award

The self-titled debut album by noisy Kiwi rock pioneers the Gordons has won the inaugural Independent…

Taite Music Prize finalists

Lawrence Arabia, Home Brew, @Peace and Oppossum are among the finalists for the Taite Music Prize.

Lawrence Arabia explores new heights (+videos, stream)

James Milne, aka Lawrence, Arabia adds an orchestral manoeuvre to his latest album, reports Lydia Jenkin.

Unknown Mortal Orchestra take out the Taite

The Taite Prize (New Zealand's equivalent of the Mercury Prize) was awarded at a ceremony in Auckland last night, and it…

Talking Heads: Cameron Bennett and John Taite
Talking Heads: Cameron Bennett and John Taite

The late, great New Zealand music journalist Dylan Taite put his body on the line to get a scoop, going…

Album Review: The Bats, Free All the Monsters

The Bats' previous two albums (2005's National Grid and 2009's The Guilty Office) went largely unnoticed but this one arrives…

Album review: David Dallas, The Rose Tint

Mr D-a-double-l-a-s may have a cool and mellow nonchalance to his rhymes, and the production and beats are first rate, but…

Album Review: She's So Rad, In Circles

In complete contrast to Jeremy Toy's work as Opensouls soul-funk monster songwriter and guitarist, She's So Rad is his dreamy…

Album Review: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Though there was always an inviting pop side to the Mint Chicks, what made their music most striking was the volatile and…

Album Review: Tiny Ruins, Some Were Meant For Sea
Album Review: Tiny Ruins, Some Were Meant For Sea

Auckland-based Hollie Fullbrook spins a delicate web of warm, but wintry stories on her debut album…

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