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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…

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 Music NZ Classic Record…

Taite Music Prize finalists
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)
Lawrence Arabia explores new heights (+videos, stream)

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

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra take out the Taite
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…

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 above and beyond…

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
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…

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

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

Album Review: Beastwars

Like a mongrel mix of Kyuss, Neurosis, and the mighty Godflesh, Beastwars bring together pummelling intensity, beautiful…

Album Review: Andrew Keoghan, Arctic Tales Divide

With Dudley Benson's recent Forest existing between a cappella choral singing and waiata, and classical composer John…

Seven albums up for Taite's $10,000
Seven albums up for Taite's $10,000

The finalists for the annual Taite Prize have been announced with seven acts vying for the $10,000 prize…

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