Taite Prize: We've got their numbers
Taite Prize: We've got their numbers

The annual Taite Prize, which is awarded to the best album in New Zealand - as judged by a panel of critics - and comes…

Herbs win classic record prize, 34 years on
Herbs win classic record prize, 34 years on

It's official: The 1981 debut by New Zealand reggae pioneers Herbs is a classic. The mini-album What's Be Happen? will…

SJD: Taking a leap of faith
SJD: Taking a leap of faith

Sean Donnelly's last album, Elastic Wasteland , was a solo pursuit. The melancholic, electronic, synth-fuelled songs were…

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…

Taite Music Prize

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…

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 self-titled debut album by noisy Kiwi rock pioneers the Gordons has won the inaugural Independent Music NZ Classic Record…

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…

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

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…

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