Known by his project George After James, James Fistonich has seemingly mastered the art of creating personal and cinematic yet accessible and relatable music; his recent show has exceeded any expectations by proving him as not only a strong musician, but as an incredibly strong performer.
"I hope people feel warm, feel heard and feel like they can relate even if they’re listening to a story coming from families with completely different backgrounds to themselves. The stories are all so different and they might not all be what we expect immigrant stories to be."
Cavetown's a soft-hearted indie artist who doesn't need review marketing as he speaks to his gen-z fans through social media — but he's left the Auckland crowd so starry-eyed, we just had to write a review anyway.
It’s a warm December morning, and instead of being at the beach, I’m weaving my way through the busy street of Auckland’s Britomart – that’s because I’m on my way to chat to rising singer-songwriter Marianne Leigh and producer Nate Selway on the release of her debut E.P Timeline.
According to JIMIN SEO there is a reason that this instant cult-classic won the Film D’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and a reason that just about any film aficionado is obsessing over it; Parasite is so impossibly relatable and so terrifyingly realistic.
With American pop musician Taylor Grey touring New Zealand recently, we caught up after her set backstage to chat touring the world with Why Don’t We, playing live in NZ for the first time and juggling college papers in between performing on stage and travelling.
We sat down for a chat with Run77, a student indie rock band from Christchurch. With their opening for Shag Rock coming up hot for the summer, talk turned to their sound, the student crowd, and Christchurch’s music scene.
Local band Written By Wolves have really come to the party with their new album, Secrets. Although the boys have released a lot of different tunes over the past few years, this is in fact their debut album of work. HAZEL REID caught up with the band’s lead singer Michael Murphy on the eve of the release.
Auckland-based, South African born musician Denel has had
a busy twelve months with multiple single releases including a
collaboration with Max Key, Live My Life. Now after spending
time overseas in the recording studio, Denel has released his
latest single, Let Go.
MPC Film designs and creates some of the industries greatest films, from pre- to postproduction. With MPC having worked on films such as The Lion King and The Jungle Book, they have most recently been the lead visual effects studio on Paramount Pictures’ Dora and the Lost City of Gold. Our Maverick HANNAH POWELL talked to Nick Sparks, CG supervisor for the lead visual effects studio at MPC Film.
Fresh from releasing their latest single Tell Me Why, our Maverick HANNAH POWELL sits down with Jan, Conall and Sam to chat about their sound, the scene in Wellington, and the Battle of the Bands experience.