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.
Most Western artists and journalists see Afghanistan as a war zone and nothing more and, the darker the photos, the greater the global recognition and praise they receive. Our Editor, NIDHA KHAN, talks to a young Afghan photographer that is defying this bleak narrative that surrounds her homeland by focusing on the beauty of Afghan women and their untold stories of hope and resistance.
After winning the Special Jury Award at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, American director Liza Mandelup’s debut feature film Jawline has made its way to this season’s NZ International Film Festival’s programme.
Girls supporting girls, learning to love our bodies, and allowing yourself to not care about what anybody else thinks of you. And all set to the catchy songs of British pop girl group Little Mix! JOANNA LI reviews the show POWER, and caught up with producer Sara Cowdell.
Eclectic American singer and songwriter Andy grammar has consistently delivered impressive range, deft musicality, and endless charisma. Our Maverick, Aaron Dahmen, sat down with him to discuss his upcoming album, Naive.