ROONIE: NZ’s next big thing

If there’s a name that you are bound to hear on the radio any time soon, that name is ROONIE – or more specifically, Michaela Pointon.The 19-year-old has recently re-established herself on the NZ music scene as pop artist ROONIE – complete with her debut release My Heart, a vibrant track that matches her bright personality to a tee. I sat down with ROONIE to chat music, inspiration and her goals for the future.

Tearaway’s New Publisher: In Conversation About The Future

Tearaway’s future is in safe hands as it’s publishership is officially handed over to a new owner this week. Long-time music columnist Erica McQueen broke the news to contributors that she would be taking on both publishing and editing responsibilities, last Monday — taking the magazine into its 35th year of publication.

Denel’s Ready to Kick It

Denel has spent the past few years working on music with international and local producers, travelling overseas to create picturesque music videos and playing shows with homegrown talent. We gave him a call to get the low down on his new song Kick It, collaborations and future plans post-Covid.

Theia is 99% ANGEL, it’s a fact

The Not Your Princess songstress is back with her new mixtape, 99% Angel and we jumped on Zoom with the virtual backdrop queen herself, Theia on release day to talk about her latest project, creating visuals and performing online in virtual concerts during the lockdown.

The Tale Of Too Busy Teens

In the middle of June 2019, I found myself in the hospital. Less than five hours later, delirious and weak, I performed as King Arthur in Monty Python’s Spamalot, the lead role. I found myself wondering “why do I do this to myself? How did I allow myself to get to this point?”. [Keep reading...]