As declared last year, Nostalgia Festival is the underdog of the music festival scene. After my second year attending Nostalgia, I continue to stand by that statement. Still with the primary focus of sustainability and being single-use plastic free, it is an eco-warrior of entertainment.
"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.
"The opportunities to develop these skills aren’t always obvious when flicking through a university’s prospectus. But that’s exactly what engineering students like Fawwaz Ali are learning at the University of Waikato."
‘One of the most significant democratic processes in New Zealand’ and one which arguably affects New Zealand youth more than any other election, has been ignored by four-fifths of electors. This as the government presses forward with significant reforms to the sector.
In 1979, an Air New Zealand flight crashed into the side of a mountain in Antarctica. Air New Zealand was responsible. There's still been no apology, there is no memorial, and no accountability. Ethan explores what happened.
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.