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.
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."