Author: The Team

Dunedin surf-psych-rock quartet Koizilla are a well-oiled machine specialising in high energy live sets that are always raucous and irresistibly danceable. Having released their sophomore album, ‘I Don’t Surf I Boogie’ over lockdown, Koizilla continues their thorough exploration of the psychedelic world of surf that bands such as Oh Sees and King Gizzard and the Lizard […]

The New Zealand Young Writers Festival celebrates its sixth birthday this month with an innovative hybrid programme that combines live-streamed and in-person events hosted in Dunedin, UNESCO City of Literature between 24-27 September. The festival is free to attend and covers a diverse range of topics from poetry; plays and personal essays; comedy and culture; social media […]

This week’s Te Ahi Top 10 winner was Ōtautahi hip hop producer Flux the Cynic with his track sippin. From as far back as I can remember I’ve always been into music. There wasn’t really a time that it hasn’t been a part of my life. I was exposed to a lot of different types […]

Mousey is the project of Christchurch songwriter Sarena Close. With a strong sense of melody and emotionally raw sincerity, Mousey cherishes the art of communicating the human experience above all else. She is inspired by artists such as Thom Yorke, Regina Spektor, Paul McCartney, Angel Olsen and Sufjan Stevens. And yet her sound defies the […]

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