Coridian: State of Mind (2022) single

Coridian: State of Mind (2022) single

Part of me is incredibly pleased that Coridian are based in Auckland, as it means I get to see them play, but another part of me really wishes they were in somewhere like London as if they could get in front of the mass media and fans, I am convinced they would be...
Mediæval Bæbes: MydWynter (2022)

Mediæval Bæbes: MydWynter (2022)

My mother was a trained singer, while she and my dad met when they were both members of a choir founded and conducted by my grandfather. I was raised in the church, and perhaps unsurprisingly I was also a soloist, and heard a huge amount of choir music. I am sure this...
Maryen Cairns: Anew (2022)

Maryen Cairns: Anew (2022)

I still find it wonderful that one of the unexpected side benefits of the release of my books is being brought back into contact with Maryen Cairns, who I first reviewed some 30 years ago! Over the last few years, I have been getting up to speed with Maryen’s releases...
Riqi Harawira: E Rere Ai (Fly Away) (2022) single

Riqi Harawira: E Rere Ai (Fly Away) (2022) single

E rere ai is a song which originally came from a poem written by Riqi and his partner Floss (who appears in the video) which touches on love, hopes, and dreams. They are a Māori/Pakeha blended couple deeply in love with each other, with the idea of an equal union...