Samantha Josephine: The Finished Touch (2021)

Samantha Josephine: The Finished Touch (2021)

This is a direct continuation of the work displayed by Samantha on the Fly Bird Fly EP which came out a few months ago, except this time around she has managed to secure the services of drummers Mars Slater Vitai and Olive Konai, who between them share the duties on...

Black Sands: Apocalypse Of Eden (2021) single

To my mind this single is long overdue, as I have been lucky enough to catch these guys play live a few times this year and they always put on an amazing show. Comprising Cameron Owens (guitars), Ruaidri Keens (guitars), Matt Hammond (bass) and James Trimmer (drums)...
Pass the Peas: Pop (2022)

Pass the Peas: Pop (2022)

This three-track EP is the latest release from Poneke-based quintet {Pass The Peas}, who describe their music as Wasabi spicy Rock n’ Roll, whatever that means. To my ears it means they play mid-paced alternative pop rock with a strong concentration on the...
Tall Folk: Wiser (2022)

Tall Folk: Wiser (2022)

2021 was a wonderful musical adventure for me as I threw myself into the NZ music scene, and towards the end of the year I realised that with nearly 200 reviews of local music I really should work out my Top 10 singles, EP’s, albums and gigs (check out...
Powder Chutes: Sweet Noise Pollution (2022)

Powder Chutes: Sweet Noise Pollution (2022)

There is always that little hint of concern when reading a press release for a new EP and realise it contains a quote from yours truly for the single which was taken from it. How would they take it this time around if I panned this release? Luckily, I have always...