On the momentous occasion of the release of Aldous Harding’s second album, Party, Gary Steel digs up a revealing interview from his heaving archives.
PAT PILCHER gets to sit in a dark room watching a sexy creature – LG’s so-called “Wallpaper” OLED television – and finds near-perfection.
GARY STEEL digs up his 1981 review of the first and only record by the now-legendary Shoes This High.
David Elias is an acclaimed singer-songwriter. He also happens to be an audiophile and high resolution music pioneer. DR RICHARD VAREY talks to him about this rare combination.
Rumours are flying that the iPhone 8 will be nothing more than a Samsung Galaxy S8 knock-off. Could they be true? PAT PILCHER speculates.
The Handmaid’s Tale is a horrible television series that everyone needs to see, writes ANDREW JOHNSTONE.
GARY STEEL digs up a previously unpublished interview with Chris Knox from 1986, in which the NZ music legend gives an amazing insight on the Flying Nun label, as well as his own music, and NZ music biz machinations in the 1980s.
In his Every Day In May series, GARY STEEL digs up pieces of our rich musical tapestry. [Translation: stories he’s penned over the past 40 years about NZ music]. Today’s victims – The Mockers, in a piece originally published in IT Magazine in 1980.
Are the best films from Hollywood’s Golden Age still relevant? ANDREW JOHNSTONE on Spencer Tracy and Orson Welles.
Fancy a spot of spelunking? GARY STEEL reassesses Nick Cave.
DR RICHARD VAREY takes a deep, quizzical look at the supposed vinyl revival, retro-mania and the new glut of merchandising around Record Store Day.
Could 2017 be a battle to the death between Samsung’s S8 Plus and the forthcoming iPhone 8? PAT PILCHER is siding squarely with this sprightly, surprising Samsung.