One of the best-sounding CDs to have come from NZ can’t quite compete for quality of songwriting
U2’s Auckland show is amazing, and terrible. Gary Steel explains why
Superb electro cheese with plenty of action for synth festishists
Exceptional art pop from England that seems destined for oblivion. Typical.
Former members of Broadcast and Plone go for trite
Disappointing follow-up suggests Bradford Cox is keeping his best ideas for future solo projects
Die!Die!Die! make it to the third album, and it’s an acceptable trade-off between compromise and natural evolution
Hidden Orchestra make jazz-noir “imaginary cinema”. Gary Steel wonders if it’s all that it’s cracked up to be.
Vitesse Audio’s new Kiwi made Reference Solid Air Matrix cables leave Ashley Kramer stunned.
Gary Steel bathes in the sheer indulgent tedium of Trinity Roots’ new live release
Gary Steel has flashbacks to a time when the world still has optimism and was full of day-glo colours. All while reviewing the amazing Martin Logan Purity’s.
Brazilian music novice Gary Steel gets a crash course on the artistry of Suely Mesquita in Bob Gaulke’s book/CD combo.