What happens when an eight-year-old gets together with his dad to make an album with a message or two for kids and grownups alike? GARY STEEL takes it seriously. Sort of.
Renowned more for their reliability than adventurousness, NZ digital dub group Pitch Black try a few new tricks on their new album. Reviewed by GARY STEEL
GARY STEEL renews his acquaintance with the music world of Burnt Friedman and finds it to be as exquisitely detailed as ever.
Nathan Haines on Shift Left, his hi-fi, the Silver Scrolls and more…
GARY STEEL reviews ace albums by Myele Manzanza, Faye Webster and Aldous Harding along with a few real turds. Despite its sometimes-arch over-intellectualism, Holly Herndon’s last album – 2015’s Platform – worked on its own terms as a very clever form of sliced and diced electronic pop. Sure, you […]
In Witchdoctor’s famous BLINDFOLD TEST, we invite a musician into an audiophile sound lounge and play them a provocative record selection. This time, revered Auckland-based singer-songwriter SJD visited GARY STEEL’s humble abode where he scoffed cream scones while passing comment on the mystery selection.
GARY STEEL is celebrating 40 years of music journalism by disintering and re-animating interviews and reviews from his fat archive. In this piece, he meets NATHAN HAINES to talk up his 2003 release, Squire For Hire.
Jan Hellriegel has just released the best album of her storied career, and it’s a book, too. GARY STEEL blathers about it.