Reactivated semi-mythical Wellington post-punk band Beat Rhythm Fashion return to their homeland for the first time in nearly 40 years this month for a precious few live appearances on the back of their highly praised album, Tenterhook. GARY STEEL, who was there the first time round, conducts a poignant Q&A with the trio’s main writer/singer/player, Nino Birch.
Huawei may be battling governments left, right and centre, but when it comes to their phones, they’re winning, and their new budget offering is no exception, says PAT PILCHER
Foldable phones are all the rage at mobile tech conference Mobile World Congress, but PAT PILCHER asks are they origami for the one percent? After months of rumours, bogus renders and leaks, bendy foldable phones are finally here. And having weathered several years of stagnating innovation and only incremental improvements, […]
PAT PILCHER gets riled over Spotify’s threats to terminate accounts using ad blockers.
RENEE JONES catches the Auckland Fringe performance of Pussy Riot’s show, Riot Days, and comes away richer for the experience.
In 40 YEARS IN 52 WEEKS, GARY STEEL trawls through his archives and selective memory banks to celebrate a lifetime of writing about modern music, and pens some new perspectives to mark the occasion. The subject of today’s piece: aural agony.
PAT PILCHER worries about the future of SKY as it keeps hiking its prices.
RICHARD VAREY settles in for some listening time with the biggest platter he’s ever used: the Amari T-60.