RICHARD VAREY finds genuine musical gems amongst the trash in opshops, and even tracks down the obscure artist behind one such discovery. Sandwiched between hundreds of dusty Kamahl and Nana Mouskouri CDs in opshops and second-hand stores around New Zealand there are genuine forgotten treasures to be found. It takes […]
Gary Steel is tired of NZ musicians making albums that are glorified calling cards rather than coherent musical statements.
Peter Kearns is wowed by a record that (wait for it!) has something to say. What a change from the me-me-me generation.
For Gary Steel, no opinion, or position, is set in stone. Time alters everything.
Gary Steel finds The Nomad’s new album a frustratingly hot and cold experience.
In the first of a new series – Unknown Pleasures – where he writes about worthy but under-recognised albums and artists, Gary Steel puts his case for The Decayes, one of the great unwritten stories of underground rock.
The dead can still dance, maintains true believer Gary Steel.
Aussie group are just on the right side of the wrong influences.