ALBUM REVIEW: Bic Runga – Close Your Eyes

This is Bic Runga’s fifth album in two decades and comes as she is inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame. A collection of covers and two originals, it finds her tipping her hat to some of her influences, from the obvious to the obscure. Both originals (the title track and Dream A Dream) are lush rhythmic pop songs with tropical noir textures while … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Bic Runga – Close Your Eyes

NEWS: Opossom (ex-Mint Chicks) release single and visit Australia.

Kody Nielson has a new project of glorious psych pop called Opossom and he has released the first single Getaway Tonight ahead of a run of Australian dates. This will be the first chance for Australia to see the new trio which also features another Mint Chick Michael Logie and Bic Runga who also collaborated with Nielson on her recently released album. Opossom will release … Continue reading NEWS: Opossom (ex-Mint Chicks) release single and visit Australia.

REVIEW: 7 WORLDS COLLIDE – The Sun Came Out

1 2 3 4 5 Reviewed for FasterLouder It is surprising that musicians don’t do this kind of thing more – getting together for the sake of the music, collaborating and sharing the experience of songwriting. One way to do it is the ‘supergroup’ which can either work (Them Crooked Vultures, Temple Of The Dog) or can be a turgid affair (Chickenfoot, Tinted Windows). The … Continue reading REVIEW: 7 WORLDS COLLIDE – The Sun Came Out

NEWS: NEIL FINN’S 7 Worlds Collide super lineup…

This week has seen three concerts in Auckland, New Zealand led by Neil Finn and featuring a stellar lineup that includes members of Radiohead and Wilco plus Johnny Marr, Liam Finn, Bic Runga, KT Tunstall, Don Mclashan, Lisa Germano and Sebastian Steinberg. The last of the shows is tonight at the Powerstation in Mt Eden and will be followed by an album of original material … Continue reading NEWS: NEIL FINN’S 7 Worlds Collide super lineup…