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With a career spanning over four decades, from his pivotal roles in Split Enz and Crowded House through to his more recent solo works and collaborative projects, there can be little doubt that Neil Finn is ordained music-royalty within the Australian and New Zealand music scenes and has a well-earned reputation for being a songwriter...

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“I’m sorry, the old Taylor can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Oh, ’cause she’s dead.”  Look What You Made Me Do is the latest power pop release by Taylor Swift. Jack Antonoff, who has recently worked on Lorde’s album to name but one of his many high profile collaborations, served as producer on the...

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Miley Cyrus is going through somewhat of a sonic renaissance of late, linking perfectly together her country roots to her more notorious pop offerings. Younger Now is the first track to be taken from her incoming record of the same name, and is one of Miley’s most accomplished tracks to date.  Allowing her phenomenal voice to take...

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Two years on from Last of Our Kind, The Darkness have reminded us they’re nowhere near done yet with the release of Solid Gold, from their upcoming fifth studio album, Pinewood Smiles. Solid Gold, surely a romantic track comparing the love of your life to a precious metal?  Absolutely not.  The Darkness have done what The Darkness do...

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The UK’s reigning X Factor champion, Louisa Johnson, teamed up with fellow X Factor alumni Olly Murs on, what can only be described as the most adorable song of the summer, Unpredictable. The Danish DJ, song writer and remixer, Cutfather, served as producer on the track with writing credits going to Kara DioGuardi (who has...

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Single Review: P!nk – What About Us

August 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

P!nk’s musical career has been on the back burner since 2012’s Truth About Love album, but 2017 will see her release album number 7; Beautiful Trauma, of which single What About Us is the lead single. Ushering the next chapter of her career in a distinctly more composed manner, this track indicates a more adult side to the notoriously bombastic singer....

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EP Review: Avicii – AVĪCI (01)

August 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Interminable, incessant, and uninterrupted are some of the English translations applied to the Sanskrit word Avīci. This is also the name of the lowest level of hell within Buddhist cosmology. So, in naming his latest EP AVĪCI (01), what might Swedish DJ Tim Bergling – better known as Avicii – be trying to tell us?...

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It’s been quite a while since we’ve heard James Keogh, better know by his pseudonym Vance Joy, hitting the sound waves with a fresh track, the last single released being Straight Into Your Arms in early 2016. After a longish period of writing and recording material abroad, he is back with a brand new number,...

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Fans have had little under a month to prepare for Louis Tomlinson’s second solo track, Back to You, since the musician’s Twitter announcement. Featuring Bebe Rexha, and Digital Farm Animals, the track is set to be part of Tomlinson’s upcoming debut studio album, which will be released with his own label, Triple Strings Ltd. The slow...

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EP Review: Nine Inch Nails – Add Violence

July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nine Inch Nails will soon mark their 3rd decade as a band, and having outlasted many of their predecessors; they’re still showing no signs of calming down. Add Violence is only the third EP to be released during the bands history, with frontman Trent Reznor delivering a succinct five track journey through the classic NIN sound.  Less...

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Single Review: The Script – ‘Rain’

July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

After almost a year in hiatus and a few teasers from their upcoming fifth studio album, The Script have released Rain.  The accompanying music video employs the somber storytelling we normally hear from the Script, but goodness are you in for a treat when the beat kicks in. The song opens with lead vocalist Danny O’Donoghue’s...

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EP Review: Kirstin – ‘L O V E’

July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

After 7 studio albums, 3 Grammy Awards, and over 6 million albums sold with a cappella group, Pentatonix, Kirstin Maldonado has released her first solo EP, L O V E. Kirstin first debuted her solo career with Break A Little, which is first up.  A slow but light piano opens the song, soon joined by Kirstin’s...

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Single Review: Garbage – ‘No Horses’

July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Coinciding with the release of their autobiography, This Is the Noise That Keeps Me Awake, and their Rage and Rapture tour with seminal new-wave outfit Blondie, Garbage has released the dark, dystopian single No Horses. The Wisconsin based quartet have never been ones to adhere closely to convention, and indeed No Horses is almost the...

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