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Q+A: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Q+A: Unknown Mortal Orchestra

It’s taken ten years for Ruban Nielson to break into the language of American hype. Late last year, it suddenly took off with Unknown Mortal Orchestra, but not his former band that had made the same achievements their mission – The Mint Chicks. Despite a rough ending that had Ruban […]

June 20, 2011 × 0 comments

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Q+A: Battles

Q+A: Battles

Formed in 2002 and comprised of drummer John Stanier (Helmet), guitarists Ian Williams (Don Caballero) and Dave Konopka (Lynx) and Tyondai Braxton, Battles released of a series of EP’s before releasing their debut album Mirrored to mass acclaim. The band then toured for a number of years, including multiple visits […]

May 17, 2011 × 1 comment

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Q+A: Africa Hitech

Q+A: Africa Hitech

Africa Hitech is a moniker which not only represents both Mark Pritchard and Steve Spacek’s love for all things progressive, but one that also pays homage to the roots of popular music born out of Africa. Mark Pritchard is a musical chameleon, recording a vast variety of styles under just […]

April 15, 2011 × 0 comments

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Q+A: Daedelus

Q+A: Daedelus

Ten years on from releasing his first single Alfred Darlington aka Daedelus, a mainstay of the LA electronic scene, returns with his lush new full length album, Bespoke. Whether constantly touring, remixing or releasing his own works through the likes of Ninja Tune, Brainfeeder, Plug Research, Mush Records, Soul Jazz, […]

March 4, 2011 × 0 comments

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Q+A Nick Dwyer On Making Tracks

Q+A Nick Dwyer On Making Tracks

Tonight’s episode of Making Tracks takes place in Tokyo, Japan – Nick Dwyer’s favourite place to visit. Suitably then, it’s a memorable episode and Dwyer talks to local sensation Tigarah, the people behind the music from Street Fighter 2 and Soil and “Pimp” Sessions – the hyped-up jazz ensemble that […]

November 30, 2010 × 0 comments

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Q+A: Tom Scott

Q+A: Tom Scott

Home Brew frontman Tom Scott dropped his new EP Max Marx and Friedrich Calloway at Carnegie Hall via Twitter and on their blog on Friday. We’ve been assured that that the EP is not a Home Brew project, but rather a collaboration with producer Chris Macro which is interesting because […]

November 22, 2010 × 1 comment

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Q+A: Home Brew Crew

Q+A: Home Brew Crew

Home Brew Crew tread the line between hilarity and seriousness pretty easily. Below they switch between conversations on the current state of hip-hop in New Zealand, their approach to how to market themselves and their soon-to-be-released EP which includes their ode to Anika Moa (it’s a song called I Wish […]

September 6, 2010 × 3 comments

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Q+A: Chris Graham on Home Brew Crew

The Home Brew Crew tour kicked off yesterday and continues throughout the month and ends with a one-off gig on Great Barrier Island in October. We’ll be posting our interview with them next week but in the meantime check out our interview with  Chris Graham to find out the latest […]

September 3, 2010 × 0 comments

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Q+A: Knives At Noon

Q+A: Knives At Noon

Dunedin band Knives At Noon have been garnering an audience lately with their much talked about show at Homegrown as well as their opening gig for Vampire Weekend earlier in the year. The band are about to release their brand new EP Glitter Guts and we hit up keyboardist Oli […]

August 31, 2010 × 0 comments

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Q+A: BARB

Q+A: BARB

Lawrence Arabia, Liam Finn, Connan Mockasin, Seamus Ebbs and Eliza-Jane Barnes recently got together to record an album under the name BARB. The result is a self-titled album (out August 6) that grabs some of the most interesting aspects of each solo artists work. The Corner reached out to drummer […]

July 27, 2010 × 0 comments

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Q+A: Special Problems

Q+A: Special Problems

You might not have heard of Special Problems just yet, but chances are that you’ve seen one of the many videos that they’ve been kicking out lately. Campbell Hooper and Joel Kefali have worked on music videos for The Mint Chicks, Dimmer, Cut Off Your Hands, Jonathan Boulet, Wolfmother, David […]

July 15, 2010 × 0 comments

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Q+A: MayaVanya

Q+A: MayaVanya

MayaVanya or if you prefer, Maya and Vanya, are a sister duo from Croatia who live in Auckland, and in March they won the Next Generation DJ competition. NGDJ isn’t just any competition either – it’s a worldwide search with over 3,500 entries, 350,000 votes and 190,000 listeners. The girls […]

June 23, 2010 × 0 comments

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Q+A: David Dallas

Q+A: David Dallas

David Dallas recently headed over to Austin, Texas for the annual SxSW showcase, which also included other New Zealand acts such as Young Sid, Mr. Sicc, Surf City, Gin Wigmore, Bachelorette and The Ruby Suns. Anyway, we’re doing our part to end professional journalism as we know it so we […]

April 12, 2010 × 3 comments