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Sola Rosa (aka Andrew Spraggon) is back with a new ep, In Spaces, building on his reputation for creating a wild fusion of genres – everything from hip-hop and jazz, to neo-soul, Latin and funk. This time he’s employing a few Euro-industrial elements as well.
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With a sound palette that borrows heavily from Oasis, Paul Weller, Ocean Colour Scene, and Stone Roses, Sydney’s DMA’S might just be the best Australian Brit-Pop band you never heard of.
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Belly – Dove 2018
It’s been 23 years since Tanya Donelly and crew walked away from their highly successful indie pop venture, Belly. Finally, they’ve found the guts to return, bringing with them a sweet but mature version of their younger selves that’s way more than just simply palatable. It’s like they never left.
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Has one of the greatest guitarists found God or is he just borrowing a pew and a couple of psalm books? At 71, he may be getting on but going backwards to move forward has always been Ry Cooder‘s creative direction. New album The Prodigal Son might not be his best since the Buena Vista Social Club but it’s still damn good!
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Photos from Homegrown 2018 – click ‘Tim’s Album’ on the menu above
WOMAD Day 1
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Drummer – Thievery Corporation – Photo: McKenzie Jennings Gruar
A capacity crowd have packed out the Bowl of Brooklands, in New Plymouth, this weekend for one of New Zealand’s favourite all-ages festivals. From the get-go there’s colour, revelry, food, spirit, passion and, of course, music!