It usually takes a band some time before they're entirely happy with their sound. The merging of different instruments together into one unified sound everyone is happy with is one reason why many groups call it quits before really achieving anything.
Damien Binder: Saving His Best Til Now -
by Richard Thorne
Looking for a way to convey the difference between his forthcoming second album 'Til Now' and his self-titled 2000 debut, Auckland singer/songwriter Damien Binder suddenly pulls out the Boss.
From Big Things Comes Scribe -
by Andrew Hughes
Known best (until now) for his rap contribution to P-Money's big hitting 'Big Things' album, MC Scribe has parlayed his hip hop underground reputation into mainstream anticipation. ...more
Fur Trading -
by Emma Philpott
While the Auckland sky lets forth with a torrent of rain on another wintery day, Julia Deans and Simon Braxton, front-person and drummer of Fur Patrol, are on the phone from a much sunnier Melbourne.
Jakob: Five Years of Swirl and Delay -
by Nigel Byers
In July 1998 three lads got together in Napier to realise a musical vision they all shared. Calling themselves jakob, they would follow in the footsteps of such musical giants as Sonic Youth and Bailterspace to create a unique sound, both ethereal and beautiful but also intense and hard.
Legalised Metal: 8 Foot Sativa -
by Ania Glowacz
Even at this early stage in their career Auckland heavy metallers 8 Foot Sativa have done more than most Kiwi bands even dream of. ...more
Minuit Break the Mould -
by Stephen Jewell
Minuit are not entirely comfortable about being grouped under the ubiquitous Breaks banner. This despite performing regularly at breaks events and having contributed a track to Kog Transmissions' recent breaks compilation 'Return of the Booom Shwack'.
The Busy Life of Kingsley 'Spargo' Melhuish -
by Chris Melville
Founded in 1994, Spargo is by now one of Auckland's longest running jazz quartets. ...more
Willy Seiffert (26/03/1967 - 23/07/2003): Notes to a Friend Lost -
Willy Seiffert, long time contributor to New Zealand Musician magazine (1992 -2000) and all round wonderful bloke, was tragically killed last month in a car accident in Palmerston North, aged 36.