Interview: Devin Townsend

Devin with Devin Townsend Project live at Powerstation in Auckland, New Zealand May 18 2017. Image via Ambient Light | onetakekate.com

Feature Image by Doug Peters via Ambient Light. For an Ambient Light piece, I interviewed Devin Townsend in April 2017 and was delighted to talk to another person who I genuinely felt like I would have a great time with at a BBQ. Admittedly, going into this Skype phone call, I was a little bit apprehensive. […]

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WESTFEST `15 Live Review

By Kate “One Take Kate” Taylor. Image via Mr Leon Taylor. It’s taken me until now to fully download all the rad moments of WESTFEST `15 to coalesce into a somewhat succinct little write up about Auckland’s recent day of blistering metal and punk. Taking place on March 3rd 2015, a Tuesday…gasp! All assembled truly […]

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Heavy Metal Ninjas – Kings Arms, September 27, 2014.

Original Image via: The Metalilst.net

Above: Original image featured on The Metalist.net via  by Kate “One Take Kate” Taylor On a fresh spring night, on the eve of daylight savings, some very lucky people witnessed the sheer power of NZ’s own melodic metal masters – Heavy Metal Ninjas. First up for the evening was iSatellite coming up from Wellington to […]

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WIN: FKA Twigs ‘LP1’ album giveaway

By Kate “One Take Kate” Taylor *Unfortunately this competition is now closed – check out WIN with OTK for more competitions to enter…* Wanna win a copy of FKA twigs ‘LP1’ for yourself? Enter here! She’s the incredibly talented London based singer-songwriter and producer that’s going to be the name on everyone’s lips very soon; FKA twigs […]

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FKA Twigs ‘LP1’ Album Review

  Roll up, roll up fans of Broods, Grimes, Massive Attack or Portishead; if you’re not having a listen to London based FKA twigs, then you’re not getting the sexiest and most delicious new electronic tunes for your ear-holes. Born Tahliah Debrett Barnett, FKA twigs is a singer-songwriter and producer phenom that delivers track after track of […]

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City Oh Sigh – Fragments Fine, Muzic.net.nz website, March 2014.

 Wellington’s extremely accomplished chamber folk quartet; City Oh Sigh release their first full length album, Fragments Fine – and it’s a breath-taking beauty. Lead songwriter, singer and cellist Kate has a magical way with her beautiful notes; expertly catching and playing with the pitches and tones creating something special and reminding you of what a joy it is to listen […]

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Saving Grace – The Urgency album review

New Zealand’s worse kept heavy secret; Saving Grace return with their fourth full length album of solid home-grown metal and hard-core. Squealing ‘Wolfenstein’ guitar licks, huge rumbling breakdowns, it’s all here; and just when it’s easy to pile accolade upon accolade down on this album and therefore SG’s head; it’s a relief that listen after listen it’s […]

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