Alexisonfire are an incredibly special band for me. When I was working at Shock Records in Melbourne, Australia (1998 – 2004) I vividly remember the day that A&R manager Ian asked a few of the punk and metal loving crew on staff to stay back in the boardroom after the sales meeting to check out […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Get ready to meet the new Kiwi music duo that you’ll not only fall in love with; but surely will be scrambling to tell all your friends about as well… Broods aka Georgia and Caleb Nott, are a Nelson born and Auckland musically cultivated brother and sister who will no doubt be in the ears of many […]
y Kate “One Take Kate Splashing into your eardrums comes the delightful and welcomed Rimu and Roses by Supermodel; bringing a swag bag of 70s rock and starry eyed guitar and piano noodling to the party. I’m loathe to float comparisons to a band so magically ambitious in their own right, however it would be only fair […]
Yip. I reviewed Device. I was actually pleasantly surprised by David Draiman’s range on this album. You can check out what else I thought about this self titled album on the Rip It Up website here.
A little review for metal masters Killswitch Engage – Disarm the Descent, which you can also see on the Rip It Up website here.
This is a review, currently on the Rip It Up website here; for a band I truly, truly love! It’s a lovely thing when as a reviewer, the wonders of review copies for bands you’re only partly familiar with before, become an obsession band for you after listening to them. I Love Kvelertak!