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In the six years that Laneway Festival has been held in Auckland, yesterday’s event was certainly the biggest and, by general consensus, the best. The sold-out festival operated on Swiss-watch set changes, had excellent sound quality (with exception of... <a href='/news/9263/Live-Review--Photos-Laneway-Festival-2015.utr'>more</a> Auckland band Bespin quietly went about their business in 2014, playing a few festivals and shows throughout the year while working hard recording their debut EP. This year will ultimately see the hard work come into fruition. They are just about to... <a href='/news/9250/Interview-Bespin.utr'>more</a> 
Queensbridge rapper Nas played three sellout shows over the weekend, dazzling audiences in Auckland on Friday and Saturday nights, before heading down to Wellington for a Sunday evening performance. The hip hop icon was in the country for his first... <a href='/news/9229/Live-Photos-Nas---The-Powerstation-Auckland.utr'>more</a> 
Great North have been awarded the Tui for Best Folk Album 2015 for their record Up In Smoke. It is the second time the Auckland group has taken the award, they also received it in 2013 for their sophomore effort Halves. Damian Vaughan, CEO of Recorded... <a href='/news/9260/Great-North-Awarded-Tui-For-Best-Folk-Album-2015.utr'>more</a> 
Early last year Swedish trip hop outfit Little Dragon released their fourth album Nabuma Rubberband, a record steeped in the influences of  Janet Jackson slow jams. The four-piece set to work on the album in early 2013 after a period of touring,... <a href='/news/9234/Interview-Little-Dragon.utr'>more</a>


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