The Courtneys play super catchy slacker pop which relies on a heavy diet of classic Flying Nun, 90s teenage movies and summer holidays. Currently based in Vancouver, the trio have been growing in reputation since their debut self-titled record came out... <a href='/news/9398/Interview-The-Courtneys.utr'>more</a> Even when Parquet Courts emerged as the latest marketable pack of handsome New York guitar boys, there appeared to the most casual listener an underlying disquiet. Maybe not within the 'Stoned And Starving' hooky catalogue of the mundane, but next to the... <a href='/news/9405/Interview-Parquet-Courts.utr'>more</a> 
Now in its second year, Westfest is going through some growing pains but has the potential to shape up into a top notch event. Riding on the wake of the Soundwave Festival in Australia, Westfest gives New Zealand heavy music fans a chance to catch some... <a href='/news/9410/Live-Photos-Westfest-2015.utr'>more</a> 
Enigmatic Dinosaur Jr frontman J Mascis was in the country for a string of solo shows over the last few days, starting in Christchurch then working through Wellington and Auckland before heading back down to Dunedin. The tour comes on the heels of the... <a href='/news/9391/Live-Photos-J-Mascis---Bodega-Wellington.utr'>more</a> 
Dunedin trio Death and the Maiden are poised to release their self-titled debut record later this month, and in anticipation they have unveiled shadowy single 'War Dance'. The three-piece pulls together the talents of Lucinda (bass guitar, vocals),... <a href='/news/9406/Listen-Death-And-The-Maiden---War-Dance-UTR-Premiere.utr'>more</a> 
Formed in 1999 by Tim Lewton, Luke Stemson and Bruce Wurr, Auckland outfit Xanadu was a musical force to behold on stage. Over the band's brief lifespan there was a few line-up changes (including Kane Goulter on bass and Steve Demeris on drums) and... <a href='/news/9412/Stream-Xanadus-New-Album-1999-2002.utr'>more</a>

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