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> 
Shonen Knife are some of the longest standing pop-punks in the business. Formed back in 1981 and having tucked an impressive 19 studio albums under their belts during the last three decades, the Osaka trio still rock out as hard as they always have.... <a href='/news/9269/Heres-Five-Shonen-Knife.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> Melbourne-based sirens of sound, Spermaids, were in the country last summer for a quick festival-driven jaunt and are returning in late February for a seven-date tour. The experimental post-punk duo is made up of Nelson natives Osh Felber and Zac... <a href='/news/9266/Spermaids-Return-For-Nationwide-Tour.utr'>more</a> 
This self-titled debut finds Auckland-based act Thee Rum Coves continuing the strong lineage of garage rock from ‘60s originators like The Sonics, through the UK beat and punk scenes, the power pop of Sunnyboys and onto its modern manifestation in... <a href='/news/9268/Album-Review-Thee-Rum-Coves---Thee-Rum-Coves.utr'>more</a> After what feels like forever, the excellent new album from bedroom artist  P.H.F (formerly known as Perfect Hair Forever) has been released. Titled Grind State, the 12-track album follows on from 2013's full-length offering V.O.I.D and is being released... <a href='/news/9272/Stream-PHFs-New-Album-Grind-State.utr'>more</a>

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