Sweat, Broods and tears

A year ago, they had no name and three songs. Now, a Nelson brother-sister act is picked as NZ's hottest new export.

One step ahead

Split Enz Eddie Rayner, of Split Enz fame, unveils his new band.

The Nick Cave movie


So I checked out that Nick Cave Movie - 20,000 Days on Earth...

Taylor 10 best dance moves

Taylor Swift At the VMAs, Taylor Swift upped her dance game once again, hamming it up for the roving cameras...

Island boys recognised

Musical Island Boys Tawa's Musical Island Boys are absolutely positively ecstatic with their latest award.

Power of Broods

Broods The one hour performance perfectly encapsulates what it means to be young, unsure and wistful.

McBoing Boing captivates

This was a kids concert, and the Opera House was full of excited, enthusiastic youngsters.

Beethoven triple treat

Ellie wins over Chch

Album 'like a love letter'

Ariana Grande This album reminds me of a time when music was about that, the music, not about auto-tune.

Korn's best album yet

Metal fans rejoice - Korn is back with its finest work yet, Lucas Lormans writes.

CD review - The Hobbit - The Desolation of Smaug

Queen B's new album her best yet

A noisy, grunty debut EP

This is rock played like it should be, noisy and uncompromising, Jason Peters writes.

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