Review: RDU Round Up 2017 (Grand Final)

Ben Sinclair, July 2017, Darkroom Following transportation issues which resulted in a reduced (but still, excellent) Darkspace festival (Ed's note: see Issue #9) I was feeling the thirst for another excellent night at the Darkroom. Christchurch's premier band competition, the RDU Round Up 2017 Grand Final was the excellent quencher, featuring five bands (Nervous Jerk,... Continue Reading →

Review: Darkspace III

Hayden Slaughter, July 2017, Darkroom/Space Academy Darkspace III, a collaborative event from two of Christchurch’s premier underground music establishments, Darkroom and Space Academy, was scheduled for the night of Saturday the 22nd of July. It was cancelled due to the torrential downpour—most of the acts couldn't get to Christchurch. A soggy 0/10. However, Darkroom pulled... Continue Reading →

Review: Melodrama (Album)

Melodrama by Lorde Asher Olliver, June 2017 Melodrama is beautifully produced, Lorde still sounds like Lorde. I’ll rate this album track by track, it’s a 8/11 if you don’t want to read further. Her first album was slightly more interesting due to same ol' Lorde drumbeats with just slightly more American production involved. It’s Lorde’s... Continue Reading →

Review: Brekky for Dinner

Hayden Slaughter, May 2017, The Foundry Brekky for Dinner?! Why would I go to The Foundry to eat breakfast at dinner time? Well, you probably wouldn’t, but that certainly does not mean a big bowl of Soaked Oats, brought to you by The Butlers, would be an absolute Shambles! It is not often that you... Continue Reading →

Review: TuneSoc Battle of the Bands

Hayden Slaughter, May 2017, The Foundry “God of Rock, thank you for this chance to kick ass. We are your humble servants. Please give us the power to blow people's minds with our high voltage rock. In your name we pray, Amen.” – Dewey Finn. Eight bands, on one night, with one sole purpose, to... Continue Reading →

Review: Soaked Oats

Campbell Lauder, April 2017, Wunderbar The release party for the Oats’ new EP ‘Stone Fruit Melodies’ was hectic to say the least. A fusion of delicious tunes hitting the back of your throat with a beautiful mixture of musical instrumentals and sexy vocals made this was one heck of a gig - and some! The... Continue Reading →

Review: Scarfies on Tour

Campbell Lauder, March 2017, MONO Nights (The Foundry) The Scarfies Takeover on 23rd March saw a revitalised MONO Night which strayed away from the turntables and gave UC students some peachy homegrown tunes from the dirty south. The Shambles performed a set quite unlike any others, with outstanding stage presence led by the man himself,... Continue Reading →

Review: Welcome to TuneSoc

Sam Thomas, March 2017, The Foundry Did we just witness the birth of a homegrown UC music scene? "Welcome to TuneSoc" was the first major event of the year by the ambitious new club TuneSoc which is looking to stimulate musical growth in the UC community. The event featured eight acts across a diverse range of... Continue Reading →

Review: Nostalgia Festival

Hayden Slaughter, March 2017, Ferrymead Heritage Park If anyone ventured to Lyttelton on the 4th of March, and were baffled by the distinct lack of other humans in the area, I think I may have the answer. Nostalgia Festival, at The Ferrymead Heritage Park, provided a taste of the vibrant New Zealand independent music scene,... Continue Reading →

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