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Articles By Kerry Kingi

The Stungrenades - Interview with The Stungrenades
20 Apr 2019 // interview by Kerry Kingi
Punk rock band The Stungrenades are on fire at the moment having released their latest album Class War: Fight Back! in 2017.
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Dead Favours - Interview with Dead Favours
11 Apr 2019 // interview by Kerry Kingi
Combining a mix of huge fuzzy and sometimes quirky riffs, groove-laden drums, beautiful falsetto vocals mixed with arena commanding screams and a level of songwriting that some say has been missing from rock for some time,  Dead Favours have been quick to grab the attention of the New Zealand music scene and are going from strength to strength in a very short time. Kerry from Muzic.
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Rebel Sound Radio - Rebel Sound Radio 2019 Newsletter Interview
08 Apr 2019 // interview by Kerry Kingi
Rebel Sound Radio was formed early 2015 in Hamilton. The three-piece makes wild, untamed rock ’n’ roll, bringing new meaning to the word ‘rebel’.
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Written by Wolves - Written by Wolves 2019 Newsletter Interview
08 Apr 2019 // interview by Kerry Kingi
Written by Wolves are one of New Zealand’s fastest rising rock acts, with a growing international fanbase. Their hits Elastic Heart, Not Afraid To Die and Genius have clocked millions on Spotify, with their videos doing similar damage on YouTube.
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Skinny Hobos - Skinny Hobos 2019 Newsletter Interview
08 Apr 2019 // interview by Kerry Kingi
With a gritty, full rock sound two-piece Skinny Hobos are New Zealand’s answer to Royal Blood. Big Riffs, Big Drums!
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Coridian - Coridian 2019 Newsletter Interview
08 Apr 2019 // interview by Kerry Kingi
Alt-rock four-piece powerhouse Coridian are known for their hard-hitting, grooving rock vibe and powerful performances. Their latest single, Better Off, produced by Zorran Mendonsa (Blacklistt/City of Souls), has clocked tens of thousands of streams on Spotify and signals a new chapter for the band, as they gear up to release their debut album later this year.
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Kyd X - Single Review: Real Ones Know
03 Apr 2019 // review by Kerry Kingi
Kyd X has produced some new fire! Having just signed up to Rail Records, Kyd X has immersed himself in the Hamilton hip-hop scene as he waited for the right time to make his mark.
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J Plates - Single Review: The Relic/Liquid Metal
27 Mar 2019 // review by Kerry Kingi
New Zealand drum n bass/jungle producer J Plates has been busy in the studio working on his brand new single which features two tracks: The Relic and Liquid Metal. Signed to Skalator Music, J Plates is based in the UK these days.
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Otium - Interview: Otium
22 Mar 2019 // interview by Kerry Kingi
Upcoming NZ band Otium are on fire! Having just released their new Single Dollar For The Man, they toured for most of 2018 with sell-out shows and they're still touring right now!
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Otium - Single Review: Dollar For The Man
05 Mar 2019 // review by Kerry Kingi
The latest Single by five-piece Reggae/Dub band Otium is named Dollar For The Man. Otium is a popular Northland band, having originated from Whangarei.
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TrinityRoots - Coastella Interview: TrinityRoots
18 Jan 2019 // interview by Kerry Kingi
Popular Wellington act TrinityRoots will be performing at Coastella 2019, which is taking place on the Kapiti Coast on 23 February. In the final of our Coastella interviews, Kerry from Muzic.
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Rob Joass - Single Review - Souvenir
19 Dec 2018 // review by Kerry Kingi
Rob Joass has been busy working on his solo project, and his new single Souvenir from his upcoming album Pencarrow will be released early 2019. You can find this single on Rob's Bandcamp page.
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Leighton Fairlie - Single Review: Galaxy
19 Dec 2018 // review by Kerry Kingi
Leighton Fairlie has just released his stunning debut single Galaxy. This track starts off with some nice crisp Reggae style guitars and interesting vocal effects.
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Melodownz - EP Review: Melo & Blues
26 Nov 2018 // review by Kerry Kingi
NZ Hip-Hop/RNB artist Melodownz has been busy in the studio working on his new 10 track EP Melo & Blues.The first track Get Money featuring Louis Baker has a smooth intro with some lush soft notes from the keys and some true to life lyrics.
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Corduroy. - Single Review: Waiting Game
03 Nov 2018 // review by Kerry Kingi
Corduroy. have just released their 2nd Single Waiting Game.
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Oakley Grenell - Single Review: Frienemy
14 Oct 2018 // review by Kerry Kingi
Oakley Grenell has just released his new single Frienemy on his own record label, Central Records. It features Silva MC on vocals.
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Dilz - Album Review: Metamorphosis
13 May 2018 // review by Kerry Kingi
Dilz has been busy at it again, and this time he has delivered a 16-track album called Metamorphosis which mainly features the styles of Hip-Hop, RnB and Rap but also with hints of Soul, Trap and EDM. The first track Caterpillar starts off with a nice synth and warm tones.
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Chris the Maker Feat. Christopher Allen Haumaha - Single Review: Project001
17 Apr 2018 // review by Kerry Kingi
This track has no intro, starting off hard, rough and with fuzzy feedback to your ears. It is a continuous loop that starts off quite rough, gradually changing slightly with new arrangements of sounds from time to time.
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Salmonella Dub - Gig Review: Salmonella Dub Feat. Tiki Taane @ Owen Delaney Park, Taupo - 3/02/2018
09 Feb 2018 // review by Kerry Kingi
Salmonella Dub are multiple platinum album sellers and award winners famous for their Dub n' Bass sound an important part of New Zealand's music history. This show was about the band reuniting with Tiki Taane.
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Empire To Ashes - Album Review: [in pieces]
26 Jan 2018 // review by Kerry Kingi
Empire to Ashes new album [in pieces] is like a soundtrack of ambient alternative art. The music videos that I have seen are amazing and full of surreal visualisations that tells a story.
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Festival Review: Bay Dreams 2018
21 Jan 2018 // review by Kerry Kingi
Bay Dreams 2018 was the biggest one yet, from start to finish this was a great day out, great people, great services for drinks and food, rides and a brand new set up this year. The main stage was closer to the other stages so it made it quicker to get around all of the stages to see the artists.
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Lorde - Gig Review: Lorde @ Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington - 11/11/2017
16 Nov 2017 // review by Kerry Kingi
A 20 year old Auckland raised girl kicked off a concert named Melodrama at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington Central on Saturday the 11th of November. This girl is Ella - also known as Lorde - the popular artist that had turned famous overnight at 16 and had since created 2 successful albums and 1 EP.
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Gig Review: Roni Size @ The Studio, Auckland - 27/10/2017
05 Nov 2017 // review by Kerry Kingi
V Energy and Audiology brings DnB legend and pioneer Roni Size touring his New Forms Anniversary Live show at The Studio in Auckland. I had arrived early at the entrance I could already hear some drum and bass playing walking down to the stage I realised how long its been since I was last at The Studio, suddenly the memories flow in from previous events of Shift to BSE, the venue had character and a lot of history.
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Bespin - Single Review: East of Her
07 Sep 2017 // review by Kerry Kingi
Auckland three-piece and Critics Choice prize winners Bespin return with a new track - East of Her.The song intro starts with a synthesised sound and a bass with an Interesting effect drawing you in.
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Radio Therapy - EP Review: Ruby
08 Aug 2017 // review by Kerry Kingi
This EP starts off with a guitar intro and left speaker panning making for some very interesting sound engineering on Light in Darkness, the riff starts off and then the full band starts playing. My first impression is that it reminds me of Pennywise but different with a high energy rock punk feel.
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Empire To Ashes - Single Review: My Own Phantom Limb
14 Jul 2017 // review by Kerry Kingi
This song starts off with a scratchy eerie sound with a soothing modulated synthesized sound that gradually gets louder. The intro of the video reminds of Japanese horror movie 'The Ring' The visualisations change into random high quality images.
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State Of Mind - Gig Review: State of Mind with MC Rolex @ Static, Hamilton - 30/06/17
09 Jul 2017 // review by Kerry Kingi
The Drum & Bass Massive presents: State of Mind with MC Rolex with local support from: Freecell, Hijenkx, Harlan Jones, Califresh, Snead place project and Wilks. This Event was at Static, 5 Hood St, Hamilton.
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Festival Review: Bay Dreams 2017
10 Jan 2017 // review by Kerry Kingi
Bay Dreams from start to finish was one tight gig. From the security, to the food staff, AWOP, bars and musicians down to the audience.
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Broods - Broods Acoustic Set @ Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton - 6/12/16
18 Dec 2016 // review by Kerry Kingi
Upon arrival to see the Broods there was a huge presence of the Sponsors - iHeartRadio, ZM and 2Degrees. My Fiancé and I were offered a free photo from iHeartRadio and soon after went to the bar and was offered a free Maputo ice cream, which was a nice gift.
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Bolt42 - Album Review: Nights on Earth
12 Dec 2016 // review by Kerry Kingi
Very cool and eccentric sounding album Nights on Earth by Bolt42 from Wellington. The release starts off with Voodoo Thursday with brass instruments and random atmospheric sounds, with cool sounding guitar riffs and vocals that remind me of Beck and Pluto.
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Album Review: Stir It Up - Aotearoas Tribute to Bob Marley
24 Nov 2016 // review by Kerry Kingi
Stir It Up - Aotearoa's Tribute to Bob Marley on Universal music New Zealand contains 15 songs by various NZ artists. I've got to say I was quite excited to listen / review this album because I knew it was going to be good.
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Paige Julia - EP Review: Mechanisms
17 Nov 2016 // review by Kerry Kingi
Paige Julia's Debut EP Mechanisms, on Totally Roasted Digital - Mixed by Paige Julia and Mastered by DnB legend Fanu. Paige was born into a musical generation defined by the rise of digital technology.
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Tali - EP Review: Keta
09 Nov 2016 // review by Kerry Kingi
Tali is always busy, non stop producing new music and material of all genres. A singer/songwriter and MC extraordinaire!
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Sacha Vee - Album Review: Luminous
05 Nov 2016 // review by Kerry Kingi
Returning home after touring and collaborating with some of the top players in the international scene from Europe, Sacha Vee returns with her new 13 track album Luminous, which is being released on the 25 November 2016. Sacha has recently teamed up with Dutch producer Killing Skills and Chef Red recording and releasing EP's and she has also supported G Eazy and Shapeshifter.
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Dilz - Album Review: Word Smith
27 Oct 2016 // review by Kerry Kingi
Dilz is a Rapper from Foxton. He started in 2012 with a fresh voice in Hip-Hop and has been continuously working and writing new music.
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NZ Top 10 Singles

  • OLD TOWN ROAD (REMIX)
    Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
  • I DON'T CARE
    Ed Sheeran And Justin Bieber
  • BAD GUY
    Billie Eilish
  • IF I CAN'T HAVE YOU
    Shawn Mendes
  • TALK
    Khalid And Disclosure
  • HOMICIDE
    Logic feat. Eminem
  • SOMEONE YOU LOVED
    Lewis Capaldi
  • 3 NIGHTS
    Dominic Fike
  • SUNFLOWER
    Post Malone And Swae Lee
  • WOW.
    Post Malone
View the Full NZ Top 40...
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