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Articles By Bethany Mountford

Lunavela - Single Review: Six-Out-Of-Ten Friend
21 Sep 2021 // review by Bethany Mountford
I'm not gonna lie; Six-Out-Of-Ten Friend was stuck in my head for a solid week after I listened to it for the first time – so be warned. Perhaps the reason it stuck so solidly in my head was that I kept finding myself in the painfully mundane and tricky situations that it laments.
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D.Matthews - Single Review: Africa
10 Sep 2021 // review by Bethany Mountford
One thing is for sure. Wellington is not warm enough to do this song justice.
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Samuel Gaskin - Single/Video Review: Reckoning
31 Aug 2021 // review by Bethany Mountford
Reckoning is a new single and video release from Samuel Gaskin that follows in the wake of his stage production by the same name. New Zealand born and now based in Melbourne, Gaskin intertwines his own roots and the roots of his current placing in this video, with a cast of 20 First Nations Aboriginal and Maori performers.
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GiGi Genie - Single Review: The Phoenix
19 Aug 2021 // review by Bethany Mountford
Wow! I knew this track would be something else before I even listened to it.
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Bluey Green - EP Review: Bluey Green
08 Jul 2021 // review by Bethany Mountford
July 9, 2021, sees the first ever release of Bluey Green – the self-titled EP. As I sometimes do with reviews, I dived right into this EP before reading about, or even having heard of Bluey Green, and nothing could have been a more fitting description than the wavering, reflective shine of the ocean that the name alone evokes.
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MNZ Interview: Capital BS 006: Nigel Mauchline - The Stomach
02 Jul 2021 // interview by Bethany Mountford
Capital BS caught up with Nigel Mauchline from The Stomach in Palmerston North about opportunities, loud amps and the benefits of not selling booze... Tell us a bit about Creative Sounds and your job within it...
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MNZ Interview: Capital BS 005: Toby Lloyd – Tiny Triumph Recordings
30 Jun 2021 // interview by Bethany Mountford
Capital BS, live to you from our Capital City, Toby Lloyd of Tiny Triumph Recordings chats to us about All-Blacks, gentrification and demo-itis: Tell us a bit about Tiny Triumph, your role within it, how it came about and everything like that! I worked in the film industry, and at Park Road Production for close to a decade and the whole time I was working there on the Hobbit films and everything like that I was still producing artists and bands.
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Daniel Armstrong & The Monsoons - Album Review: Everything Is As It Shouldn't Be
21 Jun 2021 // review by Bethany Mountford
Everything Is As It Shouldn’t Be is the latest release from Daniel Armstrong & The Monsoons, and boy it is a wild ride. The album takes self-proclaimed inspiration from “Bob-Dylan, Talking Heads, Claude Debussy, Velvet Underground and Radiohead,” so I went in with eclectic expectations.
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Oh Sweet Nothings - Gig Review: Oh Sweet Nothings @ Valhalla, Wellington - 06/06/2021
09 Jun 2021 // review by Bethany Mountford
I’m not sure what I expected, but last Sunday’s Oh Sweet Nothings album release party painted a very interesting scene at Valhalla. The following day, Monday, was to be Queen’s birthday bank holiday and town was consequently busier than the usual Sunday, littered with drunkards and litter.
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MNZ Interview: Capital BS 004: Beagle FM
02 Jun 2021 // interview by Bethany Mountford
Capital BS caught up with the crew from Beagle Radio about niche radio genres, passionate music and that one band...With input from:Kim Townsend, Jamie Haigh, David Fleig, Eursula Hicks, and Damian Pullen.
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MNZ Interview: Capital BS 003: Harri Robinson from Radioactive FM
02 Jun 2021 // interview by Bethany Mountford
Over a sweet soy flat white in downtown Wellington, Beth had a chat with Harri Robinson about art projects gone right, bankruptcy and vibrant creative scenes...Tell us a bit about Radioactive and your role within the radio station...
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MNZ Interview: Capital BS 002: James Meharry from RDU FM
02 Jun 2021 // interview by Bethany Mountford
Capital BS caught up with James Meharry from RDU about rave-culture, the 90's and music that needs to be heard... Tell us a bit about RDU and your role within the radio station...
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Renée Therése - Single Review: The Train Man
22 Apr 2021 // review by Bethany Mountford
The Train Man is the third single from the album Better With Friends by Renée Therése, due to be released in May. The song tells the tale of a passionate train driver, dutiful and modest, a real working-class man.
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Oh Sweet Nothings - Single Review: Shinbone
15 Apr 2021 // review by Bethany Mountford
Poneke based Oh Sweet Nothings' new track Shinbone is exciting from the start. It is the first release to follow their debut EP Emergency Procedures, released in 2019.
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Wiri Donna - MNZ Interview: Capital BS 001: Bianca Bailey from Wiri Donna
04 Apr 2021 // interview by Bethany Mountford
Introducing the first of many new interview series for Muzic.net.
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Fanfickk - Single Review: Everything's On Fire (Feat Wellie)
20 Mar 2021 // review by Bethany Mountford
Everything’s on Fire is a fresh, synth-heavy, cynically futuristic track – new from Fanfickk and featuring Korean rapper Wellie. The song itself is immediately engaging, but it has proved to only get more interesting the more I listen to and read about it.
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Little Fang - Album Review: Violence
19 Mar 2021 // review by Bethany Mountford
Picture: You’re in your beat up first car, girlfriend in the passenger seat. It’s late and raining.
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MCK - EP Review: Hot Sounds
10 Mar 2021 // review by Bethany Mountford
Hot Sounds brings a sinuous step up from MCK’s Confessions EP released last year. The new four track EP keeps the silky lo-fi base, which has foregrounded previous tracks, and builds on it with a new energy.
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The Butlers - Single/Video Review: One Flew
04 Feb 2021 // review by Bethany Mountford
The Butlers are continuing the momentum of their festival filled summer with a new single - One Flew. Bonus: there’s a music video too.
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Cloudy - Single Review: I'll Stay
28 Jan 2021 // review by Bethany Mountford
Claudia Paine AKA Cloudy is an alternative-pop singer songwriter from Auckland. I’ll Stay is the first single to be released from her upcoming EP, titled Good Grief.
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Bad Hagrid - Bad Hagrid Newsletter Interview
25 Jan 2021 // interview by Bethany Mountford
On a sunny summer evening in the capital, local band Bad Hagrid played a set in the Wellington Botanical Gardens as part of the Gardens Magic series. The series is always an exciting time in the city and it's shown in the crowd.
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Imugi - Gig Review: Imugi @ Meow, Wellington - 19/12/2020
11 Dec 2020 // review by Bethany Mountford
Wednesday. Mid-week.
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The Response - Single Review: New Pair of Pants (Coming Collapse)
07 Dec 2020 // review by Bethany Mountford
The new single New Pair of Pants (Coming Collapse) from Christchurch's The Response seemed a little common. This may be owing to the fact that the song was created as part of a challenge set out by American band, Deep Sea Diver, to use a drum beat that they created to write a song.
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Corduroy. - Single Review: I'm So Bored
03 Dec 2020 // review by Bethany Mountford
I’m So Bored is the first single release from Corduroy.’s upcoming EP Poor Man’s Velvet.
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Miss Used - Single Review: Collapsing Building
23 Oct 2020 // review by Bethany Mountford
Collapsing Building is the second single of the upcoming 5-track EP from Miss Used. It’s the louder, uglier younger brother of the band’s first single Depraved, that will surely follow in the same success of over 15,700 streams on Spotify.
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NZ Top 10 Singles

  • EASY ON ME
    Adele
  • COLD HEART (PNAU REMIX)
    Elton John And Dua Lipa
  • LOVE NWANTITI (AH AH AH)
    CKay
  • INDUSTRY BABY
    Lil Nas X feat. Jack Harlow
  • STAY
    The Kid LAROI And Justin Bieber
  • SHIVERS
    Ed Sheeran
  • BAD HABITS
    Ed Sheeran
  • HEAT WAVES
    Glass Animals
  • MEET ME AT OUR SPOT
    THE ANXIETY, WILLOW And Tyler Cole
  • HAPPIER THAN EVER
    Billie Eilish
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