18 Sep 2019
UsernamePassword

Remember Me? | Join | Recover
Click here to sign in via social networking

Ms. Take - Single Review: Silver & Gold

13 Jan 2019 // A review by Matt McGrath

New Zealand music has always had a special relationship with summer, whether it be at the beach or on the long roadie us kiwis love to take our music with us. So fitting is the debut single from solo artist Ms. Take, Silver & Gold. Created by Lora Thompson from well-rounded rock outfit Cheshire Grimm, Ms. Take has clearly got her own thing going on with this debut release and I was curious to see what it was all about.

The track builds as it moves along, utilising loops and a killer baseline, with the addition of catchy lyrics to give out a full-bodied modern sound. As cruisey as it is when it begins, the lyrics suggest a deeper meaning behind the title, highlighting the emptiness of the material world we all live in. With the opening line 'nothing in life is free' popping the feel-good bubble immediately we learn that mortal possessions actually mean nothing and the importance of life as a whole Ms. Take is clearly making a statement here. Proving you don't need a band or a cool image to get a message across.

Good production and lyrics pull through in a contagious manner putting a price on the meaning of life in such a nice way. You will hear this song in your head a thousand times after just one listen. Simple yet effective with a minimized guitar riff to show off the production as a whole. Well thought out and clever on every level, this single is easily absorbed by the listener and I'm excited to see what's coming next from this established solo artist.

Spotify Link

Rating: ( 5 / 5 )
 

Other Reviews By Matt McGrath

Beastwars - Album Review: IV
01 Jun 2019 // by Matt McGrath
Sludge bands are few and far between in New Zealand and one of our best and highly regarded have unexpectedly made a return with a brand new eight-track album. Nominated for best rock album at the 2011 New Zealand Music Awards and after an almost a two-year hiatus in which, singer Matt Hyde managed to fight off Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, Wellington heavyweight's Beastwars are back in 2019 with the release of their fourth studio album aptly titled IV.
Read More...
Stress - EP Review - Misery Fatigue
02 Dec 2018 // by Matt McGrath
A new addition to the scene, Wellington-based hardcore noise outfit Stress are about to launch their career with their debut release Misery Fatigue. Interested in what exactly that entailed, I was stoked to get a chance to have a sneak peek at this highly anticipated Kiwi band.
Read More...
Album Review - Shepherds Reign
15 Oct 2018 // by Matt McGrath
New Zealand is world renown for Polynesian musicians, groups like Deceptikonz, Nesian Mystik and Aaradhna are some of the first to come to mind. So, it was surprising to hear of a band breaking the mould and coming straight outta South Auckland into the Kiwi Metal scene.
Read More...
Heavy Blarney - Album Review - Bog to Swamp
08 May 2018 // by Matt McGrath
Released - 18th May 2018 When I first saw the title Bog to Swamp my imagination could only assume what kind of music was to follow. The second album from Palmerston North Celtic rockers, Heavy Blarney had grabbed my attention from the get-go and I was keen to find out just how this band sounded with such a unique blend of music styles, rarely attempted these days.
Read More...
Depths - Album Review: Endless
10 Mar 2018 // by Matt McGrath
Release Date: April 13th, 2018 Picked up by Deadboy Records in late 2011, Depths have hit the ground running, adding a new angle to the New Zealand Metal scene and bringing a fresh sound to the table. Presumably named after the album from US deathcore band, Oceano, Depths has managed to draw an international style of death metal from the comforts of Palmerston North.
Read More...
Gig Review: Cattle Decapitation @ Kings Arms, Auckland - 8/02/2018
21 Feb 2018 // by Matt McGrath
Thursday nights are always a good night to go out if you live in Auckland, with most international acts 'fitting us in' on their Australian tour nowadays, even a show this close to the weekend is a blessing. San Diego death metal giants, Cattle Decapitation had shown up to the iconic Kings Arms and the line to the was stretched out into the street.
Read More...
EP Review: Rise of Destructatron
15 Feb 2018 // by Matt McGrath
Countdown... to...
Read More...
Gig Review: Skinny Hobos @ Yot Club, Raglan - 06/01/2018
08 Jan 2018 // by Matt McGrath
The sun finally decided to make an appearance over Raglan on Saturday afternoon, following two days of chaos weather and king tides that flooded most of the country. Tourists returned with the warmth as the campground began to fill up, the sun slipped below the horizon almost as quickly as it appeared.
Read More...
View All Articles By Matt McGrath

NZ Top 10 Singles

  • CIRCLES
    Post Malone
  • DANCE MONKEY
    Tones And I
  • SENORITA
    Shawn Mendes And Camila Cabello
  • GOODBYES
    Post Malone feat. Young Thug
  • CATCHING FEELINGS
    DRAX Project feat. Six60
  • BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE
    Ed Sheeran feat. Khalid
  • RANSOM
    Lil Tecca
  • OLD TOWN ROAD (REMIX)
    Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
  • THE GREATEST
    Six60
  • KIA MAU KI T? ?KAIP? / DON'T FORGET YOUR ROOTS
    Six60
View the Full NZ Top 40...
muzic.net.nz Logo
100% New Zealand Music
All content on this website is copyright to muzic.net.nz and other respective rights holders. Redistribution of any material presented here without permission is prohibited.
Report a ProblemReport A Problem