Kellie Given

Released in 1991, Nirvana’s major-label debut is considered one of the most acclaimed albums in the history of music. Stellar* guitarist and producer Chris van de Geer shares what Nevermind meant for rock music at the time and the cultural impact that remains decades on after its release.

Kellie Given

Few artists have withstood a decade at the top like Drake has. A reigning pop gladiator, the rapper has successfully turned the world of modern music (and frankly, internet culture) into his own personal Colosseum, whipping out a string of digestible hits often enough to constantly dominate vibe…

Kellie Given

By now I don’t need a f**kin’ introduction,” crows a self-assured Halsey on ‘Lilith’, the weighted 90s hip hop track that cements itself neatly in the industrialism of their fourth studio album If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power. The dangerous line between ego and humility…

Kellie Given

With seven studio albums and a string of classic hits, iconic rockers The Killers have been a force in the music world for over a decade. …

Kellie Given

Since the early noughts, Kanye West has continued to shift the paradigm of not only hip hop but modern music with his innovative production and boastful quips. A trailblazer in everything he does, the Chicago native is known for both his controversial pop culture moments and his ability…

Kellie Given

It’s been a whirlwind few years for Sam Fender. Creating a loyal fanbase with his political indie rock, the 27-year-old has quickly become one of UK’s most exciting new acts. …

Kellie Given

Jon Batiste has quite the resume. The Louisiana native has been in the biz for more than 17 years and has unsurprisingly made a name for himself as one of the best jazz musicians of his generation. With his passion for community, Batiste believes that people are the…

Kellie Given

Wrapped up in a multicoloured, electropop haze, our very own Lorde has been intriguing since day one. Using the woes of adolescence as her muse, the Auckland native continues to turn the pop world completely on its head with every calculated move she makes. At only 24, Lorde…

Kellie Given

While our industry might be small in comparison, there’s a lot to love about NZ music. Authentic, multicultural, at times humorous, and filled with a ton of love and pride, our sound reflects who we are as Kiwis and truly sets us apart from the rest of the…

Kellie Given

The new seven-part docuseries Waiata / Anthems, a follow-up to the 2019 compilation album of the same name, has officially arrived on TVNZ On Demand and it certainly has a lot to teach us. …

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