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LORDE WINS SIX TUIS AT THE 2017 VODAFONE NEW ZEALAND MUSIC AWARDS

Photo Brad Holland Vault Media Photography Lorde continues her reign on top of New Zealand music by claiming six Tuis at tonight’s 52nd Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards at Spark Arena in Auckland. The 21-year-old, who performed her hit ‘Green Light’ during the show, claimed the Godfrey Hirst Album of the Year for her second album Melodrama, Vodafone Single of the Year for ‘Green Light’, Three Best Solo Artist, and The Edge Best Pop Artist. Her global success was also recognised with the International Achievement Award – a record extending fourth time she has won this award. Lorde also won the coveted...

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Justice League Review “Rewarding Popcorn Movie”

Words Glenn Blomfield aka Blomf Spoiler Alerts: Now straight off the top I need to get this out on the table, I am not the demographic who loves comic book superhero movies, I find films like The Avengers a convoluted mess. Though saying that, I prefer the DC world over Marvel, and Justice League I feel, is a lot better than The Avengers series. What I prefer with DC Superhero movies, is the darker tone, scratching deeper at the surface of the psychology of the characters, forcing stronger drama. This I feel, creates a more foreboding feeling, the characters...

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Greg Johnson & Mel Parsons Together & Alone Review

Words/Photo Wal Reid If you haven’t heard Southland singer Mel Parsons sing My Friend then you probably haven’t heard the best of Mel Parsons. Don’t get me wrong, I like her in full-throttle band mode, but tonight was her opportunity to turn out as she called it a “sad” song in tonight’s set of bouncy feel-good numbers.  After seeing her earlier this year at Auckland’s Galatos, I’m inclined to feel a little nostalgic. She came armed with a Lorde story (or two) and with the talented Greg Johnson in tow, a dynamic duo of New Zealand’s musical landscape, a...

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Marlon Williams Review “Harmonic Bliss”

Words/Photos Wal Reid I always appreciate musician Marlon Williams’ monastic outlook on Love and Life, his lack of hedonistic aspirations in song and lyric, both, strike a chord with me. Unpretentiously honest, cutting through the twee bullshit prevalent on todays radio airwaves. Tonight’s gig at the strange but Kiwi-as venue, the Point Chevalier RSA a fitting setting for Williams and band, who looked ‘chomping at the bit’ ready to fire-up and stroke the eager audience with his Country styled alternative songs. Williams looked remarkably spritely and composed revealing finding comfort in hearing “Maori words” being spoken at the airport...

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MARLON WILLIAMS SOLD OUT NZ TOUR + NEW ALBUM & VIDEO

New Zealand’s Marlon Williams will release his sophomore album, Make Way For Love, on February 16th via Caroline Music. Known for his effortlessly distinctive voice, Make Way For Love marks Marlon’s exponential growth as a songwriter. Throughout 11 original songs, he explores new musical terrain and reveals himself in an unprecedented way in the wake of a fractured relationship. In conjunction with today’s album announcement, Marlon announces an international tour and shares the album’s penultimate track, “Nobody Gets What They Want Anymore,” a duet with Aldous Harding, recorded via a late-night long distance phone call, plus an accompanying video...

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