At this year’s NZ Music Awards, Supergroove will be paying tribute to Dragon, the newest inductees to the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame. But in many ways, Midnight Youth are the old Ponsonby rockers’ natural heirs.
The debut album from this talented Kiwi singer-songwriter fully delivers on the promise she showed on her excellent EPs Shoot The Night and Hello and Goodbye And Everything In Between.
Regular 95bFM listeners will already be aware of the charms of ‘Beat My Time’ – and the good news is that the rest of this Auckland’s five piece’s debut album is as every bit as good.
The comparisons with Mumford & Sons are inescapable but who cares?
Those lucky enough to get to the Chris Knox tribute concert a few years back will have spotted an early incarnation of this Neil Finn side project. However, the Pajama Club 2011 is a very different proposition.
The ninth solo album from the beloved Kiwi music institution was apparently recorded in just 12 working days, but there doesn’t sound anything rushed about it.
With his sweet soul falsetto, you would be forgiven for thinking Seth Haapu is the latest addition to the burgeoning ranks of local R’n’B artists.