Kiwi singing sensation Lorde continues to rule the charts, clocking up another number one hit.
Palmerston North’s favourite rocker has wowed fans who packed out a popular venue to see The X Factor finalist.
They’re a band born out of heartbreak and contradiction. Their sometimes down-and-out lyrics don’t fit the up-tempo dance pop that gets crowds moving, but somehow it works.
OPINION: In the music industry, there have long been comparisons to Madonna thrown around – a pop single here, a fashion look there – but to encompass the scope and success, and global fame of Madonna That’s another league entirely. Figures came out this week that Rihanna is now the most watched artist on YouTube, with her official channel RihannaVEVO reaching more than 3.47 billion views, nudging aside Justin Bieber who was considered the king of social media.
First things first: How did Christchurch boy-band Moorhouse, the handsome SBWs, end up in the bottom two at last night’s elimination episode of the X Factor Hadn’t we all agreed that not necessarily the best voices win but rather those who appeal to a certain fan base Like to teenage girls I blame their song choice on Sunday’s Best of British show.
There are about 600 versions of Adele’s Oscar-winning song Skyfall on the Spotify subscription music service. Not one of them features Adele.
When you think of Kiwi rappers, most people think of the likes of Scribe, Young Sid, Savage, and P-Money. And then there’s Tommy Ill
It’s been 31 years since the song Victoria catapulted the Kiwi band The Exponents to fame, and frontman Jordan Luck can’t believe the crowds still love it as much as they did in 1982. “I’m like, ‘Oh wow, people liked this song when it was 10 years old’.
VENETIC Scorched Earth Days (Self released) I missed the early incarnation of Venetic, when Wayne Stuart McCallum, Johann Croton, Ziggy Bukowksi
As the ratings and social media sing the praises of New Zealand’s latest entry in the talent show ring, Jessie Matthews not only has her feet firmly on the ground, she’s already looking further into the future. The soulful Hamilton songstress has secured a place in the X-Factor top 24, beating thousands to spend this weekend with mentor Stan Walker at his chosen retreat.