The X Factor’s claim to fame is discovering fresh talent, but some contestants are fresher than others. Christchurch boy band Moorhouse met with a talent scout from Sony last year but makers of the television talent show deny the meeting contradicts its rules.
COMEDOWN MACHINE The Strokes (Sony) Considering Julian Casablancas and friends pretty much invited the world into their too-cool-for-school indie house party a decade and a half ago, for the past three albums they’ve been giving a damned good impression of a band who didn’t really want to enjoy the resulting glorious chaos. And even here in their fifth outing, there’s a feeling of a band happy to be on the guest-list (as they would have it in the incredibly catchy Partners in Crime) rather than hosting the VIP suite
SING TO THE MOON Laura Mvula (Sony) UK soul siren might not have anything particularly unique to say – let’s face it we’ve all heard about a love that didn’t belong – but there is something unique about the way she says (or rather, sings it. Her debut album is full of beautiful phrasing, gospel choir leanings that make for unusual arrangements and a voice that’s pure and resonant in the way that fans of Jill Scott or, dare one say it Nina Simone, might relate too.
Forget London, Paris, New York or Tokyo. French electro duo Daft Punk have picked a small New South Wales farming town as the location to launch their highly anticipated fourth album
KALEIDOSCOPE DREAMS Miguel (Sony) Miguel Jontel Pimental or just the monotonous monoymn Miguel for those who give a damn might well be THE satin-smooth R&B singer of the moment but there’s still that awful sense of
Iron Patriot is spotted on the set of upcoming Superhero movie Iron man 3 the question is who is under that suit ? Since Iron Patriot made his first appearance in 2009’s “Dark Avengers” No#1 as an alter ego of Norman Osborn, he is a Spider-Man villain and the rights belongs […]
For seventy million users of Sony’s PlayStation Network, this is a weird time one in which they’re being simultaneously deprived of the shoot-em-ups they crave and used as pawns in an epic conflagration between Sony and a shadowy, wily opponent.
At Wednesday night’s rehearsals, the middle-aged man of 50 was showing the kids how it’s done.
Andy Murray on Sunday became the first player to win three times on the ATP tour in 2009.
Novak Djokovic rallied on Friday to stun Roger Federer and reach the finals of the ATP World Masters tournament in Key Biscayne, Florida. The world’s No. 3-ranked men’s player defeated No.