Simon Gooding and Brendon Morrow already knew their way around the studio as session musicians for other bands and had already mapped out their future before they ever met. While studying audio engineering at SAE in Byron Bay, Australia, they shared a cramped dorm room, and discovered a mutual love for Radiohead, The Beatles and The Mars Volta and when they returned to Auckland, The Map Room was already half born.
“Just bear with me, I’m making myself a morning cup of tea,” hollers Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman, on the phone from an island off the coast of Thailand. A cup of tea That’s not exactly a rock ‘n’ roll scenario for the British post-punk industrial band who have influenced the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Metallica.
Chris Brown is reportedly being investigated for criminal battery following his brawl with Frank Ocean earlier this year.
What would Beethoven think You compose a symphony and then hand its premiere over to utterly untrained conductors.
The return of a cancelled music festival is expected to bring Wellington’s jazz musicians out of dark corners and into the spotlight. The Wellington Jazz Festival will return in June after a four-year hiatus
Among musicians, cellists are known as incurable sentimentalists. This quality is half-humorously assumed, partly because of the tightlipped, tear-laden whine the instrument so easily develops in its upper register, partly because of the overenthusiastic use of that register by romantic composers
The pioneers of punk rock do not quite burn AtlantaAs the four musicians straggled toward the plane at London's Heathrow Airport last week, it was clear from their appearance that they were not just another Top 40 act.