The Tattletale Saints have been pulling in the crowds on their recent six-week, 20-something date tour of New Zealand but that shouldn’t really surprise. The Auckland-based duo of Cy Winstanley and Vanessa McGowan, who have been together on and off both professionally and personally for a decade, won over a dedicated audience when they crowd-funded through Pledgeme their debut album How Red Is The Blood
HOW RED IT THE BLOOD Tattletale Saints (Aeroplane/Rhythmethod) There is something utterly beguiling about a musician armed with a guitar and a suitcase full of memories, which need little or no adornment. There’s nowhere to hide, the voice has to engage you and the songs have to have substance
Pope Benedict XVI canonized five new saints Sunday, including a 19th-century priest who worked with ostracized leprosy patients in Hawaii before contracting the disease himself and dying from it.