First Pass: #1

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First Pass #1: short and unedited reviews of music that’s caught my ear. If typos upset you, it’s best you look away now.

Bloodnut: Blues from the Red Sons

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There’s a lot to enjoy in the red-hot heavyweight rock heard on Bloodnut’s debut. It’s an all-amps-ablazing good time –– from go to whoa.

War//Plague & Bädr Vogu

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Here are my two favourite punk albums thus far in 2016.

Broken Limbs Recordings

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The staunchly independent Broken Limbs Recordings is underpinned by a steadfast DIY ethic and a passion for releasing works from artists the label believes in.

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: New Zealand Noise

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Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: New Zealand Noise

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Metal Part 2

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Six Noises’ 2015 end-of-year shenanigans: Metal Part 2

Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Metal Part 1

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Six Noises’ 2015 Extravaganza: Metal Part 1

Stone Angels: Live E​.​P 2015

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Whether you’re going to enjoy Stone Angels’ Live E.P 2015 ultimately hinges on whether caustic live recordings appeal.

Creeping: Revenant

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Creeping are set to return in late August, with bitter graveyard riffs primed and throat-slit growls at the ready on their brand new album, Revenant.

New Zealand Music Month: Seven Rockers

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New Zealand Music Month: Seven Rockers