NZ songwriter Nakita tells us about five badass ladies killing the creative game

Meet NZ songwriter Nakita. Today, we’re finding out more about this exciting new artist – at just 18 years old, she’s been garnering acclaim for her latest single “Sucka”. Nakita linked up with Matthew Young and Grammy nominated producer Leroy Clampitt (Justin Bieber) to make this narrative of an unhealthy infatuation into a catchy song that we’ve been switched on…

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Track by Track: Jeremy Loops takes us through Critical As Water ahead of May Australian tour

Ahead of his Australian return in May, South African songwriter Jeremy Loops takes us through his latest album, Critical As Water. A striking new release from the award winning musician and performer, Critical As Water sees Loops embracing a new chapter of songwriting and the messages behind the album are just as notable. As he explains, these tracks are statements…

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Five reasons Helsinki’s Flow Festival needs to be on your European festival bucket list

The capital of Finland may be better known for efficient and eye-catching design, jovial saunas and superb produce, as opposed to Europe’s most quintessential tourist attractions, but the city also plays host to one of the continent’s most increasingly sought after annual music and arts festivals. The acclaim regularly surrounding Flow Festival speaks volumes for…

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Could the Download Festival take Soundwave’s place? We look at some highlights from the inaugural event in Melbourne

Saturday saw thousands of metal, punk and heavy music fans pour into Melbourne’s Flemington Racecourse for the debut of the Download Festival. The first time the renowned music event has been produced in Australia, the line up boasted an eclectic mix, from Amon Amarth to Prophets of Rage, through to Good Charlotte, NOFX and Limp Bizkit. With the Australian music festival scene…

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