Compelling stories by emerging writers awarded 2020 NZSA assessments

The NZ Society of Authors announce who will receive manuscript guidance in this year’s CompleteMS programme. Thirteen writers with manuscripts ranging through Fantasy, Pasifika futurism, Indie Rock fiction, Young Adult, Biography, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literary Vignettes, Creative Non-Fiction, and Dramatisation of a Verse Biography have all been chosen to …

Lake South Interview

https://nzmusician.co.nz/features/lake-south-capital-chap/h By Frank Eggleton Lake South is a musician, producer and a director. He makes most of his own music videos and was the director and writer of NZ Idle, a web-series about an artist on the dole. In 2019 he released an album that is a paean of sorts to …

An Interview with Departure Party

by FRANK EGGLETON Departure Party: Cajons And Cronies (First Published in NZMusician.co.nz) Departure Party is a folk-punk, maybe emo/anti-folk three-piece, that has released two albums (the first in 2017 under then-band name Yor Cronies, titled ‘I Want To Quit’) and the just-released ‘Departure Party’. Based in Wellington, they have supported the likes of …

Interview: Kirin J Callinan

Originally published on Undertheradar.co.nz Interview: Kirin J Callinan Talks About His ‘Return To Center’ Album & NZ Tour   Australia’s controversial solo artist, the Los Angeles based Kirin J Callinan, has recently released his third record – Return To Center. To give himself a challenge, he took his credit card and used the Guitar …

Review: Bad Sav by Bad Sav

Reviewed by FRANK EGGLETON BAD SAV: BAD SAV The debut album from Bad Sav has been many years in the making. That’s not from apathy though. The musicians have all been busy with either Death and the Maiden (Hope Robertson and Lucinda King) or the Shifting Sands’ (Mike McLeod), among other musical projects. Bad Sav have released a …