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Saskia

“I am a blue-haired mother fucking badass.”

Unsurprisingly, that’s how she began the interview. Saskia is a third year radio student, a singer-songwriter, a bartender, and quite possibly nocturnal, due to what I can only assume is her love of the night (or hate of the day).

The Minnehahas, a contemporary music duo including her and her brother, released an album earlier this year; ‘The Trap’. Produced by Malcolm Foster (Simple Minds, The Pretenders), the music is inherently soulful, but it’s true depth is made possible by Saskia, her songwriting, and voice.

Her vocal talent is haunting, something I can only describe as the coming together of Amy Winehouse and Florence Welch. However, its ability to possess those who listen, is attributed to the emotion from which it comes. Continue Reading

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What Happened to Natalia Kills?

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We are all familiar with the ‘downfall’ of Natalia Kills. In 2015, she and her husband Willy Moon were judges on X Factor New Zealand. One fateful live show, Kills was offended by contestant Joe Irvine, adamant that he had copied her husband.

“I am disgusted.”

“Do you not have any value or respect for originality?”

“I am embarrassed to be sitting here in your presence, having to even dignify you with an answer of my opinion.”

Willy Moon then chimed in, comparing Joe Irvine to that of Norman Bates; “It’s like Norman Bates dressing up in his Mother’s clothing.” Continue Reading

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Lorde’s Melodrama Is Pure Heroine

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I have to preface this review with a confession; I know very little music. I cannot distinguish between many instruments, I don’t even know what a mixer does and best of all, I’m deaf in one ear.

Why you should read an album review written by someone who has just confessed to musical illiteracy?

I am sensitive. I am sensitive to the energies of all beings, to the hearts of the broken and to the stories of the experienced. In that sense, music is the blood to my body. I listen to it and become it, mimicking the Gods that created it and resonating with all that gave them the means to do so. Continue Reading