Category: Interview

Grace Kelly, Auckland’s newest rising star

With no concerts, no shows, no films to see in the foreseeable future, Crave! will be featuring artists from around New Zealand and around the world, and we’re starting with Simon’s chat with Grace Kelly, Auckland’s rising country-music star, about…

Crave! episode 94: Elton John, Parasite, Queen, La Belle Epoque, Birds Of Prey

Simon and Steve were very fortunate to be at the first scheduled Elton John concert in Auckland this weekend, because it turned out to be his last at Mount Smart Stadium, Elton having abandoned the show almost two hours in.…

Crave! episode 89: Joker, The Goldfinch, Postmodern Jukebox, and Steve’s interview with Steve Hackett

The film everyone’s talking about right now is Joker, and Steve and Simon are in agreement: it’s a quite remarkable film. Not, by any stretch, light entertainment, but it’s a compelling watch. The critics have been in agreement about The…

Crave! episode 86: The Lion King, Crawl, Toy Story 4, Yesterday, and Steve’s interview with Aubrey Logan of Postmodern Jukebox

The Lion King is the latest effort in Disney’s trawl through its back-catalogue of classic animations, and while it’s undeniably a technical masterpiece, it’s left Simon and Steve both quite cold. Unlike Yesterday, the Curtis/Boyle collaboration about the only man…

Crave! episode 77: Roma, If Beale Street Could Talk, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Simon and Steve’s Oscar picks, and Simon’s interview with Avalanche City’s Dave Baxter

Oscar season is approaching, and so it’s time for Steve and Simon’s Academy Award predictions. Roma features highly, although Simon rates it just a little more than Steve does. Both of our reviewers have plenty of good things to say…

AVALANCHE CITY – all about a love song that’s not a love song

Dave Baxter — Avalanche City

New Zealand music act Avalanche City is about to release its third studio album, My Babylon, on February 22. Simon spoke to its creator and sometimes sole performer, Dave Baxter, about songwriting, some surprising musical influences, and about the album’s…

Crave! episode 76: Lily Allen, Green Book, May Queen Of Scots, Laneway, The Favourite, Glass, and an interview with Rowetta

We’re nothing if not current here at Crave! With the echoes barely dying down at Spark Arena from Lily Allen’s show there last night, Simon and Steve have a chat about the concert, with a rather split verdict. Less division,…