Category: Interview

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,…

Crave! episode 75: Mary Poppins Returns, Vice, Holmes & Watson, and an interview with Myles Kennedy

Mary Poppins has returned, but while Steve is quite taken with its charms, Simon has less room in his cold, cold heart for its joys. Vice, on the other hand, has thoroughly impressed both our reviewers just as much as…

Crave! episode 70: Johnny English, A Simple Favour, Ladies In Black, Kim Benzie

In the seventieth — seventieth! — episode of Crave! Steve struggles to convince Simon of the merits of A Simple Favour, the new Blake Lively—Anna Kendrick two-hander; while Simon rates it, he isn’t as taken in with the film’s charms…

Crave! episode 69: BlacKkKlansman, The Happytime Murders, Steven Wilson, Pink

Two films of very different calibres have been occupying Simon and Steve’s attention this week. BlacKKKlansman, the Spike Lee joint about a black detective who infiltrates the Ku Klux Klan, made a very positive impression; The Happytime Murders simply managed…

STEVEN WILSON interview – ahead of his tour, a chat about life, music and why it’s good not to wear shoes

Steven Wilson

He’s been called the King of Prog Rock, and also the most successful musician you’ve never heard of. Those who have heard of him are clearly a devoted lot, as Englishman Steven Wilson has sustained a career for 30 years.…

Crave! episode 67: The Spy Who Dumped Me, LBJ, Taylor Swift, the Bay City Rollers, and Jim Glennie

Crave! has sent intrepid guest reviewer Debbie to Florida this week to cover Taylor Swift’s show at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, for a sneak preview of the Reputation tour that will be coming to New Zealand in November. Steve…

Crave! episode 65: Incredibles 2, The Bamboos, Sicario: Day Of The Soldado

Incredibles 2, the sequel to, well, Incredibles, has finally arrived, and Simon and Steve ask just how incredible it really is, and find it to be, well, not entirely credible. Simon’s been talking to Lance Ferguson, Kiwi songwriter with Australian…