Category: Records

Crave! episode 98: Black Hands, Des, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Dobbyn, The Beths.

It’s been a while, but Crave! is back, and better than ever. In a heavily Kiwi-centric comeback episode, Steve and Simon talk about Black Hands, the new dramatisation of the Bain family killings, and about local acts Dave Dobbyn at…

Still With Plenty to Say – Letter To You, from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

The message you get from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Letter To You is that these guys want you to know they’re still very good at what they do, they still like doing it, and, you can’t help…

Crave! episode 97: Radioactive, Eurovision, True Detective, Taylor Swift’s new album

As Simon and Steve inch ever closer to their hundredth episode, the emphasis remains on films. Radioactive is the story of Marie Curie, and a film that both our reviewers found quite engaging. Less so Eurovision Song Contest: The Story…

Dillastrate’s debut album takes listeners on a tour through a world of musical influence

After a whirlwind few years that’s seen Dillastrate earn a reputation as a live force to be reckoned with, the Christchurch duo has revealed their debut full-length self-titled album on December 6. It is a significant milestone for Dillastrate (Henare ‘H’ Kaa and Tim Driver) who have toured New Zealand…

It’s Time, by Late Model European: a time capsule of an album

The story behind Late Model European’s first album, It’s Time, sets the scene for a rewarding listen. Tones Thorburn and John Nelson, old mates from Scotland, reconnected in New Zealand, got back to their old business of making music, and…

Crave! episode 85: Men In Black, Sometimes Always Never, Years And Years, the new Bruce Springsteen album Western Stars, and a chat with Skyscraper Stan

Men In Black: International should have been so good. And yet it wasn’t. Neither Steve nor Simon can find many positive things to say about this disappointing film. Sometimes Always Never, on the other hand, the new Bill Nighy outing,…

Western Stars – Bruce Springsteen: Again, the call of the road

Simon’s followed Bruce Springsteen’s music for more than 40 years, and wanted to take his time absorbing the artist’s latest album, Western Stars. He’s glad he was patient. He finds it a richly rewarding work. Three questions lie in wait…

Crave! episode 80: Dumbo, Daffodils, Us, and Hozier’s new album Wasteland, Baby

Another film-heavy episode, and this week Simon and Steve are in agreement about Dumbo, a heavyweight of a film that fails to take off. Daffodils, the new New Zealand film featuring the songs that Kiwis grew up with over the…