Category: Records

Crave! episode 49: Thor Ragnarok, Alice Cooper, Robert Plant

Simon and Steve have been enjoyed Thor: Ragnarok enormously. Simon has a lot of very positive things to say about Alice Cooper’s most recent visit to New Zealand, although his support act Ace Frehley was less impressive. And Robert Plant’s…

Oskar Herbig EP review: a promising debut from a thoughtful songwriter

If you’ve heard Oskar Herbig’s guitar work when he’s played with his cousin Skyscraper Stan Woodhouse’s band the Commission Flats, then Oskar’s first solo EP won’t come as too much of a surprise. It’s a short affair, five songs that…

Crave! episode 42: The Ultimate Eagles, Lorde’s new album, The Hippopotamus, The Mummy

Since The Actual Eagles aren’t touring any longer, the only way to hear their classics performed is to catch a show by The Ultimate Eagles, which is exactly what Simon and Steve did on Saturday night, and they were both…

Crave! episode 40: Alien: Covenant, Their Finest, Graham Brazier, Harry Styles, New Zealand Music Month

The latest episode of Crave! sees Simon and Steve trying, with limited success, to unravel the tangled mess that is Alien: Covenant, the latest, but almost certainly not the last, instalment in the ongoing, the ever ongoing, Alien saga. They’re…

Crave! episode 31: Rogue One, Passengers, Middle School, The Rolling Stones

Middle School

Simon and Steve have both quite enjoyed Rogue One, the latest star in the Star Wars firmament, but they’re altogether more troubled by Passengers, the rather unsettling space romance starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. Steve has found Middle School:…

Crave! episode 20: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Miller, Paul Simon, Big Country

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Steve has been to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows, but Simon wisely saved his money. Steve has seen Big Country at the King’s Arms in Auckland, while Simon has been talking to newcomer Miller about his…

Crave! episode 19: The Nice Guys, X-Men Apocalypse, Bad Neighbours 2

Steve’s been highly entertained by The Nice Guys, Shane Black’s new film-noir pastiche with Ryan Gosling and Russell Crowe, while Simon’s been a little less impressed by the somewhat formulaic X-Men Apocalypse. In music news, Simon has a clutch of…

Crave! episode 11 — David Bowie, The Revenant

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant

Episode 11 of Crave! sees Simon and Steve take very different positions on The Revenant, Leonardo DiCaprio’s two and a half hours of Oscar-bait, but agree that David Bowie’s death leaves a huge hole in the world of music. Steve’s…