Category: "Music/Movies"

William Tyler – Modern Country (Merge/Southside) ALBUM REVIEW

It’s Gazza’s Big Ketchup, wherein GARY STEEL chips away at the massive review pile that accrued during 2016. Today, NZ’s ‘most acerbic music critic’ makes a case for one of the year’s small wonders, an album of (Shock! Horror!) instrumental guitar music.

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Nintendo Switch: The Name Sums Up Nintendo’s Long Term Future

On the eve of the release of Nintendo’s latest console, BEN CARMICHAEL makes a radical proposition. Or is it a prediction?

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Ray Columbus – Now You Shake (RPM) ALBUM REVIEW

It’s Gazza’s Big Ketchup, wherein GARY STEEL chips away at the massive review pile that accrued during 2016. Today, NZ’s ‘most acerbic music writer’ assesses a compilation tracing both the peaks and the lows of Ray Columbus in the ’60s, as well as the obscurities of our chameleon-like entertainer.

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Need to Know: Sony PlayStation VR

VR is officially bigger than huge at the moment, so we sent BEN CARMICHAEL out to get the good oil on the PlayStation VR.

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Moana (Disney) FILM REVIEW

Disney has finally rid itself of patriarchal cliches in its foray into Polynesia, and DHAYANA SENA is knocked out by a film that is both intrinsically Disney and effortlessly updates its attitude.

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Bonfire Baby – Bonfire Baby (No Label) EP REVIEW

It’s Gazza’s Big Ketchup, wherein GARY STEEL chips away at the massive review pile that accrued during 2016. Today, NZ’s ‘most acerbic music writer’ compares the claims of a press release with the reality of a band debut.

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Peter Posa – Plays The Hits Of The British Invasion (Sony) ALBUM REVIEW

It’s Gazza’s Big Ketchup, wherein GARY STEEL chips away at the massive review pile that accrued during 2016. Today, NZ’s ‘most acerbic critic’ listens to one of our most legendary guitarists playing the very music that killed off his style.

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Various Artists – Come & See Me (Frenzy) ALBUM REVIEW

It’s Gazza’s Big Ketchup, wherein GARY STEEL chips away at the massive review pile that accrued during 2016. Today, NZ’s ‘most acerbic critic’ gets a good perv at our mini-skirted 1960s divas.

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John Cale – Music For A New Society (Domino) ALBUM REVIEW

It’s Gazza’s Big Ketchup, wherein GARY STEEL chips away at the massive review pile that accrued during 2016. Today, NZ’s ‘most acerbic’ critic gets out his whips and chains for John Cale’s supposedly masterful Music For A New Society.

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story FILM REVIEW

Sci-fi connoisseur DHAYANA SENA is unexpectedly won-over by the new Star Wars movie.

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