Natalie Prass The Future And The Past ATO Records I so loved Natalie Prass’ 2015 self-titled debut. Strong songs, a great voice, clever – quirky – arrangements, but this sense of tradition and adhering to it, conventional song structures; a tremendous collaboration between her and friend, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Matthew E. White.
Matthew E. White Outer Face EP Domino So, Big Inner was released in 2012 – but it only really made it to New Zealand (properly) earlier this year; that’s when I caught up with it. One of my favourite discoveries of the year, so it’s a treat to have this EP in the same set […]
John Murry The Graceless Age Rubyworks/Bucketfull of Brains The full-length debut from John Murry, The Graceless Age, is a stunner. It’ll be one of the albums of the year for me. I’m sure of that. Sold, instantly, I knew it had something from the vital first seconds of the first track, it’s continued to reward. […]
Matthew E. White Big Inner Domino I started hearing Matthew E. White as the Beck of Sea Change if Mr Hansen was channelling Astral Weeks instead of Pink Moon and picking up ideas from Guy Clark and Graham Nash solo albums instead of stealing wholesale from Serge Gainsbourg. And then I noticed that big capital E […]