Nadia Reid Out Of My Province Spacebomb Nadia Reid’s third full-lengther feels so self-consciously like an attempt to release The Album That Is Going To Mean Something Overseas And/Or Everywhere that it actually feels, to me, like a giant step backwards.
Nadia Reid returns to tour New Zealand in October. The songs from her wonderful Preservation have been taken abroad and now return to local stages. She’s played the music from that album (and from the also-brilliant earlier record) a bunch of times now – at home and away. And she’s a spellbinding performer. These shows […]
Nadia Reid Preservation Nadia Reid/Basin Rock We won’t take as long to catch on this time around. Everyone will (rightfully) be singing Nadia Reid’s praises with this, her accomplished second album. It arrives – with some expectation – just 18 months after the whirlwind of her magical debut record and so many tours. In that […]
Ka 1200 B.C. (Independent/Mondiemusic) In just 13 minutes Ka’s five-track EP (production/beats by Preservation) will sell you on hip-hop if it’s been a while since you’ve bought into anything – it might even sell you where you’re never previously been sold. Starting with shades of Gil Scott-Heron’s final works (The Maestro) we move into the […]