Antipodean McCartneys

Message to My Girl is a “latter-day classic from Split Enz” and “the missing link between I Got You and Crowded House’s Don’t Dream It’s Over according to the Guardian’s Russell Cunningham writing for the series ‘Old Music: A Daily Dig Through the Past.’ “Message to My Girl is a lovely bit of pop perfection recorded in 1983. Written by Neil Finn, the song provides a seamless segue between, say, this by Split Enz and this by Crowded House — an audible bond between two fine bands. Kick back and take in Message to My Girl: the languid spine; the pulsing, bobbing bass; the layered keys; the final chorus’s clarion vocals and, indelibly, the melody — one of those pesky details lost on many a flailing pop composer these days. This is a great song, by a great band with a couple of gifted tunesmiths. The antipodean Lennon and McCartney? Perhaps — but more likely McCartney and McCartney, given their knack for hooks. Brilliant.”


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Meet Theia Our New Alt-Pop Artist on the Rise

Meet Theia Our New Alt-Pop Artist on the Rise

After Lorde and Kimbra conquered the world music scene, there is another New Zealander who’s making waves, according to Manila Times correspondent, Mark Bonifacio. Introducing Christchurch-born, Theia (real name Em-Haley Walker).