Sneaker tapping tunes

Auckland electro-dance duo Kids of 88 has released their debut album Sugarpills. “Kids of 88 show Flight of the Conchords how to get it done, and done,” Brandon Diaz writes for American music site Green Shoelace. “Sporting a resume opening for acts like Passion Pit and Scissor Sisters, they’ve also put out hot remixes for the likes of Cobra Starship and Ke$ha’s famed ‘Tik-Tok’. While the twosome describe their music as an ‘…alleyway gangbang between Grandmaster Flash and The Knack,’ their new video for the track ‘Downtown’, has the spirited refrain of up-tempo INXS and the video stylings of a Max Headroom clip.” Kids of 88 are Jordan Arts, programming and keyboards, and Sam McCarthy, vocals.


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Elizabeth Knox’s Masterpiece Lands US Publisher

Elizabeth Knox’s Masterpiece Lands US Publisher

Following a glowing review on Washington Post-owned online magazine, Slate, Wellington author Elizabeth Knox, 60, closed a deal for American and Canadian publication with Viking Penguin for her novel, The Absolute…