Huw Baines

Introducing… The Beths, the NZ four-piece blending punky guitar hooks with four-part harmonies

As the Auckland band release their much-anticipated sophmore record, guitarists Elizabeth Stokes and Jonathan Pierce tell us about how they ditched their jazz destiny, terrible self-modded guitars, and the search for “ultimate jangle”.

Introducing… Diet Cig: The frenetic two-piece shaking up the pop-punk landscape

As their second album looks set to catapult them into the mainstream, we talk to guitarist Alex Luciano about finding the right balance, “excessive” guitars, and why she’s thriving, thanks for asking.