Will Not Fade is one of the countless dedicated music sites on the internet. Here is a list of some of our friends, and other sites we think that you should check out as well.
Murray’s site, with a focus on prog-rock, metal and post-rock.
CJ’s baby. A1KA prints and distributes merch, and just announced an exciting partnership with dunk!records. Recently they released the incredible free post-rock compilation Open Language. Keep an eye on them, because they’re set to expand!
A Wellington based site with a focus on hip-hop. More video based than written content.
The go-to place for buying tickets, with plenty of reviews and photos as well.
Mike Hollywood champions a lot of unsung NZ talent, as well as looking back at classic records.
Some real champs who support the international post-rock scene. Arctic Drones writer David Zeidler is behind the recent A Thousand Arms free compilations [Hemispheres, and Open Language], and will be a driving force behind the inaugural dunk!USA festival in Vermont.
Joseph submitted a piece that was featured in this Arctic Drones tribute to Explosions In The Sky
A big mix here. Stereofox can be used to create playlists. They featured Joseph’s review of Jakob’s Sines.
Simon Sweetman is the most recognised music critic in New Zealand. Never far from controversy for his strong opinions, but great to read – whether or not you agree with what he thinks.
Another Wellington writer! Pippa covers a lot of pop music.
Ali completed a Masters thesis on shock rocker Alice Cooper. She writes for a host of publications, including Metal Hammer and Already Heard.
Two girls writing about heavy music. I like it.
Alan comes from the punk generation, but follows a range of music. He photographs and reviews many UK music festivals.
Derrick somehow managed to get into some of the most exciting concerts in LA to photograph and review. This site is no longer updated, but still worth a browse.
Focusing on a a great range of music from punk to post-rock.
Any site named after my favourite band deserves a look, but seriously the content on here is great.
Thought provoking essays on some of the ethics and politics of music set this site apart from the rest, as well as featuring the usual reviews and interviews.
An Auckland site with boasting killer photographers and brilliant reviews.
Short for “Shut Your Fuckin Face And Listen”, SYFFAL is a wickedly funny site run by off-the-wall dads and weirdos.
Fergus loves post-rock music, international travel and derelict buildings. He provided the great shots of This Will Destroy You at San Fran when they played in Wellington.
As well as being extremely talented, and giving me some photography advice, Ben also provided these awesome shots from the Thundercat gig.
Bradley Garner is one of the biggest names in NZ music photography. He has provided photos for a few of my reviews, including Homegrown 2015.
Alex is the face behind Shhh.. the Music is Talking. I see him at most Wellington gigs I go to.