The film score for Brother Number One
The documentary, Brother Number One, examines the torture and murder of New Zealand yachtie Kerry Hamill by the Khmer Rouge in 1978. The story unfolds as Kerry's younger brother, Rob Hamill, an Olympic and Trans-Atlantic rowing champion, travels to Cambodia in the wake of the ill-fated voyage. It’s a heart-wrenching story artfully told with the help of a beguiling, and at times menacing score composed by Tom Fox and Marshall Smith. Listen here.
A child of late '70s Idaho Eilen Jewell is a prolific recording artist with an Americana repertoire that looks to the past more than the future for it's inspiration. Nick Atkinson catches up with the singer/songwriter just after soundcheck at the Powerstation in Auckland.
St Vincent is the stage name of Annie Clark, a Dallas, Texas bred New York resident who shreds and grinds on electric guitar while her voice coos above. Annie earned her stripes as a member of The Polyphonic Spree, Sufjan Stevens’ band, and earlier as tour manager for her uncle and aunt – jazz interpreters Tuck and Patti. Kirsten Johnstone spoke to the performer just before her recent visit to these shores.