Matthew McAuley is a lapsed musician from a family of lapsed Catholics, raised in a forest, educated in Dunedin and based in Auckland.
Content by Matthew
The X Factor NZ: The soporific slump
Whether it was a sophomore slump or a semi-permanent shift towards the soporific, this week was bad.
The X Factor NZ: Cry me a river
There was plenty of non-soul-destroying programming across this week’s X Factor episodes so let's focus on the good parts.
The X Factor NZ: Take me to my beach
Get those phones topped up; it’s almost voting time.
The X Factor NZ: The Big Stage
In a thrilling and somewhat unexpected twist, the first of the Boot Camp episodes actually revealed a couple of genuine contenders.
The X Factor NZ: Cool/Cruel Intentions
Why throw yourself into being part of The X Factor? Matthew McAuley examines the intentions of the judges, the performers and the producers.
The X Factor NZ: Embrace the insanity
The X Factor NZ is back and praise be, it’s definitely going to be weird as hell.
It ain't Ralph though
Rap music made on the other side of the world has had an impact on streetwear here, writes Matthew McAuley.
From Ōtepoti to the world
Geographical isolation has long been a hallmark of the "Dunedin sound", but what does that mean in the digital age?