STACKNZ - July 2014 Issue #53
STACKNZ eNewsletter

Last Update: JULY 2014

It’s turning into a busy few weeks for Kiwi rock fans.  First there was there was the release of Science and Survival, the second album I Am Giant, which debuted at the No.2 in the charts this week. This week we have the just-released debut set from Hamilton hard rockers Devilskin, the appropriately named We Rise, and that will be followed the week after by the debut solo album from former Midnight Youth frontman Jeremy Redmore, Clouds Are Alive. Then comes the biggie: FVEY, the eagerly anticipated new album from Kiwi legends Shihad out on August 8; look out for an interview in the August edition of STACK.

Meanwhile, new content added to the website this week include interviews with Game Of Thrones start Kit Harington on his first big Hollywood flick Pompeii, and Giles Martin, son of legendary Beatles producer George, who talks about the upcoming Blu-ray reissue of the Fab Four’s ground-breaking debut movie A Hard Day’s Night. And with New Zealand Film Festival about to begin in Auckland, this week we have uploaded our tips for this year’s essential films, along with some companion DVD/Blu-ray releases.





Game of the Month: Mario Kart 8

In the world of kart racers, Mario Kart is the only title that has withstood the test of time. It’s not hard to see why, and it’s impossible to miss when you get your hands and eyes on Mario Kart 8....


DVD:BLU [Latest Reviews]


Set within the last great Gold Rush, this three-part mini-series shows us in gorgeous, gritty... more»

Need For Speed

Hollywood doesn’t have a great track record in bringing hit video game franchises to the big screen... more»

Nashville: The First Season - Part One

Don’t let the country music setting put off you off – first and foremost, this is a juicy drama,... more»


Grid Autosport

If you’re a revhead and a gamer, you’re spoiled for choice. Much like actual racing, competition... more»

Sniper Elite III

War is hell – just ask Karl Fairburne.  Yep, the crack American sharpshooter is still battling on... more»

Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies

When the intricately detailed WWII RTS Company of Heroes 2 finally hit last year, it gave long-... more»


Kate Miller-Heidke

After scaling dizzy heights in major label land, Aussie songstress Kate Miller-Heidke has crowd-... more»

Puss N Boots

Naff moniker aside, the latest side project from Norah Jones is a ramshackle affair – and we mean... more»


Well, that was quick. Just two months after their collaborative LP Someday World, Brian Eno and... more»

DVD:BLU [Latest Features]

Pedal To The Metal

Director Scott Waugh on his NEED FOR SPEED. The big screen version of the hit video game Need For... more»

Modern Prometheus

To writer/director STUART BEATTIE, I, Frankenstein is the story of how the infamous movie monster... more»

A World Of Cinema

STACK’s guide to this year’s New Zealand Film Festival, which kicks off in Auckland this week. The... more»


E3 2014: Nintendo

The return of some old favourites. We miss the traditional Nintendo press conference. Scheduled... more»

E3 2014: Fivestar Games

Alien Resurrection The potency of what a core Alien title has the potential to deliver has long... more»

Unity Gameplay and Revolution History Trailers Land

Want to see what the gameplay looks like in the upcoming Assassin's Creed: Unity? Well Ubisoft have... more»


The Essentials: Midnight Oil

How to buy the impassioned and iconic Australian rockers. Midnight Oil’s genesis lies in the early... more»

When they were Fab

Giles Martin, son of legendary Beatles producer George Martin, explains why A HARD DAY’S NIGHT has... more»

Giant Steps

Since forming in London in 2008, the story of I Am Giant is one of a band challenging themselves... more»