Melodrama – Lorde Album Review

One of New Zealand’s most successful music exports returned over the last few months, with multiple singles ushering in her sophomore album. Eleanor has a listen (or 5) and gives us some thoughts on each track.
Track 1: Green Light Continue reading


My favourite albums of 2014

2014 – what a year. Here is a very brief breakdown of some my favourite albums from this year (in no particular order). Let me know if you agree/disagree and what albums are on your list of favourites from this year!



Kimbra – The Golden Echo. What an album. This album is unbelievable, Kimbra’s uniqueness, artistry and personality comes out in full force and it is incredible to listen to! Plus there is some sneaky stuff in their about religion and spirituality.

Fav track: Miracle (I challenge you to try not to dance while listening to this track!) Continue reading

Meet The Team: Eleanor


Eleanor is a full time student and the University of Auckland, studying a conjoint Commerce and Music degree. Eleanor also works part time for AYM as a ministry assistant, including work with the Grace Collective! Eleanor works with Charlie to maintain our Facebook page, Instagram profile and blog (if you would like to contribute to any of these – let her know!). Eleanor has also been involved in organising the live music for the Grace Collective café events; if you play any kind of music she would love to hear from you! Eleanor’s life goals include being a drummer in a heavy metal screamo band and meeting Taylor Swift. She can be reached at
Currently reading: Relevant Magazine and WNTLM.

The Grace Collective’s Guide to Summer 2014/2015

camping pictureIt’s October, which means a lot is happening. Uni exams are one month away, school exams a week or two after that, then last minute travel plans, warmer weather, long days at the beach, the rush to get everything finished up for the year and, of course, Christmas.

It’s an overwhelming time of the year but the Grace Collective is here to help. We have your Summer 2014/2015 breakdown – everything from job opportunities to the music festivals and conferences you can’t miss! Take a much needed study break with us and dream of warmer, less rainy weather … Continue reading

The Inbetween

The Inbetween

We are so excited to have The Inbetween playing at our next event! Originally from Church the Good Shepherd in Massey, their music is influenced by “autumn and spring… dissonance and harmony… God and humanity…”

Self-described as “intelligent progressive harmonic indie”, The Inbetween are made up of  Grant on vocals and guitar, Hope on Keys, Imelda on bass, Tim on drums, and joined by Joseph on saxophone. Continue reading