After shooting the video for the album's first release ‘Body’ in Palm Springs, it was time for something different, so HIGH HØØPS aka Jordan Arts created the video for new single'Madly' all by himself in the not-so-lush surrounds of a Royal Oak car park. The decision to go DIY shouldn't be a surprise from Arts - he wrote, produced and played every instrument on his forthcoming record Seasons On Planet Earth, and he's a director and cinematographer by day.Read More
Friday, 7 September 2018-- HIGH HØØPS aka Jordan Arts teases the release of his debut solo record Seasons On Planet Earth with the release of romantic trip-hop R&B ballad 'Blue Eyes'.Read More
Jordan Arts signals the change in seasons and ups the ante with new track ‘Steady Rolling’ and announcing the title and release date for his debut solo album under the moniker HIGH HØØPS. Seasons On Planet Earth will be released on Friday 21 September on A Label Called Success.Read More
'Call Me', The latest track by Wellington electro-pop singer and producer Josie Moon made last week's New Music Friday playlists from Spotify Australia/NZ and Japan and influential UK blogger Popjustice, as well as getting picked up by local pop radio and blogs. Now she shares the moody and cinematic video for the track, by local director Taylor Mansfield and filmed at the iconic location of Chateau Tongariro.Read More
Following the release of the Hot 20 single ‘After Hours’, independent Wellington songwriter and producer Josie Moon shares nostalgia-tinged electro-pop ballad ‘Call Me’, ahead of her forthcoming Rose Tinted EP release. Distributed by DRM, Rose Tinted is out on digital platforms out on Friday 31 August, coinciding with Moon's debut Auckland live performance at The Others Way festival.Read More
Tom Scott shares the video for 'Years Gone By', the powerful first track from his Avantdale Bowling Club project. Created by writer and director Arty Papageorgiou, the video was shot inside the construction zone that is Auckland’s St. James Theatre and features three generations of Scott men.Read More
Neil & Liam Finn have revealed two tracks that showcase the varied intricacies from their forthcoming collaborative album, Lightsleeper. ‘Ghosts’ & ‘Hold Her Close’ are available now, and as an instant gift when you pre-order Lightsleeper (out August 24 on Inertia Music / [PIAS]Read More
Master storyteller Tom Scott (Home Brew, @Peace, Young, Gifted and Broke) documents a period of personal transformation in his new project Avantdale Bowling Club, with the full album of the same name dropping in just two weeks time.Read More
IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza have garnered critical praise from media, their peers and music lovers with the release of their collaborative project High Beams. Now the trio share a brand new video for the latest single from High Beams, 'Red Wine' featuring vocals by High Høøps.
It's just four weeks since IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza announced their first collaborative project High Beams with the release of their hard hitting track 'Live Stream' featuring TEEKS. Two weeks later they dropped the heavier rap track 'OUTCHEA' featuring Dirty, and today the trio show their ability to change up the mood and the pace, with a stunning third single 'Red Wine' featuring vocals by High Høøps.Read More
IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza share 'OUTCHEA' feat. Dirty, the second track from their forthcoming project High Beams, out on 20 July.Read More
Following the announce of their first album together, Neil Finn and Liam Finn have revealed a tribute to Greek mythology and a visual accompaniment for their lead single ‘Back To Life’. Shot in Los Angeles and directed by Kristofski, the video follows the Lightsleeper and Finn family musical ethos of creating with friends and family;Read More
Three of the brightest local talents in the new generation of hip hop artists have joined forces to create High Beams, a seven track project to be released through Sony Music New Zealand and distributed through The Orchard on 27 July. High Beams showcases IllBaz's unique production chops with two of the best rappers in the game - MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza.Read More
Neil Finn and Liam Finn have today announced their first album together, Lightsleeper, is set for release on August 24 on Inertia and [PIAS]. The news arrives alongside lead single 'Back To Life', where powerful melodies join vulnerable lyrics, evoking the magic that happens when people gather to sing and remember absent friends - love's triumphant ability to transcend our physical world.Read More
Crafting deep, emotive future soul, New Zealand-born vocalist and producer Levine Lale is set to release debut single “Keep Up” on 18th May 2018. Lale’s music finds harmony from an upbringing wrought with juxtaposition, blending opposing musical influences and personal experiences.Read More
New Zealand singer and producer VILLETTE has teamed up with longtime partner Red Bull Music to release a 360 VR music video for her forthcoming single ‘Money’, available now across Red Bull Music channels. VILLETTE’s first ever immersive VR experience features a unique first-person perspective and allows viewers to dive deep into her creative world.Read More
Good Boy are the Australian indie garage punk band you didn’t know you needed in your headphones. In just a few years, the band has gone from jamming in their lounges to massive crowds at festivals, released three EPs and now they’re crossing the Tasman for four North Island dates in support of Hockey Dad in April.Read More
Rising star of the Australian folk-rock scene Stella Donnelly is in high demand, inking a deal with influential US indie label Secretly Canadian, and booking dates in America for SXSW and her first US tour next month. The focus isn’t all on North America though, Donnelly chose to cross the Tasman to film the video for her scathing single ‘Mechanical Bull’ with Kiwi director Charlotte Evans, after seeing Evan’s work for Aldous Harding. Aside from Donnelly, the cast of the video is all kiwi, including Billy T Award winning comedian Hamish Parkinson and Outrageous Fortune stalwart Wesley Dowdell.Read More
Certified maniac Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the USA, despotic leader Kim Jong-un threatened a nuclear war, and former household hero Bill Cosby was outed as a sexual predator: 2017 was a very dark year.
It was in this dystopian world (with a working title of Dismal Imaginary Place deemed too depressing) that Carnivorous Plant Society’s sophomore album The New King was born, simultaneously aspirational and pragmatically nihilistic. With fables penned by bandleader Finn Scholes and read by his father Jeff, Finn reveals his warped genius in three ways; lyrically, through his rich compositional tactics and with his ear-wrenching instrumental virtuosity.
To be released on 16 March, The New King brings together the extraordinary talents of five of Auckland’s most talented musicians, with special guests Don McGlashan, Lawrence Arabia & Tiny Ruins.Read More