Fresh from the opening of his new album Face to Face and the opening of Les Misérables, where he's performing the role that made him an international musical theatre star, Hayden Tee shares a video for Javert's big Les Mis number, 'Stars'. Filmed at The Civic, the video shows transformation of Javert through the years, utilising skills from Hayden's second career as a make up artist.Read more
This has been a mammoth year for Lee Mvtthews, and the talented electronic duo are cranking the dial up even further with the release of their long-awaited debut album Bones today, and a major tour kicking off in Dunedin next week.Read more
Three weeks out from the release of their debut album Teeth, brilliant teen rappers Church & AP share a brand new single from the album 'Hello Hello'.
'Hello Hello' was produced by Dera Meelan and features 17-year-old vocalist Neko, who is lined-up alongside KOME to support Church & AP at their album release show on 15 November. Church says the track is a warm up for the album release.
Lee Mvtthews share 'In The Dark', the third track off their soon to be released debut album Bones. With 'In the Dark' the duo combine their trademark bass-driven dancefloor sound with the wistfully compelling vocals of Abby Christo (Mae Valley) for what promises to be yet another hit.Read more
Pioneering electronic duo Pitch Black drop their sixth studio album, Third Light today.
Their two-decade career of fusing different musical styles is in full effect across the eight track release. Dub, downbeat, techno, drum’n’bass and cinematic ambience are all ingredients in an echo-drenched odyssey that moves the heart and mind and body, as Pitch Black’s distinctive sonic signature of deep analogue dub combines with beats ranging from slinky to slamming and vocals spanning enigmatic to emphatic.Read more
Crying lessons. What a stupid name. I tried to get my head around it. Was it something the kids were into? Were they trying to trick me? Or was I right and it was really just a stupid name. They tried to explain it to me. Some long winded story why it made sense. I just didn’t think it made any sense at all or remotely related to the music they made. I saw their music as being a direct line from such early R’n’B influences as Them, the Stones early albums. Genre based writing. Some soul touches, some early Beatles. Great stuff. I tried to tell ‘em: “ Hey, call it after a song on the album. Make it easy for people to get into the idea and the music”. Nope those stubborn bastards stolidly insisted on Crying Lessons. They didn’t even reference the story they had told me to justify that dumb name in the liner notes they had written. Like it was made up. They told me their friends liked the name. I tried several times to talk them out of it. But they loved it. Ladies and Gentlemen I present to you “Crying Lessons”. Alternate Album titles: I’m Yo Man, She Loves Everyone, Nothing Lasts Forever. I still think it’s a mistake. - Delaney DavidsonRead more
Adam Hattaway and the Haunters share the bite-sized oddball rock n roll track ‘Control It’, the second single from their sophomore album Crying Lessons, which is out next Friday 13 September.Read more
After an overnight premiere from New York tastemakers FADER, Church & AP share a cult film dream sequence inspired video for 'Roulette' by Wellington filmmakers Phoebe Gittins and Arty Papageorgiou.
Today is a good day for Lips fans, with the release of the brilliant new stand-alone single and video ‘Guilty Talk’ and the news that the duo behind the giant pair of lips on legs, Stephanie Brown and Fen Ikner, are currently in their studio working on their long anticipated full length debut, due for release in April next year.Read more
You may not yet know about Adam Hattaway and the Haunters, but the band from Christchurch are here to change that, announcing their sophomore album Crying Lessons and an eight-date release tour, and sharing glorious rock ‘n’ roll ballad ‘Take Care of You’ along with a tongue-in-cheek video.Read more
Complex U.K. say they’re the future of New Zealand hip hop, and there’s no doubt that Church & AP are the most played and most talked about local rap act of the moment. With a national tour just weeks away, Church & AP share the brand new single 'Roulette', produced by their frequent collaborator Dera Meelan.Read more
LEISURE's long-awaited sophomore album TWISTER is out tomorrow, with the band launching their release tour at the Powerstation tomorrow night, before heading down the country for shows in Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
Before that, the often mysterious collective shares the video for their forthcoming single 'MAN', an insight into LEISURE’s creative process. Filmed over the past couple of years, at writing camps along the New Zealand coastline.
Following a packed out tour across New Zealand and in Rarotonga, drum and bass legends Concord Dawn, aka Evan Short (Kiljoy) and Matt Harvey (Matty C), share their first collaborative project in a decade, the four track EP 1999, out today on Klute's label Commercial Suicide.
New Zealand's own electronica pioneers Pitch Black (Michael Hodgson and Paddy Free) announce their sixth studio album Third Light, and share 'Artificial Intolerance', the first track from the album. Third Light will be released on 13 September.Read more
Friday 21 June, 2019- Iconic Kiwi drum and bass act Concord Dawn is 20, and the original line up of Evan Short (Kiljoy) and Matt Harvey (Matty C) are celebrating on the eve their 20th anniversary tour with a the news that they'll be releasing a four-track EP titled 1999 next month on Klute’s label, Commercial Suicide. They've also added a couple of new tour dates as the anniversary tour edges closer to sold-out status.Read more
Since releasing his self-titled debut album in 2011, Seth Haapu has been one of New Zealand’s most prolific songwriters, penning tracks for others in recent years. Now he’s bringing his extraordinary voice to the fore once again, with the release of the breathtaking Pacific-tinged RnB single ‘All For You’, a track that pays tribute to the influence and strength of the women in his life.Read more
Auckland teenage hip hip powerhouses Church & AP have already made an impression with their breakthrough single ‘Ready or Not’ hitting the three million mark on streaming services, as well as getting massive radio airplay, and selling out their summer tour. Just days before they head to London for their first international headline show, the rising stars of New Zealand hip hop share ‘Dandelion’.Read more
Fresh from their European sojourn, Auckland’s own supergroup LEISURE share 'Too Much Of A Good Thing', the final single from their upcoming album release TWISTER and announce support acts for their album release tour.Read more