Fresh off the back of a sold-out European tour as a nuclear family, Neil & Liam Finn present their new music video for 'Where’s My Room', the 7 minute opus from their album Lightsleeper. The video, directed by Sam Kristofski, is a collaboration between the Finns and FAFSWAG, an LGBTQI+ Pacific Arts Collective based out of South Auckland, New Zealand, and is a surrealist lateral take on the song’s title.Read More
Auckland alt-pop quartet BEACHWARE kick off 2019 with the release of a gloriously quirky video for their most recent single 'Respite', by the ultra-talented director and producer Frances Carter.Read More
Just in time for your summer playlists, Cut Off Your Hands drop a surprise single ‘On The Sea’. The highly danceable track hints at what fans can expect to hear live at Wondergarden and teases more new music from the band in the new year.Read More
When in-demand Auckland rapper MELODOWNZ heard new music he liked at a house party he looked up the artist and messaged him on Instagram saying he'd love to collaborate. As it happens, UK rapper COOPS had just been watching MELODOWNZ's Colors session and was keen. The two have been trading demos ever since, culminating in the hard hitting track 'Infinite' and a brand new video showcasing the similarities between urban West Auckland and London.
Ascending local hip-hop star MELODOWNZ shares his intriguing double EP MELO & BLUES today, after teasing the project with two releases - the multi-faceted rap track 'Peace $igns, Gang $igns' and the lush R&B number '$MOKE' ft Villette.Read More
Yoko-Zuna present the stunning new video for ‘Minority’, taken off their brand new album Voyager. Featuring beautiful vocals from Berlin-based Tongan-Kiwi Noah Slee, 'Minority' challenges us to rethink and reset the way we see and treat those who come from different places to us. The track is one of the more sombre moments on Voyager, and shows Yoko-Zuna complimenting the soulful style of Slee’s vocals with live strings and an understated riff.Read More
After dropping five singles featuring an A-list of Kiwi vocal talent including SWIDT, MELODOWNZ and JessB, Auckland's dynamic electronic hip-hop four-piece Yoko-Zuna release their sophomore LP Voyager. Out today on limited edition double LP and on digital platforms, Voyager is a sixteen track epic that features the in-album magic of the live P-Money collaboration 'The Lovecraft Mixtape', and as-yet unheard tracks with Ladi6 and Noah Slee.
With swimming season just around the corner, it's time for a brand new track from Auckland's BEACHWARE, who share the flirty indie tune for a summer's afternoon 'Respite'.
Leading up to the release of their new album Voyager, Yoko-Zuna release another taste of the sound of the record. Featuring vocals from frequent collaborator MELODOWNZ, ‘Take Me To Your Leader’ shows the darker side to the album.Read More
MELODOWNZ reveals the struggle between the two sides of his personality in the effects-laden video for ‘Peace $igns Gang $igns’, released today.Read More
MELODOWNZ is one of the most in-demand artists in New Zealand music - whether it’s lending his voice to tracks by the likes of SWIDT, JessB or LatinAotearoa, taking the stage at major festivals, or as one third of the five star project HIGH BEAMS. Now, fresh from road testing his new music on the road with SWIDT, MELODOWNZ shares ‘Peace $igns Gang $igns’, the first single from his forthcoming double EP MELO & BLUES released on 23 November by his own label Liightside and distributed by DRM.Read More
Auckland's electronic hip-hop marvels Yoko-Zuna share the video for their bass-synth driven single 'Energy' featuring the vocal talents of JessB and Bobandii.Read More
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