New Zealand collective LEISURE announce details of their eagerly awaited sophomore album TWISTER; new single ‘On My Mind’ and NATIONAL TOUR

LEISURE - TWISTER is set to be released on 26 July. The album release will coincide with the Auckland collective’s first full nationwide tour taking place in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. Today, LEISURE share a new single from TWISTER, the energetic pop track ‘On My Mind’.

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Local electro-pop artist Navvy shares assured debut 'Subliminal' following Clash premiere

What happens when a talented young musician steps away from her classical roots and immerses herself in Auckland’s songwriting world? You get Navvy, an electro-pop artist with the most assured and flexible voice you’ve heard in a minute. Today Navvy shares ‘Subliminal’, a reflective break-up track and utterly assured first single to introduce New Zealand to a songwriter on the rise.

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Neil & Liam Finn present 'Where's My Room' video

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. 

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North London meets West Auckland in collaborative video for MELODOWNZ's 'Infinite' featuring UK rapper COOPS

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.

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Yoko-Zuna and Noah Slee deliver challenge to re-set our world view with cinematic video for 'Minority'

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. 

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Yoko-Zuna release sophomore album Voyager | Album release shows kick off tonight in Wellington

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.

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Melodownz shares Peace $igns, Gang $igns and announces double EP Melo & Blues

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.

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HIGH HØØPS shares DIY video masterpiece for 'Madly'

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.

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