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
Today, the undeniably talented songwriter and vocalist Bailey Wiley shares her long awaited self-titled EP, and announces her biggest tour yet, with five dates across New Zealand booked for July.Read More
Just a week out from the release of her self-titled EP, Bailey Wiley drops ‘Between the Lines’, a track that gives fans a glimpse inside Bailey’s mind as she falls in love.Read More
Hot on the heels of their first European headline dates in London, Paris and Berlin, LEISURE share a very special documentary just in time for New Zealand Music Month, a behind the scenes look at their 2018 concert with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.Read More
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’.Read More
Golden-voiced Bailey Wiley follows the success of last year’s stunning ‘Sugar’ ft Melodownz with ‘Zaddy’, the flirtatious second offering from her forthcoming self-titled EP, out on 17 May with A Label Called Success.Read More
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.Read More
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