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
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