Neil & Liam Finn have revealed two tracks that showcase the varied intricacies from their forthcoming collaborative album, Lightsleeper. ‘Ghosts’ & ‘Hold Her Close’ are available now, and as an instant gift when you pre-order Lightsleeper (out August 24 on Inertia Music / [PIAS]Read More
Master storyteller Tom Scott (Home Brew, @Peace, Young, Gifted and Broke) documents a period of personal transformation in his new project Avantdale Bowling Club, with the full album of the same name dropping in just two weeks time.Read More
IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza have garnered critical praise from media, their peers and music lovers with the release of their collaborative project High Beams. Now the trio share a brand new video for the latest single from High Beams, 'Red Wine' featuring vocals by High Høøps.
It's just four weeks since IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza announced their first collaborative project High Beams with the release of their hard hitting track 'Live Stream' featuring TEEKS. Two weeks later they dropped the heavier rap track 'OUTCHEA' featuring Dirty, and today the trio show their ability to change up the mood and the pace, with a stunning third single 'Red Wine' featuring vocals by High Høøps.Read More
IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza share 'OUTCHEA' feat. Dirty, the second track from their forthcoming project High Beams, out on 20 July.Read More
Following the announce of their first album together, Neil Finn and Liam Finn have revealed a tribute to Greek mythology and a visual accompaniment for their lead single ‘Back To Life’. Shot in Los Angeles and directed by Kristofski, the video follows the Lightsleeper and Finn family musical ethos of creating with friends and family;Read More
Three of the brightest local talents in the new generation of hip hop artists have joined forces to create High Beams, a seven track project to be released through Sony Music New Zealand and distributed through The Orchard on 27 July. High Beams showcases IllBaz's unique production chops with two of the best rappers in the game - MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza.Read More
Neil Finn and Liam Finn have today announced their first album together, Lightsleeper, is set for release on August 24 on Inertia and [PIAS]. The news arrives alongside lead single 'Back To Life', where powerful melodies join vulnerable lyrics, evoking the magic that happens when people gather to sing and remember absent friends - love's triumphant ability to transcend our physical world.Read More
Crafting deep, emotive future soul, New Zealand-born vocalist and producer Levine Lale is set to release debut single “Keep Up” on 18th May 2018. Lale’s music finds harmony from an upbringing wrought with juxtaposition, blending opposing musical influences and personal experiences.Read More
New Zealand singer and producer VILLETTE has teamed up with longtime partner Red Bull Music to release a 360 VR music video for her forthcoming single ‘Money’, available now across Red Bull Music channels. VILLETTE’s first ever immersive VR experience features a unique first-person perspective and allows viewers to dive deep into her creative world.Read More
Good Boy are the Australian indie garage punk band you didn’t know you needed in your headphones. In just a few years, the band has gone from jamming in their lounges to massive crowds at festivals, released three EPs and now they’re crossing the Tasman for four North Island dates in support of Hockey Dad in April.Read More
Rising star of the Australian folk-rock scene Stella Donnelly is in high demand, inking a deal with influential US indie label Secretly Canadian, and booking dates in America for SXSW and her first US tour next month. The focus isn’t all on North America though, Donnelly chose to cross the Tasman to film the video for her scathing single ‘Mechanical Bull’ with Kiwi director Charlotte Evans, after seeing Evan’s work for Aldous Harding. Aside from Donnelly, the cast of the video is all kiwi, including Billy T Award winning comedian Hamish Parkinson and Outrageous Fortune stalwart Wesley Dowdell.Read More
Certified maniac Donald Trump was sworn in as President of the USA, despotic leader Kim Jong-un threatened a nuclear war, and former household hero Bill Cosby was outed as a sexual predator: 2017 was a very dark year.
It was in this dystopian world (with a working title of Dismal Imaginary Place deemed too depressing) that Carnivorous Plant Society’s sophomore album The New King was born, simultaneously aspirational and pragmatically nihilistic. With fables penned by bandleader Finn Scholes and read by his father Jeff, Finn reveals his warped genius in three ways; lyrically, through his rich compositional tactics and with his ear-wrenching instrumental virtuosity.
To be released on 16 March, The New King brings together the extraordinary talents of five of Auckland’s most talented musicians, with special guests Don McGlashan, Lawrence Arabia & Tiny Ruins.Read More
Australia’s What So Not is pleased to announce his long awaited debut album Not All The Beautiful Things -- out March 9th via Sweat It Out -- featuring frequent collaborator Skrillex, legendary rock lords Toto, plus San Holo and SLUMBERJACK to name only a few.Read More
London-based Kiwi folk duo Great North reveal today that their long-awaited fourth album The Golden Age will be released on 20 October and share the first single from the album ‘The Late Bus Home.’Read More
Melbourne-based Kiwi singer and songwriter Lisa Crawley shares the video for‘Wedding Band’, a fictional story about a girl expected to 'settle down' instead going travelling to escape small town mentality. After travelling the world, the girl finds herself back home and in the depressing situation of singing in the wedding band at her ex's wedding.Read More
Auckland producer, engineer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Mulholland (JolMulholland) shares his new single and video ‘Asleep In The Nowhere’, the first track off an as-yet untitled album, due out later this year.Read More
Bicep - the Belfast-born, London-based duo of Matt McBriar and Andy Ferguson - are pleased to announce their self-titled debut album, a record that truly encapsulates their history and the distillation of their passion for music and club culture since their first release in 2010. It will be released on 1st September 2017 via Ninja Tune.Read More
Oneohtrix Point Never returns with his new album Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack out August 11 on Warp Records.Read More
Jordan Rakei signs to Ninja Tune and unveils new single ‘Sorceress’. At only 25, the New Zealand born multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer is a rare talent whose distinct take on soul captures a sonic and emotional awareness many artists spend their entire careers chasing. ‘Sorceress’, the first single taken from his forthcoming album, sees Jordan edging beyond the peripheries of the genial, often sun-flecked sound his fans have come to know him for. "It’s about how the ego can fully control the way you act and perceive life,” he says.Read More