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Jordan Rakei hits you in the feels with ‘Wallflower’

There’s no escaping the hold that Jordan Rakei’s voice wraps you up in the moment you press play. The multi-instrumentalist, songwriter/producer not only boasts a top notch set of pipes – but framed in soul and jazz his music hits us right in the feels. If that wasn’t enough to have you on ‘Team Rakei’ then…

Nao returns with ‘Nostalgia’

English songstress Nao is back on the scene with the release of new song, ‘Nostalgia’. She shared a snippet on her Facebook this Tuesday, saying, “I’m in hiding writing my next album but I’m gonna drop some new music for you in the meantime whilst we wait, starting this Friday”. Nostalgia takes on an 80’s soul…

Rostam (ex-Vampire Weekend) Delivers Solo Album Half Light

The last member of Vampire Weekend to release a solo album, eighteen months after leaving the band, Rostam’s solo project Half Light is finally here. A well acclaimed producer in his own right, he’s produced tracks for the likes of Frank Ocean, Charli XCX, Solange, and Haim. The son of two Iranian emigrant parents, Half…

Laneway Festival 2018’s FULL lineup revealed

Year-on-year Laneway Festival positions itself as one of the most forward thinking music festivals in Australasia. Landing its new Auckland home at Albert Park in 2017, the festival went up a notch with bluebird days and a punters dream surrounding. Again, in 2018 Laneway Festival will land on Auckland Anniversary Day (29th Jan) making it…

Anna of the North release debut album ‘Lovers’

Getting whisped away is normally some terrible fairy-tale slang, but in the stride of today’s music landscape its the polar opposite. Today, Anna of the North release their highly anticiapted debut album ‘Lovers.’ Channeling the emotions of heartbreak through ten tracks, the record arrives three-years after their debut single. The Norwegian-Kiwi duo of Anna Lotterud…

DUAL. release dance-rock ‘Doze’

Channeling teenage euphoria, and filtered guitars – enter DUAL. The Auckland duo fresh off playing live at Others Way and simultaneously releasing ‘Doze,’ an almost confused dance-rock track that we’re not mad at. Jagwar Ma and The Stone Roses thrown through a filter created in a dilapidated bungalow in the Coromandel. Here’s to their evolution..  

Night Pilot spins us gently with ‘Satellites’

Night Pilot doesn’t hide behind walls of synths, or kits – rather stripped back instrumentation reveals the Auckland-based artist Hannah Brewer’s solo project. With dashings of Fiona Apple, Angel Olsen and more, Brewer walks you down a lane of storytelling wrapped in emotion. Produced by Nic Manders at Parachute Studios, the new single ‘Satellites’ arrives…

Beck re-confirms his party people status on ‘Up All Night’

Three years on from his atmospheric, award-winning record Morning Phase, it seems Beck is finally done drip-feeding singles before his next album, rounding out the hype with the absolute groove ‘Up All Night’. The fourth release from Colors, ‘Up All Night’ is the dance number of your dreams. It’s a song our Spring months can…

St. Vincent sets sights on ‘Mass Seduction’

Following on from the recently released single ‘New York’, champion of the indie pop/rock crossover, St. Vincent, has broken news of a new single and a new album on the horizon. In a staged press conference posted to Facebook yesterday, St. Vincent teases at songs to come, confirms the album was produced alongside current pop…

Miguel returns with ‘Shockandawe’

Following his comeback with Travis Scott, ‘Sky Walker’, Miguel has returned with a second track ‘Shockandawe’. Taking a rockier tone (electric guitars and all) on this one, ‘Shockandawe’ is a fast tempo, upbeat song that is sure to put you in a good mood. There has been no official confirmation, but after a relatively quiet…