Kane Strang announces NZ Tour!

“Strang has a gift for pulling diamonds from the rough” – Pitchfork

“a nice dose of downer pop” – Brooklyn Vegan

“Robust and refined” – Tiny Mix Tapes

Kane Strang has announced a New Zealand tour for August and September. This will be the first time the four-piece have toured their home country since playing numerous shows in the United States and Europe earlier this year, including Austin’s SXSW, Treefort Festival and The Great Escape in Brighton.  Continue reading

The Lemon Twigs announce Brothers of Destruction EP

The Lemon Twigs have announced Brothers of Destruction, a six-track EP of previously unreleased material.

Slated for September 22nd, Brothers of Destruction was written and recorded by the D’Addario brothers – Brian (20) and Michael (18) – on their 8-track at home in New York during Spring 2015, not long after recording their debut album, Do Hollywood. The half dozen songs, most of which already feature in The Lemon Twigs’ searing live shows, will be made available digitally and as a 12” vinyl.

“In the beginning of 2015 we had songs left over from the Do Hollywood sessions, so we decided to record them at home in New York on our 8-track. Many of you will recognise some of the songs from our live shows. They’ve changed a lot over the past year, but these are the original versions. We consider the EP the last chapter of the Do Hollywood era of our group. So enjoy!”

Yesterday, the siblings shared ‘Night Song’ with fans during a Reddit AMA, and the track can now be heard below:

‘NIGHT SONG’ – https://youtu.be/pDemaZCPtak

Brothers of Destruction

12” 4AD0033T / Digital 4AD0033

  1. Intro
  2. Why Didn’t You Say That?
  3. So Fine
  4. Beautiful
  5. Night Song
  6. Light and Love

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Wolf Parade to release Cry, Cry, Cry, the group’s thunderous fourth album, worldwide on October 6

YouTube (animated loop visual): https://youtu.be/lRslooNX4Js
Spotify (audio): http://u.subpop.com/2uE2BXj

Wolf Parade will release the thunderous Cry Cry Cry, the band’s first new album in seven years (and fourth full-length overall), on CD / 2xLP / DL / CS worldwide from Sub Pop on Friday, October 6th, 2017.

The soaring choruses, rousing anthems, sprawling guitars and chaotic keys that make up Wolf Parade are proudly on display over the course of Cry Cry Cry. These elements are captured on the album’s anthemic lead single “Valley Boy” [listen here] and additional standouts “You’re Dreaming,” “Artificial Life” and “King of Piss and Paper. ” Cry Cry Cry was produced by John Goodmanson at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York. Continue reading

Goat Girl Share New Single “Crow Cries”

Rough Trade /The Label are excited to announce the new single ‘Crow Cries’ by South London four-piece Goat Girl  to be released on August 25th, 2107

Hear ‘Crow Cries’ now:  http://rtrecs.co/crowcries

Goat Girl formed a few years ago in South London, the band have been busy on the road for the last 18 months playing with everyone from The Fall to Parquet Courts.

Named after the questionable Bill Hicks comedy sketch Goat Boy (“It’s disgusting,” says Lottie, although she’s quick to add: “But I like his social commentary, and the satirical element to what he did,”) the band are fresh out of their respective London colleges and a million miles away from everything else ‘new’ you’ll hear right now.

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Torres Sees Three Futures in her Single, Video and Album

TORRES has shared details of her new record ‘Three Futures’, which will be released on 29th September: http://4ad.co/ThreeFutures4AD

You can watch the official video for the title track, directed by Ashley Connor, here: http://4ad.co/ThreeFuturesStream

Watch Torres’ Three Futures Video Here!

TORRES is the creative alter-ego of Brooklyn-based Mackenzie Scott. In describing the album, Scott says it “is entirely about using the body that each of us has been given as a mechanism of joy.” The 10 original tracks on Three Futures embrace ecstasy, desire and indulgence rather than self-denial, and exude this idea via immersive music. Mechanized grooves are placed at the forefront, providing a framework for perforated electro-pop static, harsh gothic / industrial textures, and insistent Krautrock motifs.

For Three Futures, Scott reconnected with producer Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey), who worked on TORRES’ last album Sprinter, to record in Stockport and Dorset, England. David Tolomei (Beach House, Future Islands) mixed the album.

Following Sprinter’s release in 2015, TORRES gained critical acclaim from numerous influential publications, including Pitchfork, which named her single ‘Cowboy Guilt’ Best New Track, and the New York Times who wrote, “Her music can smolder while she considers exactly where she stands, and it can roar into feedback-edged howls when her rage or despair boil over.”


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Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ) is excited to announce the highly anticipated return of the annual GOING GLOBAL MUSIC SUMMIT, taking place at Roundhead Studios in Auckland on the
1st & 2nd September 2017. Attending will be representatives from the USA’s trusted music stalwart Billboard, direct-to-fan changemakers Bandcamp, and A&R from highly-revered indie record label 4AD with many more still to be announced. Continue reading

NZ Producer BAYNK Announces NZ tour and single ‘Come Home’ (feat. Shallou)


Tickets for BAYNK NZ tour:

24/8 – Christchurch, Mono            9/1 – Wellington, Meow             9/2 – Auckland, Rec

Props for BAYNK tracks:

Poolside shows off the simple ‘less-is-more’ songwriting that’s becoming a staple of his output” – Complex

Could You: “Surefire Banger of the Southern Hemisphere summer” – Noisey

What You Need: “a fresh esoteric texture of electronica” – Nest HQ

“bringing the beaches of New Zealand directly to your speakers with live instrumentation atop catchy summery synths” – Ones To Watch


About Me: “an electronic adrenaline rush to start your week” – HillyDilly

“the New Zealander is bringing to the table a fresh, crisp sound that we can’t get enough of right now” – EDM.com

“eternal summer vibes” – C-­Heads Magazine

New Zealand producer BAYNK and rising artist Shallou

release brand new collaboration

Come Home

An effortlessly smooth track evoking a figurative float down a stream of brimming hope and subtle melancholy, Come Home finds BAYNK at his most sharply astute and confident to date. The track is co-produced by Chicago-based artist Shallou and features his signature silky smooth vocal work. Come Home is an early taste of BAYNK‘s forthcoming debut EP, slated for a spring 2017 release.

Born Jock Nowell-Usticke, BAYNK has been on a fast rise over the last year with a string of singles which have amassed 13M+ plays on Spotify to date. Early singles like About Me and Could You began turning heads in early 2016, and it’s been a whirlwind ever since with recent singles What You Need (featuring fellow NZ-native NÏKA) and Poolside further establishing BAYNK as a top new artist to watch.

Shallou (real name Joe Boston) has ridden a similar wave of recent buzz, driven by standout singles Doubt and Begin (ft. Wales)  as well as his debut  EP All Becomes Okay, released early in 2017. A seasoned musician, producer, and vocalist, Shallou adds his beautiful and dark vocal soundscapes to Come Home. Shallou himself has garnered 25M+ Spotify streams and love from outlets such as  The FADER and  SPIN.

Of BAYNK‘s break into the scene, Noisey says, “the New Zealand kid puts a song up on Soundcloud in early 2015 while traveling around Europe. He loses his laptop, goes sur?ng for a week and returns to ?nd the track going bonkers. Next he’s on the Laneway Festival line-up and getting emails from music industry people wanting to talk.”

With a structural pop sensibility that sets him on a level of his own, BAYNK‘s releases have earned him early critical praise as well as support from major tastemaker YouTube channels such as  Majestic Casual and  Chill Nation and hitting #1 on Hype Machine. Known for his sensual textures and layered electronic arrangements, BAYNK has also released notable remixes for gnash’s i hate u, i love u as well as A R I Z O N A’s I Was Wrong.

To add to his fast-growing list of accolades, earlier this year BAYNK participated in a recent Nike collaboration on the track Find You, celebrating Nike’s ‘Air Max Day’ – check it out  here.

With major festival plays under his belt such as Laneway Festival, Rhythm & Vines and Rhythm & Alps, as well as a 26-date support run with Matoma, BAYNK plans to bring energetic, live instrumental show to more audiences this year.

Bask in the shimmering cool of Come Home (with Shallou) now at the links below and be on the lookout for more to come from BAYNK in 2017.

BAYNK ‘Come Home’ (with Shallou)

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Catch BAYNK’s NZ Tour Dates:

24/8 – Christchurch, Mono         9/1 – Wellington, Meow            9/2 – Auckland, Rec

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ODESZA share new track ‘Higher Ground’ (feat. Naomi Wild)

Celebrated electronic duo ODESZA (Harrison Mills, Clayton Knight) have rushed out the release of new single ‘Higher Ground’ (feat. Naomi Wild) after it was leaked.  The song is off their highly anticipated third album, A Moment Apart, to be released Friday September 8 on Pod via Inertia Music / Rhythmethod. The track shows off the ODESZA signature of dynamic chord progressions that open into sweeping cinematic soundscapes, punctuated by ecstatic, thumping percussion. Continue reading