Wellington Psych Pop Band Glass Vaults announce NZ Tour!

“The record follows on the footsteps of the group’s 2014 offering Sojourn, but sees them reach even deeper into a world of swirling psychedelic indie-pop to pull out nine-songs set to tickle the senses.”

– undertheradar.co.nz

Wellington-based outfit Glass Vaults are stoked to announce their New Zealand Tour in support of their very new sophmore album, ‘The New Happy’, out now on UK label, Melodic.

Their first public performances in over a year, they bring with them very special guests; WOMB.
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Algiers share new track ‘Cleveland’

“The music on this song and album is wildly intense, spanning the minimalism of Suicide, the inspirational sound of gospel, John Carpenter’s lo-fi synth explorations and the post-punk of Public Image Limited” – NPR

“A gripping sound that gathers disparate Southern modes—Americana harmonies, gospel choirs, chain-gang chants—into rousing protest punk” –New Yorker

“Algiers have created something which diagnoses the underside of power, but also the underside of musical history – the 20th century reimagined as a series of revolutionary spirituals” – The Wire

“Theirs is soul music for the end of the world” – FACT

Algiers have released new single ‘Cleveland’, taken from their forthcoming second album, The Underside Of Power, released June 23 on Matador. Continue reading

The Bads are hitting the road! Losing Heroes album tour

In celebration of their first album in four years, The Bads, of course, must do what they love most; play some shows!

The Bads’ touring band holds a mighty punch of talent and experience featuring core members; Dianne Swann  (Tim Finn, Dave McArtney, Flip Grater & more) and Brett Adams (Tim Finn, Tami Neilson, Rodriguez, Mockers, Gin Wigmore, Jan Hellriegel, Exponents). Also on the tour bus will be frequent live collaborators; Wayne Bell on drums, who has played with a huge list of people including Dave Dobbyn, Bic Runga, Greg Johnson, Gin Wigmore, Jan Hellriegel. Accompanying them will be the inimitable Dave Khan, a multi-instrumentalist who has played with Don McGlashan, Marlon WIlliams, and Tami Neilson amongst many others. New to The Bads’ touring troupe is Ben King on bass and golden vocals from bands; Grand Rapids, Narentines and Goldenhorse.  Continue reading

Ibeyi return with new track and video for ‘Away Away’

Ibeyi have shared a new song titled “Away Away.” The track itself pushes forward the unique, cross-cultural sound that Ibeyi have become so widely recognized for. The duo, who split their time between Paris, Cuba, and London, explain that the song is about “looking out onto the world’s craziness, which is symbolized by the sirens heard in the track, and wondering if the promises of a better world will be made true?” Continue reading

Sharon Van Etten Releases “Not Myself” (Hercules & Love Affair Remix) in Memory of the Victims of Pulse Nightclub in Orlando

Last summer, Sharon Van Etten released “Not Myself” in memory of the victims of Pulse Nightclub in Orlando and to support the work of Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund. Today, one year since the Pulse nightclub tragedy, Van Etten releases the Hercules & Love Affair Remix of the song. Continue reading