Joey Dosik signs to Secretly Canadian and shares ‘Game Winner’ video

Joey Dosik, praised by Quincy Jones as an ‘Artist To Watch,’ will re-release his debut EP, Game Winner, via Secretly Canadian on February 23rd, 2018. Originally self-released in June 2016, the label will issue a deluxe version of Game Winner with four bonus tracks available digitally for the first time ever. Today, Dosik is pleased to share his new Rob Stenson-directed video for the EP’s minimal and languid title track. “My dad used to say, ‘Sports is a metaphor for life,’” recalls Dosik. “There are many characters in this classic basketball comeback story to to identify with: The Underdog, The Leader, The Bad Guy, The Observer, The Team Player & The Motivator. At first look, the video and song are about basketball; but like Game Winner, a song that holds multiple meanings, the video’s story of The Underdog is universal.”

An inveterate collaborator who has worked extensively with the likes of VulfpeckNikka Costa, and Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Joey is a vital part of an LA scene that updates vintage sounds into a more contemporary context. Touring tirelessly throughout the year, he spent virtually all of 2017 on the road, including tours with Vulfpeck, Lake Street Dive, and his own headlining dates as well. As a passionate fan of basketball and the NBA, he’s even performed for NBA audiences at Madison Square Garden, Staples Center, and other iconic arenas around the nation, singing both the National Anthem and performing during halftime. He’ll play SXSW next year.

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The Mockers announce March show dates!

After a whirlwind January Reunion Tour that gathered fans together far and wide, Plus1 is excited to announce The Mockers are hitting the road again in 2018!

To celebrate the limited edition CD/DVD release of THE MOCKERS LIVE (filmed on their recent NZ Reunion Tour), the kiwi legends will be taking their feel-good live show to AucklandWellington and Tauranga in March.

Hear the golden classics, including ‘Forever Tuesday Morning’‘Swear It’s True’‘One Black Friday’‘My Girl Thinks She’s Cleopatra’ and more, with the original dream team: Andrew FaganBrett AdamsGeoff HaydenTim Wedde and special guest drummer, Chris O’ Connor (Phoenix Foundation, Nadia Reid). Continue reading

This Pale Fire releases debut album ‘Alchemy’

Today kiwi singer-songwriter Corban Koschak, who creates under the guise of This Pale Fire, celebrates the release of his debut album Alchemy. A collection of carefully selected gems from his time up in Matakana writing songs with fellow New Zealand artist Levi Patel, this impressive debut work balances subtle, more ambient tracks like ‘Northern Lights’ with darker, angstier creations such as ‘End of Science’. Continue reading

Stellar announce 2018 NZ Tour!

The Vodafone NZ Music Awards 2017 held on 16 November 2017 at the Spark Arena, Auckland.
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Legendary kiwi favourites, stellar* have today announced their first shows together in eight years! The multi award-winning group has just confirmed two March 2018 shows in Auckland (Tuning Fork, Friday 9 March) and Wellington (San Fran, Saturday 10 March) to follow their summer festival touring route.

This announcement follows their performance at the Vodafone NZ Music Awards last week, playing the legendary hit ‘Maxine’ as a tribute to NZ Music Hall of Fame inductee, Sharon O’Neill. Continue reading

Alex Cameron shares new video ‘Politics Of Love’

“The art-sleaze of Alex Cameron’s second album transcends its surface-level smarm to become a biting piece of commentary. Thankfully, the songs are as effortlessly catchy as they are eminently creepy.” — Pitchfork

Currently wrapping up a UK support run for The Killers, with another North American and New Zealand tour on the horizon, Alex Cameron presents yet another standout video today in support of Forced Witness, out this past September on Secretly Canadian. This time it’s a video from the mind of Cameron’s business partner and saxophone player, Roy Molloy, for the album’s final number, “Politics of Love,” a song written by Cameron, Molloy, Jonathan Rado, Brandon Flowers, and Jacknife Lee. Continue reading

Estere shares new video ‘Grandmother’

“Appelez de la terre l’esprit de ma grand-mère”
“Call from the earth the spirit of my grandmother”

Written on the eve of her paternal grandmother’s passing, today Estère shares possibly the most personal song of them all off her newly released body of work, My Design Part 1. Watch the official music video, filmed by Zenn Van Zyl, produced by the empress herself and directed by Paascalino Schaller here. Continue reading

Listen to Tom Rogerson with Brian Eno’s new track ‘Idea of Order at Kyson Point’

Tom Rogerson is pleased to share a second offering, ‘Idea of Order at Kyson Point’, taken from Finding Shore – a collaboration with Brian Eno –  out 8th December on Dead Oceans. The track opens the record beautifully, acting as a perfect sonic introduction to the 13-track album – an album full of surprises and cohesive too. Continue reading

Dude York share ‘Break Up Holiday’

VIDEO: Dude York – “Break Up Holiday” [dir. Sean Downey]

It finally happened: Hardly Art is attempting their hand at the lucrative holiday album racket. More catchy than cynical, however, Dude York‘s Halftime for the Holidays defies any knee-jerk categorization as a mere year-end cash-grab. As evidenced by spunky original “Break Up Holiday”–for which the new music video premiered today on Stereogum–Dude York still have a lot on their minds. Plus, they really like the holidays. Continue reading

Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker announce ‘Birds EP’

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Rough Trade Records are excited to announce the release of ‘The Birds’ EP by Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker. The six track EP will be released both digitally and as a very limited edition 12” – 650 copies worldwide, to co-incide with them supporting Richard Thompson on his sold out UK Tour this October. A very limited quantity of the EP on CD will also be for sale via the Rough Trade Records Webstore, otherwise only available on the band’s merch table! Continue reading