METZ RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘MESS OF WIRES’

METZ DROP NEW SINGLE

‘MESS OF WIRES’

On September 22nd, METZ will release Strange Peace on Sub Pop / Rhythmethod, an emphatic but artful hammer swing to the status quo and their highly-anticipated third full-length album. Alex Edkins (guitar, vocals), Hayden Menzies (drums), and Chris Slorach (bass) recorded at Electrical Audio in Chicago, live off the floor to tape with Steve Albini.

The album includes ‘Drained Lake’, a relentless yet compact tumult that plays like a slightly slicker version of the trio’s signature sound and released today, ‘Mess of Wires’ – the latest and arguably greatest song to be released from METZ’s forthcoming album.

Listen to Mess Of Wires here:

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JULIEN BAKER DROPS NEW SINGLE

JULIEN BAKER RELEASES NEW SINGLE

‘APPOINTMENTS’

Julien Baker is back with ‘Appointments’, the moving first single from her upcoming sophomore album, Turn Out The Lights – her first album for Matador which comes out October 27th.

Listen to Appointments here:

https://open.spotify.com/album/1ZExlkzIzjd2FbcCvkTi0J

With ‘Turn Out the Lights,’ Baker returns to a much bigger stage, but with the same core of breathtaking vulnerability and resilience. From its opening moments — when her chiming, evocative melody is accompanied by swells of strings — ‘Turn Out the Lights’ throws open the doors to the world without sacrificing the intimacy that has become a hallmark of her songs.

RENZ SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘ANYTING’

RENZ
Shares new single ‘Anyting’ via New Gen / XL

The first track to be released via New Gen’s newly created imprint on XL Recordings, Renz’s ‘Anyting’is a laid-back summertime jam. It’s blissed out, chillin’ with your mates and it’ll be playing on your mind for the rest of the summer.

Having executive produced the first New Gen record as well as creating one of the most popular song on it (Flexin’), London’s Renz steps further out of the pack and into his own light as a solo artist with this first single on New Gen.

The video serves to enhance the track’s summer vibe, it’s a recognisable street party but with a more subdued, mellow late-night London feel.

Having released three singles already this year including Flexin’, Boom Bye Bye and Ya Dun Know, as well as performing with New Gen’s show at Lovebox, there’s a lot more to come from Renz and New Gen!

Renz – ‘Anyting’

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KING KRULE DROPS VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘CZECH ONE’

KING KRULE
Drops new single + video for ‘Czech One’

Overnight King Krule shared a video for ‘Czech One,’ the first new music to surface from Archy Marshall’s acclaimed project since 2013. Directed by Frank Lebon, the video features Archy alone in his thoughts but surrounded by hundreds of strangers on a red-eye flight — as he contemplates his past, present and future. The visuals are a Noir-esque reverie, echoing the song’s atmospheric-downtempo-lounge-jazz-dream-state, where Archy muses, “To when and where the stars were formed, that glance upon this night / lightyears to sit upon and paint us as we lie.”

‘Czech One’ will be available as the A-Side to a limited edition 7” coming out September 13th via True Panther Sounds/XL Recordings.

King Krule’s debut album, Six Feet Beneath the Moon was released on XL Recordings in 2013. A New Place 2 Drown, a collaborative project between Archy and his brother Jack, was released in 2015.

King Krule – ‘Czech One’

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THE BADS RELEASE VIDEO FOR ‘LOSING HEROES’

The Bads
release new video
‘Losing Heroes’
featuring old friends and
iconic Kean’s cowboy

Continuing the momentum of their five-star reviewed album, Losing Heroes, The Bads (Dianne Swann and Brett Adams) have just released a stunning video ode to friends who died before their time. The namesake of their 2017 album, ‘Losing Heroes’ (directed by John Payne) features images of their sorely-missed mates Graham Brazier and Dave McArtney, at the same time paying tribute to music icons Prince, David Bowie, and Marc Bolan.

To watch the video for Losing Heroes, go here!
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GOING GLOBAL 2017 ANNOUNCES PANELS AND WORKSHOPS

Going Global 2017
Panels and Workshops
Announced!

Going Global 2017 welcomes its largest gathering and greatest assortment of international and New Zealand-based delegates to date, hosting 21 seminars and workshops over Sept. 1st & 2nd at the gorgeous Roundhead Studios.

Going Global 2017 brings to Auckland experts from Spotify, Paradigm Talent Agency, Bandcamp, 4AD, Sugaroo!, Secretly Canadian, BIGSOUND, Billboard, Subpop, ICHILE, Slate Entertainment, States of Sound
and so many more!!

Presenters from Chile, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States,Singapore, and New Zealand will speak on topics as diverse as touring, booking, public speaking, digital sales – crucial information and knowledge that will jump start an international career.

The full list of activities is available at goingglobal.co.nz. Coming soon is the Going Global Conference app, putting all the information about speakers, panels, venues, artists and hobnobbing activities in the palm of your hand. Available on 29th August for both Android and iPhone, you will find the information you need to make the most of the opportunities that Going Global is bringing to you! Continue reading

THE HUMAN LEAGUE LIVE IN NEW ZEALAND

THE HUMAN LEAGUE
Live in New Zealand
With special guests, Pseudo Echo
Tickets onsale at Ticketmaster from August 31st

40 years after forming, UK synth-pop pioneers The Human League are coming to our shores for their first ever New Zealand show this December at Auckland’s Logan Campbell Centre! The much-loved trio of Phil Oakey, Susan Ann Sulley & Joanne Catherall will be joined by special guests, Australian New Wave sensations Pseudo Echo for a special night of the hits.

The Human League Live
with special guests, Pseudo Echo

Wednesday 6th December 2017
Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

Tickets on sale from August 31st at Ticketmaster.co.nz
Ticketmaster member pre-sales from August 29th

Proudly presented by Plus1 & The Breeze

Throughout the 80s, The Human League were a permanent fixture on the New Zealand album & single charts. They held 6 x New Zealand Top 20 singles with their well known hits ‘(Keep Feeling) Fascination’, ‘Human’, ‘Love Action’ & ‘Don’t You Want Me’. Their 1981 breakthrough album, Dare was a #1 hit on the NZ album chart, and remained there for 40 consecutive weeks helping them become firm nightclub favourites during an exciting time of musical change.

Formed in the English city of Sheffield in 1977, The Human League were early pioneers of the British synth-pop movement, earning street cred within the art-pop scene of the late 70s. They signed to Virgin Records in 1979, the same year David Bowie described them as “the sound of the future”, and he was bang on.

The group continued to innovate and expand with Sulley and Catherall joining the band at the end of 1980. They had a worldwide smash with their third album Dare, which contained four hit singles including ‘Don’t You Want Me’.

In a career spanning nine studio albums and 20 million album sales, their songs are still sampled and played across dance floors worldwide and their live reputation grows with each passing year.

Complete details about The Human League live in New Zealand at: plus1.co.nz

The Human League Live
with special guests, Pseudo Echo

Wednesday 6th December 2017
Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
Tickets on sale from August 31st at Ticketmaster.co.nz
Ticketmaster member pre-sales from August 29th

Proudly presented by Plus1 & The Breeze

Follow The Human League online:
Official Website
Facebook
Twitter
YouTube

Find The Human League on Spotify / Apple Music

ALVVAYS REVEAL NEW SINGLE

ALVVAYS
Reveal new track off upcoming album

Plimsoll Punks

Antisocialites, out September 8th
On Pod via Inertia Music / Rhythmethod

Alvvays will drop their highly anticipated sophomore album in under a month, and today the Toronto-based group are giving us another taste of new music with the infectious “Plimsoll Punks”. The song is the band’s answer to Television Personalities’ “Part-Time Punks” and a winking surf opus indictment of the self-righteous who intend to condescend. Check out the new track here.

The previously released tracks “In Undertow” and “Dreams Tonite” show a band on the brink of releasing their best material yet. Pitchfork notes on “Dreams Tonite” that the “new sound nods to the Chromatics and Beach House, touching upon their moody temperament while fleshing out their emotional explorations.” Rolling Stonepraised “In Undertow” in their Playlist section, writing “Canadian guitar romantics Alvvays mix pleasant noises and chill dejection, and the result is a perfect indie-rock lullaby.”

EARLY PRAISE FOR ANTISOCIALITES

“Alvvays never second-guess their core strength: anthemic, arm-swaying hooks that aim for the stars even when the sky is gray.”Pitchfork

“The band has kept their rivers of reverb, which sometimes makes them sound as though they’re playing to an empty middle-school gymnasium, an image that fittingly blends sweetness with melancholy.” – Vulture

“Lead single ‘In Undertow’ contains all of the elements that were initially so charming about the Toronto five-piece blown up to fuzzy and dreamy new heights.”Stereogum

“The great thing about Alvvays is that they know what they do well – create objectively good, beautiful indie pop – and they are evidently doing it again with ‘Antisocialites'”Uproxx

Alvvays – Antisocialites
(Inertia / Pod / Rhythmethod)

Tracklist:

1. In Undertow
2. Dreams Tonite
3. Plimsoll Punks
4. Your Type
5. Not My Baby
6. Hey
7. Lollipop (Ode to Jim)
8. Already Gone
9. Saved By A Waif
10. Forget About Life

Antisocialites by Alvvays is out Friday September 8 on Pod via Inertia Music

Get it here: https://Inertia.lnk.to/Antisocialites

Follow Alvvays online:
www.alvvays.com
www.facebook.com/ALVVAYS
www.twitter.com/alvvaysband
www.instagram.com/alvvaysband