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.”


“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)


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

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“Perhaps the most preposterously exciting Queens Of The Stone Age song ever” – MOJO Magazine on ‘The Evil Has Landed’, July 2017

Pre-order ‘Villains’ HERE

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Alex Cameron shares duet with Angel Olsen ‘Stranger’s Kiss’

Alex Cameron is set to release his sophomore album, Forced Witness, on September 8th via Secretly Canadian / Rhythmethod. Having already shared the “devastating and danceable single” (NPR Music), “Candy May,“ today the artist presents “Stranger’s Kiss,” an affecting duet with Angel Olsen that contains as much raw humanity as it does a savvy grasp of the impossible loneliness of the times. Directed by Jemima Kirke, the video stars Kirke alongside Cameron as a pair of destitute nobodies clinging to the relief of a stranger’s affection on the streets and subways of New York City. Continue reading

The National share new track ‘Carin at the Liquor Store’

On the heels of The National claiming their first #1 at commercial radio on the AAA radio chart with ‘The System Only Dreams in Total Darkness’ in the US, the band has released ‘Carin at the Liquor Store.’ Premiering as Zane Lowe’s World Record on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio, the track is accompanied by a video directed by Casey Reas, filmed by La Blogothèque and edited by Matthew Miller. Watch via the image below.

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Kane Strang Shares Official Video For New Single, “Silence Overgrown”

Two Hearts and No Brain Out Now On Dead Oceans

Kane Strang has unveiled the official, video for “Silence Overgrown,” off new album, Two Hearts and No Brain, available now on Dead Oceans.

Crafted from footage captured by Kane and his bandmates during their US and European tours earlier this year, the video for Silence Overgrown offers a glimpse of the tour life across the globe. On his self-made video, Kane says, “landing in New York ahead of our first overseas shows and walking around that night was hands down the most surreal moment of my life. I never even thought I’d visit America, let alone be there for my music and I’m so glad we managed to capture fragments of that and the rest of this crazy year on camera. This goes out to everyone who has come see us play or let us crash at their houses or bought the album. Thank you!!!”

In addition to the recently announced New Zealand dates, Kane has added a run of Australian shows supporting Ali Barter.

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Don’t Fall In Love is available today – Friday 4th August – digitally on iTunes, Spotify and all good DSP’s.

Pre-order Modern M?ori Quartet’s upcoming debut album ‘That’s Us!’ from today and receive the first four singles; Shine, M?reikura, Kai Song and Don’t Fall In Love instantly!

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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

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” –

“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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