Kings reveals first track off ‘Chapter One’

Fresh off the heels of announcing his forthcoming debut album Chapter One, today kiwi artist and producer KINGS has shared the first track off the new release with us. The young recording artist’s independent debut release Chapter One is due out November 3rd via DRM NZ.

A fast moving track, ‘Kush Rolled x Cup Filled’ demonstrates Kingdon Chapple-Wilson‘s prolific skill as a producer and his gift for creating ‘the perfect drop’ over heavy drum & bass madness and polarizing synthesizers. It’s a feel-good, party track set to get you pumped for your Friday nights. Continue reading

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE DROP NEW SINGLE ‘THE EVIL HAS LANDED’

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE UNVEIL NEW SONG…
‘THE EVIL HAS LANDED’
TAKEN FROM THEIR FORTHCOMING ALBUM
VILLAINS OUT 25th AUGUST ON MATADOR RECORDS / RHYTHMETHOD IN NEW ZEALAND.

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

PREVIEW / BUY THE EVIL HAS LANDED
Pre-order ‘Villains’ HERE

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TESSA RELEASES NEW SINGLE ‘WAIT’ FT. KINGS

TESSA
Kiwi electronic artist shares debut single
‘Wait’ (feat. KINGS)
Out now!

Today kiwi electronic artist TESSA (aka. Tessa McDell) has shared her debut single ‘Wait’ – a rumbling, bass-heavy track featuring kiwi artist & producer KINGS, that premiered earlier this morning on George FM Days with General Lee. It is the first taste of the young artist’s debut record due for release later this year.

Produced and co-written with Kingdon Chapple-Wilson, ‘Wait’ is a strong slow burner carried by the rumbling bass of the sub and Tessa’s sweet and soulful vocals. Just wait for the drop.

Over the past few months, Tessa has appeared on our radars as one half of kiwi synthpop duo, Dunes (who have recently shared their debut single ‘Horses’). Her solo material represents the grittier, darker electronic elements she brings to the duo’s striking sound.

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The xx – FIRST SHOW IN NEW ZEALAND IN 8 YEARS

The Trusts Arena. Thursday 11th January 2018.

Tickets Through Ticketek.

This is an all-ages show with a licensed bar available for over 18’s.

It’s a long anticipated and hugely welcome return for The xx who last played in New Zealand in 2010. The xx are coming back as a band who have now taken their place alongside the all-time greats, performing in the area where the alternative meets the electronic to produce what, for many people, is simply perfect atmospheric pop for today.

Eight years ago The xx recalibrated the musical landscape with their ground-breaking debut release xx. Its distinctive style became the most critically acclaimed release of the year. Featuring crowd favourites ‘Intro’, ‘Crystalised’ and ‘Shelter’, xx won the prestigious Mercury Music Prize in 2010 for best album of the year.

Fast forward to 2017 and The xx are one of the most in demand bands on the planet, selling out arenas in Europe and the USA and headlining festivals around the world. Just last week their new album I See You was nominated for the 2017 Mercury Prize and it’s in this synchronistic moment that The xx announce their return to New Zealand!

The xx are Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass, vocals) and Jamie Smith (beats, MPC, production), also known as Jamie xx. The London based trio are touring at an all-time high following the January release of I See You – universally lauded as the band’s biggest critical and commercial success to date, reaching number one in charts around the world. The xx launched their new album with a record-breaking seven consecutive sold out nights to 35,000 people in their hometown at the legendary and iconic venue Brixton Academy.  

‘Britain’s most influential modern band set the Brixton Academy alight….. No act has captured the musical zeitgeist of the past few years quite like The xx.

(The Telegraph, UK ?????)

Tickets go on general sale Friday August 25th at 10am.

Don’t miss out. Magic will happen.

The xx

The Trusts Arena, Auckland. Thursday 11th January. All Ages.

The xx FAN CLUB PRE-SALE via thexx.info/tour
Begins: Monday 21 Aug (12pm noon NZ)
Ends: Thursday 24 Aug (10pm NZ)
(or ends earlier if pre-sale allocation exhausted)

GENERAL PUBLIC ON SALE
Begins: Friday 25 Aug (10am NZ)

TICKETS THROUGH TICKETEK.CO.NZ

The xx have partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 from every ticket purchased will go towards local LGBT+ programs in each city of the tour. Visit plus1.org for more information on the organisation.

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BRIANA MARELA RELEASES VIDEO FOR ‘FEEL WHAT I FEEL’

BRIANA MARELA SHARES NEW SONG, “FEEL WHAT I FEEL”

NEW ALBUM, CALL IT LOVE, OUT NOW ON JAGJAGUWAR

“an exciting and exhilarating new terrain for Marela” — Stereogum

Olympia-based Briana Marela explores the sounds of love in beautiful, striking new ways on her forthcoming album, Call It Love, released August 4th via Jagjaguwar. Produced by Juan Pieczanski and Ryan Heyner of Small Black, the album presents both her ambient, ethereal side and brighter, beat-driven pop leanings. Following the release of “Quit” and “Give Me Your Love,” Marela now shares “Feel What I Feel,” a song initially written about her first big breakup when she was barely twenty. In the recorded version, it bears a new sophistication; the lyrics dare the subject to jump back in, even as the music reminds them Marela doesn’t need their love to be happy.

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