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

METZ ANNOUNCE THIRD ALBUM ‘STRANGE PEACE’

METZ to release their ferocious third album, Strange Peace, on Sub Pop September 22, 2017


Listen: Cellophane
YouTube: https://youtu.be/hbaZS9ncHP0
Spotify: http://u.subpop.com/2tRcKQm

On September, 22nd METZ will release Strange Peace,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 result is a distinct artistic maturation into new and alarming territory, frantically pushing past where the band has gone before, while capturing the notorious intensity of their live show. The trio continued to assemble the album (including home recordings, additional instrumentation) back at home in Toronto, adding the finishing touches with longtime collaborator, engineer and mixer, Graham Walsh.

“The songs on Strange Peace are about uncertainty,” Edkins explains. “They’re about recognizing that we’re not always in control of our own fate, and about admitting our mistakes and fears. They’re about finding some semblance of peace within the chaos.”

And “Cellophane,” the first song to be released from the new album, is available now. Read the full bio for Strange Peace below. Continue reading

FAT FREDDY’S DROP ANNOUNCE NZ SUMMER TOUR DATES

FAT FREDDY’S DROP

ANNOUNCE SUMMER TOUR DATES

WITH A HUGE INTERNATIONAL LINE UP AT VILLA MARIA!

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This summer Fat Freddy’s Drop will tour their high octane shows across the homeland to hand picked locations, combing vineyards and beaches to festivals and valleys culminating in a FFD curated line up at Villa Maria with internationals Hiatus Kaiyote from Melbourne and Norman Jay MBE from London. This is the third hook up with the legendary London DJ who unleashed his good times tunes supporting Freddy’s at Ally Pally, London and last summer’s Queenstown concert.

The tour will be the first time that the band has played on home soil since they officially sold out their largest headlining show in New Zealand earlier this year at the aforementioned Villa Maria, with all 10,000 tickets being snapped up.

It’s also a chance to experience songs off the band’s upcoming new album. They’ve road tested two new songs already on a stupendous tour to England and Europe through June and July and committed to studio lockdown until the New Zealand tour.

Hopepa aka Joe Lindsay – Freddys trombonist – says the live show is “going to be different again by the time summer rolls around” He’s especially looking forward to “coming home to Kerikeri” having attended Kerikeri High School for a couple of years before his family moved to Whangarei.

Special guests on the road include local stalwarts Ladi6 who join Freddy’s for the love of music at Kainui Road Vineyard and The Nudge back for the annual drop at Black Barn Vineyards. The concert in Christchurch turns the tables with Freddy’s playing as special guests for Salmonella Dub for their 25th Anniversary concert.

FAT FREDDY’S DROP

SUMMER TOUR DATES

WANAKA – Sunday 31st December – Rhythm and Alps*
On sale now – Ticket link

KERIKERI – Saturday 6th January – Kainui Road Vineyard
w/ Ladi6
Tickets from Ticketmaster, the venue & Bay of Islands i-Site

CHRISTCHURCH – Saturday 13th January – Salmonella Dub 25th Anniversary at Hagley Park*
On sale now – Ticket link

AUCKLAND – Saturday 20th January – Villa Maria
w/ Hiatus Kaiyote (Melbourne) & Norman Jay MBE (London)
Tickets from Ticketmaster & the venue

HAVELOCK NORTH – Saturday 3rd February – Black Barn Vineyards
w/ The Nudge
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THE BLACK SEEDS ANNOUNCE NZ ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

To celebrate the release of their forthcoming album, Fabric
COSMIC TICKETING PRESENTS:
The Black Seeds

New Zealand Album Release Tour
8 Shows this September / October

New Zealand, get ready.

With their brand new, second single ‘Freakin” released to the world last Friday, today The Black Seeds can officially announce what we’ve all been waiting for… This September, the almighty 8-piece will be bringing it to a town near you onboard their nationwide New Zealand album tour.

Known for an electrifying live show, and having just returned from a successful tour of Canada & the US, The Black Seeds are set to play 8 dates across both islands in celebration of their new album, Fabric.

COSMIC TICKETING PRESENTS:
THE BLACK SEEDS
‘FABRIC’ NZ ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

Tickets on sale now!

Thursday 21 September – Raglan, The Raglan Club
Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz & from venue, 22 Bow St, Raglan

Friday 22 September – Auckland, The Powerstation
Tickets from aaaticketing.co.nz

Saturday 23 September – Mt. Maunganui, Totara Street
Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz & from venue, 11 Totara St, Mt. Maunganui

Wednesday 27 September – Wanaka, Lake Wanaka Centre
Tickets from eventfinda.co.nz & from Base 2, 12 Helwick St, Wanaka

Thursday 28 September – Dunedin, Refuel
Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz or available from
OUSA main office on campus & Cosmic Dunedin, 355 George Street, Dunedin

Friday 29 September – Christchurch, The Bedford Bigtop
Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz & available from Cosmic stores

Friday 6 October – Wellington, San Fran
Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz & available from
Cosmic on Cuba, 97 Cuba St, Wellington

Saturday 7 October – Wellington, San Fran
Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz & available from
Cosmic on Cuba, 97 Cuba St, Wellington

* Supports TBA

Debuted on Friday, check out the brand new single ‘Freakin’, which follows on from the album’s nostalgic summery anthem, ‘Better Days’. “It’s the meaningful, party, pick-me-up track on the album,” says The Black Seeds co-frontman, Barnaby Weir of the new track created at Lee Prebble’s The Surgery.

“It’s for the end of the week, end of the line, letting loose, shaking it off. It’s a good dose of feel-good funk.”

Listen to ‘Freakin’ here or below, created with the support of NZ On Air.

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