We love Whitney and can’t wait for you to experience their magic at Laneway Festival this January. Watch their goosebumpingly good performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, performing their Light Upon The Like hit “Golden Days” for their TV debut. Continue reading →
Tycho has revealed another stunning track “Horizon”, the third in a series of recent singles, and confirmed their brand new album Epoch is available digitally in NZ over the weekend, via Inertia Music, with CD and LP arriving on January 20 worldwide, in time for the band’s appearances at Laneway Festival next year.
When discussing the surprise element of this release Hansen said, “I’ve never been fond of handing in an album then waiting 4 months for it to be released. I wanted to be more connected to the people consuming the music. There is a kind of visceral fulfillment you get from sharing something that you’ve just created with other people. That’s a very satisfying feeling as an artist” Hansen continues, “All art is in some way shaped by the current state of the world around the person creating it so there’s a element of zeitgeist built into any album. We just finished mastering the album so it will be a month old when people hear it. I’m hoping people get a sense that this music is directly connected to the time they are experiencing it in.”
We are incredibly excited about this coming Laneway Festival on Auckland Anniversary Day (Jan 30th 2017) at Albert Park. The lineup is filled with eclectic wonders, as well as more well known crowd-bringers. But we are particularly delighted that Kathleen Hanna will be making her way over to our city in The Julie Ruin! Continue reading →
Two weeks after they blew the Auckland Laneway stage up – Jungle have today premiered the video for new single “Julia’. The video is another directorial collaboration between Oliver Hadlee Pearch and Jungle’s very own ‘J’, following the success of the pair’s videos for previous singles ‘Platoon’, ‘The Heat’, ‘Busy Earnin’ and ‘Time’. Featuring stunning choreography, ‘Julia’ also sees all the key players from those previous videos coming together for one final shot.
‘Julia’ is taken from the Jungle’s acclaimed, self-titled debut album. Described by Q magazine as a “brilliant, joyous, unsettling debut” and by NME as “the pop-art album of the summer”, the album was shortlisted for the 2014 Mercury Music Prize before featuring in many end-of-year ‘best of’ lists including Time Out, Clash, NME, Amazon and Q. Jungle were also nominated for ‘British Artist Of The Year’ at the BBC Music Awards, named iTunes’ ‘Best New Alternative Artist Of 2014’ and featured as one of Spotify’s‘Top 5 Breakthrough Artists’. They then rounded off 2014 with a show-stopping US TV performance on the Tonight With Seth Myers show, which can be seen HERE
The Waterboys have released the official video for new single ‘Beautiful Now’. It debuted Monday 2nd February on the US website, Entertainment Weekly…
‘Beautiful Now’ is single number 2 off the band’s highly-anticipated new album Modern Blues, which has experienced some great chart positions across Europe including #10 in Ireland and Norway, #14 in UK, #18 in Holland and #21 in Belgium.
Catch them on the New Zealand leg of their international tour on 31st March at ASB Theatre, Auckland.
Passenger aka. Michael Rosenberg, graced our shores over the weekend with two national shows at Auckland’s Civic Theatre and the Wellington St. James. While in the country, the singer-songwriter teamed up with photographer, Jarrad Seng to make this special video with a distinctive New Zealand touch.
“hello everyone, hope you’re all doing well… i just wanted to share this little video that jarrad seng (www.jarradseng.com) and I made in NEW ZEALAND a few days ago. we had the best time there and as the scenery is so stunning it seemed daft not to make the most of it! this is a new song that i only finished a week or so ago. its not gonna be officially out for a while but i just wanted you guys to hear it in its most simplistic form… loads of love to you all xxx” – Rosenberg
Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes is the second solo album by Thom Yorke of the English alternative rock band Radiohead, produced by long-time collaborator Nigel Godrich. Downloaded over a million times within six days of its release, the eight-track album was platformed via a paid-for BitTorrent bundle on 26th September 2014, followed by its Australasian release on 23rd January 2015.
Pressed onto heavyweight 180g white vinyl complete with undersize 75mm centre labels, housed within heavy white board inner and outer sleeves. These are printed with a metallic silver laminate then multi-tone black and a striking neongreen; the whole is enclosed in a bespoke anti-static shield bag – a metallised laminated material usually used by the electronics industry for protecting components from electrostatic interference. The bag is printed with neon green on both sides, and has a resealable grip closure.
THEESatisfaction’s “EarthEE” feat. Shabazz Palaces, Porter Ray & Erik Blood)
You can now hear the title track from Seattle-duo THEESatisfaction‘s forthcoming album EarthEE, due for release worldwide 23/24th February on Sub Pop.
Texan-music blog Gorilla vs. Bear premiered the track, and had this to say: ““Catch the warm breeze as Cat + Stas get spaced-out with their Black Constellation cohorts and label mates Porter Ray and the Palaceer on the laid back and lifted title track from their new LP” (see post)
Produced by THEESatisfaction and Erik Blood, mixed by Blood at Protectand Exalt Labs: A Black Space and mastered by Adam Straney at BreakPoint Mastering in Seattle, the album features cameos from Shabazz Palaces, Meshell Ndegeocello, Porter Ray, Blood and Taylor Brown.
“EarthEE is pure message music, where cuts like “No GMO” and “Planet For Sale” raise environmental awareness, and “Post Black Anyway” gets us pensive on social issues. The true gift of this Seattle-based duo is their ability to seamlessly weave serious commentary into music that also seriously brings the party.” [EarthEE, 4/5] – BUST
“20 Albums To Get Excited About In February” [EarthEE] – NME
“”Recognition” shines a light on the duo’s spacey roots with a dazzling atmospheric treatment.” [“Recognition”] – Okay Player
And the ever effervescent FUTURE ISLANDS.… who managed to pull this little cat out of the bag last night at Jools Holland in the UK…CANT WAIT to see them play live…
PLEASE can we form a dance troupe to do the Herring dance??!!
Keep your eyes peeled people … 4 more genius artists from The Label to be announced at 11.20!