Hot 8 Brass Band – On The Spot Album Announcement

Release their fifth LP

“On The Spot” is being released exclusively in New Zealand Friday 17th March 2017 on Tru Thoughts via Rhythmethod on the eve of the bands WOMAD NZ performance!

The album will be available to purchase Friday 17th March from all good record stores and on-site at the WOMAD festival from the WOstore.

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ALI BARTER – A Suitable Girl

Melbourne based singer-songwriter Ali Barter releases her highly awaited debut full-length album.  Ali Barter and her guitar have been kicking around Melbourne’s music scene for a few years, collecting up rave reviews and ‘one to watch’ labels like playing cards. Perhaps fittingly for a bold, brash, ball-tearing feminist rocket, it took a song called ‘Girlie Bits’ — a song about how women are treated in the music industry, relationships and life in general — for her to burst into the heart of Australia’s music scene.  Comparisons to the likes of Hole and Garbage are easy to make, but Barter’s tunes veer more to a sweet pop – infused dollop of grunge.
A Suitable Girl

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“These guys are what I call Country and Westies born in bred in West Auckland, their music is wholesome and raucous Milly is like Steve Nicks on Janis Joplin’s drugs” – Rodney Fisher, Musician (Goodshirt)

“While Milly is from West of Auckland she has star-power of a Nashville cast-member who’s got lost in the backstreets of Lyttelton.” – Nick Atkinson, Musician (Hopetoun Brown)

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Auckland band, The Miltones (please note – just the one “L”) are releasing their first ever-commercial single, Wildfire, on Feb 10th, 2017 and to celebrate will be sharing the new music video and playing a very special gig on the same evening! Wildfire was recorded in the magical walls of The Sitting Room in Lyttleton with Ben Edwards (Aldous Harding, Marlon Williams, Nadia Reid).

Listen to the track HERE ON SPOTIFY

The music video was shot at the Tabak family farm in one of the remaining run down glasshouses where the unkemptness and wild weeds references the story behind the song. Wildfire is Milly’s tribute to the supportive selfless strength of some very big hearted women that surrounded Milly and her family after the loss of Milly’s father and helped keep the family business afloat in their time of grief.  Milly says “This video was something I needed to do to honour pay tribute to their beautiful hearts.”


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WOMAD NZ have launched full stage schedule for the three day festival 17 – 19 March 2017.

There is over 30 hours of performances in this power-packed programme featuring some of the very best musicians from around the globe, with over 300 artists representing 21 countries.

The festival artists who will be holding cooking demonstrations at Nova Energy Taste The World hosted by Jax Hamilton have also been announced.

WOMAD NZ are releasing the schedule for the highly anticipated new festival feature, the World of Words plus for the first time ever the Kidzone schedule will be released ahead of the festival.

Building on the success of the Oyster and Bubbles bar in 2016, the Gables House Lawn will again be transformed into an intimate space for those looking to indulge in some fine hors d’oeuvres and wine.

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SPOON return to Matador for new album “HOT THOUGHTS”



photo credit : Zackery Michael

After months of speculation, Spoon have announced the release of their monumental new album ‘ Hot Thoughts’, March 17th on Matador Records. Produced by Spoon and Dave Fridman, Austin’s most esteemed rock ambassadors have created the bravest, most sonically inventive work of their illustrious career.


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New singles from Sleaford Mods & Pissed Jeans

Sleaford Mods are pleased to be releasing their new album, English Tapas on March 3rd via Rough Trade, and they’ve shared a good glimpse at what it might be like through new single “BHS”. The album was recorded at Steve Mackey’s (Pulp) West Heath Garage studios in London. Jason Williamson discusses ‘English Tapas’: “Andrew walked into some random pub and saw “English Tapas” scrawled on the menu board. Underneath this beautiful coupling of words were it’s components, half a scotch egg, cup of chips, pickle and a mini pork pie” It says everything about this fucking place. It’s comedy, it’s make do, it’s ignorant and above all, it’s shit”

Pissed Jeans “Ignorecam” is the crushing new offering from Why Love Now, their forthcoming 5th album available February 24th worldwide on Sub Pop. “Ignorecam” twists the idea of fetish cam shows—”where the woman just ignores you and watches TV or eats macaroni and cheese or talks on the phone”—into a showcase for Matt Korvette’s rancid yelp and his bandmates’ pummeling rock. “I love that idea of guys paying to be ignored,” says Korvette