METZ RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘MESS OF WIRES’

METZ DROP NEW SINGLE

‘MESS OF WIRES’

On September 22nd, METZ will release Strange Peace on Sub Pop / Rhythmethod, 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 album includes ‘Drained Lake’, a relentless yet compact tumult that plays like a slightly slicker version of the trio’s signature sound and released today, ‘Mess of Wires’ – the latest and arguably greatest song to be released from METZ’s forthcoming album.

Listen to Mess Of Wires here:

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JULIEN BAKER DROPS NEW SINGLE

JULIEN BAKER RELEASES NEW SINGLE

‘APPOINTMENTS’

Julien Baker is back with ‘Appointments’, the moving first single from her upcoming sophomore album, Turn Out The Lights – her first album for Matador which comes out October 27th.

Listen to Appointments here:

https://open.spotify.com/album/1ZExlkzIzjd2FbcCvkTi0J

With ‘Turn Out the Lights,’ Baker returns to a much bigger stage, but with the same core of breathtaking vulnerability and resilience. From its opening moments — when her chiming, evocative melody is accompanied by swells of strings — ‘Turn Out the Lights’ throws open the doors to the world without sacrificing the intimacy that has become a hallmark of her songs.

KING KRULE DROPS VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE ‘CZECH ONE’

KING KRULE
Drops new single + video for ‘Czech One’

Overnight King Krule shared a video for ‘Czech One,’ the first new music to surface from Archy Marshall’s acclaimed project since 2013. Directed by Frank Lebon, the video features Archy alone in his thoughts but surrounded by hundreds of strangers on a red-eye flight — as he contemplates his past, present and future. The visuals are a Noir-esque reverie, echoing the song’s atmospheric-downtempo-lounge-jazz-dream-state, where Archy muses, “To when and where the stars were formed, that glance upon this night / lightyears to sit upon and paint us as we lie.”

‘Czech One’ will be available as the A-Side to a limited edition 7” coming out September 13th via True Panther Sounds/XL Recordings.

King Krule’s debut album, Six Feet Beneath the Moon was released on XL Recordings in 2013. A New Place 2 Drown, a collaborative project between Archy and his brother Jack, was released in 2015.

King Krule – ‘Czech One’

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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.

Listen to ‘Wait’ (feat. KINGS) here:
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PURITY RING RELEASE NEW SINGLE ‘ASIDO’

PURITY RING
SHARE NEW SINGLE

ASIDO

FIVE YEARS SINCE DEBUT RELEASE, SHRINES

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Purity Ring’s debut album Shrines, Megan James and Corin Roddick have released a new song ‘Asido’. The track is a stand alone gift to their fans while the band continues to work on the follow up to their second album, another eternity.

Following its premiere as Zane Lowe’s WORLD RECORD, ‘Asido’ is now available everywhere. It is accompanied by an animated lyric video written and directed by Megan and illustrated by Tallulah Fontaine, the creator of all the band’s artwork to date. Tallulah took videos of Megan walking and falling, then traced the movement to create the character frame by frame. In order to situate their meaning, Megan had her mother handwrite the lyrics in the video.

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MODERN MAORI QUARTET ANNOUNCE NZ TOUR + NEW SINGLE ‘DON’T FALL IN LOVE’

MODERN MAORI QUARTET

Announce nationwide ‘That’s Us!’ album tour & new album single ‘Don’t Fall In Love’

With the showband’s long-awaited debut original album, ‘That’s Us!’ being released Friday 15th September Modern Maori Quartet will head off on an extensive 20 date nationwide tour, travelling the highways and byways of New Zealand taking their music to the people of Aotearoa. Joining them for te haerenga (the journey) will be the beloved Annie Crummer.

Matu Ngaropo (Performer & Music Dramaturg) says: “The tour will be about taking our music to the people and returning it to our roots. We want to inspire a new generation of garage parties and fuel those special gatherings with new, honest, hearty waiata to add to the classic playlist. These will be songs that the heartland of Aotearoa can sing along to. As a team committed to carrying the mantle of this kaupapa we aim to share a new and current sound of MAori showbands and show people that real music, our music, is alive and thriving.”

Francis Kora (Performer) adds: “Past, present and future, with Aroha and truth as the main ingredients.”

MODERN MAORI QUARTET
WITH ANNIE CRUMMER
THAT’S US! DEBUT ALBUM TOUR

PUTARURU – Saturday 16th September – The Plaza
HAMILTON – Sunday 17th September – Playhouse
NELSON – Wednesday 20th September – Playhouse Theatre
BLENHEIM – Thursday 21st September – ASB Theatre Marlborough
CHRISTCHURCH – Friday 22nd September – Aurora Centre
DUNEDIN – Saturday 23rd September – Mayfair Theatre
PORANGAHAU – Wednesday 27th September – Memorial Hall
FEATHERSTON -Thursday 28th September – Anzac Hall
OTAKI – Friday 29th September – Memorial Hall
NAPIER – Saturday 30th September – Municipal Theatre
WHANGANUI – Sunday 1st October – Royal Opera House
ROTORUA – Thursday 5th October – Civic Theatre
NEW PLYMOUTH – Friday 6th October -Theatre Royal
WELLLINGTON – Saturday 7th October – Wellington High School, Riley Centre
TAUPO – Sunday 8th October – Great Lakes Centre
KAIKOHE – Thursday 12th October – War Memorial Hall
WHANGAREI – Friday 13th October – Capitaine Bougainville Theatre, Forum North
AUCKLAND – Saturday 14th October – Crystal Palace
WHAKATANE – Sunday 15th October -Little Theatre

Tickets on sale Mon 7th Aug at 9am
For show and ticketing info go to modernmaoriquartet.nz

‘Don’t Fall In Love’

‘Don’t Fall In Love’ is the forth single to be taken from ‘That’s Us!’
‘Don’t Fall In Love’ will be released digitally Friday 4th August.

“It’s our Motown-inspired, soulful, Sam Cooke styled song that will cut straight to
your heart and make you laugh at the same time.

As artists, there is a magic fusion where the performer and the work become
one and the same. As well as being something special to share, our music is
also an expression through which we learn, develop and become better people.
Based loosely on real experiences, Don’t Fall In Love is tragically honest. The
pursuit of happiness, love and truth are integral to the music we make and this
song is all about having the courage to be honest, even if it’s painful.

A seriously catchy melody, big, broad harmonies and punchy, brave lyrics will
make Don’t Fall In Love a party favorite and one you will want to sing along to.
So go on, dust off your guitar, get some mates together and get your garage
rocking.”

MMQ x

‘That’s Us!’
Release date: Friday 15th September
via Rhythmethod / DRM.

‘That’s Us!’ digital pre-sales will be available Friday 4th August.

‘That’s Us!’ features 12 tracks of original waiata. All songs and lyrics composed by Modern Maori Quartet; James Tito, Maaka Pohatu, Matariki Whatarau, Francis Kora & Matu Ngaropo.

The album, produced by Francis Kora, features some of New Zealand’s biggest talents including Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper (Co-Producer), Dixon Nacey (Guitar), Chris O’Connor (Drums), Thabani Gapara (Saxophone), Andy Cochrane (Keyboard), Awhimai Fraser (Vocals) and Temuera Morrison (Vocals).

TRACKLISTING:
He Ra Ano
Who We Are
Outta Here
Punching
Don’t Fall In Love
Blame You
Mareikura
Shine
Upon A Star
Come To Me
Haere Ra
Kai Song

The award-winning Modern Maori Quartet are a good looking, suave contemporary Maori showband in the vein of forebears such as the Hi-Marks, Maori Volcanics Showband, Dalvanius and the Fascinations, Maori Troubadours, Maori Hi Five, Quin Tikis and The Howard Morrison Quartet.

Their debut album “That’s Us!” is set for release 15th September 2017. The album highlights their voices in epic harmony as they share Maori traditions and tell New Zealand stories through original waiata with humour, charm and class. Growing up performing in garage parties, this is a story of rags to flash rags.

“That’s Us!” features all original waiata, as showband member Matariki Whatarau explains, “We’ve been singing covers for years and you know, we thought… why not?! The spirit of this album comes from the Maori garage party, reminiscent of the parties of years gone by when someone would pick up a guitar and the music would flow. We strongly believe that real stories told with truth and conviction should be at the forefront of who we are – and that’s exactly what we set out to do with the creation of our first album”.

It’s been a whirlwind five years for the independent music group, they have toured throughout New Zealand – most recently on a 12 date tour with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra – to England, Wales, Uzbekistan, Hawaii, Rarotonga, Australia, Singapore and Malaysia.

The showband’s first ever original single, Shine – taken from That’s Us! – was released Friday 26th May 2017. It was their first voice in the world and is a song that celebrates children. It is a father’s message to his child, encouraging her to dream big and pursue any path her heart desires. This song is for “all the kids in the world” and reminds them that they can achieve whatever they set their minds to, so long as they have the support and love of their parents and wider family.

In June this year the group were in Brisbane as part of the Queensland Cabaret Festival and in the same month performed in Aotearoa as part of Matariki on the Move – playing parts of Auckland they don’t normally get to. To celebrate Matariki the band released two further singles from That’s Us!: Mareikura, released 23rd June is a waiata in Te Reo Maori featuring the stunning vocals of Awhimai Fraser and is an ode to all women globally and Kai Song released 30th June, is in typical Modern Maori Quartet fashion, charming and funny. The song celebrates one of the many things the bros love about their Maori culture; sharing kai with their whanau!

Modern Maori Quartet perform as part of the world’s largest arts festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August and in Australia at the Darwin Festival before returning home to embark on their biggest New Zealand tour to date – taking them to the major centres and regional cities and towns, of the country that has shaped and nurtured the group – Aotearoa.

Their live shows are a classy celebration of Kiwi music honouring the legends of Maori showbands that will warm your heart and make you cry with laughter.

“There can be no doubt that this quartet deserves the reputation that they are gaining internationally … they represent the best of the mighty showband tradition.” – Stuff

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PRINCESS NOKIA SIGNS TO ROUGH TRADE AND SHARES ‘G.O.A.T’ MUSIC VIDEO

Rough Trade Records are pleased to announce the signing of Princess Nokia. To celebrate, she has released a brand new track and video for ‘G.O.A.T’. This is the first time her music has been available on streaming services other than SoundCloud and YouTube.

Princess Nokia is the best-known project of New Yorker Destiny Frasqueri. She’s been rapping and releasing tracks on YouTube and SoundCloud since high school, originally under the name of Wavy Spice, adopting the ‘Princess Nokia’ moniker in 2013, and releasing albums Metallic Butterfly, Honey Suckle and 1992 in the following years. She has built up a massive fan base over the last few years, with her videos and albums getting millions of streams and views.

Watch Princess Nokia – ‘G.O.A.T.’

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