The Miltones release new video as tour starts and debut LP out!

“Attending #TheMiltones album launch gig at Golden Dawn is turning out to be very smart decision #crazyorgan”  – Russell Baillie tweet, Books & Culture Editor at The NZ Listener

“The freshest sound in New Zealand popular music right now… [their] debut album is a modern classic”
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Kim Gillespie, New Zealand Herald

“For everyone’s sake, turn this one up. Allow the power of the earthy blues to run through you.”
Emma Lumbus, The 13th Floor

“it would be surprising if they don’t make a massive impression.”
– Graham Reid, Elsewhere

Check the website for gig details!! www.themiltones.com

The video was filmed and edited by Alexander Hoyles (photographer & music video director) with help from Henry Williamson(Thievery Studio) on location at the Tabak family farm.

The Miltones songwriter and front-woman, Milly Tabak, talking about the video says “Pursed Lips was our opportunity to share our personality as a band, where we come from, and our relationship with music and those who share in the experience with us. The idea to shoot Pursed Lips at our Wildfire single came to all of us: We could include the amazing souls who dedicate time to help the band pursue music. It really was our way to show people that The Miltones is a beautiful community of friends and family. I’ve never viewed us as just a band – the video also reflects this through its honest and light-hearted feel.”

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SAMPHA – AUCKLAND VENUE UPGRADE

“Sampha is this year’s breakout R&B star”
-NZ Herald – 5 stars
“The best albums of 2017, so far”
-NZ Listener, April 2017

Due to extreme demand, Sampha’s debut Auckland performance on Wed 24 May has been upgraded to Powerstation.
Final tickets are on sale now
from AAATicketing – Direct link here

*Exisiting tickets will be valid for the new venue*

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LANY ANNOUNCE ONE AND ONLY NZ SHOW

SECRET SOUNDS PRESENT:

Wednesday 26 July 2017
Powerstation – Auckland
(All Ages)

PRESALE TICKETS ON SALE
10AM WEDNESDAY 12 APRIL – 9AM THURSDAY 13 APRIL
Pre-sale access via secretsounds.com

GENERAL ON SALE 10AM THURSDAY 13 APRIL
via secretsounds.com

LANY today announce details of their first New Zealand show to be held at Auckland’s iconic music venue, The Powerstation on Wednesday 26th July. This news comes hot on the heels of the details of their eagerly-awaited debut album LANY which will be released on Polydor Records on June 30th and their Australian tour which sees the band perform at Splendour In The Grass as well as headlining side shows in both Melbourne and Sydney.

When the LA-based trio LANY first came together in 2014, their only aim was to work on a couple of tracks, demo them, and have fun in the process. What they didn’t realise was that they were about to enter that elusive dream state of being discovered! They wrote and recorded two songs, put them online, six days later the band found themselves fielding emails from major-label suitors. Their single “ILYSB” exploded online, and the band have not looked back playing a total of 117 shows in 2017 and selling 35,000 tickets.

Writing beautiful songs with swashes of synth, spare percussion, echoes of prime 1980s FM pop, early-1990s R&B, and new-wave electronica. Combining melody and lyrics to put down roots in your head, and capture your heart.

“The American group deal in the huge pop hooks of M83 and co., all wrapped up in a moody nighttime drive aesthetic.” – DIY

“Superbly addictive… Reminiscent of Twin Shadow but with a real pop attitude that will cut through the noise,” – CLASH

“Morphing between glitchy electro and effortlessly smooth modern R’n’B, it only goes to prove why these guys are going to be bloody huge over the next few months” – Dork

Watch the official video for “ILYSB”
Links:
http://thisislany.com/
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Dinosaur Jr perform live on Conan ahead of Jan 23rd Auckland date!

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Last night, Dinosaur Jr. performed “Goin Down” on Conan, one of many highlights off their excellent new record Give A Glimpse Of What Yer Not – out now on Jagjaguwar. The previous night, J. Mascis proved his comedy chops by defeating professional comedians Steve Agee and Dave Hill on @midnight with Chris Hardwick. Check out J’s game-winning jokes below.  Continue reading

The Darkness announce first New Zealand tour with Push Push!

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Flamboyant English hard-rockers The Darkness have announced their first ever New Zealand tour – with shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in April 2017 – and they will be joined by Kiwi legends Push Push, reforming after 24 years!

Relive the classics from The Darkness’ outstanding debut album, Permission To Land (2003) right through to their most recent album, Last Of Our Kind. Expect gems like “I Believe In A Thing Called Love“, “Growing On Me“, “Love Is Only A Feeling“, “One Way Ticket” and many more. Continue reading