<strong>Wellington’s TOI release soulful new single ‘Essence’</strong>

Wellington’s seven-piece TOI return to their soul/R’nB roots on their brand new single ‘Essence’, with help from an all-star cast of production and engineering legends. A smooth, soulful tune with hints of funk, ‘Essence’ tells a story of love that’s lost its way but there’s also an uplifting message of hope that shines through. “There’s ..

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<strong>JARROD ROSS REVEALS NEW SINGLE + VIDEO ‘JUST A HABIT’</strong>

Indie rock singer-songwriter Jarrod Ross delves into a new sonic realm with the single ‘Just a Habit’, an addictive guitar-driven track of pure electro-pop-rock. Former guitarist/frontman for Auckland rock band Valedictions and bass player for the acclaimed Flying Nun signed indie-rockers Pan Am, Jarrod now embarks on an exciting new venture dropping ‘Just A Habit’ ..

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<strong>Cautionary Tales release “No Funeral Blues” from upcoming album</strong>

Pōneke-based art-rockers Cautionary Tales’ new single “No Funeral Blues” from their upcoming self-titled debut. An elegy for a friend, “No Funeral Blues” is a riff on WH Auden’s poem “Funeral Blues”, arranged as a slow, creeping post-rock composition. Similar acts include Low, recent Nick Cave releases, Swans, and Mogwai. Cautionary Tales is an experimental art-rock ..

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<strong>Sam Cullen releases catchy new love song ‘Forever’</strong>

Emerging songwriter Sam Cullen has today released his infectiously catchy new single ‘Forever’. This new offering, from an exciting up-and-comer, is an absolute confession of love – snapshotting the moment in time when a person realises they’re head-over-heels, but also scared to admit it. “It’s too fun for its own good!” says Sam, who hails ..

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<strong>Georgia Lines releases infectious, hook-laden single + video ‘Monopoly’</strong>

‘Monopoly’ encapsulates the iconic vibe of the 80s & 90s pop; an infectious bass line, punchy drum hits and a captivating groove. In her signature style, Georgia has infused her latest track with impeccable harmonies and a soulful flair, showcasing her exceptional vocal range and control. “Sonically the track fits into a world where Prince ..

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<strong>Seth Haapu announces forthcoming album, WHAI ORA, out July 14</strong>

Award-winning Aotearoa artist and producer Seth Haapu has today announced his anticipated forthcoming album, WHAI ORA, set for release on July 14. Alongside the announcement comes his latest single, the laid-back poly-funk track ‘Tropical’, which is out today with its stunning black and white accompanying video. Pacific soul rhythm and a laid-back funk bassline create ..

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<strong>Alayna announces debut album, SELF PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN UNRAVELLING, out July 7</strong>

Spacious synths set the soundscape for ‘Arrived’, with Alayna’s captivating vocals placed centre stage. An existential undertone creates an initial tension, as Alayna’s exquisite songwriting takes her audience on a journey of personal discovery and understanding; the music expands into a sense of vastness as she realises she “might never ‘arrive’ anywhere”. “There’s a euphoric ..

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<strong>ELIZABETH DE VEGT AND THE FLOW COLLECTIVE RELEASE FINAL WHISTLE</strong>

Whanganui musician and composer Elizabeth de Vegt has worked with local musicians to record ‘Final Whistle’’ a song based on a poem of the same name by Airini Beautrais’ from her 2017 Ockham longlisted poetry collection ‘Flow’. The new single was recorded at The Stomach in Palmerston North by de Vegt and her band ‘The ..

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