Wells* releases mini EP, Tape 1

Auckland based producer and songwriter Josh Naley aka Wells* releases ‘Tape 1’, the first of a 3 tape mini EP series. Working previously with other kiwi artists such as Balu Brigada, Navvy and Robinson, Wells* serves as an extension of himself; allowing for a personal outlet for the developing artist. The tape is a 3-track…

Annabel (Miss June): Empowerment Runs In The Family

  At New Balance, independence runs through its core. That’s why for over 100 years they’ve been family-owned and operated, allowing their fearless independence to pave the way for new ideas. For local musicians in the Kiwi community, being a fearlessly independent artist means creating art they’re proud of without comprising their integrity; even at…

Charli XCX flirts with future-pop on self titled album Charli

Charli XCX has shared her third studio album, self titled Charli. The record is the British pop pioneer’s first major label record in five years, following a series of independently released mixtapes, Number One Angel and Pop 2 as opposed to releasing traditional albums. The unconventional pop star continues to push boundaries of a generic…

Raiza Biza, Oddisee and Zenyth contemplate the worlds realities on ‘Trouble’

AmmoNation ringleader Raiza Biza has released new single ‘Trouble’, featuring Sudanese-American artist Oddisee and dancehall artist Zenyth. The heavy track tackles the troubles of todays socio-political climate, with the three MC’s trading existential verses observing the realities of the world, searching for a solution through contemplative conscious rap. The more things change, they stay the…

Avondale’s Jordan Gavet introduces herself with honest ‘Hesitation’

Rising R&B star Jordan Gavet has released her debut single, ‘Hesitation’, via Sony Music New Zealand. Soulful vocal runs soar over the reflective track, where Jordan is conflicted between holding back and diving headfirst into a relationship. Her buttery harmonies glide over ambient Willstah production (Ariana Grande, DJ Mustard), crafting a nostalgic early 2000’s R&B reminiscent sound….

JPEGMAFIA’s abstract album All My Heroes Are Cornballs has arrived

Describing his third album All My Heroes Are Cornballs, eclectic rapper/producer JPEGMAFIA said that people “should expect nothing. Expect disappointment.” After teasing the album with a rollout of behind the scenes studio listening sessions with Kenny Beats, James Blake and more, JPEGMAFIA’s new album is here – and it’s a dynamic disappointment. While lowering everyone’s expectations…

The Leers take us ‘Far Away’ with latest trac

New Zealand 4-piece indie-rock band The Leers take us on an escape with latest track, ‘Far Away’. With an accumulated 2 million streams on Spotify, ‘Far Away’ marks the first single release for the band since 2016. The track establishes itself with a cheerful soundscape; playing into the band’s nuances of psychedelic rock and beachy…