Gino October shares debut EP, Look How Far We’ve Come

Cape Town-born, New Zealand raised rapper Gino October has shared his debut EP, Look How Far We’ve Come, with support from NZ On Air. A personal and potent display of identity, on his debut project Gino October pays tribute to the diverse background and upbringing that’s built him into the artist he is today. Preceded…

PARTYNEXTDOOR unlocks the PARTYPACK time capsule on new repurposed EP

Following his acclaimed  2020 album PARTYMOBILE, PARTYNEXTDOOR has shared PARTYPACK, unlocking the long lost time capsule of fan favourite unreleased songs, demos, leaks and Soundcloud rarities that were previously unavailable on streaming services. A similar concept to his OVO labelmate Drake’s 2019 Care Package project, PARTYPACK takes classic fan favourite deep cuts and repurposes a…

FELIVAND releases sophomore sweetener EP, Nerve

Following on from a trio-string of teaser single releases, FELIVAND releases her sophomore sweetener EP, ‘Nerve’. An  Prior-released beginning track, ‘Ebb & Flow’ leads in with deviant parallelling melodic hits; sliding cadences queue in a slow release beat and FELIVAND’s effortless vocals. ‘Gone’ is a self-produced feat for the 21-year old. “A pledge to independence…

Omar Apollo’s Love Language (Interview)  

“It’s more about the feeling for me,” Omar Apollo says of the sensation sparked from listening to non-English speaking songs; feeling transcending the barrier of language. The 23-year-old Mexican-American artist lists Portuguese, Japanese, and of course Spanish music as just a few of the non-western staples in his music library, and on his debut full-length…

Maria Isabel shares her sentimental debut EP, Stuck in the Sky

Queens-based Dominican-American songstress Maria Isabel has shared her debut EP, Stuck in the Sky. A heartfelt outpour of long-distance love, Maria Isabel romanticizes bittersweet separation on the 7 track love letter, blending seamlessly between R&B and pop and switching harmoniously between English and Spanish tongue. A lifelong poet, Maria’s dainty pen produces sensitive n sentimental…

CHAII returns with boisterous new single, ‘WOW (Look At Me)’

Following her debut EP Lightswitch earlier this year, Persian-Kiwi rap force CHAII has returned with a new single, ‘WOW (Look At Me)’. A bold display of unabashed confidence, ‘WOW (Look At Me)’ is a boisterous, bass-heavy bumper incorporating electronic production, clanging percussion and an electric guitar solo. Shifting dynamically between spine-tingling whispers and a hollering…

Lontalius shares fragile new single and music video, ‘Faint’

Lontalius has shared new single and music video ‘Faint’, the follow up to his recent single ‘Someone Will Be There For You’, taken from his forthcoming album of the same title. A gentle, dainty and delicate acoustic offering, on ‘Faint’ the Wellington raised musician returns to his purest form, writing music on an acoustic guitar…

Beabadoobee shares her debut album, Fake It Flowers

British-Filipino bedroom pop wunderkind turned budding rockstar Beabadoobee has shared her long-awaited debut album, Fake It Flowers. A grand guitar music revival, Fake It Flowers finds the 20-year-old musician centered between the influence of 70’s rock legends, early 2000’s pop-punk nostalgia and modern indie-pop, with a core of coming of age emo angst that makes…