Flume’s epic new album Skin has debuted at Number 1 on the New Zealand Top 40 Album Chart, matching its debut in the Australian chart.
The album’s two hit singles, Double Platinum ‘Say It’ feat. Tove Lo and latest Gold seller ‘Never Be Like You’ feat. Kai, continue to dominate the NZ Top 10 Singles chart, where they sit at #9 and #4 respectively.
Flume; aka Harley Streten, has also announced support from Perth’s HWLS and NZ’s MAALA to the New Zealand leg of his world tour. Talking about the NZ leg he commented “Every time I have been out to NZ it’s been crazy. Laneway was a lot of fun earlier in the year and I can't wait to play NZ as my first headline Flume shows for 2016".
Flume’s world tour has already sold an incredible 225,000 tickets to date, with tickets for the New Zealand shows selling fast.
HWLS is the production project of Justin Elwin; from bass-heavy club music to hip hop, grime to post-trap Elwin has previously performed alongside Hudson Mohawke, Lido and Sophie, with his studio work including remixes for Hermitude, Salute, Tokimonsta and original material including the recent ‘Plays’ featuring Ty Dolla $ign borne out of Adidas' ‘Songs from Scratch’ project. With DJ support duties on regular collaborator Ta-ku's forthcoming US tour and Flume's forthcoming NZ and US tours, HWLS will treat audiences to an onslaught of new material ready to roll out over the coming months.
Auckland’s MAALA debuted on SoundCloud in March 2015 with ‘Touch’ and the song’s minimal electro majesty quickly picked up listeners and interest on a global scale that was followed by ‘In The Air’ and a debut EP. Clocking in with an excess of 3 million digital plays, MAALA has featured in Australia’s celebrated Triple J’s Hottest 100, had two world premieres from Zane Lowe on Apple Music Beats 1, and graced the airwaves of New Zealand’s alternative, dance and pop radio stations. Brand new single ‘Kind of Love’ is a taster for an album scheduled to drop in just a few weeks. After recent shows in Leeds, London, New York and LA, Evan Sinton is excited to bring his brand of electronic pop to NZ audiences as opening act for Flume’s NZ shows.
Flume with special guests HWLS & MAALA
July 19th: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin - Tickets via Ticketmaster
July 20th: Horncastle Arena, Christchurch - Tickets via Ticketek
July 22nd: Vector Arena, Auckland - Tickets via Ticketmaster