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
In the mid to late 90's, when grunge began to wither away and MTV strived to find the next easy to access label to attach to new batch of up and coming rock bands, global attention started to shine on the Alt Rock scene.
The I Love The 90s Tour returns to Auckland next year March 23rd at Auckland’s Spark Arena, with a completely off the chain lineup featuring classic Hip Hop crew Naughty by Nature. Vin Rock from the Grammy Award winning rap group speaks fondly of this country and love of our people.
The Soundsplash Festival is returning to Raglan in January 2018. Local reggae favourites Katchafire are returning to feature on the bill. We sent a few questions over to lead vocalist Logan Bell ahead of the festival.
Following 2015’s Kitty, Daisy & Lewis'The Third', the sibling trio are back stronger than ever, harnessing their ability to create pop-infused soul, blues, rock n roll and a large mix of genres to perfection, in the shape of their fourth studio album, Superscope.
Kylie Price has just released her new album Bones. Last week she appeared on theNZ Entertainment Podcast, where she sang a new song I Dont Want To Go off the album while talking shop about her dream gig to play with Ed Sheeran and her Philipino roots.
Last week I caught up withPeter Hook ahead of returning down under for Australasian leg of the Joy Division and New Order Substance tour. We had a great chat about the spirit of punk, what it takes to write a book and why shows like the X-factor are so unhealthy…
Long established as one of New Zealand’s finest acts, South Pacific reggae-soul legends, The Black Seeds are set to tour the country in September, following the release of their long awaited 6th studio album Fabric, (out today - Friday September 8th).
Jacqueline Nalpant is a Booking Agent for the Paradigm Talent Agency, and is heading to New Zealand early next month where she'll be one of the speakers for the Going Global Music Summit (Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd September at Roundhead Studios, Auckland).
Since making her musical debut with her song Drift early last year, fast attracting a solid fan base and over 1 million plays across Spotify and Soundcloud in just a few months, Madeline North, better known by her musical moniker So Below, has once again blessed us with a moodier, masterful electro-pop banger, titled Ruin.
Since forming in 1998, the Antwerp, Belgium based trio Triggerfinger have long become a mainstay on the rock scene, building a solid reputation across Europe, the US, Canada and beyond, as one of the hardest-driving and sharpest dressing bands around.
Popular metalcore group Northlane are on their way to New Zealand. The Sydney band are touring North America taking in countries like Chile and Mexico as they head our way down-under next month to play Wellington’s San Fran then Auckland at the iconic Kings Arms.
Returning to New Zealand for the first time in three years, Australian metalcore band In Hearts Wake are on their way to our shores next month for a quick run of shows supporting their label cohorts Northlane.
Courtney Marie Andrews has landed in New Zealand, and set to play two concerts this week with Joe Pug - tonight at San Fran in Wellington (Wed July 19) and tomorrow night at The Tuning Fork in Auckland (Thu July 20).
Auckland two-piece Skinny Hobos, Alex Elvis and Texas Holdom, are heading on a 5 date New Zealand tour with headliners Decades, Bakers Eddy and Dead Favours. Kicking off tonight in Hamilton (July 14), the tour will also take them to Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and finishes up in Dunedin.
Have you ever considered sharing your most personal experiences with the entire world? Well come this Friday 14th July, that’s what Emma Cameron, the rocking front-woman of kiwi band Decades is about to do, when they release their long-awaited full length debut album, The Truth And Other People, so we sat down with the cheerful front woman to discover just what truth this album reveals..
Whilst Sonny Landreth is a well known slide-guitar master, zydeco enthusiast and phenomenal blues legend, what you may not know about him, is that he is one of the nicest gentlemen in the entire universe.
He was always the boy next door type energy, that type of person you just always wanted to be around. From day one, Shay Taylor has always been one to break the mold and live life in such a vibrant and contagious manner, that no matter who he spoke to, they walked away feeling great!
Anthonie Tonnon is taking his new Extended Player and single to Australia, and to New Zealand towns that missed the first run of dates, or sold out too quickly. He’ll also be appearing at three summer festivals this February.
After a stand of three Auckland concerts that sold out in minutes in January, Connan Mockasin is hitting the road across Aotearoa for the first time in eight years this summer for a select run of headline shows.