Date / Venue: Friday July 22nd, 2016 - Vector Arena, Auckland
Harley Edward Streten, better known by his stage name Flume, took Auckland on a sensational trip last night.
Australian born, Flume brought all his hits to the stage last night, as an arena of all ages were able to be captured in the moment with the all the tunes, such as, 'Holding On''You And Me' from his self-titled debut album, and more recent album Skin, 'Never Be Like You' and 'Helix'.
The crowd showed an absolute roar of love with every song that the producer dropped, with doing previous shows in both Dunedin and Christchurch earlier this week, Auckland was by far the most anticipated by all. With simplistic stage lights and gadgets, all the focus was on the man of the hour.
As he looked up every now and again, he showed extraordinary humbleness, as he couldn’t believe the amount of people that showed up to see him perform. The show was a sold out crowd, every corner of the arena was filled with die-hard fans, no on sat down, and why would you with an energy like that! I got to be front and centre and was able to witness the magic pretty much side stage, and let me tell you, this kid has the energy that I haven’t seen in a producer in a while. At only 24 years of age, he was managed to gain a huge international following, with his amazing music creativity, it’s not a surprise he has won more than half of all his nominated work. His work with artists such Lorde, Disclosure, and Sam Smith on remixes of their top hits, has earned him credibility in the music business and he sure knows how to hold his own with the big dogs.
Seeing him play live was incredible, as he improvised some of his mixes and undoubtedly brought the crowd into a state of awe. It’s so satisfying that the kid at 13 who found his first production disc in a cereal box, turned into one of NZ and Australia’s biggest chart toppers. Previously involved in the grouping of What So Not, but left the project due to creative differences, it seems that we can be thankful that Harley stuck with his guns, and is continuing to bring us those absolute bangers! Epic night that’s for sure, such an amazing feeling when you can go to a concert and feel the pulsating energy coming from the arena. All from one man in his element!
Multi-platinum-selling artist J. Cole announced today that he will hit the road for a 57-city world tour. The “4 Your Eyez Only” Tour kicks off in South Carolina with a run of thirteen small, intimate shows before going into Live Nation arenas in North America and the U.K., along with a mix of arena and theatre dates in Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
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!