Having just completed a run of shows in support of the 'Surgery of Love' single, The Delta Riggs have announced the release of their new album Active Galactic which will be in-stores in New Zealand on February 17th 2017 via Inertia Music.
Active Galactic, produced by the band and Jason Hollis, is The Riggs’ third studio LP featuring 13 new cuts that run the gamut of musical genres from the Rolling Stones inspired 'Surgery of Love', the disco-rock of 'Never Seen This Before' and the high powered N*E*R*D infused 'Baddest Mother Fucker in the Beehive'. Active Galactic was recorded in isolation at The Grove Studios north of Sydney in just nine days, mixed in Melbourne and mastered in Los Angeles.
On the recording process, Monte explains “It was super peaceful where we recorded; you feel ostracised from anything else in the universe. It’s important for us to really dive into the recording process without distraction. Vibe is key. It’s almost as paramount as the music. After nine days, cocktails at 5pm, suits at 6pm, a few minor disagreements and some intergalactic good times later – we had finished what we believe to be our finest work to date. Then we went to LA, which is a whole other story.”
The growth from the band’s previous record, Dipz Zebazios, to Active Galactic is evident as this new album shows a band assured in its trajectory in musical life, and takes a strong step forward in an ever-growing career.
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Grammy Award winners, Cage The Elephant will release 'Unpeeled' worldwide on July 28th. The new album was recorded over a series of intimate shows in cities including Los Angeles, Washington DC, Knoxville, and Nashville where the band performed in a stripped down arrangement with a string quartet and additional percussion.
The Queen + Adam Lambert Australasian tour will kick off in Auckland on Saturday 17 AND NEW SHOW Sunday 18 February at Spark Arena before heading to Australia for a five city arena tour through February and March.
After a hectic stint of live dates around the North Island over the last 2 months, Skinny Hobos continue to push their gigantic 2-piece sound into NZ’s earholes with the release of their brand new single and accompanying video for 'Suburban Living,' which premiered this morning.
Two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, 21-time Grammy Award winner and recipient of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire Sir Paul McCartney will bring his acclaimed long-running One On One Tour to Australia and New Zealand this December.
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George Ezra makes his eagerly anticipated return with his first new single since the release of his record-breaking debut album Wanted On Voyage in 2014.
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Coldplay have released a brand new song, ‘All I Can Think About Is You’, from their upcoming Kaleidoscope EP. The song, which builds from a rolling bassline to a hypnotic climax, is available now on all download and streaming sites.