'Other Animal' is the first single from The Map Room's forthcoming sophomore album Weatherless, due for release in early April.
A song about the 'unconnectedness' that can often occur living in our ultra-connected digital world, 'Other Animal' pushes the band's sound into new territory with its head nodding rhythm and pulsing synths.
Of the track Simon Gooding says, "This song came out of a writing session where Brendon (Morrow) and I were consciously trying to make some more upbeat, synth-based songs. It's become a live favourite of ours and we feel like we really captured that energy in this recording, which is not always an easy thing for us to do.”
The single was recorded in part at The Lab Studios with drummer Andy Keegan and bassist Jared Kahi and overdubbed between Auckland and Gooding's home in Wellington.
Celebrating his most recent album But For All These Shrinking Hearts, Josh Pyke is heading across the sea to New Zealand for a small run of dates.
Rock n Roll Consciousness, the new album by Thurston Moore, is set for release on April 28th on Caroline International (via Universal Music New Zealand). The album was recorded with producer Paul Epworth (Adele, The Pop Group) at The Church studios in Crouch End, London and mixed by Randall Dunn (Marissa Nadler, Earth) at Avast! in Seattle, Washington.
Perfume Genius, nom de poster-wraith of musician Mike Hadreas, will release his fourth album, No Shape, May 5th on Matador Records via Rhythmethod in New Zealand.
The Jean-Paul Sartre Experience will play a one off-show, Saturday 22nd April at the newly refurbished Hollywood Theatre in Avondale to commemorate their friend and band mate Jim Laing.
Sun Kil Moon’s will play their first show in New Zealand in nearly a decade at The Tuning Fork on 28 May, 2017.
Two of New Zealand’s indie rock heavyweights have joined forces again for a short tour over the coming Queens Birthday weekend.
Rousseau declares herself an imperfect everywoman. Her raw honesty and satirical take on working life immediately mark her songwriting out as something special.
Imagine Dragons wants to collaborate with YOU on their next music video!
Fleet Foxes will release its long awaited and highly anticipated third album, Crack-Up, with on June 16.
Out on the tar sealed and gravelly roads this April and May, legendary Dunedin pop group The Chills have announced their embarkation on a vigorous and far-reaching New Zealand tour.
Tegan And Sara's New Zealand show has been cancelled due to Tegan’s ill health.
Theia has been announced as the support act for Tegan & Sara’s only NZ show at the Bruce Mason Theatre on March 11th.