'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.
Additional shows have been added to Tami Neilson’s upcoming ‘Songs of Sinners’ tour to meet public demand.
The Tuning Fork have announced Austin, Texas based singer-songwriter Adam Torres will open for Julien Baker at Auckland’s Tuning Fork on Sunday 23 July 2017.
Off the back of a dynamic summer Veils tour across New Zealand, and sellout shows in Europe and the USA, frontman and songwriter Finn Andrews returns to New Zealand for two intimate solo performances this June.
Released Friday April 7th, 2017
The National have announced their 7th studio album - Sleep Well Beast- will be released on September 8th on 4AD.
Following on from their vigorous and far reaching New Zealand tour, where 6 of 10 shows sold out in record time, Dunedin pop group The Chills have (finally) announced a hometown show in Dunedin at the Captain Cook Hotel, on Friday July 28th.
Rescued from defunct formats, prised from dark cupboards and brought to light after two decades in cold storage… OKNOTOK will be issued on June 23rd through XL Recordings, coinciding (roughly) with the original 1997 release date(s) of Radiohead’s landmark third album OK Computer.
Atlantic recording group Portugal. The Man has announced the arrival of their much anticipated new album. Woodstock arrives on Friday, June 16th.
Florida’s favourite pop-punk quintet Mayday Parade have announced their anticipated return to NZ & Australia this October, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their iconic cult classic debut album A Lesson In Romantics.
Melbourne’s HIVE Park will launch their debut album “things we should have said…”, produced by multi-platinum winning sound engineer Jimi Maroudas (The Living End, Eskimo Joe), at 2pm on Sunday June 4 at Memo Music Hall, St Kilda… tickets are on sale now and everyone who comes will receive a free CD!
Having just completed a sold out tour of New Zealand, Nadia Reid has announced she has been invited to headline a show at the very beautiful historic cinema in Avondale, Auckland - The Hollywood Cinema.