Off the back of a landmark 6 months, which saw the release of debut album Henry St, a headline national tour and high-profile support slots for John Butler Trio and Angus and Julia Stone, Auckland-based indie pop quartet Alae are back with brand new single, Help You Now.
Kiwi Kids Music are taking their presence to the world as they boast yet another string of successes within the collective; this time with not one, but two finalists to represent NZ in the International Songwriting Competition. The collective, which was founded in 2015 by some of NZ’s most iconic children’s personalities, including children’s television presenter Suzy Cato and songwriter Arthur Baysting now boasts over 100 strong line up of NZ’s best kid’s artists. “We’re delighted to be able to show the world the talent we have here in NZ,” says a very proud Suzy.
For Wellington rockers Lucifer Gunne, the journey toward their chest-punching new single ‘ENERGENETIC’ has been one of evolution and growth. The four piece bring a diverse list of musical influences to the table in establishing a sound all of their own, one that has been elevating them as one’s to watch! In what is looking to be an exciting year for the up and coming band, Energenetic is the 1st single off the forthcoming album, due for release later this year.
Straight off the back of a monster Australian tour including appearances at both Download Festival dates in Sydney and Melbourne, Alien Weaponry return home this week for their biggest national headline tour to date!
Samoan born Michael Levin Sesega (Levi) is set to release his debut single, Mirror Man, on 22nd March 2019. Produced by Greg Haver and recorded at Roundhead Studios in Auckland, Mirror Man is a unique, exquisitely crafted and genre-spanning track. With a classical twist on folk music, a hint of country & western and building to an almost indie rock vibe, this track has extremely broad appeal.
Together SIT and MAINZ are pleased to be offering, as part of their support of the Pacific Music Awards, a new scholarship to Pasifika students interested in studying music, audio production/engineering at either our Auckland (MAINZ) or Invercargill (SIT) campuses within the school of Music and Audio Production.
The Pacific Music Awards celebrates its 15th year, an important milestone for the awards, the Pacific music community and music industry. The inaugural Pacific Music Awards were held on 11 March 2005, as part of the opening night event for the Pasifika Festival, at Western Springs Stadium. The 2019 Pacific Music Awards, will be held on Thursday 23 May. The Trust are excited about planning the 2019 awards, celebrating the 2019 finalists and award recipients, while also honouring the 15 year anniversary.
The third album from New Zealand Indie act Mundi The Pale Blue Dot is named after the pale blue dot image of Earth that Carl Sagan requested from Voyager 1 as it was leaving our solar system on the 14th of February 1990. The Pale Blue Dot explores humans’ interactions with nature, which has always been a source of inspiration for Mundi’s composer, Tamara Smith, who grew up in the South Island’s rural East Coast.
Ever wondered how music is created and captured on a vinyl record? With the renaissance for affection of the vinyl record in mind, a unique event is giving music enthusiasts the chance to see great original Kiwi songs played, recorded – and that work cut on a vinyl record – in three hours. Auckland musician, songwriter, producer and now vinyl-cutter Jesse Wilde, is staging Journey to My Vinyl Destination, on Saturday, March 16.