It has been a phenomenal year for rising Kiwi soul star TEEKS (Cilla Ruha). Riding a wave of success in the charts and drawing acclaim from local and international critics, the young artist from Northland also won the Te Māngai Pāho Best Māori Artist award at this year’s VNZMAs and has just been signed to two international booking agencies, 13 Artists and Niche Productions, as he prepares to take on the world in 2018.
A collaboration between indigenous musicians from New Zealand and Taiwan - including Moana & The Tribe (Sol de Sully) will be presented to the public for the first time on Sunday as part of a concert and charity auction at Kuangchi Public Service (光啟社), a Catholic media production company.
Aotearoa’s very own champions of ‘sunshine reggae’, Tomorrow People (Tana Tupai & Avina Kelekolio), are back with another summer smash - ‘Don’t Wanna Fight It’. And ot content with just one version, Tomorrow People have gone the extra mile, releasing the song in English, Māori, and Samoan - in celebration of the band’s heritage and the diversity of their loyal fanbase.
It’s a dream the three Northland teenagers have harboured since they formed a thrash metal band five years ago – and a secret they have guarded closely for the past three months. Now, they can finally tell the world – in August 2018, Alien Weaponry (Niel de Jong) will become the first New Zealand band ever to take the stage at Wacken Open Air, the world’s biggest and most prestigious heavy metal festival.
Following the release of his debut album, Kings (Matt Headland) has shared with fans, two compelling new music videos for Chapter One tracks 'Domino' and 'In The Sun'. The singer-songwriter, producer and performer is also celebrating clocking up over 1 million Spotify streams of Chapter One just 6 weeks after release, gaining new fans far and wide.