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New Lake South Album Out Today - Click For Full Story
New Lake South Album Out Today

Home Alone Music is proud to present 'The Light You Throw' – the third album from Te Whanganui-a-Tara based electricUTOPIA songwriter Lake South.

The Rocky Bay Midnights Release 'Songs About People We Know'

The Rocky Bay Midnights are proud to announce the release of their debut album 'Songs About People We Know'.

Wellington Artist And Producer InDuna Releases Emotional New Single & Video 'Strange Fruits'

Growing up in the slums of Johannesburg and Limpopo in South Africa, InDuna came to New Zealand at the age of 14.

Stan Walker celebrates the release of his first ever Reo Māori album 'Te Arohanui'

Today, Stan Walker celebrates the release of his new album 'Te Arohanui', marking an important and deeply personal milestone for the award-winning Māori performing artist, as he shares his first body of work in Reo Māori.

Written by Wolves Release The Collab Project EP and 'Secrets' Feat. Sonny Sandoval (P.O.D.) Video

New Zealand's highest streaming rock band, Written By Wolves, have released their new EP 'The Collab Project'.

Jason Parker takes back 2021 with new single 'This Is My Year'

New Zealand pop newcomer, Jason Parker has dropped 'This Is My Year' the latest song from his upcoming, independently released debut EP, 'How To Be Lonely'.

Graeme James Graeme James
Folk singer-songwriter Graeme James didn’t decide on a life in music until it seemed his very existence depended on artistic gifts. In 2012, circumstances outside his control essentialized his life and he found himself sleeping in his car and busking by day to get by. There and then he made the fateful decision to leap into the unknown and pursue a life as a professional musician. Now, four albums in, the New Zealand artist is firmly entrenched in this life path. Yet, he remains reflective of the emotional and physical transience of the path. In the 6 months before relocating to Europe in mid 2018, Graeme recorded his latest album, The Long Way Home. His Nettwerk debut is a warmly insightful, lushly layered modern folk album.

“This album has a calm-before-the-storm perspective. It was written before leaving New Zealand when I felt like had no idea what the future held which was both terrifying and exciting. Uncertainty definitely makes for good songs,” Graeme says with a good-natured laugh.

Graeme is a critically-acclaimed artist rooted in folk’s rich storytelling and musical traditions. He furthers the lineage with an imaginative textural approach in which he carefully crafts multi-instrumental soundscapes. Graeme’s dynamically layered compositions feature him playing violin, electric violin, guitar, bass, baritone ukulele, mandolin, harmonica, percussion, and beatboxing. He produces his own albums, and he faithfully recreates his textural tunes live in real time with a loop pedal. To date, Graeme has issued a pair of endearingly quirky cover albums; a record of all originals; and now, his first label release, The Long Way Home. Graeme’s self-released debut album, News From Nowhere (2016), has garnered awards and critical acclaim back home. He is one of New Zealand’s most streamed indie artists, and his shows regularly sell out. Graeme’s total Spotify plays surpass 20 million, with most of these streams coming from outside of his native New Zealand.

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