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Newsletter Issue #491: 06 Feb 2017

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Welcome back!

Can you believe it's February already? I know we're only a month into 2017, but I feel good things for this year. Forget 2016! This year is already shaping up to be the best of music! Guns n Roses anyone? Devilskin, City of Souls.. What a way to kick it off!

We have a tonne of new albums and EPs getting released this year and the number of upcoming gigs is pretty impressive. Elemeno P has just announced tour dates for the first time in six years, not to mention the slew of festivals coming up throughout the rest of Summer.

We have some gems for you in this issue, including a fantastic column from our very own, Ryan Kershaw, as well as an article telling you all about DateMonthYear's new single.

We also give you all the need-to-know info about the Audio Music Expo; a brilliant and unique two day event bringing together different aspects of the music industry from recording and record labels through to equipment, general information and much, much more. It sounds like a spectacular event, be sure to check it out!

And thanks to Lisa, we have some outstanding exclusive articles giving you a taste of what NZ music has in store for you this year.

We've got some massive announcements being made this year, so watch this space!

Kerry and the Muzic.net.nz team

New Music for 2017

2017 is poised to be an outstanding year for NZ music, carrying on with all the goodness that was evident during 2016. There's an incredible array of bands and musicians making waves this year, with something to satisfy even the fussiest listeners.

Rating high on our list of this year's must-haves is Agent's (pictured) new album Suicide By Tiger. In October last year they announced that they had a new bass player and a new single and video for the track When Gods Collide, and what a track it was!

Another long overdue and highly anticipated album is that of City of Souls. With more tours last year than your average act and several new singles, we've been hanging out for a debut album from these guys for a couple of years now. The new album will be called Synaesthesia.

I Am Giant have returned after a two year hiatus with a new single Dead Flower, released this past week. The single features long term band member Aja Timu on lead vocals for the first time. I Am Giant’s third album is due out late 2017.

Wellington pop-punk trio Mishap will be releasing a new EP Not Feeling This in mid-March as a follow up to their Toaster EP last year. This release will consist of songs that are still raw, punchy and hard-hitting while taking on a more melodic, pop oriented theme. Mishap also have heaps of shows booked for 2017 and hope to tour NZ along the way, maybe even making it across the ditch to Australia.

Rob Vazey (ex-The Glocks) will be working on a new album. This album brings with it a point of difference, in that the music is all written but the process has been started without the singers or musicians locked in. The songs have been mapped out, and the guide vocals and guitars have been completed, and Rob is currently looking for the right musicians to fit in the mix. The album will have 10 songs covering Rock, Blues and Country. It will be recorded at Studio 38 in Auckland with Jesse Wilde and Davy Mac from RLR.

After a massive 2016 of breakthrough gigs and recording time, 4-piece melancholic beast Cheshire Grimm (pictured) are releasing their second EP Rain or Shine in late February, and they'll be celebrating with both NZ and Australian tour dates. More info is here.

Founding Misfits of Science members, Ruckus Garvey, will be releasing his debut EP Soundtrack To A Revolution in the first quarter of this year. His single Chip On My Shoulder will feature on it, as well as his recent NZ On Air funded song Tease Ya. The single and video for Tease Ya will be released over the next 2 months.

West Auckland Ukulele entertainers The Nukes are putting the final touches on their third album, which is anticipated to be released on February 25 around the Coastella Music Festival on the Kapiti Coast. This will be followed by a month of touring as part of Arts On Tour (February 26 through to March 27 - approx. 30 shows in total).

We're excited to see what Waipu Metallers Alien Weaponry bring us during 2017. Their thunderous new single Raupatu was released today, and we'd love to see an album from them this year.

Curlys Jewels have released the first single titled Bastard Fate, from their upcoming EP. Due for release in mid 2017, the highly anticipated EP is promising to capture the band's signature songwriting and pure live sound.

Fazerdaze (pictured) will be releasing new track Lucky Girl and has announced her debut LP Morningside. Morningside will be available via esteemed label Flying Nun Records on 5 May, with a very limited clear vinyl LP available for Record Store Day. The new single Lucky Girl was written and recorded by Ameila herself in her living room and is the most complete document of her intricate songwriting to date.

Cut Off Your Hands released the pop wave single Higher Lows and Lower Highs in late January. The track is the second release from the band’s forthcoming EP, due out in March/April this year.

Another exciting new single that came out at the end of January was Other Animal by The Map Room. Other Animal is the first single from The Map Room's forthcoming sophomore album Weatherless, due for release in early April.

At the same time, overachieving youths Yukon Era also dropped their surprise track Tongue.

Experimental act Logic Defies Logic have an exciting new album Magic and Science coming out in early 2017.

NZ Metal and Rock group Knightshade will be releasing a new and worthwhile single early in the year.

James Kahu is also looking forward to releasing a new album in 2017.

Breakout local pop goddess Theia returned with her second single, Champagne Supernova towards the end of January. A soaring anthem that further showcases the sophistication of Theia’s abilities, the song takes its name from the book ‘Champagne Supernovas’ about the 90s renegades of fashion. Champagne Supernova not only reveals a new shade to Theia’s musical palette but also sets the bar high for her much anticipated upcoming EP.

Crowd favourites Checaine (pictured) are putting on the final touches on their EP titled Symbols, which is due out in March. They released the video to Bring Me Down last week, which has been described as a "high octane trip with a great riff done on a punk rock budget", and they'll also be performing in Raglan on 18 February.

The Gentlemen Callers are planning to release an EP and a couple of singles this year. We'll be looking forward to hearing them.

New Plymouth locals Timeless also have an EP heading our way, titled Rude Art. It'll be a good opportunity to hear more from this up-and-coming act.

Alt/Blues/Country duo Swamp Dixie will be delivering two incredible new EPs throughout the year.

Hamilton band DateMonthYear released a new single Numbers at the start of the year, with an accompanying video. More info is included further down this newsletter.

The end of January also saw a new EP from Auckland death metallers Silent Torture (pictured) titled Torn to Pieces. You can read our review of this incredible EP here.

Long-time supporter of muzic.net.nz Julie Lamb released a new single Bleeding Numbers last month, and has the album Ordinary Days coming out in March. Two further videos are in the works, for Ordinary Days and Sync Not Automatic. There will also be an album launch gig at Macs Brewery, Te Aro Room on 11 March.

Another outstanding metal act is HeadRoller, who'll be releasing their debut self-titled album during 2017 on Mordecai Records/Mutinous Productions. After supporting international acts, such as The Exploited (UK) and playing alongside kiwi acts like 8 Foot Sativa, HeadRoller has begun to turn heads in the wider New Zealand music community.

Sacha Vee released her third single, Monday, from the album Luminous last week. Produced by rising Dutch talent Moods (Boogie Angst), whose recent EP A Beautiful Mind was placed in Fresh Produce top 5 releases of 2016 alongside Anderson Paak, Jordan Rakai and Kaytranada.


New releases announced in the past week include:

Louis Baker

All the latest NZ music news and information about new releases can be found on muzic.net.nz!

Hot Right Now: NZ Music

NZ music has always been full of incredible acts and 2017 is no exception to this fact. Check out the following bands and musicians for a taster of what's on offer:

Kiwi hard rock act Like A Storm (pictured) have now achieved more successful US Hard Rock singles than any other New Zealand band in history, and they're returning to New Zealand on 24 February for an outstanding Powerstation show as well as an appearance at Jim Beam Homegrown. They'll also be performing with Alter Bridge here in March.

Nashville based, New Zealand duo, the Tattletale Saints are heading out on an incredible nationwide tour during February to celebrate the release of their new self-titled album. Described as a "masterful blend of Americana fused with Jazz, Soul and Pop", their shows will be perfect for that lazy Summer day.

Outstanding songstress Lydia Cole's new album The Lay of the Land is being released on 17 February and she also has a couple of NZ shows lined up during March, which follow an Australian tour in February. She'll soon be leaving our shores for Berlin, so this could well be your last chance to see her live.

Following a breathtaking 2016, Devilskin are still ranking very highly with us. Extensive touring both here and in Australia, and a new album release (Be Like The River) gave the band exceptional reviews and expanded their fan base to massive amounts. While they're taking their music overseas this year, we're sure to keep hearing plenty more from this outstanding 4-piece during 2017.

Representing the Rap community is Dilz, who released an incredible 4 new albums/mixtapes with outstanding tracks such as The Way I Am and Ill Lies Of Foxton all in the space of one year. Dilz is more than ready to continue making moves in the music industry, and he already has several collaborations lined up for 2017.

Setting NZ on fire this Summer is Wellington rock band Merrin, (pictured) who are heading out on a magnificent tour. Their fantastic single Mr. Dominant was released on 1 January - check out the video here.

Personal favourites, and definitely worth a mention is Villainy. After releasing the impressive and award winning Dead Sight album in 2015, and touring extensively throughout the country, these guys are on the up and up. We have nothing but praise for Villainy's outstanding music, and we definitely, definitely want more.

Another Wellington rock band that we're looking forward to seeing more from is Into Orbit. Their new album Unearthing is being released this February, with an album release show taking place on 10 February at San Fran, Wellington with noteworthy band, His Master's Voice.

We became fans of Decades (pictured) last year after seeing them perform live, and they had nothing but kind words to say about us. Their newest single If It Kills Me was released in October last year and is a real stunner. We'd love to see an album from this Christchurch act this year.

New Zealand favourite Hollie Smith also has an exciting start to the year, with an acoustic South Island tour in February followed by an extensive Australian tour during March.

Outstanding duo Broods made plenty of waves in NZ music last year with the release of their second album Conscious and very popular track Free. They also recently completed the Electric Coastline tour with promising acts Kings and Theia.

We are definitely looking forward to hearing more from what could be NZ's hardest working band, Skinny Hobos. After spending the last 2 years touring more than most bands would manage in 5 years, they're really getting the recognition they deserve... and there's a debut album in the works.

With the new album Change/Evolve released last year, and the official video for the single Running You Down receiving praise in December, outstanding act Armed in Advance are also worth a mention. AIA also have a couple of incredible gigs lined up for February with other notable acts Tokyo Rock Machine, Rebel Sound Radio and She Loves You.

Last year was an exceptional year for Auckland rockers Poison Skies (pictured) with the release of their debut EP Day To Defy in October, and a brilliant tour. Poison Skies deliver blasting waves of high energy that any rock enthusiast will surely appreciate, and I know we sure appreciated it when we saw them live.

Playing support to Caligula's Horse on Feb 1 were up-and-comers Claemus. Their self-titled debut EP was released last year to high praise, and we're bound to see more from this four-piece during 2017.

Two acts which have caught our attention at the start of this year were Looking For Alaska and Albi and The Wolves. We came across them as they toured with each other, with their music complimenting the other perfectly like a match made in heaven. Both bands released new albums last year and are definitely worth a listen.

Starving Millions (pictured) are also featuring on our radar - we've heard nothing but good things about their recent performances (two shows in January, and touring with Scrotal Vice in December last year). Last year also saw this incredible four-piece release a split-EP with Churlington.

Others worth mentioning are Bakers Eddy, Ekko Park, BeastwarsMice on Stilts, Apollo SteamTrain, Moana and the Tribe, The Bats, Broke, Team Kill, PerditionistAlien Weaponry, Chazz Valentine, Forsaken AgeBarracks, Cairo Knife Fight, Die! Die! Die!, Cripple Mr Onion, Megan Sidwell, Oakley Grenell, Shapeshifter, Three Houses Down, The Naked and Famous, The Jason McIver Collective, Primacy, JCK, Frankencopter, DateMonthYear, PlasticGroove, These Four Walls and Ryan Kershaw.

ARTICLE: 5 Ways To Start The New Year Right

Thanks to Ryan Kershaw for providing muzic.net.nz with this article: 

  1. Put Down the De-Vices

    It’s so easy to get caught up in the busy pace of modern living, especially for those of us that live in suburbs and cities. Checking emails too often and being on social media every 5 minutes only adds to the mental fatigue, so keep these to a minimum. A common trait with people that get things done successfully is focusing on one thing at a time. That does not mean that you can’t have multiple projects on the go, but it does mean that when you are undertaking a task or practicing an exercise or song, give that task your complete attention.

    Cutting back on the frequency of email checking gives you more time to focus on what you want to do – play the guitar! You will be more energized, and remember – checking your inbox is following other people’s agendas. Watch Brendan Burchard's video How Millionaires Schedule Their Day where he explains this concept beautifully.

    My action step for you: after watching the video mentioned above, make your time a priority and set a low maximum number of times that you will check your email and social media (e.g. 1 to 3 times per day only). Stick to it for 4 weeks and notice the difference!

  2. Set Goals

    Musicians should have goals. Goals you direction and something to aim for, which creates momentum and helps you to feel like you are moving forward. Even if we don’t quite achieve the goal, it is through the working towards the goal that we learn, grow and get out of feeling stuck.

    Goals can be set at your own intensity level, so don’t make the mistake of thinking that goals are not interesting, or too formal for music. A lot of people recommend using the ‘S.M.A.R.T goals’ system (specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely). This can be useful for smaller goals however if you have a bigger dream in your heart, the A and R part of it can be limiting (too many folks’ version of realistic means easy and many musicians don’t give them enough credit for what they are able to achieve).

    The reason that I don’t favour “smart” goals for bigger ambitions is because a goal should push you enough, so that by working towards it you achieve things that you haven’t before. When you do that you gain confidence through experience.

    Action step: Set 3 goals for yourself this year (this column is focused towards musicians but these principles can be applied to any endeavour).

    Set one ‘short-term’ goal, one ‘mid-term goal’ and one ‘long-term goal’. Always remember to put a date with your goals, as the specific deadline increases focus and boosts drive to achieve it in time.

  3. Listen to Positive Audio

    What you hear on a daily basis has a big impact on how you feel, and in turn affects how well you practise and how you enjoy what you do.  There is so much negative information going into our minds from the news, moaning people and outside stresses; making it is easy to start doubting what we do. The good news is that we have the ability to change our thinking. One of the easiest ways to help this along is to listen to positive audio each day – preferably in the morning.

    Action step: You will benefit from advice and input from successful people with strong, constructive thinking. Listen to positive audio every day this week starting with The Success Principles audiobook by Jack Canfield, Set of the Sail by Jim Rohn, or The Strangest Secret by Earl Nightingale.

  4. Take Responsibility and Action

    Your fingers need to move if you want to see improvement on the guitar. It still almost amazes me to talk with guitarists who don’t put effort in with physical practise, but are still confused as to why they can’t get their legato clear, or their chord changes smoother.

    Knowing how to get things better is all fine and well, but without action it is dormant knowledge and unproductive. You need to physically move and practise what it is that you want to achieve, and start to be how you imagine yourself being. Check yourself for pointing the finger. It is too easy to blame the radio DJ for not playing your song, or your parents for not encouraging you as a child, or the state of the industry for being different to your perfect picture. None of this blaming will help you and it can even hold you back. Take no less than 100% responsibility for your reactions to challenges and setbacks, and keep this formula in mind: E = R = O  (Event + Response = Outcome).

    Action step: Make a list of your current challenges. Common concerns are often to do with time, money or feeling stuck. Rather than let these issues continue to linger in the back of your mind, work on solutions for each of these problem areas. Focus on the solutions more than the problems and, using small steps every day, take action this week to turn the problems around.

  5. Interact with Good Musicians

    Creative people aren’t always the most sociable of creatures. Coupled with work or school hours and other responsibilities, it can be easy to become a bit of a hermit. It is crucial though, that you get used to interacting with other people. Whether you like it or not, having a music career involves other people.

    Clubs and organizations are a great place to start, as there will be like-minded people who relate to your way of thinking. You will also unlock opportunities for your own growth as a musician through jamming with others, or even just observing and taking things in.

    Action step: Make a list of local music organizations related to your field. For guitarists you could start with the Guitar Association of New Zealand, or the Auckland Blues Club. If you would also like to learn more about the music business or industry side of things there are also organizations such as Independent Music New Zealand and the Music Managers Forum. Set aside a day this week to do some research and list at least 5 other music clubs or organizations that you haven’t previously heard of.

Visit http://www.ryan-kershaw.com/ for more information on the author of this article, and Ryan Kershaw’s artist coaching service to get you closer to your own goals.

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Hamilton band DateMonthYear is releasing a new single full of hard hitting lyrics that reflect on today’s society and how people’s lives revolve around numbers.

DMY Founder Trevor Faville said the new song, called Numbers, wasn't created to be a happy song to distract people from what is going on in the world. Instead, DMY wanted a song that addresses problems in society and the world, as well as things people see on television, social media or when they walk out the door.

It is about providing a voice for the issues rather than a distraction.

"We feel that the creatives in our society really should hold up a mirror rather than express a point of view as such, and in this song the mirror reflects things in our world that are perhaps things that some of us do not want to see," Faville said.

Shunning traditional band formats, DateMonthYear’s structure means that ‘commitment is defined by contribution’ with allowance for new ideas and influence. The fluidity of the line-up ensures a smorgasbord of musical flavours.

Faville and fellow band members’ Emma Koretz, Brooke Baker, Hayely Schwass and Tyler Leet’s inspiration and the idea behind the song is that for a lot of people, numbers define everything – the numbers of your mortgage or rent, income, supermarket shopping and simply hoping that you have enough to pay for groceries and bills.

The melodious song sings about how people go through life hoping that the numbers fall their way.

Embracing the unconventional, Faville said the song will be a video release only as it is a teaser of what’s to come from their album that they’re working on. Numbers is going to be the lead track on the album that they hope to release early next year.  

“Because we are an independent organisation it all really comes down to finance - so all the numbers. It’s about saving up enough money to get back in to the studio to keep working on it and we’re doing it in bits,” Faville said. 

He said the other songs for the album are already written and ready to go but there’s still the process of making sure that everything sounds good in the studio before it can be released.

DateMonthYear expect to release their next song, called March, in early 2017.  

Faville who is the head of the music department at Melville High School has always had a strong passion for music.

“I find that there is always choices in life, but I can’t chose not to do music in some shape or form.

“I sort of feel like I have to do it. I hear music in my head all the time and so that means I have to write it and perform it. The teaching, the writing, the performing, it’s all part of the same parcel of doing music. That’s what I feel I have to do – it’s pretty much like breathing.”

DMY was pleased with the positive reviews received for their most recent song, a cover called Spit Out The Sun. Faville said it was great to gain recognition and validation and they hope to create the same interest with their new album.

“Ultimately, we make music to please ourselves and to be honest to our inner voice. I think that people who like our music would be people who are looking for that voice, be it honest, flawed or true,” Faville said.

To hear DateMonthYear’s new single Numbers and see the video, visit their YouTube channel.

DateMonthYear are Trevor Faville (drums, guitar, bass, vocals), Brooke Baker (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Emma Koretz (vocals), Tyler Leet (guitar) and Hayley Schwass (bass).

Website Links

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Official Website 
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Twitter Page 
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Bandcamp Page 
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iTunes Page 
Record Company Website

Single Review: Spit Out The Sun


The Audio Music Expo is New Zealand's first premier Expo dedicated to the Audio, Music industry. 

The Expo will be the Hub that helps bring together all different aspects of both industries to one central location based over two days.  

With the partnership of iTicket, ASB Showgrounds and Peek Exhibition, the Audio Music Expo looks forward to bringing New Zealand together for this first of a kind event. 

Over the two days, the Expo is setting up to showcase Recording Equipment, Education, Instruments, Audio Accessories to Radio Stations, Record Stores, Record Labels, Recording Studios, Funding associations and much more all followed up by the chance to meet some of New Zealand's top Artists and Performers. 

With a variety of different sized stands, we hope to offer the chance for everyone to showcase themselves whether you're a Street Performer, Searching for work in the Industry, In a Band, to Building and Selling your own Instruments, Private Tuition, Workshops and so on. 

With New Zealand Artists winning Grammy Awards, Breaking no.1 Single Chart Records to having one of the World's Leading Music Software companies. I wanted to help others get noticed and give them the chance to showcase their ideas and talent. This also gives the opportunity for the larger companies to reveal to the public a new release or an upcoming product. With the feedback from exhibitors and attendees the expo will only grow and from that, I hope it New Zealand's Audio and Music Industry excels from it.

If you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact me.

Ash - [email protected]

Website - www.audiomusicexpo.co.nz
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Raggamuffin Music Festival: An End Of An Era

In a bittersweet announcement, Andrew McManus, the creator and driving force behind New Zealand’s iconic Raggamuffin Music Festival has said that Raggamuffin X, the tenth anniversary of the much-loved people’s festival, will be the final festival in Auckland at The Trusts Arena on Saturday 18 February 2017.

Having commenced in Rotorua in 2008, Raggamuffin captured the imagination of not just New Zealanders but international visitors who have travelled year in year out to enjoy some of the world’s biggest reggae stars including the inaugural line-up of UB40 (full band) Maxi Priest, The Wailers and Arrested Development. The festival has since featured other luminaries including Miss Lauryn Hill, Billy Ocean, Damian, Stephen and Ziggy Marley, Eddy Grant, Jimmy Cliff, Mary J Blige and Ali Campbell.

Full Article

The Taite Music Prize: in search of the years finest New Zealand album

Independent Music NZ is proud to announce that nominations are now open for the Taite Music Prize 2017 - one of the most prestigious music events on our nations calendar.

Named after the late Dylan Taite, one of the country's most highly respected music journalists, this will be the eighth year for the award. The Taite Music Prize's purpose is to recognise outstanding creativity for an entire collection of music contained on one album. The winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000, to be spent as they wish – with thanks to Founding Partner of the Taite Music Prize Recorded Music NZ. Additionally through the support of Red Bull Studios Auckland, the winner receives recording time at the Auckland studios, alongside a years supply of Red Bull product.

The overall winner will be announced at a presentation in a lavish new hosting venue on Tuesday 18th April 2017. Alongside the main prize, there are two additional awards to be given out at the ceremony in 2017: the already established Independent Music NZ Classic Record and a newly-created award that celebrates the freshest talent of Aotearoa. We'll have more details for you about the new award and entry details when everyone is back from the beach - more news on that very soon!

Full Article

Nominations Are Open For The MMF Music Manager Awards

The New Zealand Music Managers Forum is pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the 2017 MMF Music Managers Awards!

The MMF Music Managers Awards have become one of the most important events in the New Zealand music industry calendar. Held annually, the awards celebrate the behind the scenes work of the music managers who oversee some of our most acclaimed artist’s careers, both at home and internationally.

Key dates:

Nominations opened 25th January
Nominations close 20 February
Finalists announced 13th April

Full Article

Amplifier is back – bigger, better and bolder!

The groundbreaking Kiwi music initiative Amplifier has relaunched with a fresh focus that ups the ante on taking local talent to the world and re-establishes itself as a finger-on-the-pulse tastemaker worth following.
Set up in 1999 as the home of music in Aotearoa, Amplifier ceased website sales a year ago. Following a revamp and incorporation of sibling operation theaudience, the best New Zealand music will now be showcased through streaming audio platforms, starting with Spotify. It also expands its scope internationally - both in reach and in the artists it covers.

Full Article


New Releases

Sacha Vee - Monday
The Map Room - Other Animal
Theia - Champagne Supernova
So Below - Hard
DateMonthYear - Numbers
Cheshire Grimm - Rain or Shine
Nadia Reid - Richard
Tom Francis - What I'm Made For
Mitch James - Move On
Tony Daunt & The Dauntless - The Gypsy
Miss Peach and the Travellin' Bones - Sand
Tokyo Rock Machine - Keeping You In The Dark
Moana and The Tribe Feat. Skarra Mucci - Fire In Paradise
Devilskin - Voices
The Bats - No Trace
A Girl Named Mo - Live At Bats
Three Houses Down - Love And Affection
Oakley Grenell - Thinkin
Lydia Cole - Telepathise
Albi and The Wolves - One Eye Open
Sons of Sofa - So Young
Cymbol - Slipping
Chazz Valentine - Can't Make It Alone
Skinny Hobos - Jokers and Fools
MarineVille - Penguins Ate My Chips
Checaine - Bring Me Down
Curlys Jewels - Bastard Fate
How Get - This Isthmus
Fazerdaze - Lucky Girl and Morningside
Kinetic - Invincible
Seafog - Dig It On Up
Alien Weaponry - Raupatu
Louis Baker - Gave It All Away
I Am Giant - Dead Flower
Kenington - Dollar For My Daydream


February 2017 Gigs & Tours

(in no particular order)


Like A Storm
24 Feb @ Powerstation, Auckland
The Winery Tour 2017
3 Feb @ Mystery Creek, Hamilton - 4 Feb @ Ascension Wine Estate, Matakana - 10 Feb @ Black Barn Vineyards, Havelock North - 11 Feb @ Basin Reserve, Wellington - 12 Feb @ Central Energy Trust Arena Fields, Palmerston North -  14 Feb @ Vernon Stations, Blenheim - 17 Feb @ Neudorf Vineyards, Upper Moutere - 18 Feb @ Waipara Hills, Waipara - 19 Feb @ Villa Maria Winery, Auckland
A Taste of the Winery Tour 2017
14 Feb @ ASB Theatre Marlborough, Blenheim
Bob Marley Tribute
17 Feb @ Kainui Road Vineyard, Kerikeri
North West Wine, Beer & Food Festival 2017
Dave Dobbyn, TrinityRoots and Nomad
11 Feb @ The Hunting Lodge, Auckland
Tattletale Saints
4 Feb @ Cabana, Napier - 5 Feb @ Dome Cinema, Gisborne - 7 Feb @ EastEnd Café, Wairoa - 8 Feb @ Mauaopac, Tauranga - 9 Feb @ Whangateau Hall, Whangateau - 11 Feb @ Tuning Fork, Auckland
Leila Adu
2 Feb @ City Gallery, Wellington - 4 Feb @ Golden Dawn, Auckland
Merrin with Dick Tracy and Diamond Doll
11 Feb @ Valhalla, Wellington
Into Orbit with His Master's Voice
10 Feb @ San Fran, Wellington
Coastella Music Festival
25 Feb @ Southwards Car Museum Amphitheatre, Paraparaumu
A Dash of the 80's
Bloodnut, Helgorithms, Scoober Doober
and Mudshark
18 Feb @ Ding Dong Lounge, Auckland
Hollie Smith
22 Feb @ Sherwood, Queenstown - 23 Feb @ Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin - 24 Feb @ SIT Centrestage, Invercargill
Null with Inexile, Enfire and Hexscape
17 Feb @ Darkroom, Christchurch
23 Feb @ None Gallery, Dunedin - 24 Feb @ Cassette 9, Auckland - 25 Feb @ Caroline, Wellington
23 Feb @ Neck of the Woods, Auckland
Electric Avenue - Shihad, Safia, Pacific Heights and Decades
25 Feb @ Hagley Park, Christchurch


Simple Minds & The B-52's
14 Feb @ Vector Arena, Auckland - 16 Feb @ Horncastle Arena, Christchurch
B*witched with Atomic Kitten and S Club 3
3-4 Feb @ ASB Theatre, Auckland
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
21 Feb @ AMI Stadium, Christchurch - 25 Feb @ Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
Bring Me The Horizon
10 Feb @ Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
The Hollies
21 Feb @ Civic Theatre, Auckland - 22 Feb @ Regent on Broadway, Palmerston North - 24 Feb @ Michael Fowler Centre, Wellington - 25 Feb @ Blackbarn Vineyard, Havelock North - 26 Feb @ ASB Baypark Arena, Tauranga
Thrash, Blast and Grind Fest
12 Feb @ Valhalla, Wellington - 13 Feb @ Whammy Bar, Auckland
24 Feb @ Studio, Auckland
Skeggs 2017 Tour
2 Feb @ Valhalla, Wellington - 3 Feb @ Whammy, Auckland - 4 Feb @ Yot Club, Raglan - 5 Feb @ Totara Street, Mt Maunganui
Ty Dolla $ign
2 Feb @ Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
Guns n Roses with Wolfmother
2 Feb @ Westpac Stadium, Wellington - 4 Feb @ Western Springs Stadium, Auckland
Caligula's Horse
1 Feb @ Valhalla, Wellington
The Restarts
15 Feb @ Musicians Club, Dunedin - 16 Feb @ Darkroom, Christchurch - 17 Feb @ Valhalla, Wellington - 18 Feb @ Whammy Bar, Auckland
14 Feb @ San Fran, Wellington - 15 Feb @ Kings Arms, Auckland
The Delta Riggs
26 Feb @ Whammy Bar, Auckland


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Miss Peach and The Travellin Bones Zorn
Kendall Elise King Fin
Give Them Genocide Will Saunders
Spank Derek Toner
Kessel Legion Of Dissent
Dunes Saxi
Godzilla Takes New York Skedaeddle


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Bic Runga - Album Review: Close Your Eyes
Written by Carl

EarthTiger - Album Review: Holiday
Written by James

Albi and The Wolves - Album Review: One Eye Open
Written by Momoko

The Recently Deceived @ Nivara Lounge, Hamilton - 3/12/16
Written by Jessie James

Yukon Era - EP Review: Consume & Scratch
Written by Peter

Gig Review: Cheshire Grimm @ Backbeat, Auckland - 2/12/2016
Written by Paul

Bolt42 - Album Review: Nights on Earth
Written by Kerry K

Fallstate - EP Review: Friends
Written by Paul

Both Sides of the Line - Album Review: Party Line!
Written by Andrew

Broods Acoustic Set @ Clarence St Theatre, Hamilton - 6/12/16
Written by Kerry K

David Sutton - Album Review: V
Written by Peter

Ignite The Helix - EP Review: Ignite the Helix
Written by Terry

Government Pest - Album Review: Government Pest
Written by Peter

Will Saunders - EP Review: Nothing Wrong
Written by Paul

Chazz Valentine - Album Review: Generation Y
Written by Carl

Gig Review: Head Like A Hole NYE @ Totara Street, Mt Maunganui - 31/12/2016
Written by River

A Girl Named Mo - Album Review: Platonic/Romantic (Live At Bats)
Written by Trevor

Killing Bear - Album Review - Killing Bear
Written by Matt M

Medusa Glare - Single Review: Take the Fall
Written by Jessie James

Capsul - EP Review: Clarity
Written by Peter

Gig Review: Devilskin & Halestorm @ Great Lakes, Taupo - 8/01/17
Written by Jason

Shapeshifter - Album Review: Stars
Written by Sarah

Festival Review: Bay Dreams 2017
Written by Kerry K

Gig Review: Devilskin, Halestorm & City of Souls @ Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland - 7/01/2017
Written by Sarah

Gig Review: Drax Project @ Rec Bar, Auckland - 17/12/16
Written by James C-K

The Bing Turkby Ensemble - Album Review: Atlantean Night Tourists
Written by James D

King Fin - Single Review: Finding Hate in Yogurt
Written by Matt M

Silent Torture - EP Review: Torn to Pieces
Written by Matt M

Devilskin @ Stampede Bar and Grill, Papakura - 16/12/2016
Written by Kerry M

The Naked And Famous @ Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland - 10/01/17
Written by Paul

Gig Review: Starving Millions @ Whammy Bar, Auckland 28/01/2017  
Written by Alex

Tony Daunt and The Dauntless - Album Review: The Gypsy
Written by Peter

Disjecta Membra - Album Review: Songs To Scattered Symbols
Written by Alex

Gig Review: Opeth @ The Powerstation, Auckland 02/02/2017
Written by Alex

Play Big - EP Review: Fuck Work
Written by Paul

MarineVille - Album Review: Penguins Ate My Chips
Written by Corinne


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New Photos

Our photographers have been super busy during the past couple of months and there's a huge range of new photos to feast your eyes on. Check out all our latest photo galleries at the below links:

Poison Skies
Rebel Sound Radio
Alpha Coda
The Recently Deceived
Alpha Coda
Photos by Ngamihi

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Drax Project
The Feelers
Fly My Pretties
Reggae by the River
The Black Seeds
L.A.B. (Kora Bros)
Jayson Norris
Photos by Steve

Set On End
Seas Of Conflict
Sol3 Mio
Photos by Matt

Photos by Chris

Volume Exhibition @ Auckland Museum
Photos by Grant

Apollo SteamTrain
Looking For Alaska
Derek Toner
Photos by Corinne

City of Souls
Sol3 Mio
Photos by Bradley

Albi and The Wolves
Looking For Alaska
Photos by Jamie

Bay Dreams 2017
Photos by Kerry K

City of Souls
Photos by Lou

PJ Harvey
Photos by Amanda

The Mockers
Delete Delete
Photos by Reef

Opeth and Caligula's Horse
Photos by Calden


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