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Reb Fountain Wins 2021 Taite Music Prize

Wednesday, 21 April 2021, 5:37 am | The Label

2021 Taite Music Prize winner Reb Fountain Photo credit: Dave Simpson PLUS fuzzy doo-wop group Na Noise; the visionary Pātea Māori Club; and Pete Rainey and Glenn Common of Smokefree Rockquest were all honoured at tonight’s Taite Music ... More >>


Friday, 9 April 2021, 6:56 am | The Label

Photo Credit: Pete Ash Lee Japanese Breakfast , the musical project of multi-hyphenate Michelle Zauner , has shared a self-directed video for ' Posing In Bondage ,' the latest single from her upcoming album Jubilee . " 'Posing in Bondage' is a ballad ... More >>

NZ Dance Music Makers Flamingo Pier Announce Debut Album Out This June, Share First Single 'Eternal'

Friday, 2 April 2021, 4:42 pm | The Label

L to R: Luke Walker, Brad Craig and Dominic Jones. Serving up euphoric disco hooks, to classic house choruses and forays into Latin funk, balearic and psychedelia - Tāmaki Makaurau/Auckland-based party throwers, DJs, and music makers Flamingo Pier ... More >>

DALLAS TAMAIRA New Soulful Single 'Spider' Out Today

Friday, 2 April 2021, 7:58 am | The Label

Lockdown single one, ‘No Flowers’, marked Dallas Tamaira’s ( Fat Freddy’s Drop ) rebirth as a solo artist with its release in the second half of 2020 . The brand new single 'Spider’ represents the peaceful, slower pace of life Tamaira ... More >>

DRY CLEANING Debut Album New Long Leg Out Today!

Friday, 2 April 2021, 7:34 am | The Label

Dry Cleaning [L-R: Nick Buxton, Florence Shaw, Tom Dowse, Lewis Maynard] Photo Credit: Steve Gullick Praise for Dry Cleaning “The most exciting guitar bands of recent times.” – The Wire “Cerebral, caustic, exhilarating debut.” – MOJO ... More >>

Nadia Reid Announces 2nd Auckland Show + Support Announce

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 10:28 am | The Label


4AD's 40th Anniversary Compilation - The Final Instalment

Thursday, 1 April 2021, 7:05 am | The Label

The fourth and final instalment of the Bills & Aches & Blues compilation is released today. For ‘Side 4’, SOHN reworks ‘Song To The Siren’ (written by Tim Buckley and originally covered by This Mortal Coil) while Becky And The Birds, ... More >>

Christchurch's Adam Hattaway And The Haunters Release New Album, WOOLSTON, TEXAS

Friday, 26 March 2021, 7:57 am | The Label

DON'T MISS THEIR TOUR THIS AUTUMN! Friday April 9 - Wellington - Rogue and Vagabond  Saturday April 10 - Whanganui - Musicians Club - w/ MeanOwls Friday April 16 - Christchurch - Cassels Blue Smoke - w/ Daniel Armstrong and The Monsoons Saturday April 17 - Auckland ... More >>

Christchurch's Pickle Darling Releases Third Single, ‘Blushing’

Friday, 26 March 2021, 7:24 am | The Label

Close mic’d harmonies cleanly enunciate familiar friendly words of “ chocolate fish” and “ Chapstick ” with such an innocent rhythm lulling the listener into sweetness sheltered from the unfolding argument’s line “ you found god in my ... More >>

The Taite Music Prize 2021 Finalists Are Announced

Friday, 12 March 2021, 7:58 am | The Label

The Taite Music Prize highlights outstanding New Zealand albums released in the past year. The award is open to all genres of music and judged on artistic merit regardless of genre, sales, or record label. Today, Independent Music NZ (IMNZ) is ... More >>

Christchurch Husband-and-wife Duo Terrible Sons Announce First Tour This April

Thursday, 11 March 2021, 8:21 am | The Label

Matthew and Lauren Barus of Terrible Sons.  "Mass is a stark, quiet collection of deeply romantic songs that hark back to the sweeping indie glory of Kings of Convenience and Feist. It’s the kind of music that feels destined to ... More >>

NZ Pop Duo LAIIKA Release Second Single 'Any Way You Want It'

Friday, 5 March 2021, 7:58 am | The Label

LAIIKA - pic credit Maya Simon "New Zealand have a new pop duo on the scene that are going to melt your hearts and have you ready to dance under fluorescent lights." - Consisting of best friends Grace Moller and Heidi ... More >>

The Datsuns Announce Eye To Eye, Their First Album In Seven Years

Friday, 26 February 2021, 10:34 am | The Label

Seven years hath passed since the last release action from NewZild's most noted crafters of classic (as in some of sort of ‘70s-inspired grunge-metal meets garage) rock. And two whole decades are done and dusted since they took the Northern Hemisphere ... More >>

NZ Composer, Bedroom Pop Artist; Pickle Darling Announces Sophomore Album

Friday, 26 February 2021, 8:04 am | The Label

“each track that Pickle Darling crafts is bold and unnerving, unashamed and not allowing one element to overbear the others.” - Goldflakepaint (springonionpancakes) “It’s an album that immediately throws you into a world bursting with colour ... More >>

Adam Hattaway And The Haunters Announce Seven-date Album Release Tour, Share New Single/video 'I Need Your Needs'

Friday, 26 February 2021, 8:00 am | The Label

"The band was tight throughout with their twangy guitars and solid rhythms locking in perfectly and allowing Hattaway to shine out front on vocals. Based on this performance, Adam Hattaway and The Haunters should be way bigger than they are." ... More >>

Pōneke's Miles Calder Announces Debut Solo Album, Out March 5th, Shares New Single/Video

Friday, 29 January 2021, 7:58 am | The Label

“Miles Calder takes us back, back in time to days when rock sounded like everything and we didn’t get tongue tied by genre gyrations. It’s both familiar and timeless. Outstanding songs. Outstanding band.” - Radio 13 Pōneke-based singer-songwriter ... More >>

Christchurch Duo Terrible Sons Share Beautifully Sombre Video For New Single 'What A Friend'

Monday, 25 January 2021, 8:16 am | The Label

Listen Here Christchurch husband-and-wife duo Terrible Sons share a beautifully sombre video for new single ' What a Friend ' off their new EP Mass , out February 12th. ‘What a Friend’ follows and paints a deep welling sadness, but then, like ... More >>

We Aotearoa - Happening This Weekend At Auckland's ASB Showgrounds

Wednesday, 16 December 2020, 8:45 am | The Label

We Love Aotearoa December 19th at ASB Showgrounds Free Entry Whānau Fun Day: 10 am - 3 pm Saturday, December 19th We Love Aotearoa (r18): 5 pm - 11 pm Saturday, December 19th (ticketed) We Love VR December 19th and 20th at ASB Showgrounds We ... More >>

The Black Seeds Release New Single 'Raised With Love' Ahead Of NZ Summer Tour 20/21

Friday, 27 November 2020, 8:21 am | The Label

(L-R) Daniel Weetman, Francis Harawira, Matthew Benton, Barnaby Weir, Ned Ngatae, Nigel Patterson, Jarney Murphy, Barrett Hocking. Photo credit: Ed Mason The Black Seeds make a triumphant return to their classic reggae roots with ‘ Raised With ... More >>

Pōneke's Miles Calder Releases New Single + Video ‘Lake Geneva’

Friday, 13 November 2020, 8:12 am | The Label

Lake Geneva single artwork. Photo credit: Nick George Pōneke-based singer/songwriter Miles Calder follows up his recent single with another atmospheric reflection ‘Lake Geneva’, ahead of a three-date tour of the North Island this December. Written ... More >>