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Great Gable @ The Tuning Fork

Great Gable @ The Tuning Fork

. Great Gable Kicked off their small run of shows here in NZ to a very-excited Auckland crowd. The crowd took a while to pack-in and I’d say there were only about a handful of people there as the first act took the stage. Abby Wolfe kicked off the show! People...

Benee – New EP and new single!

Benee – New EP and new single!

Averaging nearly 2 million monthly listeners on Spotify and receiving critical acclaim, buzzing 19-year-old indie pop phenomenon BENEE shares a brand-new single entitled “Monsta” and announces the release of her upcoming STELLA & STEVE EP out November 15th.

Church & AP release new single ‘Hello Hello’!

Church & AP release new single ‘Hello Hello’!

The single as the rap elements you expect to hear in one of their tracks, however I find there’s a distortion to it. It is grungy and almost not what you’d expect but it is a vibe! Three weeks out from the release of their debut album Teeth, brilliant teen...

Horrorshow new album new normal is out now!

Horrorshow new album new normal is out now!

On their 5th studio album, Horrorshow are more revealing than ever before. An album of raw vulnerability, NEW NORMAL sees Nick Bryant-Smith and Adit Gauchan describe stories that have profoundly impacted their lives in the last two years.

EP Review: YUNGBLUD – The Underrated Youth

EP Review: YUNGBLUD – The Underrated Youth

Now most people who know me know I'm a fan of Yungblud. So it shouldn't be a surprise that I'm reviewing this. This EP has been a long time coming and though it is only an EP, it is everything I expected it would be. Yungblud has always been very outspoken and true to...

Album Review: Wage War – Pressure

Album Review: Wage War – Pressure

This album came out and I couldn’t not check it out after the singles they released. In short, I love it, but let me tell you why. I think I love this album because it touches on a lot of personal issues and mental health which I think we can all relate too. But it is...

Bay Dreams is SOLD OUT and it’s going to be crazy!

Bay Dreams is SOLD OUT and it’s going to be crazy!

Last year Bay Dreams was SOLD OUT and it was a hot day at The Mount! The lineup was stacked and headlined by rap powerhouse Cardi B. A range of different vendors, food stalls and a few different stages to enjoy a range of different acts. I wasn’t sure they could top...

Abby Wolfe releases new single ‘Free Falling’!

Abby Wolfe releases new single ‘Free Falling’!

Up-and-coming New Zealand singer and songwriter Abby Wolfe has released her new single ‘Free Falling’ - a brave and bold song, which is all about jumping into acceptance and love.  Listen here. Honesty and a desire to speak her truth lies at the...

TONES AND I announces one-off NZ headline show!

TONES AND I announces one-off NZ headline show!

She’s taken the world by storm with her smash hit ‘Dance Monkey’ (currently #1 in New Zealand). Now, Aussie pop sensation Tones And I is about to hit Kiwi shores - announcing her own ALL AGES headline show at Mount...

Lenny Kravits is heading to NZ!

Lenny Kravits is heading to NZ!

One of the most successful and best-selling artists of his generation, Lenny Kravitz has today announced that he is coming to New Zealand for one Auckland show in March 2020; and 3 Australian shows in April 2020, as part of his Here to Love World Tour.The tour,...

Church & ap are at it again with the new album & show!

Church & ap are at it again with the new album & show!

It has been an immense 12 months for Auckland hip hop duo Church & AP, and the intensity is only ramping up. Today the duo announce that their hugely anticipated debut album Teeth will drop on 15 November, with a release show that...

X AMBASSADORS are finally touring here!!!

X AMBASSADORS are finally touring here!!!

A powerful and anthemic musical experience delivered with awe inspiring precision, American rock stalwartsX Ambassadors celebrate the release of their much awaited second studio album Orion by locking in their first ever show in Auckland on February 4 at the...

Unearthed Sound @ Whammy Backroom

Unearthed Sound @ Whammy Backroom

Last night DAMAGE INC presented their first show, Unearthed Sound, which took place in a hot and sweaty Whammy Backroom. With one hell of a line up, the crowd was crazy and the energy was insane. Check out my photos (in no particular order) from the night below:

City of Souls new single  & video – ‘Ferryman’!

City of Souls new single & video – ‘Ferryman’!

Auckland alt rock outfit CITY OF SOULS are weighing in with another glimpse into the forthcoming album SYNAESTHESIA, with a brand new single and videoclip - 'Ferryman'. 'Ferryman' sees, like previous single from earlier in...

Fat Freddy’s Drop – New album and single!

Fat Freddy’s Drop – New album and single!

Streaming & Digital Available 15 NovemberVinyl LP & CD Available Early December Kamo Kamo digital single out now fromWWW.FATFREDDYSDROP.COMPre-order Special Edition Part 1 this Friday from WWW.FATFREDDYSDROP.COM Special Edition Part...

Flying Lotus 3D hits NZ in January!

Flying Lotus 3D hits NZ in January!

Fuzen and The Operatives are proud to present the globally-renowned, mind-bending Flying Lotus 3D experience for one New Zealand performance at Auckland Town Hall on Saturday 18 January 2020. No stranger to our shores, the artist known by fans affectionately as FlyLo...

LAUV – New album announcement!

LAUV – New album announcement!

Platinum-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauvannounces that his 21-track debut album, ~how i'm feeling~, is set for release on March 6, 2020. The album is now available for pre-order on digital and physical formats...

Lime Cordiale @ The Powerstation

Lime Cordiale @ The Powerstation

Lime Cordiale played an incredible show to a packed-out Powerstation. Here is a visual recap of the show: . Dolphin Friendly . . Daily J . . Lime Cordiale . Lime Cordiale - Auckland

House of Shem announce new music AND a tour!

House of Shem announce new music AND a tour!

One of Aotearoa New Zealand’s most respected and successful reggae acts, House Of Shem, return this October with new music and a tour - a tribute to the band's founder, the legendary Carl Perkins.  This will be the start of an annual yearly tribute...

FKA Twigs releases new music!

FKA Twigs releases new music!

. . .And I love it! As anticipation mounts for the release of her second album MAGDALENE (8th Novembervia Young Turks/Rhythmethod), FKA twigs today reveals more brand new music from the record. ‘home with you’ is another stunning statement from a...

Zed @ The Powerstation

Zed @ The Powerstation

Here is my visual recap of ZED performing at The Powerstation! SETLIST:Driver’s SideStarlightShe GlowsDowntownOh! DaisyColdH2FHHolding OutCODNever Too LateSPSFireflyDon’t Worry BabyShe’s A ModGlorafilia——————————————-CrawlCreepRenegade Fighter...

Ruel @ Shed 10

Ruel @ Shed 10

Here is my visual recap of RUEL performing at Shed 10 with Paige supporting. PAIGE . RUEL .

Troy Kingi @ The Tuning Fork

Troy Kingi @ The Tuning Fork

Troy Kingi kicked off his Holy Colony Burning Acres Tour in Auckland to a sold-out Tuning Fork crowd. When I arrived to the venue there were already quite a bit of people there and they were still flowing in. As the lights went out they all gathered closer to the...

Hayden Tee announces homecoming performance and new album!

Hayden Tee announces homecoming performance and new album!

Broadway Records today announced that Hayden Tee: Face to Face will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, November 8, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order atwww.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com. Hayden...

Damage Inc. presents: Unearthed Sound – Auckland

Damage Inc. presents: Unearthed Sound – Auckland

Damage Inc. presents: Unearthed Sound. Featuring some of New Zealand's most slept on up and coming hip hop prodigies.  Taking the stage at Auckland's iconic Whammy Backroom on October 11, will be Dharmarat, Somber, September, Dozy Doe, Lil Tree + Ivy Red....

Denzel Curry @ The Studio

Denzel Curry @ The Studio

Last night was cold and wet, but that didn't stop people turning out for Denzel Curry's first show of his two Auckland shows. There were no set times posted, so by the time doors opened, the line stretched down the road. The crowd had packed in and the first act, who...

Call me maybe? Carly Rae Jepsen is finally hitting NZ!

Call me maybe? Carly Rae Jepsen is finally hitting NZ!

TEG Dainty has announced that the queen of pop, Carly Rae Jepsen will perform for the very first time in New Zealand, at Auckland’s iconic Town Hall this December 4. From open letters to online petitions and countless heartfelt pleas on social media, this is news that...

The 1975 VS Auckland

The 1975 VS Auckland

As most of you know, I am a huge fan of The 1975. So as their show got closer, I decided I want to document those like me, the fans. I probably didn’t get as much content as I thought I would but I think this is enough. I also like the idea that you see a few people...

JessB @ Raynham Park

JessB @ Raynham Park

JessB headed home to Auckland to finish off her tour of her most recent release, the New Views EP. The show was beautifully set up with floral visuals projected on the walls, screens displaying an animated version of the album cover, neon symbols and even custom...

Backstreets back! 2 NZ shows in 2020!

Backstreets back! 2 NZ shows in 2020!

Backstreet’s back, alright!  Get your group together, because Backstreet Boys —the biggest-selling boy band of all time (100 million albums)—are heading back to New Zealand in 2020, playing two awesome shows at Auckland’s Spark Arena on Saturday, May 16 and...

Interview: Lime Cordiale

Interview: Lime Cordiale

Yesterday I sat down and called Louis Leimbach for a chat about their upcoming tour and a bunch of other things. Tickets are still available to all NZ shows - information at the bottom of the page. Kia Ora Louis! What made you 2 decide, okay we’re going to start a...

Church & AP release visually-insane video for ‘ROULETTE’!

Church & AP release visually-insane video for ‘ROULETTE’!

This video is visually amazing and suits the song really well. I really didn’t expect something like this from Church & AP to be honest but good on them, this is SO good! After an overnight premiere from New York tastemakers FADER, Church &...

Others Way Festival!

Others Way Festival!

Here are some photos from my stroll around K’Rd during Others Way Festival: . Jen Cloher @ Pitt St Sunday School . Moon Children @ Pitt St Sunday School . Being. @ Pitt St Sunday School . Mermaidens @ The Studio . Reb Fountain @ Mercury Theatre . Randa @ Samoa House ....

Lana Del Rey – NEW ALBUM + VIDEO!!!

Lana Del Rey – NEW ALBUM + VIDEO!!!

Now if you know me, you know I LOVE Lana Del Rey! So I am excited to let you know her new album is out! And it’s SO good! Also another video (below): https://youtu.be/qolmz4FlnZ0 New video! Lana Del Rey has released her highly anticipated new album Norman Fucking...

Interview: Great Gable

Interview: Great Gable

Ahead of their shows in NZ in November, I called up Alex, of the band Great Gable, to have a chat: Kia Ora Alex!*Funny discussion about how the call program works* How would you describe your music to someone who hasn't heard it?I guess I’d call it like indie rock....

So Below – New Single ‘Clear’

So Below – New Single ‘Clear’

New Zealand goth-pop chanteuse So Below has released ‘Clear’ - the second single from her upcoming debut full-length album.  Listen on Spotify or Apple A song about moving on and letting go, ‘Clear’ is a foreboding slice of dark and edgy...

LAUV – New video & NZ show details!

LAUV – New video & NZ show details!

Platinum-certified independent singer, songwriter, producer, and pop visionary Lauv has just released the music video for new single 'fuck, I'm lonely' with Anne-Marie. The video will premiere across MTV channels, as well as on the MTV...

Jordan Rakei @ The Powerstation

Jordan Rakei @ The Powerstation

Jordan Rakei played to a packed-out Powerstation crowd on a Friday night. Louis Baker opened the show! Check out some visuals below: . Louis Baker . Jordan Rakei https://www.instagram.com/p/B1ha5fknanN/?igshid=1gjrwwfzlac0h

Polaris @ Whammy Bar!

Polaris @ Whammy Bar!

Now I knew a sold-out Whammy Bar was going to be crazy but that was honestly the craziest pit I’ve been involved in. And trying to take photos while doing so was wild! I put myself there fully knowing what I was in for but thank you to those in the crowd who checked...

Tom Walker @ The Powerstation

Tom Walker @ The Powerstation

A rainy night at The Powerstation is not unusual lately but it can still be a deterrent for some people. Last night felt like a storm hit but as I arrived to the venue, a third of the crowd was already in. By the time local opener Abby Wolfe took the stage, half the...

Horrorshow – NZ TOUR!

Horrorshow – NZ TOUR!

Sydney hip-hop act Horrorshow will play two shows in New Zealand later this year, as part of their Australasian NEW NORMAL tour.Catch the duo at Caroline in Wellington on Friday, November 29 and Galatos in Aucklandon Saturday, November 30. Revered for their live...

Album Review: The Beautiful Monument – The Reaper

Album Review: The Beautiful Monument – The Reaper

I feel like if you listen to rock music, and really get into the awesome music scene that Australia has, you should know this Melbourne band, The Beautiful Monument. This powerful 4 piece just finished doing a small headline tour of packed-out shows in Australia, in...

Polaris hit NZ this week and Auckland just sold out!

Polaris hit NZ this week and Auckland just sold out!

If you’ve been to a sold out show at Whammy Bar you know how hot and crazy it can get, so get ready!Wellington and Christchurch spread the word and lets show these Aussies how we throw down! PRESS RELEASE:Sydneysiders Polaris have not slowed down since their 2017...

Didirri @ The Tuning Fork

Didirri @ The Tuning Fork

Didirri played 2 shows in New Zealand on his 1st headline tour here and below is a visual recap of the Auckland show.It was a great night with a good crowd. . Didirri - Auckland

Festival X Rising hits NZ and the lineup is good!

Festival X Rising hits NZ and the lineup is good!

New Zealand are you ready? Festival X Rising launches this November at Western Springs as the newest event on the summer music calendar, featuring some of music’s biggest superstars. The inaugural line-up features multiple Grammy, Billboard and Brit Award winner...

JessB – Tour Announcement!

JessB – Tour Announcement!

With the release of her anticipated second Ep New Views, Auckland rapper JessB announces a series of live shows in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland next month. Fresh from an appearance at Splendour in the Grass and a support slot for rising international...

Ruel returns to NZ!

Ruel returns to NZ!

After playing sold out rooms throughout Australia, the UK, Europe and Asia, Australian multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and performer Ruel will celebrate the upcoming release of his highly anticipated sophomore EP FREE TIME by bringing his brand new stage show to...

Sons of Zion @ The Powerstation

Sons of Zion @ The Powerstation

Sons of Zion played to a packed Powerstation crowd on the Auckland stop of their ‘Come Home’ Tour. Here’s a photo recap of the night: . Otium . Dillastrate . Sons of Zion

Eno X Dirty @ Galatos

Eno X Dirty @ Galatos

Eno X Dirty played a sold out show on a Friday 9th August at Galatos and IT WAS CRAZY! Here’s a video and a photo recap of the night: Tūtira Mai Ngā Iwi

Louis Baker @ The Tuning Fork

Louis Baker @ The Tuning Fork

Louis Baker played to a sold out Tuning Fork on Friday 9th August. This show is part of his current album release tour. Here’s a photo recap of the night as well as a small video. Lou’ana Louis Baker Louis Baker - So Lo

Khalid is hitting NZ for not 1 but 2 shows!

Khalid is hitting NZ for not 1 but 2 shows!

Illusive Presents, Frontier Touring and AEG Presentsare thrilled to announce that 21-year old superstar Khalid is heading back to New Zealand shores for his Free Spirit Tour. With his Grammy-nominated debut album American...

Album Review: NF – The Search

Album Review: NF – The Search

If you know NF’s music, you know how straight up and REAL he is. REAL – that’s literally the slogan for his music. This album is similar to his previous in the way he touches on personal issues he has had or is having. However these tracks are not the same and this...

Troy Kingi – New album, video AND tour!

Troy Kingi – New album, video AND tour!

Holy Colony Burning Acres is the third instalment of Troy Kingi’s aspirational 10|10|10 Series (ten albums in ten genres in ten years).  Featuring a new incarnation of his band the Upperclass, the album delves into the dark corners...

So Below & Theia @ Whammy Bar!

So Below & Theia @ Whammy Bar!

So Below Great set by So Below which included some awesome stories about what the tracks are about. The music and performance really suited Whammy. Theia Theia unveiled a lot of incredible new music last night! I can’t wait until she releases it officially. It was her...

Album Review: REI – The Bridge

Album Review: REI – The Bridge

When I first heard REI it was when I had just started doing work with muzic.net.nz. I reviewed his Rangatira EP. I was drawn to his music and also his use of the Reo. Being Māori myself I appreciated that someone was using their knowledge and heritage and...

Aussie band Lime Cordiale announce NZ shows!

Aussie band Lime Cordiale announce NZ shows!

“Oli and Louis Leimbach [AKA Lime Cordiale] have thrown the kitchen sink of funk, folk and synthy electro at their garrulous, sunny indie pop” – ROLLING STONE “Some of the most memorable and melodic hooks this side of Abbey Road. Beach Boys, eat your heart...

Walking on Cars to play 2 NZ shows!

Walking on Cars to play 2 NZ shows!

Irish natives Walking on Cars shot to fame in their home country in 2012 with debut single ‘Catch Me If You Can’, and have been shaking up the scene ever since with their chart topping hits at home and abroad. Just last month the indie-pop heroes played a sold out,...

Little Mix are coming back to NZ!

Little Mix are coming back to NZ!

British pop quartet Little Mix have announced a one-off NZ concert as part of their 'LM5 – The Tour'. They will be performing at Auckland's Spark Arena this December, in addition to their previously announced Australian shows happening at...

FOMO is back and the lineup is insane!

FOMO is back and the lineup is insane!

The FOMO 2020 wait is over. The line up for the much loved one day, one stage, all inclusive festival is here with five more incredible acts set to perform Outdoors at The Trusts Arena on 15 January alongside Brockhampton and breakout UK artist, Octavian.  And...

Lewis Capaldi is coming to NZ to serenade us!

Lewis Capaldi is coming to NZ to serenade us!

As his blockbuster debut album Divinely Uninspired to a Hellish Extent ticks over to 1 billion streams worldwide and enters its fifth week at the top of the UK charts, Scottish singer-songwriter LEWIS CAPALDI has wasted no time in announcing his first show in New...

Jon Bellion to hit Auckland for 1 show only!

Jon Bellion to hit Auckland for 1 show only!

The rumors are true. Jon Bellion, the 28-year-old songwriter and producer today announces he will visit New Zealand for one huge show at the Powerstation this November. Known best for his hit single, ‘All Time Low’, which went platinum in New Zealand, Bellion will...

DOOM DAYS are coming – Bastille are heading to NZ!

DOOM DAYS are coming – Bastille are heading to NZ!

Frontier Touring is over the moon to announce the return of British pop superstars Bastille to New Zealand at the beginning of next year on the Doom Days Tour, Part 2. Visiting Auckland's Spark Arena, on Thursday 23 January 2020, this tour will be fans’ first chance...

One of my favourite artists – Tash Sultana returns to NZ!

One of my favourite artists – Tash Sultana returns to NZ!

Tash Sultana announces a return to New Zealand as part of the ‘Flow State World Tour'. Established as a live favourite with New Zealand audiences after a sold-out 2018 tour and festival sets over the past twelve months, Tash will play an all ages headline show at...

HUGH JACKMAN: Auckland shows announced!

HUGH JACKMAN: Auckland shows announced!

SPECIAL GUEST KEALA SETTLE AUCKLAND ONLY | SPARK ARENA | THIS SEPTEMBER Academy Award® nominated, Golden Globe, Grammy and Tony Award-winning performer, Hugh Jackman, is bringing to New Zealand,  his critically acclaimed show The Man. The Music. The Show. WORLD...

Elton John to play multiple shows in NZ for the last time!

Elton John to play multiple shows in NZ for the last time!

Sir Elton John, recently crowned by Billboard as the most successful performing male solo artist of all time, today reveals details of the New Zealand leg of his global Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. Elton will deliver his famed songbook to spellbound audiences...

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Galatos

Red Jumpsuit Apparatus @ Galatos

2 queues lined Galatos Street as people made their way in to Galatos the venue. They are all here to see Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, who have finally made it here for a the 1st time. The crowd continued to pack in and as half the crowd got in, it was time for the 1st band...

The Wombats @ The Powerstation

The Wombats @ The Powerstation

Even though Auckland weather was being temperamental, a decent crowd was flowing in to The Powerstation to see The Wombats. But before they took the stage HA! The Unclear were sent out to get them warmed up. I had heard of these guys before but I had never heard their...

SKILLET @ The Powerstation

SKILLET @ The Powerstation

Auckland locals Armed in Advance kicked off the night! Reforming to play this show at The Powerstation, the trio took the stage. The crowd had packed in quite a bit at this point. The sound was definitely there and the strong coloured lighting occasionally gave it a...

Album Review: Architects – Holy Hell

Album Review: Architects – Holy Hell

The new album is out and we may all just be emotional wrecks. We all knew this album was going to be a bit emotional, especially with a few of the tracks and accompanying videos already being out. But I still don’t think it prepared us for this. Honestly this is a...

Album & Gig Review: Lookin Up

Album & Gig Review: Lookin Up

Local 3-piece Lookin Up have recently released their new album GOLD. They are currently on a small NZ run of shows at the moments which kicked off in Auckland, the same day the album was officially released. At first I thought the album cover was just a gold...

EP Review:  Helen Cory – Later For The Real Show

EP Review: Helen Cory – Later For The Real Show

Helen Corry is one of the most recognisable voices in the kiwi dance scene, with countless features and collaborations to her name. On October 5th she released her debut EP Later For The Real Show, which is a significant milestone in her career as it is the first...

Shawn Mendes announces NZ show!

Shawn Mendes announces NZ show!

Frontier Touring are thrilled to announce that multi-platinum singer-songwriter and global sensation Shawn Mendes will bring his wildly-anticipated world tour to Australia and New Zealand next year, touring in support of his new self-titled third album. This will be...

Les Misérables returns to Auckland!

Les Misérables returns to Auckland!

The Civic theatre Auckland | November 2019 |  Seen by more than 130 million people worldwide and after an absence of 20 years in Auckland, it is announced that the acclaimed musical phenomenon Les Misérables is returning to the city in...