Fly My Pretties has introduced many breakthrough musicians over the past decade and once again, the Homeland Tour brings together a cast of fresh and established talent to join founder, Barnaby Weir and past members of the collective. With a cast that reflects a diverse mix of New Zealand’s musical landscape, the Homeland Tour welcomes: Anika Moa,
Stuff is teaming up with the NZ Post Children Books Awards in an initiative to promote the importance of books and reading, and to inspire New Zealand’s future writers and illustrators.
Life in New York has been good to P-Money. So much that he has named his new album and first to be given an official US release, Gratitude.
It’s been 31 years since the song Victoria catapulted the Kiwi band The Exponents to fame, and frontman Jordan Luck can’t believe the crowds still love it as much as they did in 1982. “I’m like, ‘Oh wow, people liked this song when it was 10 years old’.
Jeremy Elwood’s Notes The Foxglove Ballroom, Welington, May 14 Can’t say I expected to have my brain working during a comedy show. Normally it’s just relaxing over a beer, switching the brain off and (hopefully) trying not to pee from laughing
SHADOW LIGHT Tahuna Breaks (Rhythmethod) Having the balls to ask Brit house combo Crazy P to co-produce their first offering in close on four years but not having the cash to fly them out to NZ has been a double-edged sword for the Kiwi funksters’ third full-lengther. Sure, it took a little longer and meant they missed out on soundtracking New Zealand’s endless summer, but having Crazy P’s influence unencumbered by pohutakawa beach parties gives Shadow Light a euro-dance edge and shows them truly moving on from the days of Giddy Up and their Aotearoa backyard reggae styles.
The public has an expectation of people in the limelight, TV presenter Jason Gunn says.
THE BITTER SEA Nina McSweeney (FMR) Don’t be fooled by the Massive Attack approach of the opening track on Nina McSweeney’s debut album. There’s a lot more depth and substance to the Kiwi songwriter, who has featured on the Concord Dawn tracks Easy Life and The River, than the sound-alike single Lost In Translation might suggest.
These are exciting times for Kiwi soul sensation Aaradhna. Yesterday she scooped a record five nods at the Pacific Music Awards and today she is premiering the video for her latest single Great Man