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Deep within the fabric of the lush material in ‘Scatterbrain’, the new album from New Zealand legends The Chills, is an indelible and poignant thread that binds the album together – wry observations on the temporality of life and the transience of existence; delivered with a poetic simplicity and compassion. It is no wonder such …

The sun shines that little brighter and warmer this morning – even here at the southern edge of the world – with news of a new album from New Zealand legends The Chills. Due out on 14 May 2021, ‘Scatterbrain’ is the band’s seventh studio album and will be highly anticipated by those enamoured of …

The Chills have provided a very nice end of the year surprise in the form of a new single ‘You’re Immortal’, and all the horrors of 2020 suddenly seem to dissipate ever so slightly, like memories of a bad dream. ‘You’re Immortal’ has that baroque pop elegance full of pomp and circumstance that the The …

In times of uncertainty and change, there is nothing more constant and reassuring than a new album from New Zealand’s legendary The Bats. Like a guiding star in the firmament, The Bats have a steady and consistent hold in the musical pantheon – giving direction and a steady path. ‘Foothills’ is simply brilliant – it …

There is a simple and very expressive joy that threads its way through the new album by the enigmatic Dons Savage under the nom de plume of Dead Famous People. It has to be a genetic implant in New Zealanders – it can be found in the work of The Chills, The Clean and The …

The delights of a new The Bats track are akin to seeing the first buds on a tree in Spring after a particularly gruelling winter. And it certainly has been a horrible six months that have been leavened by the little sparks of music that have kept us all going. News of an imminent album …

New Zealand trio Mermaidens have just released their recent track I Might Disappear from 3rd full length record Look me in the eye. A female focused record in the style of Warpaint and the Queen herself PJ Harvey. Uniquely the band have two front woman and each have an equal share in the creative process …

As Wellington singer-songwrier Grayson Gilmour stock continues to grow following the release of his recent album Otherness, he’s donated (is that the right word?) penultimate track to Canadian independent label Kingfisher Bluez, who have pressed it up on to a limited run of 7″ as part of their singles club. Made in conjunction with New …

Auckland three piece Street Chant have already released a couple of singles from their forthcoming album Hauora – out on Flying Nun/Arch Hill early 2016. . For the third slice of whats to come, a single Never, they’ve turned to something a little older. Emily Littler from the band explains “I had an immense struggle …