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ZEN MANTRA SHARES NEW SINGLE - ALBUM OUT NOW

ZEN MANTRA SHARES NEW SINGLE - ALBUM OUT NOW

Christchurch's Zen Mantra has shared the first single, 'Second Skin' off his upcoming self-titled sophomore album.

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LAWRENCE ARABIA ‘A LAKE’ VIDEO & ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

LAWRENCE ARABIA ‘A LAKE’ VIDEO & ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

It’s no secret that NZ’s resident pop song-book connoisseur Lawrence Arabia has a penchant for penning earworms at once inspired and unsettling. His 2009 single Apple Pie Bed took out the prestigious APRA Silver Scroll, positioning Mr Arabia (real name James Milne) in the great Kiwi song hall of fame. Fast forward a few years and the enigmatic chanteur is back, on the cusp of releasing his fourth solo album. Milne’s songwriting has reached a commanding new level of skill and control in the years following Chant Darling; 2012’s The Sparrow was a sparse, dark affair stripped back its essentials -...

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ROGER SHEPHERD NEW BOOK - IN LOVE WITH THESE TIMES

ROGER SHEPHERD NEW BOOK - IN LOVE WITH THESE TIMES

Flying Nun king prawn, Roger Shepherd is set to release his first book next month - a collection of memoirs reaching back to the early days of the label, that fertile feast of kiwi ingenuity, dreamt up in the back rooms of a Christchurch record shop in the early '80s. "I wanted to be more than just an observer. I wanted to be a part of what was going on. I had told someone and the word was out, and now I had to actually do this thing. Start a record label. I must have been drunk." he explains.Was he? Who is Wendy Broccoli?...

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PRINCESS CHELSEA SHARES "IS IT ALL OK?" VIDEO

PRINCESS CHELSEA SHARES "IS IT ALL OK?" VIDEO

Princess Chelsea shares a "weirdass" music video for the track "Is It All OK?" - taken from the album The Great Cybernetic Depression, released earlier in 2015 on Flying Nun Records and Lil' Chief Records. Long time video collaborator Simon Ward - who produced and directed the video - says "Is It All OK?" is a synthetic story of the love and loss of the human race.  

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