The finalists for the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards were
announced last week with huge news that Lorde will be performing at
the ceremony. The awards will be held on Thursday, 16 November at
Auckland's Spark Arena and will also feature performances from SWIDT, TEEKS, Theia and Devilskin on
Leading the pack are Onehunga rappers SWIDT with six nominations
closely followed by Lorde with five.
Check out the full
list of categories and nominees below!
Godfrey Hirst Album of the Year
Harding – ‘Party’
David Dallas –
‘Hood Country Club’
Fazerdaze – ‘Morningside’
LEISURE – ‘LEISURE’
This year has been absolutely incredible when it comes to Music. We've been
absolutely spoiled with far too much amazing music to keep up with. While
dominated by several huge albums from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift
& Adele, there was still space for some smaller albums to shine. While
it's tough to narrow down the list to only 10 albums we've given it our best
shot and think the albums listed below all deserve at least one listen before
the year is out.
Let's jump right into it and see what made the list!
Lana Del Rey had some huge boots to fill when it came to topping her previous
albums, yet she somehow managed to retain her signature retro sound & style
with the release of ‘Honeymoon’. In a time when most pop artists focus more
on digitally created albums, Lana Del Rey instead opted for slow moody
orchestral strings and percussion, lending a classy old school feel to some of
her best work to date!
Competition now closed. Congratulations to our winner Stuart T! We
will be in touch via email shortly :)
With Christmas just around the corner, it can be stressful trying to find the
right gifts. To make things a little easier, we've put together this handy list
of the Top Music Gifts for the
whole family this Christmas.
To sweeten the deal, we're giving away Massive Music Prize
Pack valued at over $500. To enter all you need to
do is * purchase any in stock CD or LP from now until the 23rd of
Every album you buy gets you an entry so the more you purchase, the more
chances you have to win!
Leading up to the end of the year, there's a wealth of great albums yet to be
released. This week brings us new music from Sol3
Gomez, Boy &
Bear and more so we've put together this handy list of some of our
Check out our top 5 albums releasing this week!
Having made an unforgettable introduction, with a debut album that has been
released in 26 countries and sold out shows across the globe, Sol3
Mio are returning with On
Another Note, a new album that goes deeper and wider than ever
This week marks another great one for New
Music! We've already been spoiled recently with incredible albums
Del Rey, Chvrches,
but we're still getting another smattering of great albums this week!
Check out our top 5 albums released today!
global superstar and an artist who single-handedly redefined the boundaries of
contemporary dance music with debut, multi award-winning album ‘True’ in
2013, is to release much-anticipated follow up LP Stories.
Comprised of 14 new original tracks, including lead album single ‘Waiting For
Love’ – a track that peaked at #1 on iTunes in 22 countries earlier this
summer – ‘Stories’ represents a natural progression in
Avicii’s unique, ever-blossoming sound.
The nominees for the 2015 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards
were just announced, recognising the best work of those who engineer, produce,
and design the covers for homegrown
The finalists in the best producer category are Sean
Donnelly for his own album Saint
John Divine, Joel Little for his work on Evergreen
and Clint Murphy for his work on We
Rise by Devilskin.
Murphy is also a finalist in the best engineer category for
We Rise, along with Evan Short for his work on
FVEY by Shihad, and Lee Prebble for his work on Drylands
Parsons. Shihad get another nod in the best album cover category,
with Alt Group the finalists for their FVEY cover, and so do
Broods, with Kelvin Soh with finalist for his
We've got some great new
albums dropping this week, so we've compiled a list of some of our
‘Every Open Eye’ is the follow up to the
band’s breakthrough debut album, The
Bones of What You Believe, which was released in September 2013 to
widespread critical acclaim and went on to sell over 500,000 copies
Open Eye develops CHVRCHES’ signature style, juxtaposing the
light and the dark, creating their own brand of twisted pop music that uniquely
merges the organic with the electronic, moulding sounds and ideas forged over
two years on the road into an electronic-pop record with a
The 2016 Laneway Festival line-up has just been announced and
it's jam packed full of amazing talent!
From huge artists currently in the spotlight to up and coming acts pegged for
greatness in the year ahead, Laneway
2016 is shaping up to be a rather special occasion!
Alongside Waitemata Harbour and the towering silos, an all-star lineup will
flood the stage, with the best in music locally and from across the globe. An
absoulute smorgasbord of genres will be present, from left-field Electronica to
intelligent Pop and boundary-pushing Hip-Hop.
The New Zealand show is set to be one of the best with some
brand new first-time-you’ll-see-them-live acts and the reformation of a
legendary Flying Nun band.
City will tour New Zealand this October, with
support from Benny
Dave Baxter (Avalanche City) and his touring band will bring the music from
recent album – We
Are For The Wild Places – to life on the tour of the same name;
across four dates taking in Auckland, Christchurch, Dunedin and
“We Are For The Wild Places” recently debuted at
#3 on the Official Top 40 Albums Chart and the
album’s beautiful first single, ‘Inside Out’ has been a chart and radio
smash hit – it is currently #1 Airplay after five consecutive
weeks in the top spot; while the single also peaked at #1 on
the sales chart.
“We Are For The Wild Places” (mixed by Death Cab
For Cutie’s Chris Walla) is a mature and fitting follow-up to
Avalanche City’s debut album – “Our New Life
Above The Ground”, which spawned the Silver
Scroll-winning single, ‘Love Love Love’