Hope you've all had a great start to the year! This weeks theme was Favourite Singer/Songwriters.
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From his stellar comeback album Black Messiah, 'Prayer' is a drunk hymnal that simmers right in the middle of the record's murky stew. A guitar mutation of Voodoo's drunk Dilla funk, the song functions as a spiritual self pep-talk - D'Angelo himself wading through a 12 year sabbatical that saw him overcome personal turmoil and addiction. "Lord, keep me away from temptation..." "All this confusion around me, give me peace." Essential listening from one of music's current greats.
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There is something about this song and Sill's voice. It's very pure from the heart and when someone sings from their truth it can be so powerful. The sentiment is beautiful, spiritual. sad. She sang for one of Joh Peel's sessions and it is paired back and gorgeous.
Rap phenomenon Lil Uzi Vert played his first ever New Zealand show this week at the Logan Campbell Centre.
Kody Nielson's second single, 'Ruban's Birthday' from his forthcoming album Birthday Suite is out today, and coincides with his brother Ruban's Birthday.
The accompanying video directed by Lance Drake is an ‘80s infectious neon love story.
Flying Nun have announced a joint signing, and a limited edition 7" featuring the bands' lasted single, 'Stay Disappointed'.
Kings' high energy song 'Play the Game' is a match made in heaven.
The 21-year-old Memphis hip-hop prodigy delivers a raw, rough, and real performance
APRA NZ has just announced that entries for the 2018 NZ Jazz Awards, NZ Children's Music Awards, and NZ Country Music Awards are all open.
These will be the duo’s first official headline shows in the country - with New Zealand Music Award winner Jamie McDell as local support.
Shannon & The Clams will release their fifth studio album, Onion, via Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Sound label on February 16th.
This marks the band’s first album with their new lead singer, Jeff Gutt.