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.
‘Sensing Me’ is a claustrophobic dream of elation, desperation, regret and double meanings.
Flying Nun Records are presenting the AK79 40th Anniversary Edition reissue, on 2LP (Limited Edition Ruby Red Vinyl), 2LP and CD.
Shot back in New Zealand by ’The Barrel’ collaborator Martin Sagadin, Harding takes on multiple identities, staying true to her mystifying, artful style.
Aldous Harding’s track ‘The Barrel’ was named winner of the 2019 APRA Silver Scroll Award at Vector Arena last night.
Jangly electric distortion has been replaced with a hazy warmth and light psychedelia.
'I'm Doing Fine' is an upbeat, sass-fuelled break up pop song.
Melt is the work of a band at its collective creative height.
Thanks to Vogel’s NZ for using an iconic NZ song once more.
Johnson and his superb band (Ben King, Wayne Bell and Josh Logan) will perform five concerts around New Zealand.
Hinewai is the soundtrack to the documentary film Fools & Dreamers: Regenerating a Native Forest