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.
This is Mermaidens louder, more crushing and propulsive than ever.
The winner of the tenth annual Taite Music Prize for 2019 is Avantdale Bowling Club (Tom Scott) for the debut album of his latest project.
Skegss release their new single 'Road Trip' and are hitting the Aussie road once more in support of their debut ARIA #2 album MY OWN MESS.
Hypnumb are raising funds to tour the UK this June.
Aldous Harding has just released a new song and video for ‘Fixture Picture’ from her forthcoming third album Designer.
Songbroker Music Publishing now represents the music of New Zealand composer Douglas Lilburn, for the benefit of the Lilburn Trust.
Mermaidens begin the first two dates of a NZ mini tour, celebrating their new split single You Maintain the Stain / Cut It Open, out today via Flying Nun.
'Moments' is a hopeful and uplifting, piano-driven love story with a dramatic orchestral twist.
Silver Scroll winning duo LIPS are the creative force behind the musical score of hit NZ film DAFFODILS starring Kimbra, Rose McIver and George Mason.
Boom! Boom! Deluxe serves up a mix of catchy original songs in an authentic high energy '50s rock 'n' roll style.