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Listen to Lil Halima’s heartstring tugging ‘Hold Me’

Norwegian pop star Lil Halima has released heartstring tugging track ‘Hold Me.’ Lil Halima’s haunting soul vocals are illuminated by intricate production before a digital beat breakdown hits, the heavy hearted single co-produced by George Moore. A consoling and warm introduction, ‘Hold Me’ is the first of three songs set to appear on the artists…

Imugi 이무기 are caught in the clouds of ‘Greensmoke’

Auckland singer/producer duo Imugi 이무기 have released their wispy new single ‘Greensmoke’ via A Label Called Success. The latest release from Yery Cho and Carl Ruwhiu is a hazy hotbox, arriving just over a year after the indie-electronic duo’s debut project Vacasian EP. Beneath Carl’s dainty ambient production, Yery’s psyche struggles between reaching a clear…

Watch Yukon Era’s cinematic short film for ‘Tongue’

Auckland post punk four-piece Yukon Era have released a cinematic music video for ‘Tongue.’ Continuing the abstract theme of their last few music videos, the alternative bands Dylan Pharazyn directed short film invites viewers to openly interpret the directors cryptic creative concept. Between ‘Tongue’s themes of mental wellbeing and isolation tied together with the directors…

Jack Berry lace up on ‘MIDLYF’

Grooving guitar licks lace Jack Berry’s latest release ‘MIDLYF.’ The project Jack Berry is Damin McCabe’s smooth, laid-back, guitar-pop alias. Damin was born and bred in Dunedin, and bounces between his studio space, friend’s bedrooms, and everywhere in between; Writing songs, producing for mates, or putting together pop-up thrift stores and sold out shows as…

Wellington’s Air Hockey goes retro with ‘Better’

Coming out of Wellington’s creative hotbed, Air Hockey is the latest offering from the nation’s capital. His talents across songwriting and production are on display on his new release ‘Better’. Drawing inspirations from the likes of James Blake and River Tiber, his melodies run effortlessly through his works accompanied by his captivating vocal range. ‘Better’ focuses…

LEISURE: A Second Wind

“Three of us were staying in this big room, and there was a lot of snoring going on. It was close quarters stuff,” laughs Josh Fountain. “We had a hot tub though,” chuckles Jordan Arts aka HIGH HØØPS. Alongside fellow songwriters, producers and multi-instrumentalists Jaden Parkes, Tom Young, and Djeisan Suskov, they make up the…