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Tiny Ruins unveils Olympic Girls

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Tiny Ruins has confirmed a February 1 release for her much anticipated third album Olympic Girls.

The singer-songwriter – aka Hollie Fullbrook – has also shared the title track from the new LP, which will be released through her own label Ursa Minor in NZ. The music video for ‘Olympic Girls’ was directed by Charlotte Evans and premiered on the US-based site Stereogum.

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Introducing DOG Power

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Indie electronica duo DOG Power have signed with Flying Nun Records, with their self-titled debut album due in November.

The band was formed in 2017 by Christchurch singer-songwriter Sam Perry – best known for his work with Zen Mantra – and experimental musician Henry Nicol.

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Miss June: Annabel Liddell on their upcoming album debut

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Annabel Liddell, lead singer with Auckland punk favourites Miss June, admits she used to regard pop as being a dirty word.

However, the recording of the four piece’s eagerly anticipated debut album Bad Luck Party has helped her come around to the term.

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Harry Lyon reveals solo debut

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After a music career spanning more than 40 years, Harry Lyon will release his solo debut To The Sea on October 5.

Promising to showcase an array of styles and influences – from country and Pasifika to classic Kiwi rock – the album will be released via Norm Records/Southbound and will be supported by a national tour.

To The Sea was produced by Delaney Davidson, who was amazed by the selection of songs that Lyon had stockpiled over the decades. “The more I worked with these songs the more I saw them as a document of someone who has lived through an amazing time,” he adds.

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Mockasin or Bostyn?

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Never one for the conventional, the upcoming third studio album from Connan Mockasin finds him taking on the guise of a fictional music teacher called Bostyn.

Jassbusters is released on October 16 and the concept is that it was recorded by a band of music teachers, led by Mockasin.

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Mitch James confirms debut LP

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Mitch James will release his highly anticipated self-titled debut on September 14 and will be supporting it with this first ever headline tour.

The album was recorded at Roundhead Studios and features contributions from Six60’s Ji Fraser and Eli Paewai. Mitch James will include his most recently released singles ‘Can’t Help Myself’ and ‘21’; the latter is currently #3 in the NZ Singles Chart.

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Sheehan’s multi-media events for A Quiet Divide

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Rhian Sheehan is promising a “spectacle of sound and light” for the live shows for his upcoming new album A Quiet Divide.

Out on October 5 via Loop Recordings, the new LP is his first in more than five years and is described as “a sublime marriage of orchestral chamber music, cinematic guitar, and synth-based soundscapes”.

To support the release, Sheehan has also announced a series of live dates, which will see the electronica maestro leading a band of eight musicians plus a string section for shows designed to offer fans a true cinematic experience.

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Meet Avantdale Bowling Club

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Avantdale Bowling Club, the new project from hip hop maestro Tom Scott (Homebrew, @peace), will release its self-title debut on August 17. 

The album fuses jazz and hip hop and boasts and eclectic line-up of musicians including Jonathan Crayford, Julien Dyne, Ladi6, Mara TK, Esther Stephens and Teeks.

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Best of The Warratahs

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The Warratahs are celebrating their 30th anniversary with a brand new compilation and a national tour.

Due out on September 7 through Warratahs Music/Southbound, Drivin’ Wheel brings together 24 of Barry Saunders’ country rock pioneers’ best-loved tracks, along with a new song ‘Fast Train’ and a rerecording of their first single ‘Hands Of My Heart’. To support the release, The Warratahs – Saunders (guitar/vocals), Nik Brown (violin and mandolin), Mike Knapp (drums) andNick Theobald (bass and vocals) – will hit the road in September and October for an extensive nationwide tour.

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Double A-side from Lontalius

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Lontalius – aka Eddie Johnston – has shared his first new music in more than two years.

‘I Wanted Him’ and ‘That Includes You’ are the first fruits of the Wellington singer-songwriter’s sessions in Los Angeles with producer Om’Mas Keith, who has worked with the likes of Frank Ocean and Jay Z.

The pair has been working on Lontalius’s follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2016 debut I’ll Forget 17.

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