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Jackson Owens shares new video

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Rising Kiwi pop/R&B star Jackson Owens secured an A-list production team for the video for his latest single ‘Selfish’.

The clip was made by Taktix Films, whose credits include Justin Bieber’s video for ‘Sorry’, which has racked up more than three billion views on YouTube, and Ciara’s smash ‘Level Up’. Directed by Jared Leith, the video was shot in Auckland’s CBD and at the iconic Piha Beach.

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New clip from Neil and Liam Finn

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Neil and Liam Finn have dropped a new video to mark the release tomorrow (August 24) of their first album together Lightsleeper.

The pair don’t actually appear in the video for ‘Anger Plays A Part’, which was directed by Alex & Anthony and is described as an exploration of idealisation, resentment and anger, viewed through the lens of a child.

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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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New material from Tiny Ruins

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No word yet on her third album, but Tiny Ruins have just dropped a brand new song entitled ‘How Much’.

To mark the release, Holly Fullbrook will be taking her band on the road for a short NZ tour, with dates at Christchurch’s Blue Smoke (October 28), Auckland’s Galatos (November 1) and Wellington’s San Fran (November 3).

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Check out latest clip from Theia

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A trio of Los Angeles rollerskaters provide the visuals for latest video from Theia.

‘Bad Idea’ – which debuted at #9 on the NZ Hot Singles Chart – draws on the singer-songwriter’s struggle with self harm and was co-written with Grammy Award winner Emily Warren.

For the video, Theia wanted to use skating as a metaphor for life and set out to find an all-girl skate crew to realise her vision.

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New video from The Miltones

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“If you’ve ever been in a place where you’ve wanted to get out of something, but felt stuck, you’ll relate to this song,” says Milly Tabak of the new single from The Miltones.

The ballad ‘Disappear’ provides the first taste of the Americana outfit’s second album, which is due to be released next year.

A soulful ballad, Tabak says it tells the story of being “caught in the same monotony of a loveless relationship”.

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Introducing Vallé

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Vallé – the new moniker for Christchurch urban artist Enjalas Jenkinson – has just released his debut single ‘Love Me’.

The single, which was co-produced with 10A (aka Tenei Kesha) and recorded at his home studio in St Albans, is describe by the singer as a “song is about unpacking the pain as opposed to telling the world how to fix themselves”.

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Jamie McDell drops new clip

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Jamie McDell has shared a new video from her country-flavoured album Extraordinary Girl.

The singer-songwriter describes ‘Running Girl’ is a break-up song of sorts, although her’s is more about separating from her record label than a partner (“I’ve been with my partner for four years,” she says.

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New video from Sassafrass!

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Tami Neilson has shared a new video from her hit album Sassafrass! as she gears up for her national tour.

The clip for ‘Devil In A Dress’ was directed by Anna Duckworth and and features Kiwi dance duo The O’Neill Twins, who also choreographed it. Brooke and Starce O’Neill also featured in the video for the first single to be released from Sassafrass!, ‘Stay Outta My Business’.

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First ‘Lightsleeper’ video

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Neil and Liam Finn have shared the first video from their upcoming album Lightsleeper.

The clip for ‘Back To Life’ was directed by Sam Kristofski and features the father and son duo, wife/mum Sharon and pals such as Mac DeMarco, Connan Mockasin and Kirin J Callinan.

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