Tag: New Zealand

Anthonie Tonnon – “Water Underground” Video

Anthonie Tonnon – “Water Underground” Video

I normally don’t post music videos, but this is an exception. New Zealand singer-songwriter Anthonie Tonnon released his new album, Successor, in New Zealand this past March, and it was to be released in North America around the same time. However, its US/Canada release was delayed as two of the best little indie labels on this side of the Pacific, […]

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Hannah in the Wars – “Sweet Release”

Hannah in the Wars – “Sweet Release”

Hannah Curwood is a native of the South Island of New Zealand, but she moved to London to help advance her career as a musician. Under the moniker Hannah in the Wars, she has released a full-length album, an EP, and several singles over the past six years. Now, she along with her bandmates Eloise Healy, Claire Wackrow, Rosemary Toll, Lachlan Radford, […]

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Hidden Gem: New Zealand’s French for Rabbits

Hidden Gem: New Zealand’s French for Rabbits

New Zealand has been a place where we’ve looked to find some great new artists and musicians, some well-known and some on the precipice of major success – such as Nadia Reid, Tiny Ruins, Black City Lights (who sadly announced they were going their separate ways last week), Anthonie Tonnon, Andrew Keoghan, The Terminals, and The Naked and The Famous. […]

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Black City Lights, “Take Me Home”

Black City Lights, “Take Me Home”

This mesmerizing track by Wellington, New Zealand’s Black City Lights is spine-tingling. It’s like the intensity between two lovers who want to get away but cannot. Imagine falling in love with someone but knowing that you cannot have her. That’s the feeling exuded in this awesome track, making it ideal for our Sad Suckers Soundtrack. You can check out our […]

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Anthonie Tonnon, “Water Underground”

“Water Underground” is a surprising, awesome rocker from New Zealand singer-songwriter Anthonie Tonnon (free download, too). New album, Successor, will be out March 3 on Wild Kindness. It was one of our most anticipated albums of the year.  

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A Conversation with Julia Catherine Parr of Black City Lights

A Conversation with Julia Catherine Parr of Black City Lights

There are musicians around the world whose sole goal is to make you want to dance. There are those who want to challenge how you perceive sound. Then there are those that want to entrap your mind and take you to places, sometimes to an unknown landscape, sometimes above the clouds, or sometimes even to dark places that you did […]

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New Zealand’s Anthonie Tonnon

New Zealand’s Anthonie Tonnon

Last week, Anthonie Tonnon, who hails from Auckland, New Zealand, released “The Songs of Your Youth”. The song is the first single from his forthcoming album, Successor. The track is characteristic of the orchestral indie-pop that is coming out of New Zealand – classical arrangements and instruments (in this case the piano) with a rousing chorus. It’s a great track, […]

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Mundo Musique: Nadia Reid

Mundo Musique: Nadia Reid

New Zealand’s Nadia Reid just released a beautiful, melancholy record called listen to formation, look for the signs last week.  From the first track, “Runway” I was hooked.  “Runway” is a gorgeous track that immediately made me think of fellow New Zealand band Tiny Ruins. However, those similarities are thrown aside with “Reaching Through”, a great indie rock track with […]

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Mundo Musique: The Terminals releasing Singles EP

Mundo Musique: The Terminals releasing Singles EP

The Terminals to release Singles LP 90’s New Zealand goth rockers The Terminals are releasing a collection of singles called Singles and Sundries in September on Ba Da Bing! Records.  Known for their dark and unique sound, you can listen to “Witchdoctors” below.  The influence and reach of The Terminals includes contributions to bands including Scorched Earth Policy, The Axemen, The […]

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Mundo Musique: New Zealand Maestro Andrew Keoghan

Mundo Musique: New Zealand Maestro Andrew Keoghan

In 2012 while traveling through New Zealand, my wife and I were introduced to the music of Andrew Keoghan, the multi-instrumentalist who play plays the violin, guitar, synth, beats, and other instruments. In addition, Keoghan is a classically trained singer and arranger, and his growth as a musician started at a very young age. Born in Antigua and raised predominantly […]

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