BY JACK LEONARD

 

Indi releases Demeter video

Indi is one of New Zealand’s most intriguing artistic exports right now, although being based in the cultural Mecca of Berlin didn’t prevent her from utilising some summer snow plucked directly from the streets of Christchurch in the dreamy and textural video for Demeter. The most immediate (and flattering) comparison that comes to mind here is trip-hop era Björk if she were a touch more ethereal. This serves as the second single for Indi’s upcoming album Precipice, which is set to be a stunner judging by the quality and clarity of artistic vision we’ve been treated to so far.

 

Lana Del Rey releases new song, video

Mariners Apartment Complex is the first of two singles that Lana is in the process of releasing, with the second due in about a week. Although there’s no album scheduled for released from her this year, this is a super strong and moody track that breezes on by almost too quickly.

 

Wellington’s Hiboux share I Shall Wear Midnight video

Hiboux is a post-rock band from Wellington who are due to release their second album, Migrations, early next year. The new video for I Shall Wear Midnight features Kyla Bartholomeusz in a prominent lead role where she showcases her slick dancing skills over top of the band’s relaxed, blissful, and winding approach to post-rock.

 

Tour news

There were a few festival lineup announcements this week, with Splore’s headliners being announced, Northern Bass providing their second lineup announcement, and Electric Avenue giving us a first look at their lineup.

Elsewhere in tour news, a three date October tour was announced by Lontalius, Busta Rhymes and Twista announced a one-off show in Auckland this November, and Fatboy Slim is playing five dates across NZ in late January.

 

Jam of the Week

Serial ivory tickler Jacob Collier recently dropped this crazy one-man duet (I know, I know, just watch it) cover of Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, and if nothing else it demonstrates that he still has a better grasp of music theory than most humans ever will.

 

 

 

JACK LEONARD is a Cinema and Media graduate with a penchant for dogs that look like wolves. He’s a music enthusiast who divides his time evenly between consuming unhealthy amounts of media and getting lost in forests. 

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