Tami Neilson releases tongue-in-cheek Devil In A Dress video

New Zealand’s 2014 Silver Scroll winner Tami Neilson’s song Devil In A Dress sounds like it belongs somewhere between a James Bond opening and a Tarantino film, but the new video for the track expands on its own unique identity. The self-described “tongue-in-cheek” nature of the song is amplified by the retro aesthetics and Tami’s almost patronisingly cheerful performance. Catch her around Aotearoa in late July/early August.


New Zealand tours galore

It was a busy week for touring announcements in our week country, with tour news coming thick and fast. SIX60’s pre-sale tickets sold out in 5 hours for their only summer performance alongside Drax Project, Sons Of Zion, SWIDT, and IllBaz. It’s highly recommended that you get in quick to grab the general public tickets once they’re on sale here at midday today. On a similar note, Ladi6’s latest tour has been so popular that following sell-out shows in Dunedin and Wellington, Ladi6 has released second shows in those cities and released a new show in Mount Maunganui. Nab some tickets and details for these shows here. Also hot off the press this morning is the announcement of Ha the Unclear’s album release tour for the upcoming Invisible Lines, news which is accompanied by the release of another creative video from the band for their latest single, Stuck In My Head.


East Brunswick All Girls Choir drop new video

Dog FM is a barn burner of the slow burning variety. From an uncertain beginning, the song builds in momentum and noise until it just about falls apart, with the vocal performance becoming completely unhinged in the process. Now’s a good time to get acquainted with this lot and their latest album Teddywaddy, as they’re about to cross the ditch to support Courtney Barnett at the end of August.


Emma Ruth Rundle drops new song, announces album

Last week’s news is this week’s treasure in this case. Emma Ruth Rundle is a real talent that deserves your attention, and unfortunately her new release Fever Dreams slipped under our radar last week. The songwriting here feels a bit more dynamic and explorative than it did on 2016’s gloomy and powerful Marked For Death, but the core sound of oppressively loud guitars remains firmly in place. Maximum volume for maximum results; it’s just about worth the tinnitus.


Jam of the Week

Well, another week and another spellbinding production from Apartment Sessions. The talent pool that they habitually dip into seems to be bottomless, and this time around they’ve exposed us to the warm and soulful talent of one Cicada Rhythm. Perfect for drifting out of the stress of the weekdays and into the weightlessness of the weekend.



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.