By JACK LEONARD

Let’s be real- keeping up with music releases is difficult. Fortunately the good folk at TEARAWAY have an easier option for you than trawling through multiple news aggregates and social media profiles every day in order to unearth the good stuff. We simply do it for you. Enjoy the week’s best.

 

Carb On Carb flaunt their love of coffee in video for new single

Auckland duo Carb On Carb have been steadily making waves since their inception, solidifying themselves as one of New Zealand’s leading emo/punk artists. They’ve toured extensively both at home and internationally, and supported for emo big names such as The Hotelier. Now they have a new emo band to name drop in The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, as their upcoming album for ages (available to pre-order here) was mixed by their mix engineer, Chris Teti. This week Carb On Carb dropped this sweet video for their new single Nicole’s Express. The song’s a ripper, and the video goes to show that cheap and cheerful is often far more entertaining than overbearing, expensive productions. Plus you have more money for coffee.

 

Tours on tours

It was tours galore in New Zealand music news this week. We had hometown hero Unknown Mortal Orchestra announce his Aotearoa tour plansmore local goodness in Marlon Williams announcing a second Christchurch show with a reminder that all of his shows are selling fastPlayboi Carti announcing a rescheduling of his Auckland show, and the announcement of an Auckland show by none other than Lil Dicky.

 

Know False Heights? No…? Who?

Kiwi up-and-comers False Heights have dropped their debut EP No…? Who?, and it’s a fun-filled and promising start to their recording career. With April Nisbet on keys and Ashley Pirie on drums and guitar, together their voices fuse the soft with the masculine to create dreamy songs that are super catchy with an indie punch. False Heights are fast becoming a popular live act in the local music scene, often opening or performing with many other well-known Kiwi acts, and have a packed 2018 ahead.

 

Universal Love is a big name collaboration on acceptance

MGM Resorts International have assembled a dream team of artists- led by Bob Dylan himself- to rework a handful of classic songs to be LGBTQ inclusive. Although the process of lyrical change tends to only go as far as a switching of pronouns, the songs themselves have also been entirely reworked by the artists in question. Those artists also include St. Vincent, Kele Okereke, Valerie June, Benjamin Gibbard, and Kesha. Seeing this movement crossing between generations in such creative fashion is nothing short of inspiring.

 

Jam of the Week

Last month we got super excited about Jon Hopkin’s latest single, which got me on the buzz of digging through his catalogue. Although Open Eye Signal is a good deal less instantly exciting than Emerald Rush, it’s the ideal chill, slow-burner to cruise into your weekend with.

 

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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