We didn’t have a music haul last week, and it’s been a busy time with announcements and releases. I’m going to attempt to bring you two weeks of news but do forgive me if I miss something. Happy Friday! Go support some live music this weekend.


Broods – Concsious

Broods have just dropped their new album today! I haven’t had a chance to listen to this one yet, but I honestly can’t wait to. I’m not usually a pop listener but I have a soft spot for this duo. They bring the vibes. They’ll be doing a live perfomance at 3pm (nzst) Saturday 25th June which you can stream over at


Seth Haapu – 10 Years

Seth Haapu has released a stunning live video of the track 10 Years from his EP Volume I, released earlier this year. This simple video showcases Seth’s incredible voice in all its raw glory.


Blink 182 – Bored to Death

Ahead of their album California coming out July 1, Blink 182 have released a video for the track Bored to Death. I’ve never really listening to them but I did enjoy this song and the video gets cool points from me. It cleverly shows two parallel stories that come together at the end.


Ladi6 – Beffy

Sure seems now’s the time to release a music video! This one from Ladi6 is something a little different, a bold, quirky animation.


Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better

Shawn has just dropped the first single from his eagerly awaited sophomore album due out later this year. This one’s gonna be a hit, I’m calling it. Catchy chorus, great hooks. Pop perfection.


The Killers – Hot Fuss

Any other vinyl fans out there? I’ve just been spinning Avalanche City’s latest this morning. #hipster. Well anyway, The Killers have just reissued their 2004 album Hot Fuss on LP. If you’re a die-hard fan, this is worth getting your hands on.


Troye Sivan – WILD (feat. Alessia Cara)

Firstly, can I just say the art for this is super cute! I’m loving the track too. Alessia’s vocals really add to it. It’s available in to download, stream, listen in so many ways so no excuses people.


Jake Bugg – On My One

Another release I haven’t had a chance to listen to, too much new music! Other reviews so far have been mixed, some criticising Jake’s decision to self-produce, others praising the diversity of genres within the album while remaining personal and relatable.


Mumford & Sons – Johhanesburg

Did anyone know these guys were releasing an EP? I feel like it hasn’t had the hype I would’ve expected. This EP sees Mumford & Sons embrace African music, mixing it in with their folk pop roots. Lots of co-labs on this one, sure to be an interesting listen.


Mt. Eden feat. Albi & the Wolves – Fall with You

An unexpected pairing here, Albi & the Wolves are known for their bluegrass, folky type tracks. But I think this kinda works, his (Albi) vocals pair nicely with Mt Eden’s beats.

Violet Highway

This video came across my newsfeed because a friend directed it. And I wanted to share it because it’s super well done! All shot in a single take. Enjoy the vid, don’t drink and drive.


Ignite Programme – Scholarship Winner

Firstly, I’d just like to say thanks if you’re reading this for making it this far! It’s a big haul this week. The final piece of news I’d like to share with you is something a little different. Eight Auckland teenagers have just graduated from the IGNITE programme – a project aimed at giving young New Zealanders hands-on experience in the music business. How cool is that!? I wish this had been around when I was in high school.

Eighteen-year-old Hunter Keane was awarded the IGNITE Scholarship to study a Diploma in Music and Event Management at MAINZ in 2017. The Western Springs College student was supported by his mentor Anthony Metcalf and ran a concert featuring the band The Leers to mark the release of their debut album, ARE YOU CURIOUS. I bought tickets to the show but was so gutted to miss it as I had to work :(. Hunter’s going to do a guest piece for Tearaway, so keep an eye out for that one!


The Director of MAINZ, Harry Lyon, with scholarship recipient Hunter Keane and IGNITE founder Savina Kim