Over a 15-year music career, Grayson Gilmour’s work has won him acclaim and audiences around the world. His signature fusion of a subtle pop sensibility and the inventive exploration of sonic detritus/ambience has seen Grayson build a dedicated fan base and admiration from music critics worldwide. And not just for his solo work - also his band So So Modern, and more recently, his compositions for film have commanded much attention.
After selling out a number of shows in Europe earlier this year, the humble songwriter and producer Fazerdaze (a.k.a Amelia Murray) returns home for her very first NZ headline tour! Beginning in Auckland on September 8 and quickly followed up in Wellington the very next night, these two shows will allow new fans to feel the full effect of the Wellington-born singer’s personal and spellbinding performances.
A force beguiling the world with her “spellbinding” songwriting (The Guardian) and consistently spectacular live performances, ALDOUS HARDING is commanding attention from the music industry’s most critical corners. The Observer exulted in a five-star review: “Harding is nothing less than amazing – a nuanced musician, a startling writer and a presence so intense”.
After a year of near non-stop touring to enthralled and amorous crowds the world over - including extensive tours through North America and coveted European festival slots such as Green Man, Latitude, Iceland Airwaves to name a few - Aldous returns to her homeland of Aotearoa for a raft of very special shows in the country’s main centres.
New Zealand band Mermaidens share the new video for their single “Satsuma”, taken from the forthcoming album Perfect Body, which is due out on 4 August via Flying Nun. Mixing eye-popping colours and stunning visuals with an enjoyably retro aesthetic, the video features band members Gussie Larkin and Lily West in a fantasy world, where everything is just a little off-kilter – from the toxic greens to taxidermy on the walls and a real life rabbit. The song is dark and brooding and a little sinister, about the struggle of an aging relationship. Drawing inspiration from bands like Warpaint, Fugazi, Exploded View and Sleater-Kinney, Mermaidens’ sound offers a mesmerising dip into the realms of post-punk and psych.
Aldous Harding has shared her latest music video for the track 'Blend'.
Aldous says of the video "The concept is based on that awful scene from 'Apocalypse Now' where the playmates pile out of the helicopter. I spent eight hours dancing on a Lazy Susan, it was easy really"