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CYMBOL ‘Best Friends’

This weeks’ Local Eyes is Cymbol aka Auckland’s Shivnesh Sumer with new track “Best Friends” The video is directed by Andrew R. Blackman and tells the story of an androgynous lounge singer seduces an audience of strangers lamenting unrequited love, late one night in a dark club. I like to...

MEER ‘East Middle’

‘East Middle’ is the taken from the 2 track teaser Post Winter from Meer, who along with DBL DBL is one half of the group Cool Tan, who were formerly known as Heavy. Ya with me? ‘East Middle’ represents Meer’s cultural identity as an Auckland born Arab woman finding her own...

AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB ‘Old Dogs’

Without a doubt, Tom Scott’s Avantdale Bowling Club has been one of the most highly anticipated local releases of the last few years. Across the 8 tracks on the album, the depth and maturity of Tom Scott’s songwriting reaffirms just how much of a master storyteller he has...

GROENI ‘Warborn’

This week’s Local eyes is Wellington electronica act Groeni with their new track ‘Warborn’ taken from their new album, Nihx. The visually stunning and haunting video is directed by Maxim Zhestkov Listen and buy their new album here: https://groeni.lnk.to/Nihx   Find out more about Groeni : TWITTER|SOUNDCLOUD|FACEBOOK|BANDCAMP Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM...

DILLASTRATE – The Round Trip NZ tour

DILLASTRATE – The Round Trip NZ tour Saturday 25th August at Caroline, Wellington Friday 31st August at Leigh Sawmill Cafe, Leigh Saturday 1st September at Cassette 9, Auckland Friday 21st September in Kaikoura with Katchfire Saturday 22nd September at Output Project, Christchurch   Inspired by the life and works...

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AVANTDALE BOWLING CLUB ‘Years Gone By’

This week’s Local Eyes video is Avantdale Bowling Club – ‘Years Gone By’ the latest project form master storyteller Tom Scott (Home Brew, @Peace, Young, Gifted and Broke). Created by writer and director Arty Papageorgiou, the video was shot inside the construction zone that is Auckland’s St. James Theatre and features three generations of Scott men. Listen...

DBL DBL ‘Orange Spree’

DBL DBL is one half of Cool Tan (fka Heavy) and has just released a 3 track called ‘Soft Drink’, which features the track ‘Orange Spree’. “Here’s a few residual bars & beefs from the vending machine b4 I try and switch it up a bit <3” DBLDBL Check out...

Event: Charity Silent Auction & Cocktail Evening

Charity Silent Auction & Cocktail Evening at Carmen Jones will be raising money for The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation who feel passionately about saving the severely abused dogs from the horrific dog meat trade in Asia. The event will be Hosted at Carmen Jones Eatery and Lounge Bar...

Talking Points: CHE FU ‘Navigator’ with DJ SCIZZORHANDS

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2018 Guest reviewer: DJ SCIZZORHANDS  Featured release: CHE FU ‘Navigator’ Released: 2001 Featured track #1: MISTY FREQUENCIES Featured track #2: THE MISH Featured track #3: FADE AWAY DJ SCIZZORHANDS:...

TOM SCOTT ‘Avantdale Bowling Club’ Release and Exhibition

Red Bull Music presents Avantdale Bowling Club Exhibition Friday 17 August, 12-10pm Saturday 18 August, 12-10pm Sunday 19 August, 12-5pm CorpStudio, 86 Pitt Street, CBD   Last Friday Master storyteller Tom Scott (Home Brew, @Peace, Young, Gifted and Broke) introduced the world to ‘Avantdale Bowling Club’. The full...

DIGGY DUPÉ ‘The Hill’

This week’s Local eyes is Diggy Dupe – ‘The Hill’ Directed by : Jordan Cherrington (Clip Tease) The first single off the up and coming EP – Island Time. Coming later rather than sooner. Local eyes is brought to you by NZ On Air Music   Find out more about Diggy Dupé : TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD|FACEBOOK...

Northern Bass 18/19 – First Lineup Announcement

The first lineup for the eighth annual Northern Bass Music Festival is here! Though this is just the beginning, the soundtrack for this year’s festival is starting to emerge, with headliners so far including NYC rapper chef and ‘F*ck That’s Delicious’ star Action Bronson, Jamaican via London MC...

Talking Points: VALLKYRIE ‘Vallkyrie EP’ with ADAM B (Highlife Ent)

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Murry Sweetpants Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: August 2018 Guest reviewer: Adam B (Highlife Entertainment) Featured release: Vallkyrie – Vallkyrie EP Released: 2017 https://www.vallkyriemusic.com/music Featured track #1: Voodoo Featured track #2: Aztec breath Featured track #3: Sakura Adam Bennett:...

New Release: LATINAOTEAROA ‘Influencis Et Collabis’

Brazilian band–leader Bobby Brazuka, and Venezualan vocalist Jennifer Zea, have just released their 3rd LatinAotearoa album ‘Influencis Et Collabis’ – 9 tracks which blend distinctive South American flavours with the innovative brilliance of some of New Zealand’s most talented musicians. The album includes a latin rework of a Raphael Saadiq neo-soul...

BENE ‘Tough Guy’

This week’s Local eyes comes from 17-year-old BENE from Grey Lynn, Auckland. Here is the video for her debut single ‘Tough Guy’. The video shows Bene and her friends hanging out at the local high school courts, whilst teenagers decked down in vintage and streetwear brands capture the essence of youth...

LADI6 ‘Outta Time’

Ladi6 has just completed her epic Nationwide Tour of NZ, so we thought we’d keep the vibes going with this week’s Local Eyes. The official video for ‘Outta Time’ was shot entirely on a Samsung Galaxy S9 and was directed by Garth @ Thievery Studio.   Find out...