LEISURE ‘The Hype (Visualiser)’

This week’s Local Eyes is from LEISURE, directed by Jordan Arts of The LEISURE Collective. The video stars a man practising Tai Chi while the world accelerates around him. “This song is a reminder to not get sucked into the vortex of bullshit and false motives. Inhale, exhale and...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Madly’

This week’s local eyes video is the latest singles from HIGH HØØPS ‘Madly’, which is taken from his debut album ‘Season on Planet Earth’ due out this Friday (September 21st) While ‘Madly’ has a head over heels romance vibe, it goes much deeper in the funk and disco...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Can I Get Love?’

‘Can I Get Love?’ is the latest late night creation from multi-instrumentalist HIGH HØØPS. The new track is a hot stepping slam situated between big room r&b and west coast pop n lock funk – out now via A Label Called Success. Emotionally penned as an intimate note...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Body’

This week’s local eyes is HIGH HØØPS ‘Body’ New Zealand based vocalist/producer Jordan Arts aka HIGH HØØPS, who is also one-fifth of LEISURE returns with a new R&B-tinged single ‘Body’, lifted from his upcoming debut album.   Find out more about HIGH HØØPS: FACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | BANDCAMP | YOUTUBE Local Eyes is a...

VNZMA 2017 Finalist Announcement

Hip hop crew SWIDT lead 2017 VNZMA finalists Live performances by SWIDT, Lorde, TEEKS, Theia and Devilskin Auckland rap crew SWIDT leads the pack with six finalist nods for the 2017 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards which will be held at the Spark Arena on 16 November. The...

Talking Points: LEISURE ‘Leisure’ with Dan Woolston

     TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: April 2017 Guest reviewer: Dan Woolston (sniffers.co.nz) Featured release: LEISURE ‘Leisure’ Released: 2016 https://open.spotify.com/album/1SZzXX… Featured track #1: ALL OVER YOU Featured track #2: CONTROL MYSELF Featured track #3: SOMETHING...

BAILEY WILEY x MILOUX ‘Never Ever’

Stand back dudes, the ladies have got this. ‘Never Ever’ is the first collaboration between Bailey Wiley & Miloux, who met when they were both cast members of the Fly My Pretties String Theory tour. Harking back to an era of smooth RNB, ‘Never Ever’ finds Miloux handle both vocals and production...

HIGH HØØPS ‘Burn It Up’

HIGH HØØPS is the solo project from Auckland based creative, Jordan Arts. He is one fifth of LEISURE as well as a a visual director. These songs come late in the night, it’s not unusual for a HØØPS session to go until sunrise. “I’ve been basically locking myself...

LEISURE ‘Control Myself’

LEISURE can do no wrong. Since May 2016 the Auckland 5 piece have drip fed their fans tasty tune after tasty tune, over time revealing their penchant for all things smooth: grooves, vocals & visuals. The theme continues with the latest single ‘Control Myself’, which finds the band nodding in this...

EVENT: Red Bull Sound Select Auckland (Fri 26 Feb)

  Red Bull Sound Select Presents: Andras Fox (AUS), HIGH HØØPS, Spycc, Hugo Jay, & Manuel Darquart Curated by A Label Called Success. Friday 26th February Cassette Nine, 9 Vulcan St Auckland $3 w/ RSVP $10 door sales. RSVP HERE If it feels good, go with it. This...

LEISURE ‘All Over You’

LEISURE have done it again, serving up a superb summery-but-semi-meloncholic vocal tune over an infectious groove. Only 4 songs into their career, this Auckland-based collective have just clocked up a series of live showcase gigs around the globe, taking in Australian, US, Canada and at the time of writing,...

LEISURE ‘Got It Bad’

From seemingly out of nowhere along comes a delightful tune that catches everybody by surprise… Alt radio is all over this leisurely tune from the LEISURE Collective – a handful of Auckland-based artists who haven’t offered up to much information about themselves, instead letting the music do the...