Rei ‘Sweat’ ft. Tāne

Need a new track and video for your work out playlist? This week’s Local Eyes video is for you. Rei ‘Sweat’ ft. Tāne is the perfect balance of energy and hilarity. Rei wanted to make something that gets you moving, helping you fight off any COVID anxiety by...

Moana & The Tribe feat Inka Mbing: Tōku Reo

This week’s Local Eyes’ video is honouring the importance of all native languages, Moana & The Tribe ‘Tōku Reo’ features the stunning guest vocals of Inka Mbing, the singer from the Atayal tribe which is one of 16 indigenous tribes in Taiwan. Inka defied the taboo on women not singing traditional songs...

Estère ‘Calculated Risk’

This week’s Local Eyes video is from Wellington-based singer, songwriter and beat-maker Estère with her new single ‘Calculated Risk’. The track is taken from her upcoming album, Archetypes, due out later this year. Described as Ravyn Lenae meets St Vincent, in 2019 Estère’s songwriting and producing prowess grabbed the attention...

Strangely Arousing ‘Rain’

This week’s Local Eyes is from Strangely Arousing, a five-piece reggae/ska act hailing, originally, from Rotorua. Rain is the first single from their much-anticipated EP ‘Don’t Panic’. Launching with a commanding vocal line, Rain borrows elements from Hip-hop and Reggae, combining them with that special brew of synth, horns, bass and classic dub that...

Deva Mahal ‘Stand In’

This week’s Local Eyes is from Deva Mahal, ‘Stand In’ is co-produced by Marika Hodgson aka Sorrento. The beautifully shot video is directed by Petra Cibilich. Mahal was born with blues in her blood. She shares, “I come from a long line of storytellers and musical conjurers”. Mahal’s vision of becoming an artist was...

Luke-W ‘Staying Up’

This week’s local Eyes is from Luke-W with his new track ‘Staying Up’, which is produced by Andrew Meyer.  The video features elements of the live recording from the night that was shot at Whammy Bar and was filmed & edited by Antoine Ma-C. Luke-W has said “This...

VILLETTE ‘Curious’

Award-winning singer, songwriter and producer Villette is back with a bang on her new single ‘Curious’ – the first track from her upcoming EP. The song was produced by Ben Malone and co-written with Max Gunn and Jono Boyle on a writing workshop in Auckland. Meanwhile, the video captures that all too familiar feeling of not...

DIGGY DUPÉ ‘That’s Team’ (feat. AP)

The new single from Auckland rapper Diggy Dupé sees him join forces with AP of Church & AP and Smokey Got Beatz of SWIDT. ‘That’s Team’ is the third single from Diggy’s forthcoming debut album That’s Me, That’s Team. Diggy Dupé has been making music since he was a...

Tree ‘Afio Ane Loa’

This week’s Local Eye’s is a beautifully shot short film and the music video for Tree ‘Afio Ane Loa’. This Samoan language track is a dedication to all Pacific women. The video begins with a poem speaking to the strength of Pacific women, written by Quincy Filiga and...

BOSHO + HOODY TIME ‘TRUTH’

Live-looping multi-instrumentalist Bosho joins forces with rapper/lyricist Hoody Time on this incendiary track demanding “TRUTH” from our world leaders. Bosho’s guitar-driven instrumental featuring catchy loops and an aggressive solo sets the perfect mood for Hoody Time’s provocative lyrics. “TRUTH” brings the spotlight to Flint, Michigan’s water crisis, the...

Swiss ‘Tellme’ feat. Lion Rezz

This week’s local eyes is Swiss ‘Tellme’ featuring Lion Rezz. The track is a soul reggae love song taken from his Brand New release Swiss’ 2.0 EP. The video is directed by BroCamFilms and was shot in Auckland including the Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq Newmarket. “Tellme feat. Lion Rezz” is...

SOLA ROSA ‘For The Mighty Dollar’ feat. Kevin Mark Trail

This week’s local Eye’s is the second release from Sola Rosa‘s forthcoming LP ‘Chasing the Sun’. Hot on the heels of the soulful June release, Searching for Love, Sola Rosa follows up with the socially-conscious single For The Mighty Dollar, a collaboration with UK singer, songwriter, producer and musical chameleon, Kevin Mark Trail. The...

SWIDT ‘WHO R U’

The most electrifying rap group in entertainment, SWIDT have returned with a mighty new single and music video, ‘WHO R U’. The colossal new cut harnesses the exhilarating energy of each member into a ferocious fireball of comeback passion, as they return on their first new track of...

Kevin Posey X Mazbou Q ‘Your Shine’

This week’s Local Eyes video is the new track from US-born singer-songwriter and producer Kevin Posey and Aotearoa-based hip-hop artist Mazbou Q. ‘Your Shine’ is an empowering anthem from Kevin’s upcoming album BREATHE, which is out on June 19. ‘Your Shine’ also features New Zealand artists Kirsten on vocals...

Chika ‘Give It to Dem Bad’

This week’s Local Eye’s video is Chika ‘Give It to Dem Bad’ which is taken from her first EP. The project is a unique blend of Rnb and Afrobeat and will be released in July. The project reflects the space of mind the singer was in before she...

Raw Collective ‘Just Desserts’ (feat. Simloco)

This week’s Local Eyes video is also one of our Breaking artist tunes of the month. Celebrating teamwork, loyalty, hurdles and the great friends made through music, genre-blending band Raw Collective releases a new feel-good single ‘Just Desserts’ featuring Simloco. Smooth with heavy distinctive grooves, ‘Just Desserts’ is the first single from the...

Hans. ‘Empties’

Auckland’s Hans. has shared his latest A-side and B-side style double single “Empties” and “Borders”, following the release of his February EP, Tango Hue. The latest from the Korean-Kiwi rapper and musician are both delicate, melodic offerings, following the lush landscape of his expanding vocal range on Tango...

Marley Sola ‘Lift Your Head High’

This week’s Local Eyes video is the brand new video from Christchurch musician Marley Sola, ‘Lift Your Head High’. Marley started his musical career in 2013 as a member of X-Factor finalists Moorhouse. He’s spent the last few years establishing himself as a solo artist, embracing independence and...

Fly My Pretties ‘Heavy Weather’

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is the first reggae heavy single from Fly My Pretties written by Barnaby Weir. Originally only a live act, The Studio Recordings Part Two is more of the fruits of the first studio sessions in their 15 year history. Recorded over 12...

Scizzorhands ‘Need A Friend’ feat. Kevin Posey

This week’s Local Eyes video of the week is  Scizzorhands ‘Need A Friend’ Featuring Kevin Posey. A Song about life and its struggles. Only one week prior to the New Zealand lockdown for Covid-19, Scizzorhands and Kevin Posey met with videographer Jack Whelan to record some footage for an...