ENO x DIRTY ‘That One’

We had to choose whether to run with ‘This One’ or ‘That One’ – the double a-side single from Eno x Dirty. This week we’ll be featuring ‘That One’, but you don’t have to make that decision and should check them both. Let the music talk. Recorded at...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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...

UNCHAINED XL ‘What You Said’

This week’s Local eyes is the latest from Unchained XL and was filmed over in the UK, in Liverpool, Leeds, and Cardiff. Describing the track as “Afrofunk Meets Grime” The song depicts Unchained XL confronting an unnamed friend/associate about their persistent failure to follow up on their promises and resolutions. ‘What...

SWEEP ‘Surfing The Song Of The Sun’

Dropping in on a leftfield tip this week is a fresh upload from Raglan-based DJ/Producer/Singer/Instrumentalist Sweep, with a psychedelic surf-meets-triphip-meets-jungle track which is all vibes. ‘Surfing The Song Of The Sun’ sets the scene with the sound of the sea and as the music swells into view, with a...

NOAH SLEE ‘Stayed’

Born in New Zealand but now based in Berlin, singer and multi-instrumentalist Noah Slee released his debut album Otherland last year, to considerable acclaim. Now he’s back with the video for the album’s latest single, “Stayed”, directed and filmed by Adam Sait. The track itself makes clever use of rousing, minimalist chords for a...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘Hunnybee’

Psych-rockers Unknown Mortal Orchestra has unveiled the new video for “Hunnybee” named after the middle name of frontman Ruban Nielson’s daughter. The week’s Local Eyes video follows in the same vein as Sex and Food‘s previously released animated videos for “Not in Love We’re Just High” and “American Guilt.” The video...

DEMI HUNZIKER ‘Damn’

Raised in Christchurch, now based in Auckland, Demi Hunziker is a singer-songwriter of Maori, Samoan and Swiss decent.  Her early years saw her embrace singing in Kura for Kapahaka and church worship band, before developing her skills in performing arts, drama and dance. In June 2017 she decided to focus...

IllBAZ, MELODOWNZ, RAIZA BIZA ‘Live Stream’ feat. TEEKS

Aotearoa hip-hop stars IllBaz, MELODOWNZ and Raiza Biza have joined forces for this week’s Local eyes, a new project called High Beams. The seven track project is due out in July, but the first single from the collective was shared on Friday. ‘Live Stream‘ featuring Taite-nominated soul artist TEEKS is a politically-charged track with a video directed by Connor Pritchard. The...

Talking Points: SHAPESHIFTER ‘The System Is a Vampire’ with K+LAB

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Ian Beatmaster Wright Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: June 2018 Guest reviewer: K+Lab Featured release: Shapeshifter ‘The System Is A Vampire’ Released: 2009 https://shapeshifter.bandcamp.com/album/the-system-is-a-vampire Featured track #1: LONGEST DAY Featured track #2: TWIN GALAXIES Featured track #3: DUTCHIES...

LATINAOTEAROA ‘Jazzy Samba (feat. TEAM DYNAMITE)’

As the winter takes hold, lets warm things up with some summery South American vibes courtesy of Latinaotearoa. This week’s Local Eyes is ‘Jazzy Samba’ feat. Team Dynamite. Whether you’re talking about the commercial success of Long Beach rap trio Ugly Duckling with ‘A Little Samba,’ or Californian beatmaker Madlib’s...

LOUIS BAKER ‘Black Crow’

New Zealand songwriter Louis Baker returned in May with his outstanding new single ‘Black Crow’ Accompanying the release is a stunning video from award-winning director, Chris Graham (Scribe, Smashproof, Bic Runga, TrinityRoots) as he returns to make his first music video in three years. ‘I’ve been wanting to work with Louis Baker...