Finalists announced for the 2019 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards

The ‘Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards | Ngā Tohu Puoro o Aotearoa’ have been announced and it’s a strong group of 2019 Tui finalists! Kiwi hip hop artist Tom Scott’s jazz-inspired hip hop project Avantdale Bowling Club was three years in the making, but only took one week...

Avantdale Bowling Club ‘Home’

For this week’s Local Eyes video, we have picked something a little different. Avantdale Bowling Club ‘Home’ video is a short documentary that deconstructs the concept of home. Produced by Tom Scott & Hearken Films cinematography by Benjamin Bryan edited by Caitlin Bryan titles by Elliot Walsh Thanks to the Wetnhiak family, Yarra...

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...

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...

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...

Talking Points: @PEACE ‘@peace’ with S.F.T

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Rizván Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: March 2018 Guest reviewer: S.F.T Featured release: @peace ‘@peace’ Released: 2012 https://at-peace.bandcamp.com/ Featured track #1: HOME Featured track #2: DISFUNKTIONAL Featured track #3: @PEACE S.F.T: 9-5ers/The Midnight Trips beatmaker/producer with a unique...

Talking Points: YOKO-ZUNA ‘Luminols’ with LAUGHTON KORA

      TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C Thanks to NZ On Air Music Date: January 2017 Guest reviewer: Laughton Kora Featured release: YOKO-ZUNA “Luminols” Released: 2016 https://yoko-zuna.bandcamp.com/album/… Featured track #1: ORCHARD ST feat. Tom Scott Featured track #2: YES feat. Heavy &...

ENO X DIRTY ‘What’

It doesn’t get any more local than this weeks ‘LOCAL EYES‘, ENO x DIRTY with their first music video for the track ‘What‘. The video was directed by Eddy Fifield and filmed around in Base FM’s own hood, Grey Lynn, Auckland where the duo channel a format reminiscent of...

20 Essential NZ Releases

Throughout the Month of May, Base FM will be digging into the local music archives to present 20 essential NZ releases that we feel reflect the sound of Base FM. Spanning the last 20+ years, we’ve focused on releases which continue to play a part in the sound...

The Base Guide To Everything

Welcome to our weekly feature where we round up our favourite articles/videos/music from around the internet this week and let you know our picks for things happening in the city this weekend: You may be starting to pick up from this feature that as a collective, the Base...

Talking Points with Tom Scott

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C (thanks to NZ On Air Music) Date: August 2015 Guest reviewer: Tom Scott Featured release: ENO x DIRTY ‘Easter Eggs & Good Sportsmanship’ Link: https://enoxdirty.bandcamp.com/ Featured track #1: MARSHAWN LYNCH Featured track #2: HOW MY DAY GOES ft....

AVERAGE RAP BAND ‘What It Is’

Average Rap Band is the latest project from Tom Scott & Lui Tuiasau (formerly @peace). The 6 track EP titled ‘Stream Of Nonsenseness’ is available as a download (name your price) & limited physical CD copies via the bands Bandcamp page. Dandruff Dicky (@peace / Side Steps Quintet)...

Turn It Up! Recap of 2014

Turn It Up is a feature on Base FM where we showcase a new track from Aotearoa every week. Tune in weekdays at 10am and 4pm to hear this weeks top local pick. Proudly supported by NZ On Air Music. In 2014 we featured established artist alongside new discoveries. Some of the...

@PEACE ‘Gravity’

Five dudes that can’t shave who spent the majority of science class in the dean’s office have come together to make an album about determinism, singularity and other things they don’t know how to spell. Their first EP was about monoism or some hippie shit like that, then...