EVENT: Fat Freddy’s Drop

Fat Freddy’s Drop ‘Trickle Down’ NZ Summer Tour 2019 Saturday 19 January – Western Springs Park It wouldn’t be a Kiwi summer without a Fat Freddy’s summer roady and once again they’ve enlisted some incredible tour bus buddies. Fat Freddy’s Drop are stoked to announce that Unknown Mortal Orchestra...

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...

KODY NIELSON ‘Azure’s Birthday’

Kody Nielson is a prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and producer who remains resistant to any kind of easy pigeonholing. He’s explored cybernetic pop as Silicon, collaborated with partner Bic Runga on psychedelic guitar group Opossum, worked with brother Ruban Nielson on Unknown Mortal Orchestra and of course blew...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘First World Problem’

“I think ‘First World Problem’ is about modern love in a crumbling empire,” says Ruban Nielson aka. Unknown Mortal Orchestra about the tune behind this weeks LOCAL EYES video. The video described as a dance through the desert for the psychedelic rockers, was the brain child of directors James Lees and...

The Base Guide To Everything

Featured image on front page from artist Annie Bengard @annieblondiebengard 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: Pacific Heights are releasing a new album...

Talking Points with Mark ‘Slave’ Williams

TALKING POINTS on Base FM – hosted by Dylan C (thanks to NZ On Air Music) Date: August 2015 Guest reviewer: Mark ‘Slave’ Williams Featured release: UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘Multi-Love’ Link: https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/multi-love/id962057741 Featured track #1: MULTI-LOVE Featured track #2: CAN’T KEEP CHECKING MY PHONE Featured track #3: WORLD IS CROWDED Mr...

Taite Prize 2016 Goes To Silicon for ‘Personal Computer’

The annual Taite Music Award, in honour of Dylan Taite, was held last night at Galatos. The grand prize of $10,000 and free studio time went to Silicon, aka Kody Nielson, for his album ‘Personal Computer’. Nielson was up against some of New Zealand’s most respected artists, including...

LOCAL EYES 2015 HIGHLIGHTS

LOCAL EYES is a weekly BaseFM segment which weekly showcases a local artists music video. Looking back on this years videos there has been a multitude of great work from the musicians themselves as well as all of the artists involved in making these videos happen. This has been...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘Necessary Evil’

This weeks LOCAL EYES is Unknown Mortal Orchestra with their jam ‘Necessary Evil’ from their award winning album ‘Multi-Love’. The video was directed by Sean Solomon. Find out more about Unknown Mortal Orchestra ACEBOOK | TWITTER | SOUNDCLOUD | WEBSITE Local Eyes is a weekly segment on BaseFM focusing on...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘World Is Crowded’

Unknown Mortal Orchestra‘s 3rd album Multi-Love, nreleased in May is a mix of psychedelic funk and alt pop, and showcases Ruban Nielson’s skills as both a producer and songwriter. The album is full of hooks and musical earworms that burrow into your brain, resurfacing to haunt your memory throughout the...

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA ‘Multi Love’

The threads of our past never unravel, they hover like invisible webs, occasionally glistening due to a sly angle of the sun. On ‘Multi–Love’, Unknown Mortal Orchestra frontman and multi-instrumentalist Ruban Nielson reflects on relationships: airy, humid longing, loss, the geometry of desire that occurs when three people align. Where Nielson addressed...