Spotlight Artist: The O’Jays

Every weekday between 1 and 5pm we play tracks from our #spotlightartist. They’re an artist with a body of work which has stood the test of time. We’ll play the hits – but also some deep cuts. Listen ad-free through New Zealand via @tunein at https://goo.gl/VL6m3NS

The O’Jays are releasing what they say will be their last album (appropriately titled The Last Word) in April, after a break of 15 years. This seems like an opportune moment to celebrate the music of these major artists of the 1970s. Their biggest hit was “Love Train” in 1973 but they were actually formed back in 1958, and had their first chart appearance in 1963. Their big breakthrough was when they began working with producers and songwriters Gamble & Huff on 1972’s album Back Stabbers. The hits kept flowing through the 1970s – traks such as “Put Your Hands Together”, “For The Love of Money” and “I Love Music”. We’ll enjoy these and more through the week in our Spotlight Artist slot.

Spotlight Artist: Avalanche City

Every weekday between 1 and 5pm we play tracks from our #spotlightartist. They’re an artist with a body of work which has stood the test of time. We’ll play the hits – but also some deep cuts. Listen ad-free through New Zealand via @tunein at https://goo.gl/VL6m3NS

Avalanche City

Avalanche City aka Dave Baxter is from Auckland, New Zealand. He recently released his third album My Babylon, yet another great collection of what is termed ‘indie folk’. His three albums (first was Our New Life Above the Ground in 2011) are filled with great melodic songs, and “Inside Out” off his second 2015 album We Are For The Wild Places was an international hit. Look forward to checking out more of his music this week.

New Music Friday – 15th March 2019

Its Friday so its time for five brand new tracks to get their first spin on the hour every hour from 9am. We’ll keep playing these tracks on New Zealand Net Radio, home of streaming radio ad free 24/7 throughout New Zealand.

Ava Max – So Am I

Billie Eilish – wish you were gay

Khalid – My Bad

The Black Keys – Lo/Hi

Vampire Weekend – Sunflower

New Music Friday – 1st March 2019

Its Friday so its time for five brand new tracks to get their first spin on the hour every hour from 9am. We’ll keep playing these tracks on New Zealand Net Radio, home of streaming radio ad free 24/7 throughout New Zealand.

Nilüfer Yanya – In Your Head

James Bay – Peer Pressure (feat. Julia Michaels)

Aldous Harding – Designer

We love Kiwi music – this is a fab piece, and the best woodwind we’ve heard all year!

John Meyer – I Guess I Just Feel Like

Weezer – High As A Kite

Album of the Week: Florida Georgia Line – Can’t Say I Ain’t Country

New Zealand Net Radio plays a song from our #albumoftheweek every hour from 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday. Listen in @tunein at https://tunein.com/radio/New-Zealand-Net-Radio-s305138/

Well we could complain about the grammar in the album title – hey we just did! – but this is a big country release, and we don’t mind a bit of country – well mainly the Americana kind. Duo
Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard have produced their fourth album with a host of featured artists. Reviews have been a bit mixed but this is a nice selection of pop – country.

Spotlight Artist: Vampire Weekend

Every weekday between 1 and 5pm we play tracks from our #spotlightartist. They’re an artist with a body of work which has stood the test of time. We’ll play the hits – but also some deep cuts. Listen ad-free through New Zealand via @tunein at https://goo.gl/VL6m3NS

Vampire Weekend from New York started out in 2006. Their self-titled first album from 2008 received critical acclaim for its diverse musical influences and debuted at number 17 on the Billboard 200, not bad for a first album. Since then they’ve gone on to release Contra (2010), Modern Vampires of the City (2013) and soon to come Father of the Bride. We’re enjoying one of the early singles “Harmony Hall” at the moment – this week we’ll take the chance to look back over their interesting career.