Album of the Week: Lenny Kravitz – Raise Vibration

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Stephen Erlewine describes this album as “an impassioned collection that spins his signature sounds into something stirring and, at times, incandescent”. This is a positive and much anticipated album four years on from Strut.

Album of the Week: Paul McCartney – Egypt Station

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“Macca’s back in the groove” proclaimed The Guardian. Certainly this album contains a number of cracking tracks. Any older artist working with Ryan Tedder (OneRepublic etc) seems to attract immediate fire, presumably for trying to be contemporary. Paul however has always incorporated ‘of the moment’ influences as a rock and pop artist, while remaining true to his core sound as well. This collaboration produces a great catchy tune (“Fuh You”) however its joined by a number of other great tracks including “I Don’t Know”, “Come On To Me”, “Dominoes” and “Back In Brazil” amongst others. We look forward to checking out the album through the week.

Album of the Week: Passenger – Runaway

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British folk artist Passenger (aka Mike Rosenberg) takes us on a road trip through America. Perhaps more of the same, but a pleasant sounding album none the less.

Album of the Week: Paul McCartney & Wings – Band on the Run

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We usually feature new albums in this slot, but this week we’ll take a look back at an all time classic from 1973. This album was Paul McCartney’s first widely respected album after the Beatles ended (the previous albums had mixed reviews). We’ll be playing the original tracks from the US release including the great song “Helen Wheels”. For more about this album I’d highly recommend checking out the great Complete Paul McCartney Archive Podcast episode 6 here, which comprehensively looks at the background to the album.

You’ve probably caught a few new singles from Paul on the station – we’re looking forward to his new album Egypt Station later this year.

Album of the Week: Snow Patrol – Wildness

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Their first album in seven years received generally favourable reviews. A great sound, and in the absence of much in the way of exciting new releases a good chance to check out an album we didn’t get a chance to feature back in May.

Album of the Week: Amy Shark – Love Monster

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We’ve been looking forward to this one from Aussie singer-songwriter Amy Shark since her breakthrough last year, including her great EP Night Thinker. Aside from “Adore” this album features a new lineup of songs with some really solid efforts. Everyone will have their favourites but “I Said Hi” is one we’ve really been enjoying as a preview single. This album deserves to do well – the critics have certainly been kind.

Album of the Week: Years and Years – Palo Santo

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The second album from this British group lead singer Olly Alexander combines desire and shame in dance infused pop. The Guardian nicely described it as:

an electronic pop confection in giddy, layered debt to the transatlantic R&B of the 80s and 90s

New Music Friday: 6 July 2018

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.

Florence & The Machine – Big God

Lots to choose from but that thumping piano intro – think this is our favourite from the new album.

 

 

James Vincent McMorrow – Me and My Friends

 

 

 

 

 

Mitski – Nobody

 

 

 

 

 

Jack River – Confess

 

 

 

 

 

Kota Banks – Child

Album of the Week: Florence + The Machine – High As Hope

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From The Telegraph:

Welch’s singing throughout is extraordinary, shifting gears effortlessly from melancholic softness to high-powered exultation, even ululation. Every gasp, growl and fluttery trill seems perfectly placed.

Say no more.

New Music Friday: 29 June 2018

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.

BONUS TRACK:

New Zealand artist Princess Chelsea has released a beautiful new track “I Love My Boyfriend” – we’ll give it a spin after 9.

Demi Lovato – Sober

 

 

 

 

Jack River – Confess

 

 

 

 

 

Florence + The Machine – Big God

We’re love Florence’s work – her new album High As Hope is out today.

 

 

OneRepublic – Connection

 

 

 

 

 

Dan + Shay – Speechless