New Music Friday: 12th 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.

Odette – Lights Out

Nice selection from a promising album from the Aussie artist.

Tiesto – Tear It Down (from the Hotel Transylvania 3 Soundtrack)

 

Niall Horan – Finally Free (from the Small Foot Movie Soundtrack)

 

Gorillaz – Tranz

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Music Friday: 8 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.

Ben Howard – There’s Your Man

Ben’s new album was released last week. We’ve been playing “Towing The Line” for a while but Noonday Dream is filled with pretty chilled synthy music. The Independent described it as expanding “the Cornish landscape that has impacted his previous work and brings in sounds and instruments that spark the imagination for places further afield, in the most exquisite way”.

Peter Yorn & Scarlett Johansson – Iguana Bird

We’ve been looking forward to this new EP since the track “Bad Dreams was released a few weeks ago, with its noir video. Iguana Bird is another great track.

Mallrat – Groceries

Mallrat is Grace Shaw, an Australian singer-songwriter. This great track off her new EP In The Sky sounds fantastic, and I must admit the cover caught my eye!

 

 

 

Maroon 5 – Girl Like You ft Cardi B

OK its unashamedly commercial, a collaboration between pop superstars Maroon 5 and Cardi B, a smooth pop confection designed for maximum radio spins and streams. But there’s a reason – its infectious great pop that works!

 

Flight Facilities – All Your Love ft. Justin Tebbutt

Folk singer Justin Tebbutt lays down great vocals over Flight Facilities delicate synths in this nice number, another standalone single from the Australian duo. We’re told more great singles are to come soon.

New Music Friday: 1st 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.

Passenger – Hell Or High Water

We’ve been enjoying the sweet folk of British singer/songwriter Mike Rosenberg for a few years now. Ahead of a new album this new song delivers more satisfaction.

 

Ray LaMontagne – Such A Simple Thing

From his new album, Ray (smash hit “Trouble” from a few years ago) has produced an album with a variety of sounds, less growl and more smooth. This first single has a hint of country. Worth investigating further.

Lowell – No Talk

The second album from Canadian Lowell, its filled with alt-pop pleasure. “No Talk” struck us as worthy of further investigation.

 

 

Liz Lawrence – Circling Numbers

Liz is an English singer-songwriter and belongs to the electro-pop duo Cash+David. She’s back with this cracking single, following on from a double A side late last year. Nice clean grooves . .

 

pronoun – run

This apparently started out as an album track, but ended up getting released as a single by this Brooklyn singer. A superb track with a nice stilted vocal on the first verse, a very satisfying track that’ll be going into high rotation. Oh – and great to hear some nice ringing guitar!

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Music Friday: May 4th 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.

Nerina Pallot – Man Didn’t Walk On The Moon

Nerina is a British artist who has released five albums and a stack of EPs. This song came out on her most recent album Stay Lucky.

 

 

 

 

 

Ruel – Dazed & Confused

Ruel was discovered by producer M-Phazes in 2015. From Australia, he has already gained plenty of exposure touring with Angus & Julia Stone and Khalid. The 15 year old has produced another solid track.

 

 

 

 

 

LOWES – Here We Are

This four piece from Lancashire in the UK have produced a great piece of pop. Starting out with simple voice and piano, it ramps up with a plaintiff chorus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Billy Raffoul – Could You Be Mine?

We loved his track Driver from a couple of months ago. The Canadian has been releasing a flurry of singles featuring his very special voice. We like this gentle acoustic infused number.

 

 

 

 

 

Elohim – Half Love

Elohim is apparently the plural noun for god in Hebrew. She is also an electro-pop artist from LA who choses to avoid the public eye. This song is off her newly released self titled album and sounds great.

New Music Friday: 20th April 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.

  Alae – Stone Cold

An Auckland (New Zealand) 3 piece band, this single is a followup to their debut “Too Strung Up”. They said on the NZ Music site:

 

 

‘Stone Cold’ is a celebration of the complexities of new love and the conflicting emotions that arise. Introduced with a delicate guitar line, a building groove and an airy, effervescent chorus it’s an aural embodiment of an emotional journey laid bare. Vocalist Alex Farrell-Davey explains – “Love is a consuming and confronting high – it can alter your perspective on everything. Once the hit sinks in, paranoia and the second guessing begins. The song goes on to accept the conflict as part of the whole experience and finally brushes it off in the chorus -“There’s all these things that I want to do with you by my side. For the first time in my entire life, well, I don’t mind.”

Eliott – Over & Over

Another very fresh artist, this is Eliott’s second single off her forthcoming debut EP. The Australian artist said:

 

 

 

‘Over and Over’ is a slow-burning electronic ballad about a relationship which is “not necessarily a romantic love, but a relationship between two people that no matter how much time they spend apart, days, months, years, they’ve always got your back – a kind of love you rarely find.”

NOTD – I Wanna Know (Ft Bea Miller)

Love the album cover of this new single from the Stockholm, Sweden duo. They’ve teamed up with the talented Bea Miller (19 years old but released no less than 3 EPs last year!) for this cool little number.

 

Princess Nokia – Look Up Kid

Off her new mixtape A Girl Cried Red this is an interesting number. We don’t play a lot of Hip Hop/Rap but maybe this is mislabelled as such – its got a great tune, nice guitar riff and a bit of spunk. See what you think … the mixtape is awesome, streets ahead of some rap artists that dominate the charts (in our humble opinion of course!).

 

ZAYN – Let Me

This British artist is making waves and has released this second single off an upcoming album. Its a slick catchy number.

New Music Friday: 13th April 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.

 

Hatchie – Sugar & Spice

This lass from Brisbane (real name Hariette Pilbeam) released her first single, “Try” last year. This is about her third single and is great pop dealing with difficult times in relationships.

 

 

 

 

 

LOVA – Insecurities

The second single from this Swedish artist – some of her comments in this article.

 

 

 

 

Mansionair – Violet City

More Australian music, and a new release from ‘alt-electric’ trio Mansionair.

 

 

 

 

 

The Kite String Tangle – The Heights of Trees

Finally continuing the Australian theme comes a new EP out today called The Kite String Tangle Presents: In A Desperate Moment. We like this track from the electronic artist, following on from his excellent debut album last year. Good writeup here.

 

 

 

Tove Styrke – On The Low

New Music Friday – 6 April 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.

 

Amen Dunes – Believe

 

 

 

 

 

The critics have hailed this one – not that we take too much notice of them! A very enjoyable album

Thirty Seconds To Mars – Rescue Me

 

 

 

 

James Bay – Us

 

 

 

 

Janine – Too Late

 

 

 

 

 

 

MØ – Nostalgia

New Music Easter Friday – March 30th 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.

Kasey Musgraves – High Horse

Great country pop crossover, this promises to be a huge song.

HIGH HØØPS – Body

Awesome to see a Kiwi artist on New Music Friday once again, this is a great piece of pop.

Dizzy – Pretty Things

Canadian rockers Dizzy have released some great tracks recently. We like this one!

Stan Walker – Thank You

And our second Kiwi artist, Stan Walker returns with another album of great songs.

Kodaline – Follow Your Fire

Another great track from the Dublin rockers.

New Music Friday: 23rd March 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.

Sabrina Carpenter & Jonas Blue – Alien

 

 

 

 

 

Sabrina Carpenter is another pop singer with a Disney Channel background, created with British producer Jonas Blue. The song is from a forthcoming album, nice piece of pop.

Halsey ft Big Sean and Stefflon Don – Alone

 

 

 

 

 

This is a bit of ‘old’ and new – this song was featured on Halsey’s album from last year hopeless fountain kingdom this remis features Big Sean and UK rapper Stefflon Don. This was a good song already, described by Halsey as “Jay-Z in Great Gatsby vibes”.

Tyron Hapi & Liam Ferrari – I Like The Way

 

 

 

 

 

Great production from Tyron Hapi and Liam Ferrari’s vocals charm as usual. Hailing from Australia (but is Hapi a Maori surname?) these artists are really going places – Tyron’s recent track Anyway ft Mimosa went gold.

Leon Bridges – Bet Ain’t Worth The Hand

 

 

 

 

 

Leon Bridge’s debut album, 2015’s Coming Home was criticised for being a bit too backward looking (not a problem here! This song off his forthcming album Good Thing showcases his rich voice with great production.

The Decembrists – Once In My Life

 

 

 

 

 

From their new album I’ll Be Your Girl this track has the foundation of folk rock the band are known for, but with a synth rev up from producer John Congleton. Keeps things interesting …

New Music Friday: March 16th 2018

A very antipodean pile of new music this week …

 What So Not & Toto – We Keep On Running

 

 

 

 

 

What So Not is a project from Australian producer Chris Emerson. He’s been performing for a few years but has just released his first album Not All the Beautiful Things. This is one of the tracks, featuring legendary 80s band Toto (Africa, Hold the Line etc). There are some other interesting collaborations on the album – look out for further tracks in coming weeks on New Zealand Net Radio.

Robinson – Nothing To Regret

 

 

 

 

 

We are very excited about this hot pop number from Robinson. This track follows up a couple from late last year. Aged 21 Robinson has had an incredible opportunity to work with some real industry pros. She’s obviously living a globetrotting lifestyle. The girl from Nelson said about this song:

Written one night in New York, ‘Nothing to Regret’ is an ode to the dance party in your living room and living for the weekend. So excited to have it out in the world now, I hope you like it.

Thanks for asking- we do!

Alison Wonderland – No

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve already been enjoying CHURCH, now comes another single off Alison’s forthcoming album Awake (her second). She says:

NO IS ABOUT FAKE PEOPLE WHO ENABLE, TELLING U YES ALL THE TIME BUT I WILL ALWAYS BE REAL W U

She just tweeted:

I just found out that I am the highest billed female in history to DJ at @coachella

A well deserved accolade!

Kylie Minogue – Stop Me From Falling

 

 

 

 

 

Our last antipodean treat is from old hand Kylie Minogue. A single from her forthcoming 14th studio album. We were pleasantly surprised by Dancing, the first single and this one is also a cracker. Will be interesting to see what the critics say but in the end who cares – this one got the feet tapping.

Jukebox The Ghost – Fred Astaire

 

 

 

 

 

And now for our token US artist – and for the first time a week to week repeat. Last week we featured Everybody’s Lonely, this week an interesting number with some retro flourishes to take us back to the time of Fred Astaire, the 1940s theme keeps coming through. Fred died in 1987, an absolutely legendary entertainer for most of the 20th century as a singer and dancer. A very suitable image in this song:

When I dance like I don’t care, you call me Fred Astaire