Featured Album: Elton John & Co – Revamped

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

Our #featuredalbum this week is Revamp: Reimagining the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin. Released to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their collaboration. And what a career they have had. It has already yielded a 25 year celebration (Two Rooms from 1993) but this incredible body of music is worth revisiting. Like the earlier effort it is really interesting hearing how contemporary pop artists have interpreted his songs. Watch the trailer for a bit more background from the contributors:

Less well publicised is another album Restoration which features interpretations by country artists. We’ll try and sneak on a few of those numbers this week as well. Listen every morning from 9am for an hourly track from Revamp.

And the track list:

  1. Bennie and the Jets (Elton John, P!nk and Logic)
  2. We All Fall In Love Sometimes (Coldplay)
  3. I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues (Alessia Cara)
  4. Candle In The Wind (Ed Sheeran)
  5. Tiny Dancer (Florence and the Machine)
  6. Someone Saved My Life Tonight (Mumford and Sons)
  7. Sorry Seems to Be The Hardest Word (Mary J. Blige)
  8. Don’t Go Breaking My Heart (Q-Tip and Demi Lovato)
  9. Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters (The Killers)
  10. Daniel (Sam Smith)
  11. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Miley Cyrus)
  12. Your Song (Lady Gaga)
  13. Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Queens of the Stone Age)

Just Added: Hayley Kiyoko – Expectations

#justadded Yes not content with our #newmusicfriday additions we’ve just added a great new track from Hayley Kiyoko (@hayleykiyoko) called Curious. It’s off her brand new debut album Expectations. The former Disney star has put together some great pop tunes which can be enjoyed on their own merits. Pitchfork even gave it 6/10!!

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/hayley-kiyoko-expectations/

It also gets our Album Cover of the month award:-)

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: Kodaline – Follow Your Fire

We enjoyed this Easter treat last Friday morning for #newmusicfriday, here’s the music video from the band who headed straight into the Irish Top 50. Looking forward to the third album! Enjoy this track on NZ Net Radio – listen on Tunein for our great selection of music ad-free 24/7 throughout New Zealand!

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.

Just Added: Whole Damn Mess – Anywhere Without You

We’re a few months behind the times but we’ve just come across this great duo/band from Florida in the US (the single was released last December!). This is a great song – we look forward to exploring some other music from Whole Damn Mess’ (@wholedamnmess) debut album The Queen and the Outcast.

Read a great album about them and the album here. A beautiful story!

Buy the album on iTunes here.

 

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 …

Just Added: Sons of Zion – Drift Away

These guys have been around for a few years and have hit our playlist with this nice new cruisy pop single. Hovering near the top of the iTunes New Zealand chart it has the makings of a ‘smash hit’. They’ve toured the world and have accumulated over 12 million streams on Spotify, no mean feat. Their first album was released back in 2009 and a lot of their music has a reggae vibe – this one is more ‘poppy’ and we really like it!

Just Added: Echosmith – Over My Head

This great new single from the trio of siblings (older brother Jamie left in 2016). Echosmith’s (@echosmith) last hit single was back in 2015 (remember Cool Kids) but this one has a good chance of repeating the feat. See what you think! Love the cover photo by the way.

 

 

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