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)

Now Playing Highlight: Darude – Sandstorm

This was a real club classic back in the day, and is pumping our speakers right now on the Saturday night party show. Listen on @tunein https://tunein.com/radio/New-Zealand-Net-Radio-s305138/

 

Darude was a Finnish DJ and released this track back in 1999. There is a classic joke where this video was so commonly used as backing music for streaming coverage of video games etc that you could just give a standard response to the question of ‘whats that track’ with “Darude – Sandstorm”. In fact in 2015 on April Fool’s Day any search for a song on YouTube was greeted with the helpful prompt “Did you mean: Darude – Sandstorm by Darude” 🙂

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!

Just Added: Hall & Oates – Philly Forget Me Not (with Train)

If you’d asked me last week whether I’d be adding a brand new Hall & Oates number to our playlist I’d have said – ah, yes please but REALLY? Yes its happened, the first new song from Daryl Hall & John Oates (@halloates) in 14 years, released in time for a major 40 date North American tour with Train. This is actually a pretty neat number, a tribute to hometown Philadelphia, and even features a little tribute to one of their classic numbers. Listen in tomorrow morning after 7 for our first spin of this number.

Album of the Week: Kacey Musgraves – Golden Hour

New Zealand Net Radio features our Album of the Week from 9am to 12pm on weekdays. Each hour we play a track from a ‘worthy’ new album. Listen Now

We enjoyed High Horses on New Music Friday, now let’s meander through the whole album.

Macy’s career spans over a decade, with her first major label studio album being released in 2013 (Same Trailer Different Park) and she has been nominated and won plenty of awards including a Grammy nomination and has won the Academy of Country Music best album award for Same Trailer.

This new album clearly belongs in the Country genre but makes a clear effort to break through to pop as well, especially in the Bee Gees inspired High Horses. The lyrics are pretty cool too. Some of the material is a bit of a celebration of getting stoned which is a shame but aside from that is a great selection of songs. We’re going to enjoy poring through them this week.

The Tracklist

  1. Slow Burn
  2. Lonely Weekend
  3. Butterflies
  4. Oh, What A World
  5. Mother
  6. Love Is A Wild Thing
  7. Space Cowboy
  8. Happy & Sad
  9. Velvet Elvis
  10. Wonder Woman
  11. High Horse
  12. Golden Hour
  13. Rainbow

 

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.