Classic Gold: Rolling Stones – Brown Sugar

After 12 we’ll be playing the Rolling Stones track “Brown Sugar”, celebrating 47 years since its original single release on 16 April 1971. It reached the top 10 in most countries (no. 11 in New Zealand!) and is of course one of their signature tracks. Listen on @tunein https://goo.gl/VL6m3N

Album of the Week: 30 Seconds To Mars – America

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/

Jared Leto started out as lead in My So Called Life (a forgettable 90s teen comedy) and founded 30 Seconds To Mars in 2002 to some fanfare. The band wasn’t a flash in the pan, and although his acting career has continued “Thirty Seconds” (the number turned to a word along the way) have now released six albums with this new effort. The album deals with US politics today without much subtlety. The reviews have been fairly cool – one compares this to the “tasteless gruel” of Imagine Dragons and Twenty One Pilots. Fortunately we (along with the people who have kept songs from Evolve in pretty much every top 20 since it was released, and those who saw this album selling more units than Cardi B’s unavoidable debut album) actually quite like this contemporary rock sound. Let’s work through the tracks this week. We’ll kick off with an instrumental called Monolith after 9 on Monday.

Classic Gold Track: Bob Marley & The Wailers – Stir It Up

#onthisday in 1973 Bob Marley & The Wailer’s fifth album, Catch A Fire was released. We’ll play “Stir It Up” as a #classicgoldtrack after 12. Listen on @tunein ad free through New Zealand https://goo.gl/VL6m3N

 

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

Classic Album: Bob Dylan – Nashville Skyline

We’ll be playing some tracks from this #classicalbum this afternoon to celebrate 49 (yes 49!) years since its release. This album marked yet another phase in Bob Dylan’s career as he fully immersed himself in Country music. Surprisingly perhaps, unlike his transition to electric instruments the shift was welcomed. The album was one of his best sellers of all time and the three singles from the album achieved significant airplay – I Threw It All Away, Lay Lady Lay and Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here With you. We’ll play all three this afternoon between 12 and 3pm as Classic Gold tracks. Listen on @tunein

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