Lawrence Arabia Performs The Beautiful Young Crew UTR Trash Recital

Sports Team / C.C. / Image credit: Sports Team
/ Wednesday 25th May, 2022 9:00AM


We’re thrilled to share the second episode of UTR presents Trash Recital Season 2 — starring Lawrence Arabia, produced by Sports Team and made with support from NZ On Air!

For each episode of Trash Recital we’ve invited some of our favourite Aotearoa artists into the UTR studios to perform one of their signature songs, re-created using everyday items selected from Sports Team‘s stockpile of recycled junk. Trash Recital not only provides a launchpad for stunning reimaginings of recent classic tunes, but also the perfect opportunity for a chinwag with our local musical heroes.

Our new episode stars Silver Scroll winner Lawrence Arabia aka James Milne, reinventing ‘The Beautiful Young Crew‘ from his recently reissued classic 2010 album Chant Darling. Half of the Chabs & Milky audio-visual dynamic duo and one third of new motorik super-trio Half Hexagon, with Yolanda Fagan (Na Noise) and Julien Dyne, Milne spoke candidly with Sports Team about the tune’s origins and his own songwriting journey, whilst creating musical gold using objects from our famous wall of garbage.

DOP: Callum Devlin

Editor: Callum Devlin

Title Animator: Annabel Kean

Sound Engineer: Shannon Fowler

Sound Mix: Ruby Walsh

Assistant Camera: Tash van Schaardenburg

Theme Tune: Callum Devlin

Project Manager: Annabel Kean

Production Team: Sports Team

UTR Production Team: Daryl Fincham & Chris Cudby

Special thanks to Bob Frisbee and Tim Batt

Made with support from NZ On Air

Hollie Smith Coming In From The Dark Tour New Dates Announced

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 25th May, 2022 8:00AM


Unless you’ve been sequestered away in some kind of off-the-grid bunker for the past few months, you’ll know it’s now finally all go for gigs in Aotearoa, following a torturous, stop / start two years for our live music community. Having to reschedule her Coming In From The Dark album release tour a whopping six times due to sudden lockdowns and restrictions, songwriting powerhouse Hollie Smith today thrills fans with the announcement her long-awaited tour will finally be happening in July. Featuring collaborations with New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Raiza Biza, Teeks and Sol3 Mio, Smith spoke candidly with Annabel Kean about the creation of of her first studio record in five years, which hit the number 1 spot on NZ’s Official Album Chart when it launched last October. Dive into their conversation HERE and don’t miss Hollie Smith live with full live band this winter — all ticket holders have been emailed with details (check your promotions and spam folders)

"After months of uncertainty and rescheduling this tour 6 times we are finally taking ‘Coming in from the Dark’ on the road!! We are so excited and can’t wait to share this album with the full live band with you." — Hollie Smith

Hollie Smith – Coming In From The Dark

Friday 1st July – Blackbarn, Hawkes Bay*
Saturday 2nd July – MEOW, Wellington

Thursday 7th July – Yonder, Queenstown*
Friday 8th July – Loons, Christchurch*
Saturday 9th July – The Playhouse, Nelson*
Friday 15th July – Totara St, Tauranga
Saturday 16th July – Hollywood Avondale, Auckland*

*Tickets available HERE via UTR
More ticket and tour info available at

Watch Hollie Smith’s video for the title track to Coming In From The Dark feat. New Zealand Symphony Orchestra…

Press release:

One of Aotearoa’s most beloved artists Hollie Smith, made her triumphant return with her fourth solo album COMING IN FROM THE DARK, Which reached Number 1 album in October 2021

‘Coming in from the Dark’ was the first album from Smith in over five years and is a powerful follow up to the critically acclaimed and AMA ‘Album of The Year’ nominated WATER OR GOLD in 2016.

Tender, triumphant and full of hope, COMING IN FROM THE DARK sees Hollie Smith at her most dynamic and features exciting guest appearances from some of New Zealand’s top musicians.

Now entering her third decade as a prolific Kiwi artist, with four #1 studio albums under her belt, Smith has come a long way since her first experiences with music as a teen in the Auckland Blues and Jazz scene.

T Bone Announce Good n Greasy Album Release Tour

Samantha Cheong
/ Tuesday 24th May, 2022 3:57PM


Fresh off the back of a successful crowdfunding campaign, Aotearoa-based folk / blues / bluegrass crew T-Bone have fried up a batch of good-time Americana (and Kiwiana) tunes to bring to venues across the North Island, celebrating the forthcoming release of debut album Good ’n Greasy on 17th June. Bringing together members from such far-flung locales as New Jersey, the Far North, Dublin, Taranaki and Karori, the five-piece group created their record about “food, playing music, new beginnings, love lost and found” in Newtown’s Surgery Studios after seven years of musical get-togethers. They’ll be joined on the winter journey by seasoned US ‘punk American’ artist John Oszajca — tuck into the tour details below…

T-Bone – Good ‘n Greasy Release Tour
with John Oszajca

Thursday 30th June – San Fran, Wellington

Friday 1st July – 4th Wall Theatre, New Plymouth*

Saturday 2nd July – Whangateau Hall, 
Sunday 3rd July – The Tuning Fork, Auckland*

Monday 4th July – The Turner Centre, Kerikeri*

Saturday 30th July – The Urban Winery, Napier

Tickets available HERE via UTR

*More ticket and tour info available HERE

Check out T-Bone’s cover of traditional tune ‘Lucille’…

Press release:

T-Bone have brought their influences of zydeco, old-time, blues, bluegrass and folk to this debut album, which although has strong Americana flavours, also has a distinct Kiwi folk feel. The close vocal harmonies and fiery instrumentals on guitars, mandolin, banjo and fiddles will have your toes
tapping and you’ll find yourself harmonising as you listen.

The members of T-Bone are about as eclectic as the group’s influences; a mandolin playing ex-chef from the Far North, a fiddle playing wine importer from New Jersey, a Dublin-born spearfishing songwriter, a guitar slinging laboratory assistant from Taranaki and a gardening double bassist from Karori.

The band will be touring the North Island promoting their debut album Good ‘n Greasy which was recorded in September 2021 after seven years of meeting most Monday nights and eating, drinking, jamming and writing together.

Their debut album will be released on June 17th, two weeks prior to the band heading out on their North Island headline release tour. The seven date tour is set to be the perfect showcase of the magic and energy that comes when these five exceptional musicians are on stage together, performing!

T-Bone are over the moon to be joined on the road by internationally renowned American musician John Oszajca. John has toured across the United States performing with such artists as Jewel, Brian Setzer, Eve 6, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Hillary Duff, Beth Hart and many others. In 2010 John moved to the Far North of NZ with his family, where he continues to write, record, and perform. John will be having some fun with the T-Bone boys bringing a ‘Punk Americana’ sound to the show.

Daffodils and Theres A Tuesday Wellington Show Announced

Chris Cudby / Daffodils photo credit: Tom Grut
/ Tuesday 24th May, 2022 12:03PM


Performing together in Tāmaki Makaurau as part of The Tuning Fork Birthday Series, Aotearoa guitar-pop rising stars Daffodils and There’s A Tuesday aren’t leaving their fans in the capital out in the cold. Toasting the launch of Daffodils’ forthcoming Stay The Night EP (out on 17th June), both groups will be sharing the stage at Te Whanganui-a-Tara’s San Fran in mid-June. Daffodils recently jumped the ditch for shows in Sydney and Melbourne, while There’s A Tuesday performed at Canterbury’s surf fest The Single Fin Mingle Sumner Soirée last week, so you know both mega-popular groups have been honing their craft to bring the magic this winter. We advise snapping up tickets while you can…

Daffodils & There’s A Tuesday

Saturday 18th June – San Fran, Wellington

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Check out Daffodils’ new visuals for ‘House Across The Street’…

Watch the video for There’s A Tuesday’s new single ‘Girl At Night’…

Press release:

Daffodils brand new EP “Stay The Night” is released Friday June 17th, and the band are thrilled to join their good mates There’s A Tuesday to celebrate the fact at a good old fashioned launch party at Wellingtons San Fran.

Daffodils were last in Wellington way back in 2020 and they have been itching to get back since. Come join the party, bring your dancing shoes and raise a glass.

Head Like A Hole and Beastwars Announce Rock Monsters Auckland Show w Dead Favours

Chris Cudby
/ Tuesday 24th May, 2022 9:00AM


Two absolutely titanic guitar-wielding groups that should require no introduction for Aotearoa riff-worshippers, Head Like A Hole (HLAH) and Beastwars are combining their powers for one special Rock Monsters double headline event, taking over Tāmaki Makaurau’s The Studio on 19th November. The thunderous pairing are journeying up north from their Wellington hometown for a triple-pronged celebration of infernal rock action with the super city’s Dead Favours, guaranteed to get legions of local heavy music lovers proudly throwing their goats this spring. Tickets go on sale for Rock Monsters today, grab yours now or regret it forever…

UnderTheRadar proudly presents…

Rock Monsters – Head Like A Hole (HLAH), Beastwars, Dead Favours

Saturday 19th November – The Studio, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Witness the depravity of Head Like A Hole’s 1998 classic ‘Wet Rubber’…

Check out epic live footage of Beastwars performing ‘Damn the Sky’ (from their recently reissued self-titled debut album) for Sundae Sessions…

Press release:

The two-headed beast that is Head Like A Hole and Beastwars are set to melt faces and shake the foundations at Studio The Venue in Auckland on November 19.
Also joined by Auckland rockers Dead Favours, this is going to be one monster of a show.

Head Like A Hole tumbled nude, loose and loud out of Wellington in 1990, and have continued to dominate the NZ live rock scene ever since. These undomesticated animals of NZ rock possess an abundance of unrestrained energy, dubious humour and an enviable chemistry that will be sure to whip Tāmaki Makaurau into a sweaty frenzy this November.

Beastwars, the heavy sludge warlords hailing from Wellington, unleashed their brand of glorious doom metal onto the planet in 2009, and are now established as one of New Zealand’s most powerful and uncompromising groups. They bring together a pummelling intensity, beautiful brutality and sonic paranoia to create a sound all of their own. Obey the riff…

Dead Favours established themselves with hit singles Dig, High Flying and On Your Own. The band have made a serious dent in the local rock scene having toured with both Rise Against and Royal Blood, and have played Rock the Park as well as the Homegrown Music Festival.

VMorg Fifth Birthday Party Announced Ft Nic Reuben BEING Atarangi Heavy Chest More

Chris Cudby
/ Monday 23rd May, 2022 12:48PM


Celebrating five years of packed-out parties and swish merch, the VMorg gang have put together a whopper of a birthday bash taking over Avondale’s opulent Hollywood Cinema on 18th June. Starring Heavy Chest, nic and reuben, BEING., Atarangi, Hyan and Nana Jan, VMT5 adds up to one majorly stacked mid-winter lineup of bands and DJs — we advise grabbing tickets while you can…

Heavy Chest, nic and reuben, BEING., Atarangi, Hyan, Nana Jan

Saturday 18th June – Hollywood Cinema, Auckland

Tickets on sale HERE via UTR

Groove along with the vid for nic and reuben’s ‘BIG wow’ from 2019’s MIND/WAVE…

Check out live footage of Being. w/ band performing ‘High In Mind’ at the Ellen Melville Centre for 95bFM’s Drive Island series…

Press release:

VMorg have survived 5 years and now we’re off to school with our backpacks and caps…
Come join us for our first school assembly at Hollywood Avondale where we will check you in, give you a couple lessons on live indie music before some DJ’s teach you how to dance !

Memory Foam Announce Steel Magnolias Album Release Tour

Chris Cudby
/ Monday 23rd May, 2022 11:03AM


Tāmaki Makaurau sci-fi punx Memory Foam have kept us on our toes with a killer run of singles in the lead up to their debut album Steel Magnolias, co-produced by Michael Logie (The Mint Chicks) and dropping like an atom bomb on 9th June via 1:12 Records. They’ve just announced a seven date launch tour across Te Ika-a-Māui for the new record happening this winter, joined by special guest buds Baby Zionov, Half/Time, Empress, Short Chain, Babyteeth, Undercover Statues and more, plus you’ll be able to cop vinyl LP editions on the door — grip the deets revealed so far below…

Memory Foam ‘Steel Magnolias’ Album Release Tour

Friday 17th June – last place, Hamilton w/ Half/Time, Empress*

Saturday 18th June – Whammy Bar, Auckland w/ Nightmare Honey, Babyteeth, Baby Zionov*

Friday 24th June – Common Room, Hastings w/ Lizard Prom, Nervous Panic*

Saturday 25th June – The Yot Club, Raglan w/ Short Chain, Undercover Statues*

Palmerston North – venue & date info to be announced

Whanganui – venue & date info to be announced

Wellington – venue & date info to be announced

*Tickets on sale HERE via UTR

Watch Memory Foam’s wild video for ‘Choo Choo Train’ ft. Baby Zionov…

‘Steel Magnolias’ is out Thursday 9th June 2022 on vinyl LP via 1:12 Records.

Bryony Matthews Unveils Single Video Yellow Flowers

Chris Cudby
/ Monday 23rd May, 2022 9:37AM


Ōtautahi songwriter Bryony Matthews follows February’s assured first new single in five years ‘Who Am I Now‘ with fresh stunner ‘Yellow Flowers‘. Recorded with friends Amiria Grenell, Josh Holmes (Junus Orca), Victoria Knopp, Alice Tanner and Ryan Fisherman (who recorded and co-produced the song with Holmes), Matthews reflects upon waving goodbye to comforts of the past in ‘Yellow Flowers’, craving new spaces in which to explore and grow — an urge most probably relatable to many New Zealanders unable to venture abroad during the past two years. The dreamy folk-pop tune’s self-directed visuals depict Matthews wandering sun-dappled pathways through the artist’s childhood home of Golden Bay, filmed by Marc Wilson. Experience the lush clip below and keep on the lookout for a full album of songs from Matthews launching later this year…

‘Yellow Flowers’ is out now on major streaming platforms.

Stormzy Returning To New Zealand In December 2022

Chris Cudby
/ Monday 23rd May, 2022 8:00AM


Originally set to perform in Aotearoa in 2020 before the global pandemic put touring plans on pause, UK rap icon and social activist Stormzy has locked in rescheduled headline dates at Auckland’s Trusts Arena and Wellington’s TSB Arena for December of this year. Last here in 2017 following the launch of his breakout debut album Gang Signs & Prayer, Stormzy’s second studio record Heavy Is the Head (H.I.T.H.) dropped in 2019, earning a shortlist spot for the Mercury Prize (his second in a row) and cementing the London grime / hip hop artist’s status as a chart-topping, globally beloved phenomenon. With an as-yet-untitled third album teased to be releasing later this year, don’t miss the multi award-winning heavyweight’s biggest NZ shows to date this summer. Ticket holders for the 2020 shows note: all existing tickets purchased are valid for the rescheduled dates

Stormzy Heavy Is The Head New Zealand Tour

Saturday 10th December – TSB Arena, Wellington

Sunday 11th December – The Trusts Arena, Auckland

Ticketing info via

Watch the video for Stormzy’s massive hit ‘VOSSI BOP’ from Heavy Is the Head (H.I.T.H.)…

Press release:

Hit Touring are thrilled to announce rescheduled dates for UK rap phenomenon, Stormzy, as he brings his H.I.T.H World Tour to New Zealand in December 2022.

Kicking off this December, Stormzy will perform his biggest New Zealand shows to date in Wellington and Auckland.

Originally scheduled for 2020, Stormzy’s plan to take over New Zealand stages was put on pause due to the outbreak of COVID-19. But the wait is finally over, as fans can get ready for the fierce wordplay from the UK giant, prepared to leave his mark on New Zealand shores with a performance years in the making. All existing tickets purchased are valid for the rescheduled dates, where fans will be able to join Stormzy on his biggest shows to date as he returns to New Zealand shores for the first time in five years.

Stormzy’s two albums to date; ‘Gang Signs & Prayer’ and ‘Heavy Is The Head’ both finished at #1 in the UK album chart and were subsequently nominated for the prestigious Mercury Music Prize.

His remarkable ascent has been accompanied by his honest and relatable character. A true spokesman of black empowerment and social activism, Stormzy is one of the UK’s most inspiring figureheads who has consistently stood up for people from all areas of life; encouraging his fans and listeners alike to speak openly about their beliefs and fight for their rights.

In July 2018, he announced #Merky Books, an imprint within Penguin Random House UK, dedicated to publishing the best new fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and in August 2018 he announced ‘The Stormzy Scholarship’, an annual studentship to fund black British students to go to the University of Cambridge Since its launch, the scholarship has supported six Black students through their Cambridge education and last year, saw a very significant expansion with HSBC donating £2million to support 30 ‘Stormzy Scholars’ over the next 3 years.

In June 2020, he announced the launch of his charity, #Merky Foundation, to which he pledged £10 million, over 10 years, to organisations, charities and movements that are committed to fighting racial inequality, justice reform and black empowerment within the UK.

After a prolonged hiatus and with new music on the horizon, you won’t want to miss the chance to witness greatness on Australian soil. With a highly anticipated return and warm welcome from the locals, Stormzy’s shows will surely take up a storm this summer. With tickets still available at selected venues, grab them before they’re gone.

For ticket holders that are unable to make the rescheduled dates a limited refund window of 1 month is open to get a refund on their already purchased tickets. Please visit for details.

Listen To Charlie Hickeys Debut Album Nervous At Night

Samantha Cheong / Friday 20th May, 2022 1:37PM


Set to open for Phoebe Bridgers’ upcoming Tampa show, twenty-one year old Pasadena-based songwriter Charlie Hickey releases his debut album Nervous At Night via the widely beloved US artist’s imprint Saddest Factory Records. Produced by Marshall Vore, the slow-scorching record delves into the coming of age whirlwind of noise that is the “constant push and pull of life.” Interwoven with folk elements, Nervous At Night celebrates the support of those around us, offering solace to us, as much as the process of recording it does for Hickey — whose back-and-forth between the haven of his hometown and the expanse of his independence are largely still experienced through the lens of his inner child…

“I’d like to write songs that are for everyone, that let people into my inner world while also hopefully making people feel less alone on their own. I hope that these songs can be there for somebody the way my favorite songs have been for me.” — Charlie Hickey

Watch Charlie Hickey’s video for ‘Gold Line’…

‘Nervous At Night’ is out digitally, on CD and vinyl LP via Saddest Factory Records / Dead Oceans — order your copy HERE.

Sasquatch Announce New Zealand Tour w Pieces of Molly

Chris Cudby
/ Friday 20th May, 2022 12:05PM


Californian stoner metal lords Sasquatch have announced three huge Aotearoa headline events as part of their September tour of Australasia. The shaggy riff monster trio of founding vocalist / guitarist Keith Gibbs, bassist Jason “Cas” Casanova and drummer Craig Riggs will be hitting stages in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, joined for every show (in NZ and Australia) by local primal rockers Pieces of Molly. Sasquatch have made their mark with five fuzz-fuelled classic long players over more than two decades so far, with new album Fever Fantasy being unleashed on 3rd June — don’t miss Sasquatch bringing their lumbering epic anthems this coming spring…


with Pieces of Molly

Thursday 15th September – Whammy, Auckland

Friday 16th September – Valhalla, Wellington

Saturday 17th September – 12 Bar Brews, Christchurch

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Check out recent footage of Sasquatch busting out ‘Destroyer’ (from 2017’s Maneuvers) live from Housefox Studios in Sydney Australia…

Experience the apocalyptic Amber Beaton-directed visuals for Pieces Of Molly’s ‘Dead Sky’…

Press release:

Californian Stoner Rock Legends ‘Sasquatch’ will make their way back over to Australia and will finally make their debut in New Zealand this September to celebrate the release of their latest album “Fever Fantasy”.

Christchurch based Primal Rocker ‘Pieces of Molly’ will join them on all dates where they will hit the cities of Southport, Brisbane, Sydney, Katoomba, Wollongong, Canberra, Frankston, Melbourne and Adelaide, Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

For over 20 years, Los Angeles power trio Sasquatch have been an institution among fuzz heads and those willing to groove. Their early work on 2004’s self-titled debut, 2006’s II and 2010’s III took them through line-up changes but found them unflinching in their purpose toward modernizing the classic heavy rock of their youth, and with 2013’s IV and 2017’s “Maneuvers”, their maturity — such as it is — has seen no let up in urgency.

Founding vocalist/guitarist Keith Gibbs, bassist Jason “Cas” Casanova (ex-Tummler and Behold! the Monolith) and drummer Craig Riggs (Roadsaw, Kind) recorded Fever Fantasy late in 2019 with NY-based producer Andrew Schneider, and have held back releasing it until conditions permitted touring, and having already been to multiple continents and reaped the reward of a dedicated, still-growing fanbase, they look to 2022 and beyond as a chance to build on the accomplishments that have made them one of their generation’s most heralded American heavy rock bands.

It’s been five long years since Sasquatch powerhoused their way through Maneuvers, their last LP and its been 3 long years since the trio hit Australia; but finally we can celebrate with these Rock n Roll Riff Slingers again this September.

Heavy Chest and Eli Superflyy Announce The Super Heavy Tour

Chris Cudby
/ Friday 20th May, 2022 11:48AM


Te Whanganui-a-Tara wunderkinds Heavy Chest and Eli Superflyy are combining their powers for a five date winter jaunt across Aotearoa, revealing today their Voltron-like Super Heavy Tour. The project of Andre Smith, Heavy Chest’s exceptionally vibey new album Guidance In Dreams launched in February, while SRN chart topper Eli Superflyy (former frontman of Miss Cressida) is celebrating the launch of sparkling new single ‘Vicar’ and recently performed with band at Flying Nun Records’ Newtown HQ, as part of the legendary imprint’s What Was That Thing? live in-store series. Read our recent chat with Heavy Chest HERE and don’t miss both rising acts bringing the magic at the dates below…

Heavy Chest and Eli Superflyy – The Super Heavy Tour

Saturday 2nd July – San Fran, Wellington / Te Whanganui-a-Tara

Friday 29th July – 12 Bar, Christchurch / Ōtautahi

Saturday 30th July – Dive, Dunedin / Ōtepoti

Friday 26th August – Whammy Bar, Auckland / Tāmaki Makaurau

Saturday 27th August – The Yot Club, Raglan / Whāingaroa

Earlybird tickets available HERE via UTR

Check out the official video for Eli Superflyy’s new single ‘Vicar’…

Experience Heavy Chest’s ‘Dreams of You’ from new 2022 album Guidance In Dreams…

Aotearoa Gigs For The Weekend

Chris Cudby / Image: Night Lunch / Photo credit: Alex Matthews
/ Thursday 19th May, 2022 11:20AM


There are a whole lot of excellent shows happening across Aotearoa this weekend, and that’s how we like it! Delve into our selection of gigs happening this weekend below — more HERE. Don’t go deleting your vax pass just yet, as many venues still require the Vaccine Pass on entry, plus don’t forget to bring your I.D. too. Secure your spot by grabbing presale tickets while you can…

If you’re planning a live show and / or tour in the near future, we’re here to help with our free (for organisers) ticketing service — you can get the ball rolling by adding your gig HERE.

Thursday 19th May

Half Hexagon (Yolanda Fagan, James Milne, Julien Dyne), Power Nap – The Wine Cellar, Auckland, tickets HERE

Floor Five, Tinsy Pam, Streetjamma – Valhalla, Wellington, tickets HERE

Rāpare Sessions: Riki Gooch and Ato Kwamena – Cable Car Museum, Wellington [free]
Miles Calder – The Boathouse, Nelson, tickets HERE

Ocean Alley – Town Hall, Christchurch

Colour w/ Josette, Jaz Paterson, Amber Carly Williams, Simba Djs – Upper Dux at Dux Central, Christchurch, tickets HERE

Adam Hattaway and Tess Liautaud – The Little Theatre, Gore, tickets HERE

Friday 20th May

Kendall Elise – ONEONESIX, Whangarei

Mutant: Keepsakes (All Night Long) – Whammy Backroom, Auckland, tickets HERE

Jang, Melanie, Ripship – The Wine Cellar, Auckland, tickets HERE

Nathan Haines – Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland [sold out]
May Mix Tape w/ Ed Kitchin, Kiero, Supermild, Big Tasty- The Thirsty Dog, Auckland, tickets HERE

Skram – last place, Hamilton, tickets HERE

The Dark Eighties – Paisley Stage, Napier, tickets HERE

Tipene – MOON, Wellington, tickets HERE

Anthonie Tonnon – San Fran, Wellington

Monty Bevins – The Boathouse, Nelson, tickets HERE

Miles Calder – Le Cafe, Picton, tickets HERE

The Renderers – The Loons, Lyttelton, tickets HERE

The Dark Eighties: Cult 80s Hits Party – Wunderbar, Lyttelton, tickets HERE

ALT90 Alternative 90s Music Night – darkroom, Christchurch, tickets HERE

Michael Llewellyn, Juno Is – Dive, Dunedin, tickets HERE

Adam Hattaway and Tess Liautaud – Southland Musicians Club, Invercargill, tickets HERE

Saturday 21st May

Arjuna Oakes – Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland, tickets HERE

Klang – Il Brutto, Auckland, tickets HERE

Unsanitary Napkin, Skull Patrol, No Brainers, DJ Oil Grace – The Vault, Auckland, tickets HERE

Sweet Treats Lolly Scramble 3 w/ Wolves, Sweet Pea, DAHTM, Easy Off – Whammy Bar, Auckland, tickets HERE

Dirty Pixels, Dresser (solo) – The Wine Cellar, Auckland, tickets HERE

Rising Sounds w/ Sam Cullen, Ray Leslie, Velveteen Shakes, Super Mild, Eimear Kelly – Stampede Bar, Auckland, tickets HERE

Hellbilly Hop: The Southern Diplomats, Louis Jarlov and The Lonesome – The Thirsty Dog, Auckland, tickets HERE

Crystalator, Melanie, Hatt – Dead Witch, Auckland, tickets HERE

We Mavericks – Kumeu Live (at Kumeu Arts), Kumeu, tickets HERE

Anthonie Tonnon – Royal Wanganui Opera House, Whanganui

Night Lunch, Jilter Off Kilter, Big Pharma – San Fran, Wellington, tickets HERE

Kraus, Crone – Pyramid Club, Wellington, tickets HERE

Five Or More Techniques For Electronic Music Composition – Pyramid Club, Wellington [workshop — koha entry]
Top Of The South – Chanel Arts Centre, Motueka, tickets HERE

Miles Calder – Mussel Inn, Onekaka, tickets HERE

You Should Be Dancing – The Loons, Lyttelton, tickets HERE

Michael Llewellyn – Wunderbar, Lyttelton, tickets HERE

Best Bets, Hob – Space Academy, Christchurch, tickets HERE

The Cure / Siouxsie And The Banshees Live Tribute Night – darkroom, Christchurch, tickets HERE

Jon Toogood – Street Food Kitchen, Timaru [sold out]
Adam Hattaway and Tess Liautaud – Bark @ Dog With Two Tails, Dunedin, tickets HERE

Sunday 22nd May

Feijoada Do Samba Dos Amigos – Ponsonby Social Club, Auckland, tickets HERE

We Mavericks – The Back Room, Thames, tickets HERE

Satellite Sessions w/ Matty Buxton, Emily Tattersall, Jinan, Mabel Affleck – Te Puna Quarry Ampitheatre, Tauranga, tickets HERE

Jon Toogood – Street Food Kitchen, Timaru, tickets HERE

Head over to our GIG GUIDE for more listings!!

Playing a headline gig at Te Whanganui-a-Tara’s San Fran this Saturday with Jilter Off Kilter and Big Pharma, here’s the insta-classic 2021 video for Night Lunch‘s ‘House Full Of Shit’…

Boogie Monster Auckland Show Announced w Aideen Ryan DJ Jazz Cigarette Forrest Bump

Chris Cudby
/ Thursday 19th May, 2022 3:24PM


Tāmaki Makaurau club-goers are in for a real treat, as legendary Sydney DJ Boogie Monster (Alex Dimitriades) is heading our way for a one night extravaganza at Karangahape Road’s newly revamped Las Vegas Club. With more than thirty years of experience under his belt, Boogie Monster is revered worldwide by those in the know both as a vinyl collecting heavyweight and for his impeccably selected, dancefloor-igniting mixes — serving up a full spectrum of soul, jazz, funk, disco, boogie, gospel, garage, house and techno deep cuts. He’s be joined by Aideen Ryan, DJ Jazz Cigarette and Forrest Bump for a party you don’t want to miss, we recommend securing your spot as soon as possible…

"I’ve known Alex since the early 90’s when he walked into my shop, Reckless Records in SoHo. I recognised him instantly (who couldn’t!) and he brought a stack up to the counter which I was quite surprised at because they were all records I had in my collection; House + Techno but real quality stuff. We started conversing about music and I was taken aback by his knowledge and impressed by his taste. Fast forward 10-12 years, the advent of the internet brought us back together again via music, but this time the genres had changed…… now we were talking Disco, Northern Soul, Funk & Boogie. Yet again I was surprised that an Aussie knew so much about this shit! I still have an in depth email he put together about certain Disco / Modern Soul / Northern Soul records he reviewed which I knew hardly anything about. Since then he has continued to amass a collection which I reckon no one in the Southern hemisphere can rival, because if there was someone out there we would know about it. His taste is impeccable" — The Mighty Zaf, LoveVinyl Records, London.

Say No More: Boogie Monster (Aus), Aideen Ryan, DJ Jazz Cigarette and Forrest Bump

Friday 3rd June – Las Vegas Club, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Prep your ears with Boogie Monster’s 2019 mix for Endless Grooves…

Endless Grooves · Endless Grooves ≋ Boogie Monster (Live) 16.08.19

Satin Sheets Unveils Single seeD

Chris Cudby / Artwork credit: Marcelo Lavin
/ Thursday 19th May, 2022 2:00PM


Aotearoa’s Satin Sheets has announced the official launch date for his hugely anticipated sequel to 2017 vaporwave essential St. Francis, dropping on CD, cassette and digitally on 15th July via US imprint 100% Electronica, home to UTR office faves George Clanton, Neggy Gemmy, Equip, Pictureplane and more. The enigmatic production guru has also unveiled single number two ‘see/D’, keeping us keen with a buzzed-out beatscape awash with long hot summer synth-sparkles — bouncing around this listener’s mind like time-warped echoes of good times from both the past and the future. There’ll also be a deluxe double LP vinyl edition of St. Francis I and II out later this year, collecting together the classic original album with the fresh bunch of tunes…

‘see/D’ is out now on major streaming services via 100% Electronica.

Reb Fountain Announces New Dates For IRIS NZ Tour Shares Video For Fisherman

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Lola Fountain-Best
/ Thursday 19th May, 2022 10:00AM


Taite Music Prize winner Reb Fountain has unveiled brand new dates for the long-awaited nationwide launch tour for her latest album IRIS, which is in fact shortlisted for the 2022 Taite Prize. Locked in for this coming July and August, following pandemic-related delays, the coast is finally clear for Fountain to celebrate her acclaimed Flying Nun record’s release throughout Aotearoa, joined on stage by live band and special guest Jazmine Mary (for all dates except Auckland) . Originally announced for October of last year, Fountain shared her excitement about touring IRIS at last, including a headline Auckland Town Hall performance as part of Elemental Nights 2022

“After releasing IRIS in October 2021 we were all set to tour the album and like so many of our musical peers, plans got curtailed then cancelled. I’m so excited to share with you that we’re bringing IRIS on the road — for real, it’s happening, let’s go. Dave, Karin, Earl and I can’t wait to play for you, to do the work we love and to share our record, finally! These shows have been a long time coming and we’re all grateful for your patience and perseverance, we promise to bring you’ve everything we’ve got — see you real soon xxx reb”

The icing on the cake of today’s tour announcement is a new video for Reb Fountain’s ‘Fisherman‘ from IRIS, directed by Lola Fountain-Best and made with support from NZ On Air. Shot on super 8 film at Fountain’s home, the disarmingly intimate monochrome visuals draw inspiration from Andy Warhol’s famously minimal ‘screen test’ experimental films…

“The audition tape offers an odd glimpse of ‘self’; an eery disquiet where it’s unclear whether seeing really is believing. We love working with super 8 and conceptually the ‘screen test’ gave us a chance to explore the many voices in Fisherman.”

Reb Fountain

with special guest Jazmine Mary (all shows except Auckland’s Elemental Nights

Friday 22th July – Nivara Lounge, Hamilton

Saturday 23rd July – Totara Street, Tauranga△
Friday 29th July – Town Hall, Auckland (as part of Elemental Nights)*

Wednesday 17th August – Glenroy Theatre, Dunedin*

Thursday 18th August – Isaac Theatre, Christchurch*

Saturday 20th August – The Opera House, Wellington*

Friday 26th August – The Dome, Gisborne

Saturday 27th August – ToiToi Opera House, Hastings○

Tickets for Hamilton and Gisborne available via UTR from 12pm, Friday 20th May

*Tickets for Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington shows via Live Nation
Live Nation & Ticket Master Presale: 12pm, Friday 20th May to 11am, Monday 23rd May
General Public On Sale: 12pm, Monday 23rd May

△Tauranga tickets on sale from

General Public On sale: 12pm, Friday 20th May

○Tickets for Hastings

General public on sale: 12pm, Monday 23rd May

The Garbage The Flowers Unveil New Album Cinnamon Sea

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Sara Shera
/ Wednesday 18th May, 2022 1:52PM


Originating within Te Whanganui-a-Tara’s underground community all the way back in 1991, The Garbage & the Flowers are still an active musical proposition, now based in Australia and regularly performing live. They’ve unveiled Cinnamon Sea, the band’s first official long player since 2016’s "lost album" The Deep Niche. Sporting five frayed and frazzled psych / dream pop gems, Cinnamon Sea provides an enticing introduction for new listeners to the near-mythical group fronted by Helen Johnstone and Yuri Frusin, yet their enigmatic timeless qualities remain reassuringly intact — listen below…

‘Cinnamon Sea’ is out now on major streaming services via Fire Records — vinyl LP editions are available over on the group’s Bandcamp page HERE.

Watch Big Scouts Video For Redwood Street Massive

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 18th May, 2022 12:48PM


Released just over a week back, at the exact moment our entire UTR editorial staff were down for the count with the novel coronavirus Covid-19 (making us late to the party), Big Scout‘s rowdy new single ‘Redwood Street Massive‘ is the cacophonous lead cut from the Waiharakeke / Blenheim punk trio’s forthcoming album Council Sport. Literally making sparks fly, punching cones and having a bit of a laff in the track’s accompanying video, ‘Redwood Street Massive’ is an acid-tongued taste of what we can look forward to when Council Sport drops on listeners like a bomb in August. Preorder your own vinyl LP copy via the band’s Bandcamp page HERE

‘Redwood Street Massive’ is out now on major streaming services via Melted Ice Cream.

Watch Latinaotearoas Video For Rollin

Chris Cudby
/ Wednesday 18th May, 2022 11:45AM


Launched with a single / video release bash at Ponsonby Social Club over the weekend, Latinaotearoa have reemerged with their first official new tune since their genre-melting 2018 album Influencis Et Collabis. A monster boogie jam produced by Haz Beats and Bobby Brazuka, ‘Rollin‘ features killer grooves laid down by bassist Chip Matthews, Guy Harrison’s slyly catchy guitar licks and vocals elevating the whole shebang into the stratosphere from Jennifer Zea. The track’s infectious energy is amplified further by a fun, retro-inflected clip directed by Swap Gomez setting a high bar for the weekend — hit play below…

‘Rollin’ is out now on major streaming platforms via BigPop Records.

The Big Fresh Collective Drop FOOTMAHI 2022 Compilation

Chris Cudby
/ Wednesday 18th May, 2022 10:03AM


Ōtautahi dancefloor dons The Big Fresh Collective have unleashed the 2022 edition of their trailblazing FOOTMAHI compilation series. Showcasing "100% KIWI TRAXXX" created by electronic artists "from the dirty south all the way up to Mount Smart in Auckland," repping the ever-expanding team this time around are a sixteen strong mix of seasoned veterans and fresh faces. Local producers putting their 160BPM magic touch on the inclusive and happily hazily defined homegrown musical concept of FOOTMAHI include Tākaro Techno Club, The Forbin Project, Current Bias, BFC boss Liam K. Swiggs and many more. Officially certified by the Canterbury imprint as "YUMMY," smash that play button and educate your earholes…

Flo Wilson Shares Prelude To A Requiem

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Fraser Chatham
/ Tuesday 17th May, 2022 1:36PM


Aotearoa sonic artist and performer Flo Wilson has shared an immersive new three track collection via Saplings Records — an ecologically focused imprint founded by experimental producer Fis who "specialise in digital music releases and planting trees from proceeds," in partnership with Eden Reforestation Projects. Comprised of two 20 minute versions of the title track plus a radio edit, the meditative tones of Prelude to a Requiem were "written to offer space during times of loss and adversity," first created as a journal of diary-like field recordings of the artist’s own "experiences in coping and processing anticipatory grief".

Originally commissioned as a quadraphonic audio-visual work, presented in 2018 at Sydney’s Verge Gallery, the composition was subsequently revisited by Wilson and Saplings "using the worldizing technique pioneered by Orson Welles." The work was played through a (fairly hefty) sound system in a food forest in Sumner, Ōtautahi, recorded on-site through microphones, then mixed back in with the original to create the tangibly present yet ghost-like ‘Prelude to a Requiem at Sumner Food Forest’. You can learn more about Wilson’s project and Saplings’ mangrove tree planting initiative over on Bandcamp HERE.

“In my experience having grown up in New Zealand (specifically as a Pākeha/ New Zealand European), there are not many ways people speak openly with each other about grief, unless they have experienced grief themselves.” – Flo Wilson.

Listen To Eden Burns Big Beat Manifesto Vol V EP

Chris Cudby
/ Tuesday 17th May, 2022 12:48PM


Currently DJing in clubs across the EU on a seemingly endless tour, Aotearoa electronic producer Eden Burns dropped the very tidy fifth chapter of his ongoing Big Beat Manifesto series late last week. Burns’ knack for pulsing grooves and transcendent melodies to sink your mitts into shines on all four tracks of the new EP, feeling positively bright-eyed and crisply focussed on standout tunes ‘Eden’s Acid’ and the Orbital-esque ‘Super Stroke’. Pounding closer ‘Dance When The’ leaves zero doubts regarding the record’s aim to move bodies — listen below and move quick to score a vinyl 12" edition (only seven copies remain as I type this) over on his Bandcamp page HERE

‘Big Beat Manifesto Vol. V’ is out now on major streaming services.

Emma Dilemma Announces SPIT Album Release Tour

Chris Cudby
/ Tuesday 17th May, 2022 12:04PM


Emma Dilemma is getting all her ducks lined up for the full official launch of the Ōtautahi alt-pop artist’s debut album SPIT, teased with last year’s six song Side A EP. Bringing her electrifying live energy to a stage near you with a four date July nationwide release tour, Te Waipounamu residents can also catch Emma Dilemma supporting Shihad frontman Jon Toogood this Thursday and Friday at Akaroa’s The Grand Hotel. Preorder your very own vinyl LP edition of SPIT HERE (plus a variety of merch, including shot glasses and an Emma Dilemma kazoo) and grip tour details below…

Emma Dilemma ‘SPIT’ Album Release Tour

Friday 1st July – darkroom, Christchurch

Thursday 7th July – Meow, Wellington*

Friday 8th July – Whammy Bar, Auckland

Saturday 9th July – Jam Factory, Tauranga*

Tickets available HERE via UTR

*Tickets available HERE

Check out Emma Dilemma’s video for new single ‘Temporary You’ co-directed with Amber Beaton…

Press release:

EMMA DILEMMA is excited to announce the concrete release date of her upcoming debut album, ‘SPIT’, and the first date of her nationwide tour which are both set for Friday 1st July 2022.

The self-described ‘patron saint of self sabotage’ combines her penchant for viewing life through an absurdist lens with her love for melody and storytelling to create serious music that doesn’t take itself too seriously.

She spent 2021 releasing 6 songs and music videos, which were packaged into an EP titled ‘SIDE A’.

Throughout 2020 and 2021, Emma began building her reputation as a high-energy, dance-inducing rock act with live shows scattered between restrictions alongside Villainy, at the Armageddon Expo, Christchurch’s Go Live! Festivals and private industry showcases. Missing out on performing her unprecedented 2 sets at NZ’s largest music festival, Electric Avenue, this past summer, she is now eager to bring her ‘SPIT’ show to alt-pop-rock lovers around New Zealand.

Playing four intimate venues in Christchurch, Wellington, Auckland and Tauranga (Solo & AA) these will be shows packed full of Emma’s chaotic energy not to be missed.

Coffin Club Drop Single Video FSTFWRDRWND

Chris Cudby
/ Tuesday 17th May, 2022 9:42AM


It’s been a minute between releases from Coffin Club, but the Tāmaki Makaurau punk trio have finally reemerged with their first new single since 2020’s debut EP Nowhere Nowhere. Again recorded and mixed by Martin "Uncle Marty" Phillips (Repairs, Nuggiez), ‘FSTFWRD​/​RWND‘ is the grunty and maniacal first cut from upcoming EP Remainder, closing with a furious surf-psych freakout and launched with discombobulating beachside visuals, filmed and edited by Victoria Lutece. You can catch the band letting rip with buds Video Nasty and Cold Sweats at Cupid Bar on 28th May — pummel your eyes and ears with ‘FSTFWRD ​/ ​RWND’ below…

Video Nasty, Coffin Club and Cold Sweats

Saturday 28th May — Cupid Bar, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Video embedding has been disabled by the owner, but you can watch the clip for ‘FSTFWRD ​/ ​RWND’ over on YouTube HERE.

Proteins Of Magic Shares Videos First Wish Second Wish

Chris Cudby
/ Monday 16th May, 2022 1:18PM


Returning to Aotearoa in support of Dimmer‘s I Believe You Are A Star 20th Anniversary Tour this September, Nashville-based multi-media artist Proteins Of Magic aka Kelly Sherrod has unveiled two short video works, created as part of her ongoing Wishing Well series of live improvisational performances. A playful pair of gorgeously realised "petite" animated electronic visions, Sherrod shed light on the Wishing Well project in an accompanying artist statement for ‘First Wish‘ — experience both clips below…

"First Wish is the beginning of a series titled ‘Wishing Well’, these are petite live improv. musical / visual pieces I’m making,

I’ve been recording my live set as I work on it, I thought this little fragment in particular was really pretty. Being inspired by other artists i’ve performed with recently has spawned alot of creative exploration,,,,

I love the harmony at the end of this one." — Proteins Of Magic

UnderTheRadar proudly presents…

Dimmer I Believe You Are A Star 20th Anniversary Tour

with support from Proteins Of Magic

Thursday 8th September – San Fran, Wellington*

Friday 9th September – San Fran, Wellington [sold out]*

Saturday 10th September – Te Puna o Waiwhetū Art Gallery, Christchurch, all ages [sold out]*

Friday 16th September – Hollywood Avondale, Auckland, all ages [NEW VENUE]

Saturday 17th September – Hollywood Avondale, Auckland, all ages [NEW VENUE]

Sunday 18th September – Hollywood Avondale, Auckland – all ages [NEW VENUE]

Saturday 24th September – Regent Theatre, Dunedin, all ages

*Tickets available HERE via UTR
Auckland tickets available HERE

Dunedin tickets available HERE

"This is ‘Second Wish’ from my live performance series ‘Wishing Well’

All the babes from the graves loading hearts while they wait on their phones

You shelled me a promise that I swallowed whole.

Stay for the change" — Proteins Of Magic

Watch The Pleasure Majentas Video For Fabric

Chris Cudby
/ Monday 16th May, 2022 9:43AM


Darkness-dwelling denizens of Berlin’s ‘8MM Scene’, Aotearoa goth punks The Pleasure Majenta unveil the second single from their forthcoming album Looming, The Spindle, launching in mid July via Oliver Ackermann’s (A Place To Bury Strangers) imprint Dedstrange. New song ‘Fabric‘ channels frontman Lawrence "Loz" Fergus Goodwin‘s experiences of "debilitating psychic burnout" into a red-eyed, distorted riff-crawl, hammered home by nightscape visuals teetering on the edge of sanity — filmed amongst the decaying debris of their adopted hometown, co-directed by the band and For safety’s sake, viewers are advised not to mimic the band’s decadent Glad wrap over the face antics. Watch below and cop a tee from The Pleasure Majenta’s brand new range direct from the source

“This song is about leaving a terrifying and shattered situation… I was broken and everyone around me was, too. I thought it best to find my own path to heal and become better.” — Lawrence "Loz" Fergus Goodwin

‘Looming, The Spindle’ releases on Friday 15th July via Dedstrange.

Skeletal Remains Touring New Zealand in November

Chris Cudby
/ Monday 16th May, 2022 8:49AM


Aotearoa’s heavy music loving hordes will be turning up in full force when California’s Skeletal Remains take over stages in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch this coming November. Carrying the torch of unapologetically brutal and gore-fuelled death metal laid down by founding fathers including Obituary, Pestilence and Cannibal Corpse, Skeletal Remains emerged in 2011 — manifesting their own violent sound on such recent long players as The Entombment Of Chaos (2020), Devouring Mortality (2018) and last year’s Desolate Isolation compilation. Journeying to Aotearoa as part of their wider Australasia tour, don’t you dare miss Skeletal Remains at the following dates…

Skeletal Remains

Monday 21st November – Whammy Bar, Auckland
Tuesday 22nd November – Valhalla, Wellington
Wednesday 23rd November – 12 Bar, Christchurch

Tickets available HERE via UTR

Experience the raw intensity of ‘Seismic Abyss’, from 2018’s Devouring Mortality…

Press release:

Californian Death Metal Aggressors SKELETAL REMAINS are set to tour Australia and New Zealand for the first time ever this November 2022.

The Gore Obsessed nod to the “Old School” Death Metallers will take their chainsaws on the road and hit the following cities; Bunbury, Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Katoomba Sydney, Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington.

Influenced by the death metal legends of the late 80’s and early 90’s, SKELETAL REMAINS have been inspired by the likes of Pestilence, early Gorguts, Death, Obituary, Morbid Angel, Sepultura, Disincarnate, Cannibal Corpse, Monstrosity, to name but a few, and created their own vicious and powerful sound.

Originally forming under the name “Anthropophagy” back in 2011, the band quickly changed their name to “SKELETAL REMAINS” releasing two acclaimed albums via German label FDA Rekotz whilst honing their skills on the road, playing an impressive amount of gigs and tours early on in the band’s career.

In 2018, the band took the proverbial next step, releasing their third record, “Devouring Mortality”, on Dark Descent in North America and Century Media internationally.

Having toured with the likes of Obituary, Hatebreed, Municipal Waste, Power Trip, The Black Dahlia Murder, and many more, SKELETAL REMAINS have succeeded in building up a loyal following worldwide and will now excite their supporters once again with a strong sonic statement.

If you want timeless and uncompromising death metal with class, look no further!

deepState Shares Watching The Sky Liam K Swiggs Remix

Chris Cudby / Image credit: Frances Carter
/ Friday 13th May, 2022 2:35PM


Setting a zoned tone for the forthcoming weekend’s festivities (for those not currently in isolation), deepState has dropped a new remix created by Ōtautahi dancefloor don Liam K. Swiggs. The Big Fresh Collective helmsman brings his FootMahi magic to deepState’s ‘Watching The Sky‘, amplifying the original’s enigmatic feel with blunted interstellar breaks like a long-lost X-Files movie soundtrack cut. Hit play below, look forward to deepState’s forthcoming MMXXI The Remixes collection also featuring Dbldbl, Sonya Waters, Van Staden & Bohm, Trapjaw Kelpie, Baby Zionov and Grecco Romank, and be sure to catch the Tāmaki electronic artist bringing the party at The Wine Cellar’s 18th birthday rager in June…

18 Years Of Wine Cellar

Karl Steven, Samara Alofa, Fimo, deepState, TOOMS, Power Nap, Na Noise, DJ Party Dad

Saturday 4th June – The Wine Cellar and Whammy Backroom, Auckland

Tickets available HERE via UTR – free for Wine Cellar supporters card holders

‘MMXXI The Remixes’ launches on Friday 17th June via Sunreturn.

Leaping Tiger Drops Single New Psyche

Chris Cudby / Photo credit: Rose Riddell / Friday 13th May, 2022 1:19PM


Venturing further into slice of life lyrical zones following 2021’s breakout student radio hit ‘Gooey‘, Leaping Tiger is back with first official single of 2022 ‘New Psyche‘. Sounding playful and sassy on the standalone electronic jam, Tāmaki Makaurau’s Jacob Park again takes control of the mic to spin off-the dome firsthand tales of a swaggy young artist on the move over mind-morphing grooves — smash that play button below…

Leaping Tiger · New Psyche

‘New Psyche’ is out now on major streaming services via ESP.

Listen To Tess Liautauds Single Stay Ashore

Samantha Cheong
/ Friday 13th May, 2022 1:09PM


Tess Liautaud unveils her third single ‘Stay Ashore’, a song “about unconditional love, grief and hope”, two years after having performed it live acoustically at Wainui Bay in an appropriately shoreside video. Liautaud’s lyrics about certainty, nature and its seasons are empowered by her own acoustic guitar and Jacob Smith’s use of an e-bow, providing a delicately timeless feeling that reflects a love “full of nostalgia, seasons passing and tenderness.” Liautaud will be celebrating its release tonight alongside Adam Hattaway in Arrowtown as part of their autumn tour that continues until the end of May — in advance of the launch of the songwriter’s self-titled album on 17th June…

Adam Hattaway and Tess Liautaud – Autumn Tour

Friday 13th May – Blue Door, Arrowtown

Saturday 14th May – Ophir Peace Memorial Hall, Alexandra*

Thursday 19th May – The Little Theatre, Gore*

Friday 20th May – Southland Musicians Club, Invercargill*

Saturday 21st May – Bark @ Dog With Two Tails, Dunedin*

Sunday 22nd May – Secret Location, Oamaru

*Tickets available HERE via UTR

‘Stay Ashore’ is out now on major streaming platforms.