The Internet has definitely taken a hold of most of our lives, and ultimately it’s up to us to decide if we’re going to let it rule our lives, or embrace it and let it work for us. The latter is certainly the case for Unintended Strangers, an indie/folk duo comprising Robert Griffin in the US, and Chloe Danz, of New Zealand, who after a chance meeting online back in November 2017 decided to join forces as a musical project.
Drax Project, from New Zealand, have teamed up with multi-platinum seller, and Academy® Award-nominated actress Hailee Steinfeld for a fresh take on the pop anthem, ‘Woke Up Late’. Pairing smooth pop vocals with an irresistable beat, and very candid lyrics about a night out and a morning in, the collaboration is a bouncy earworm with a contagious energy.
Blair Jollands moved to London 20 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand where he learned to master records before taking that skill to an audio post production studio in Soho. Since then he has completed sound design in film and TV with credits that include ‘Poldark’, ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ and ‘Pride’. He was nominated for an Emmy for his work on ‘Shackleton’ in 2002 and has garnered praise for his songwriting from none other than the late, great David Bowie who described one of Blair’s compositions, ‘Killing Landings’ as “ a great song”.
Zealand was formed a few years later, comprising Phil Joel on vocals, his cousin Roger Angove on bass, Ben Bugna on drums, and Ben Garrett on guitar, and they signed to Word in May 2015. Following that they released the ‘Liberated’ EP in 2016, with the full length version in February this year. Currently they’re touring the US, as support for Newsboys on their ‘United’ tour.
STUDIOCANAL and the Independent Cinema Office are delighted to announce that the winner of the Palme D’Or at the Cannes film festival and multi-Oscar winner, ‘The Piano’ will make a triumphant return to our cinema screens to celebrate 25 years of this Jane Campion true classic.
This anniversary edition has been lovingly restored, and approved by Campion herself, and will be available to own on Blu-Ray, DVD and digital download on June 16th, with the collectors edition including a booklet and a copy of the soundtrack.
New Zealand artist Tom-Lee Richards summons childhood nostalgia, as he recalls a childhood trauma, in his mini-LP ‘Out of the Oddness’.
He tells us about the LP, which contains songs- like ‘As Far As India’ – that is based on his own life experiences, as well reveals more about his musical influences.
Starting up in 2006 in Atlanta, Georgia, The Coathangers had very modest ambitions, playing no-wave and irreverent garage rock. But the trio, who comprise Julia Kugel on guitar, Meredith Franco on bass, and Stephanie Luke on drums (all three take vocal duties), were serious about their craft, and that dedication made for incredible live performances, as well as infectious records.