Unintended Strangers Meet Across The Internet And Make Beautiful Music Together With Cross World Collaboration

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.

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Drax Project ft Hailee Steinfeld – ‘Woke Up Late’

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.

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New Zealand Recording Artist NOURI Debuts New Single And Video For ‘Where Do We Go From Here’

Born in a Syrian refugee camp after her family’s home was bombed in Kurdistan, Vivian Nouri and her family were granted refugee status when she was only three years old.

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New Hope Club’s Forthcoming EP, ‘Welcome To The Club Pt. 2’ Tops iTunes Pre-Order Chart In Eight Countries – Including The UK

Rising pop trio New Hope Club’s forthcoming EP, ‘Welcome To The Club Pt. 2’ has shot straight to No.1 in the iTunes pre-order chart in 8 different countries! This includes New Zealand, Singapore, the Netherlands and the UK where it’s still riding high.

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What You See Is What You Get – In Conversation With Tom Bailey On Music, Touring, And ‘Science Fiction’

Lisa Hafey speaks with Tom Bailey about his album ‘Science Fiction’, and his upcoming UK and Irish tour.

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Blair Jollands Releases ‘7 Blood’, An Album Offering Escapism And Brilliance In Equal Measure

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”.

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Exclusive Premiere: Kalpee – ‘Colourful’ (Fanatix Remix)

With over 120 million worldwide streams and riding high on the success of his debut single ‘No One’, Trinidadian Kalpee returns with the Fanatix Remix of his newly released single ‘Colourful’, and its laid back funk-filled chorus is guaranteed to get you dancing.

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‘Liberated’ By Zealand Is An Album Worthy Of Much Praise

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.

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‘The Piano’ – 25th Anniversary Edition In Cinemas On June 15th

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.

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Tom-Lee Richards talks about childhood experiences that inspired mini-LP ‘Out of the Oddness

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.

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‘Y DNT U CM VST ME?????’ – Onny Parun and Silver Fern

Former tennis great Onny Parun teams up with Silver Fern for the track, ‘Y DNT U CM VST ME?????’ featuring a lyric video written entirely in txt spk.

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Denel’s ‘Imperfectly Perfect 2.0’ Breaks The Beauty Stereotype

With a music video that features women of many ages and sizes, Denel bucks the trend with his song, ‘Imperfectly Perfect 2.0’, encouraging the listener to be happy in the skin they are in.

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The Coathangers Are More Than A Girl Group With 60s Infused ‘Down Down’

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.

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Ladyhawke – ‘A Love Song’

Ladyhawke, AKA Pip Brown gives us the best possible version of “be kind, rewind” with her retro-tinged new video for ‘A Love Song’.

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Two Cartoons

New Zealand born duo Two Cartoons are on the verge of releasing their first full album later this year. Using the timeless carrot on a stick method, ‘Dreams’ has been brought out to tempt us.

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Hannah In The Wars – ‘Only Wanna Be’

Hannah Curwood wrote ‘Only Wanna Be’ after a breakup which saw her move from the stark, remote region of Central Otago, New Zealand, to London – literally the other side of the world.

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