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French for Rabbits – Highest Hill
New Zealand group French For Rabbits share their lovely and poignant new single, taken from their forthcoming LP, out early next year via our friends at Muscle Beach Records. "I wanted to make you feel as hollow as I felt, I wanted to make you feel as sorry as hell", sighs a heartbroken B…
premiere: Boyboy – U
Your boy Sam McCarthy aka Boyboy returns with his latest irresistble and effervescent self-released gem. "U" is a bright, tender electro-pop come-on with a swelling, dizzyingly infectious melody, and a simple but anthemic hook that is ultimately curbed by that undeniable tinge of l…
premiere: BOYBOY - Afraid
LA-via-New Zealand lowkey electro-pop luminary Sam McCarthy -- aka BOYBOY -- is back with another undeniable jam, his first since last year's immaculate and actually sort of uncanny little run of absurdly catchy singles that still tend to dominate just about every playlist I make...
Aldous Harding – Imagining My Man
We were introduced to the music of New Zealand's inimitable Aldous Harding back in 2015 by Christie Simpson of Yumi Zouma, and after a couple years of being destroyed by "Stop Your Tears" every single time we heard it, we were finally #blessed to catch an unforgettable performance by Aldou…
premiere: Fazerdaze – Lucky Girl
Here's a perfect burst of swooning, happy-sad bedroom guitar-pop sunshine from New Zealand's Fazerdaze (aka Amelia Murray), taken from her beautiful debut LP Morningside, out this spring via the legendary Flying Nun Records. Amelia tells us about recording the bittersweet daydream &quo…
girlboss – “Mrs. Doubtfire”
Here's a wistful, gently jangly guitar pop gem from Wellington, New Zealand's girlboss, the new project of Lucy Botting from the late, great NZ group Wet Wings. It's unclear if the sweetly reassuring sentiments expressed in the lyrics -- "I know you're a good guy / I know you're a good dad / I …
stream Yumi Zouma's new album Yoncalla
New Zealand dream-pop heroes Yumi Zouma have become one of our favorite bands over the last couple of years on the strength of two stellar EPs and their irresistible, dreamily danceable live show, and the group's long-awaited debut full-length Yoncalla is finally (almost) here, dropping next we…

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