4Sayken

About 4Sayken:

4Sayken (FourSayken) a.k.a. Jimmy McFarland is a rap / hip hop artist from West Auckland.

“I’m that lyrical assassin
they know that im goon blast em
you can call me old fashion i ball
ima make it to the top
and im never going to stop
cause there aint no way you’ll be dropping this god.”

 

Albums

FourSaykenAvailable tracks include:

Chaos Agents Remix – 4Sayken X Revus

Dream Chasers – 4Sayken X Revus

Devilish Thoughts (Feat. Potheads)

Dopeman (Feat. Revus Da Menace)

Bring That Fire

Change This Game

Warrior

Go to FourSayken Soundcloud for more!

 

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Reviews / media

http://sonicden.com/nz-music-month-underground-hip-hop/

http://sonicden.com/4sayken-and-revus-da-menace-mixtape-project/

 

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www.facebook.com/4Sayken

 

Zac Fraser-Baxter

About Zac Fraser-Baxter:

Zac Fraser-Baxter is singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist originally from Devonport, Auckland.

Zac Fraser-Baxter is a former student of Takapuna Grammar – a school known for relentlessly pumping out legendary musicians such as The Checks and Finn Andrews (from The Veils). His music belongs to the wave of alternative pop predominant in music today. One of his underground tracks, released only on Soundcloud, received praise from New Zealand’s golden girl – Lorde – who shared this track ‘2track/Material Of My Own’ and led to this track having over 70,000 plays.

Dubbed ‘next in line’ in the torrent of NZ musicians today, Zac draws upon the influence of Frank Ocean, Justin Timberlake, The Beatles, Radiohead and Burial. As a result, his sound is a blend of musical genres – R&B infused drumbeats and vocal layering and harmony alongside sensitive moods and exquisite production informed by Morgan Allen: the producer, mixing engineer and second brain of this outfit.

 

Albums

Zac Fraser-BaxterMy Words Are Who i Am EP ©2015

 

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http://www.zacfraserbaxter.bandcamp.com

 

Reviews / media

http://www.undertheradar.co.nz/interview/647/Zacho-Fraser.utr

 

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Contact

zacfraserbaxtermusic@gmail.com

 

Fly My Pretties

About Fly My Pretties:

Fly My Pretties is an ever changing collective. A collaborative musical & visual show, set in a theatre environment, featuring fresh & established contemporary musicians & artists.

The focus is on original music and artistic collaboration, but the surrounding themes and aesthetics have made it much more of an experience than a just a concert.

Since its inception, Fly My Pretties has grown to become a local legend of music that continues to reach people all over the world. Fly My Pretties first entered New Zealanders’ hearts and minds in 2004, with the idea from The Black Seeds front-man Barnaby Weir and Mikee Tucker (Loop), to assemble a talented and exciting group of Wellington-based musicians and record it live in an intimate environment.

PRETTIES MEMBERS:

Barnaby Weir, Jarney Murphy, Mike Fabulous, Nigel Patterson (all in The Black Seeds), Toby Laing (Fat Freddy’s Drop), Age Pryor, Hollie Smith, Samuel Flynn Scott (The Phoenix Foundation) Adi Dick, Laughton Kora (Kora), Nathan ‘Nato’ Hickey (Grand Prix), Tessa Rain, Mailee Matthews (CASH), Module, Brendan Moran, Darren Siggley, Anna Coddington, Eva Prowse, L.A. Mitchell, Lisa Tomlins, Mara T.K (Electric Wire Hustle), Paul McLaney, Ryan Prebble, Tom Watson (Cassette), Rio Hunuki- emopo (TrinityRoots), Jayson Norris, Ned Ngatae (Anika Moa), Aaron Tokona (AHoriBuzz, Cairo Knife Fight), James Coyle & Iraia Whakamoe (both The Nudge).

 

Albums

Fly My Pretties‘The Homeland Recordings’ ©2013

‘IV’ ©2012

‘A Story’ ©2009

‘The Return Of Fly My Pretties’ ©2005

‘Live At Bats’ ©2004

 

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http://www.flymypretties.com

 

Reviews

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/gig-reviews/9152119/Review-Fly-My-Pretties-in-Auckland

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10793806

http://www.amplifier.co.nz/review/84109/fly-my-pretties-fly-my-pretties-iv.html

 

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Contact

loop@loop.co.nz

 

Liam Finn

About Liam Finn:

The son of Crowded House and Split Enz frontman Neil Finn, Liam Finn succeeded in making a name for himself, first as the teenage frontman of the quirky rock band Betchadupa and, several years later, as a talented solo artist in his own right.

 

Albums

Liam Finn‘Aiming For Your Head’ ©2004

‘I’ll Be Lightning’ ©2007

Spaceland Presents: Liam Finn In Spaceland April 30th, 2007©2007

‘The Sun Came Out’ ©2009

‘FOMO’ ©2011

‘The Nihilist’ ©2014

 

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http://www.liamfinn.tv/

 

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/liam-finn/id324657166

 

Reviews

http://www.nzedge.com/tag/liam-finn/

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-nihilist/id846966970?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

 

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www.facebook.com/liamfinn/

Fat Freddy’s Drop

About Fat Freddy’s Drop:

Fat Freddy’s Drop first emerged from the underground music scene of Wellington, New Zealand in 1999, jamming along to instrumental B-sides of funk, dub, house and hip-hop records dropped by DJ Mu (aka Fitchie) at parties and clubs around the capital.

The first studio album by Fat Freddy’s Drop, Based on a True Story, was the first independently distributed album to reach first place in New Zealand record sales directly after release in 2005, and is the highest-selling album by a national artist in the country’s history. Based on a True Story won Best Album at the New Zealand Music Awards the same year, and remained on the top 40 New Zealand sales chart for over two years, establishing them as one of the most successful contemporary bands in the country.

With international demand for the band at an all-time high, Fat Freddy’s Drop have plated up a definitive selection of the flavours they’ve served international audiences thus far. With over 800 shows in their career-to-date, clocking up over 450 appearances in Europe, almost 30 Australian Tours and over 300 shows in their homeland.

Freddys are still doing things in their inimitable way and still getting better and better. Writing, recording and performing is now a full-time thing and Freddys have resolutely remained independent with an unhurried approach.

 

Albums

Fat Freddy's Drop‘Live at the Matterhorn’ ©2001

‘Based on a True Story’ ©2005

‘Dr Boondigga and the Big BW’ ©2009

‘Live at Roundhouse’ ©2010

‘Blackbird’ ©2013

‘Live in Munich’ ©2014

‘iTunes Session’ ©2014

 

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http://shop.fatfreddysdrop.com/Shop/

 

Reviews

http://hangout.altsounds.com/reviews/160871-review-fat-freddys-drop-blackbird-album.html

http://www.ticketmaster.co.nz/Fat-Freddys-Drop-tickets/artist/1055722 

 

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http://www.fatfreddysdrop.com/contact

 

French for Rabbits

About French for Rabbits:

Whispering dream-pop sad songs since 2012, with occasional outbursts.

French for Rabbits from Wellington, New Zealand, were named on a whim whilst pondering Lapin and whether it was indeed the correct French word for rabbits.

Their music is reminiscent of Marissa Nadler, Cat Power and Bon Iver.

Band members are: Brooke, John, Ben & Hikurangi.

 

Albums

French for Rabbits‘Spirits’ ©2014

Track listing: Spirits; Woke up to a Storm; Cold; Goat; Lean; Hard Luck Stories; Gone Gone Gone; Nursery Rhymes; The Other Side; Seafarer.

 

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http://frenchforrabbits.bandcamp.com/

 

Reviews

http://www.albumoftheyear.org/album/22284-french-for-rabbits-spirits.php

 

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frenchforrabbits@gmail.com

 

Fire at Will

About Fire at Will:

Bursting onto the Auckland rock scene in 2012 with their first single ‘Cant Wait’, Fire at Will came with a fresh, sonic blend of hard rock which immediately sat well with NZ rock fans and quickly gained attention from mainstream rock radio nationwide with the track climbing into the NZ rock charts and also gaining the band a strong following in singer Hanu De Jong’s native South Africa.

2013 saw the release of the band’s debut album ‘The Way Out’ which added further singles ‘Rivers’ and ‘She’ll Rev You Up’ to their growing list of tracks riding the airwaves of mainstream rock radio.

Fire at Will’s equally impressive live show soon earned them spots alongside a plethora of kiwi royalty such as Supergroove, I am Giant, The Feelers, Blacklistt and Devilskin to name a few, as well as gaining them a highly coveted main stage appearance at NZ’s biggest local music festival Jim Beam Home Grown in 2014.

With the recent release of their latest single ‘Bloody Arcade’ the band has once again produced another unmistakably Fire at Will anthem. Punchy, driving and dynamic, there looks to be another step up for the
bands next release.

With pre-production for the next release well underway, a licensing deal in Europe and tour dates in the works for NZ, South Africa, Japan and Europe, 2015 is shaping up to be the biggest yet for Fire at Will.

Band members are:
Hanu De Jong
Josh Dillner
Kevin Jack
Will Kearney
Charlie Smith

 

 

Albums

Fire At Will‘The Way Out’ ©2013

Track listing: She’ll Rev You Up; Rescue; Can’t Wait; Rivers; Conviction; Tracks To Nowhere; Move; Give It All; Wolves; The Way Out.

 

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http://www.fireatwill.co.nz

 

Reviews

http://www.ripitup.co.nz/music/album-review-fire-at-will-the-way-out/

 

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www.facebook.com/fireatwillnz

 

Five Mile Town

About Five Mile Town:

Five Mile Town are a group of alternative rock playing Auckland ex-pats, living in Melbourne and catching trams to gigs.

Band members are:

Louis McDonald – Vocals, Guitar; Adam Quigley – Guitar; Levi Heeringa – Bass, Vocals; Ryan Wilson – Drums, Vocals.

 

Albums

Five Mile Town‘Other Ghosts EP’ ©2013

Track listing: The Lucky Ones; Without Myself; Curious Creature; Cigar & A 78; Solo; If I’m Asleep; Headlights

 

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http://fivemiletownband.com/

 

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http://fivemiletownband.com/buy/

http://itunes.apple.com/nz/artist/five-mile-town/id520978642

 

Reviews

http://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/five-mile-town

 

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Contact

fivemiletownband@gmail.com